Welcome to Seattle Center

Choose a language
Date
Friday, November 05
Time
All Day
Place
Fisher Pavilion
Cost
Free Event

Visit the Community Ofrendas (altars) at Fisher Paviliion, October 30 - November 7 at 11am - 9pm every day.

Dia de Muertos Festival Seattle is part of the Virtual Festál Series with generous support from 4Culture. The 2021 theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and a range of engaging activities.

Dia de Muertos Festival Seattle was established in 1998 in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle and has been part of Festál since 2003. It is a popular festival produced by a committee of volunteers dedicated to preserving their culture and traditions. Their mission is to build bridges of understanding and bonds of union between families and collectively in community.

Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors the spirits of our departed loved ones, reconnecting through celebration and remembrance. With roots in ancient Mesoamerican civilizations from Aztecs to Toltec, Dia de Muertos survived centuries of colonial oppression and remains a treasured holiday throughout the modern Latinx diaspora. It is not a day to mourn, but a time to celebrate that Death is an integral, ever present part of Life and we are connected through the cycle.

Community Ofrenda (Altar)
October 30 – November 7, 11am – 9pm
Fisher Pavilion (FREE admission)
  • The festival offers a week-long Community Ofrenda (altar) open to the public.
    • It  features personal altar displays constructed by members of the community along with a monumental altar in Michoacan style.
    • The altars pays  respect to those who have lost their lives, especially victims of the pandemic, which has been such a significant impact on their community. 
  • A tapete, traditional sand painting, will also be featured along with the twice daily showing of the film, Calling Home the Dead.
  • Visitors may bring a photo or card dedicated to the person to place on the altars
Message from DDMFS Committee:"We feel compelled to open a space within our celebration to remember those who have passed recently and let the community know that, more than ever, we will be here for them once again. We would like to share our sacred space, from our hearts, to yours!"

2021 Dia de Muertos Poster

More Information

Same Day Events Showing Events on November 05, 2021

All Day

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk 2021

Free Event
Enjoy four Temporary Art Installations on Seattle Center grounds, now through end of 2021.
All Day

Seattle Center Luminata

Free Event
Pop by Seattle Center after dark and delight in our wonderland of light.
All Day

A Seattle History Worth Preserving: Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

Free Event
Educational exhibit celebrates the rich military history at Fort Lawton and the Buffalo Soldiers stationed there as part of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry.
7:30 p.m.

Beyond Ballet

Admission Fee
Promises unmatched emotion, expression, and musicality.
8:00 p.m.

Eagles: Hotel California 2021 Tour

Admission Fee
The EAGLES – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – have added a “Hotel California” concert in Seattle. The tour will feature the “Hotel California” album in its entirety, with accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by full greatest hits set.

Campus Sponsors