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Día de los Muertos at Tubac Presidio
November 2, 2014 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am$7.50
Join us on the grounds of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park to celebrate Día de los Muertos in a refreshing Tubac way from 11am to 4pm. You may delight in face painting and decorating sugar and/or clay skulls, view an exhibition of ofrendas made by local kids, enjoy displays by Tubac artists and merchants, eat scrumptious food, and revel in rousing Mexican and American music played by the Rio Rico High School Band. Dancing encouraged! In addition, we will deliver a multi-media presentation in the 1885 schoolhouse, detailing the colorful multicultural origins of Día, as well as Días’ modern impact on the United States, giving special attention to the music and zany sense of humor in Día traditions. Our presenters will be Russ and Blyth Carpenter, and Zandra Pardi, who brought us the very successful “Splendid Music of Mexico” last April. The presentation will be given at 1 PM. Our Día celebration will conclude with a parade led by the band! Participants are encouraged to come in costume and bring placards of loved ones to memorialize in the parade. $7.50 adult, $2.00 youth (7-13), except youngsters who bring ofrendas are free. All children (younger than 7) are free.