Please note that the posters are samples from last year.
This year we will have an unusual schedule.
The Town Hall facility in Fort Bragg that we transform into Altar Hall for displaying ofrendras will be under renovation during the traditional October 31 - November 2 weekend, so won't be available.
In the early years of our festival, altars were displayed in local shop windows and public spaces, and we’re hoping that those arrangements can be made again this year. If you would like to make an altar, this might be a good year to gather materials and make a private piece at home. Or if you would like to share your memories in public, you could find a storefront and connect with the business owner. And this might be a good time to explore how our neighbors celebrate the holiday.
Santa Rosa: http://www.santarosadiadelosmuertos.org/
SF Mission: http://www.dayofthedeadsf.org/
We will still offer our crafts classes in early October in preparation for the holiday. With the help of KZYX, we have rented Town Hall for Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5th (and we’ll be the very last event in the hall before it is reborn). Supplies will be available for a weekend of daytime paper-flower-making, coloring, bottle-cap magnets, papel picados, face-painting and sugar skull decorating at reasonable prices, donations or some are free. If there is interest, we will have a signup registration for some special crafts Saturday night in altoid-tin altars, fimo, and metal crafting.
The festival is also much more limited in the amount of organization we can offer this year. We two coordinators are working full time jobs, so we are looking for whatever help you can volunteer! And as always sponsors are much appreciated.
If you are hosting an event or know of one to add to the 2014 schedule, or if you would like to volunteer or underwrite an event please let us know.
Check out our Facebook page Mendocino Day of the Dead Festival.
We need volunteers to help at Crafts Weekend. If you'd like to help please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org