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Día de Los Muertos Fiesta 2019

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California Museum

Archives Plaza

1020 O Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Celebrate the new exhibit “El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019″ (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”) at the California Museum’s annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta on Fri., Oct. 11! Highlights include:

  • Public opening of the new exhibit “El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019” (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”);

  • Appearances by exhibit artists John S. Huerta and Raul Mejia​;

  • Mayahuel food, drinks and snacks for sale;

  • Maquilli Tonatiuh Aztec Dancers performance & live music by Maya & Dinorah Klinger;

  • Sugar Skull Workshops (2 sessions at 6:30 & 7:30 pm, $15 materials fee)

  • Complimentary face painting & costume contest;

  • Hands-on activities for kids suitable for ages 5 & up;

  • More fun for the entire family & all ages -- don't miss it!

Tickets: $5.00 early bird (SORRY, SOLD OUT 8/2/19), $10.00 advance through 11:59 pm on Thurs., Oct. 10 and $20.00 day-of at the door. To purchase tickets, click link at right or visit the Museum Store* starting at 10:00 AM on Fri., Aug. 2, 2019.

Advance food and drink tickets and sugar skull workshop may be purchased with advance tickets and are listed on the next screen in the "Additional Items" section under name and email address fields.

*** Please read answers to frequently asked questions including vendors, group ticket purchases and more below before contacting us. Thank you! ***



  • On sale starting at 10:00 am on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.
  • Limited to 250 maximum.


  • On sale when Early Bird Tickets sell out or through 11:59 pm on Oct. 9, 2019.
  • Limited to 750 maximum.


  • If the event does not sell out in advance, a limited quantity of $20 Door Tickets will be for sale starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 11 online and at event check-in located in front of the Museum using cash or major credit card.


  • Early Bird & Advance Tickets may be purchased in Museum Store during regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • Tickets purchased onsite are digital and sent to purchaser via email. Printed tickets NOT provided, for details on tickets used at entry see EVENT ENTRY below.
  • Eventbrite ticket fees are automatically added to onsite ticket purchases, sorry.


  • If all Early Bird and Advance Tickets sell out, a wait list will be enabled.
  • As tickets become available, emails are sent to registrants in the order of signups. Registrant must use link provided on email within 12 hours to purchase their wait list tickets before links expire and tickets are offered the next person on the wait list.



  • Event check-in open at 5:00 pm on Fri., Oct. 11. Ticket holders may receive admission wristbands & collect advance food, drink & workshop tickets. If available, door tickets may be purchased for $20.00 each using cash or major credit card.
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm.
  • Please bring either a) printed copy of your ticket OR b) digital ticket to display on a mobile device (cell phone or tablet) to expedite event entry.
  • Attendees without printed or digital ticket may experience delay in entry and be asked to wait in separate line as purchase is verified.
  • Please keep your digital or printed ticket with you throughout event if you need to leave for any reason.
  • Large bags subject to security check and must be stored in basement lockers.
  • Guests purchasing alcoholic beverages must be 21 years of age or older and show proof of age with valid ID.
  • No outside food or drinks may be brought into the facility during the event.


  • All ages are welcome but all guests must have a ticket for this after-hours fundraising event.
  • Children ages 5 or under receive free admission during regular business hours only. For more information, visit http://www.californiamusuem.org/hours-admission.
  • Strollers permitted but subject to security check.
  • Free hands-on activities for kids ages 3+ will be available and posted when confirmed.


  • Guests permitted to bring and use non-flash, consumer grade still cameras for personal use only.
  • Commercial and/or professional photography and videography strictly prohibited.
  • Due to limited capacity and staff availability, media must request credentials to cover event in advance. To apply, submit inquiry by 5:00 pm on Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019, at http://www.californiamuseum.org/media-inquiries.
  • For more information on photography, visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/faqs-accessibility.


  • Event capacity limited to 1,000 attendees.


  • Requires $15 per person materials fee paid with event ticket sale and limited to a maximum of 35 participants per session.
  • Held in 2 sessions at 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
  • Workshop tickets provided upon event check-in on Oct. 11.
  • Appropriate for ages 5 & older.


  • Advance food & drink ticket purchases strongly recommended to avoid long lines at event.
  • Food & drink tickets may be added to advance ticket purchases in the “Additional Items” section following name and email address fields on the ticket checkout page.
  • Choose from:
    • NEW! Mezcal Tasting Ticket 21+ w/ID: Flight of 3 mezcals plus private mezcal education $20 each
    • Taco Plate Ticket: 3 tacos (choice of chicken, carnitas, carne asada or vegetarian) by Mayahuel $10 each
    • Beer/Cocktail Ticket 21+ w/ID: Choice of margarita or Mexican cerveza by Mayahuel $8 each
    • Non-Alcoholic Drink Ticket: Aguas frescas by Mayahuel $3 each
    • Snack Ticket: Choice of paletas (fruit popsicles) or esquites (Mexican street corn) by Mayahuel $3 each
  • Food & drink ticket purchases during event will be cash or major credit card only.
  • Mexican sodas, bottled water and snack items (including chips, candy, etc.) are available for purchase in Museum Store by cash or credit card.
  • Sorry, no refunds provided after 5:00 pm on Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019.


  • Refund requests must be made by 5:00 pm on Oct. 10, 2019, via email to museuminfo@californiamusuem.org only.
  • NO REFUNDS AFTER 5:00 PM ON THURS., OCT. 10, 2019.



  • The Museum is located at the Archives Plaza stop of Regional Transit’s Light Rail and a convenient transportation option for the event. For more information on routes, schedules and fares, visit: http://www.sacrt.com.


  • Golden 1 Credit Union ATMs are located at 8th & O and at 1109 L St (between 11th & 12th on L)


  • Applications from vendors interested in selling hand-made and/or unique art, crafts and gift items at the event will be accepted starting Fri., Aug. 2 via email to store@californiamuseum.org.
  • Booth space is limited with priority given to local and regional artisans.
  • Retail stores and corporate businesses will not be accepted.
  • To request an application or for additional assistance, contact the Museum Store at store@californiamuseum.org or (916) 653-0650 starting on Fri., Aug. 2.


Thank you once again for your interest in the event, and we hope to see you on Oct. 11.

Image: "Frida in Black Lace" by John S. Huerta, courtesy of the artist.

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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