Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 am – 5 pm
El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and Latin America. The festivals, known for their colorful decorations, energetic music, and elaborate displays, demonstrate the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life.
Each year, Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with a festival that includes traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine. Visitors will learn about the culture of our Latin American neighbors while exploring beautiful altar displays and shopping in the marketplace.
Sábado 28 de octubre de 2017
El Día de los Muertos es una de las celebraciones más importantes de México y América Latina. Los festivales, conocidos por sus decoraciones coloridas, música enérgica y exhibiciones elaboradas, demuestran el fuerte sentido de la cultura de amor y respeto por los antepasados mientras celebran la continuación de la vida.
Cada año, Cheekwood trae las tradiciones de México y América Latina a Nashville con un festival que incluye la música tradicional y la danza, las actividades vibrantes del arte, y la cocina auténtica. Los visitantes aprenderán acerca de la cultura de sus vecinos latinoamericanos mientras exploran los hermosos retablos del altar y las compras en el mercado.
This year, Cheekwood will host the 8th annual Tapete Display and Competition. The Tapete Display and Competition is open to middle and high school student groups in Middle Tennessee and the Nashville area. Participants will create chalk-based murals onsite during the festival that may portray any aspect of the Día de los Muertos holiday. Help your students develop a cultural awareness, encourage class unity and participation, and display the talent and enthusiasm of your students to over 4,000 event visitors through this interactive and fun competition!
Tapete Applications are now closed.
From live music to drama and dance, visitors can enjoy vibrant and energetic entertainment at the 2017 El Dia de los Muertos festival.
Entertainment Applications are now closed.
Colorful open air markets line the streets of Latin America during the celebration. Local merchants sell food, flowers, art, and handmade items which people buy to decorate their altars and tombs. Visit the vendors at the festival to discover the talent of local artists, shop for unique gift items, and taste traditional foods!
Vendor Applications are now closed.
One of the most important aspects of the Days of the Dead is the creation of a memorial altar for the departed, known as an ofrenda. All across Mexico and beyond, families honor their ancestors by creating altars decorated with items that the deceased enjoyed in life. Learn more about this tradition as you tour the creative ofrendas designed by local groups and organizations.
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