Día de los Muertos: Events

artwork by: Nongnuch Leelaphasuk

Photo / artwork: Nongnuch Leelaphasuk

By Pamela Acosta

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday that originated in Mexico as a way to celebrate loved ones who have died. Traditions associated with the holiday include visiting gravesites and creating home altars called ofrendas that are filled with the deceased’s favorite foods.

Organizations throughout Arkansas are inviting the public to participate in a variety of celebrations taking place over the next couple of weeks. A few of the events are listed below. If you would like your celebration added, please send an email to

November 1st 

Little Rock’s official Day of the Dead Alley Party | 5 – 8 p.m. 

Downtown Little Rock in alliance with the Central AR Library and the Mexican Consulate are throwing Little Rock’s official Day of the Dead Alley Party! Come to Ron Robinson Alley on Tuesday, November 1st from 5 to 8 pm and enjoy music, food, crafts, entertainment, activities and altar displays. Follow @downtownlittlerock on Instagram for updates. 

November 5th 

Museum of Native American History’s Día de los Muertos Festival | All-day festivities

Join MONAH’s Día de Los Muertos Festival on November 5th for a full day of festivities including the traditional community ofrenda (altar) as well as family-friendly programs in the front lawn of the museum. MONAH stated on their website that there will be all-day activities and “maybe some fun prizes.” 

Celebración del Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration 2022 | 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Latin Art Organization of Arkansas is hosting a Day of the Dead Celebration in Historic Downtown Springdale. Check out their Facebook page for updates. 

Centro Hispano en Arkansas Dia de los Muertos Celebration | 6 – 11 p.m.

The Centro Hispano en Arkansas will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos Celebration on November 5th. Come to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red World Convention Center for Latin food and drinks and to celebrate culture and tradition.