The 2014 Topeka Dia de los Muertos Citywide festival has started once again. Events run from Oct. 3 through Nov. 3 in a month long celebration. Events will include a street fair, Aztec dangers, sugar skulls, an ancestor fair, an art lab to teach families to make traditional art in preparation for Dia de los Muertos, a chance to learn to make molé, a fiesta of art and skulls, an exhibit by the Mulvane Art Museum on Wayne Hilton’s Hermosos Huesos Exhibit followed up by the actual Dia de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 1. These events promote communitywide learning about Topeka’s Mexican-American heritage and allow others to learn about an important cultural event celebrating those ancestors who have passed away.
This weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 11 the Tonantzin Society will present the Dia de los Muertos street fair, which will include such activities as a juried art show, over 40 food vendors as well as other types of arts and craft vendors and a children’s craft area. There will also be live entertainment as well as the Stone Lion Puppet Theater from Kansas City and tons of opportunities to have your face painted in Dia de los Muertos themes. There is no charge for admission and the event will run from 12 to 6 p.m.