Dia de Muertos in Lake County

Cultural Events

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos in Spanish, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Contrary to popular belief, it is not Mexican Halloween. The multi-day holiday is a gathering of family and friends to pray and remember those that have died and help them on their spiritual journey. It’s a day of celebration filled with colorful flowers, food, and family.

dia de muertos events in lake county

Dia de Muertos Celebrations in Lake County

10 October 10:00 a.m. Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop
Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan
Stop by the Jack Benny Center of the Cultural Arts to decorate your very own Sugar Skulls and learn about Dia de Muertos. Bring your friends and family!! *Please RSVP online. For more information, you can call the Jack Benny Center direct at (847)360-4740 *NOTE: seating is limited, and it is while supplies last!!

17 October 10:00 a.m. Sugar Skull Decorating Workshop
Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Waukegan
Stop by the Jack Benny Center of the Cultural Arts to decorate your very own Sugar Skulls and learn about Dia de Muertos. Bring your friends and family!! *Please RSVP online. For more information, you can call the Jack Benny Center direct at (847)360-4740 *NOTE: seating is limited, and it is while supplies last!!

17 October 2:00 p.m. Virtual: Maquillaje de Dia des los Muertos
Hosted by the Round Lake Area Public Library
All Ages. Edith Mata is back to show you how to do our Day of the Dead makeup. This program will be available on Facebook Live and is in Spanish only.

24 October 2:00 p.m. Virtual: Dia de los Muertos y Tradiciones
Hosted by the Round Lake Area Public Library
All ages – Registration Required. Let’s learn the meaning of the Day of the Dead. Create sugar skulls and decorations for this special party. This program will be available on Zoom. Link to join and password will be emailed to registered participants the day of the program. This program will only be available in Spanish.

28 October All Day Day of the Dead Craft
Hosted by the Ela Area Library
Learn about this Mexican custom so deeply rooted in tradition that, even after more than 3000 years, it has continued to survive and remains celebrated as it was in its first days. This program delves into the rich history of Dia de Los Muertos, Ofrendas (altars), recipes, art, poetry and crafts focused on this ancient tradition. Learn ways to celebrate reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends by taking a look at the colorful history of this celebration, providing book recommendations, plus recipe and craft suggestions. This event is NOT live. Link to access the taped presentation will remain active through November 11.

29 October 2:00 p.m. Virtual: Pan de Muerto
Hosted by the Round Lake Area Public Library
All Ages – Learn how to make Day of the Dead bread. This program will be available on Facebook Live and is in Spanish only.

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