Skip to content

3 Dia de los Muertos Events in Ventura Area

October 27, 2015


Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated Wednesday, October 28th 2015  in Ventura College’s Guthrie Hall from 6-9 pm. 

M.E.Ch.A welcomes everyone to join this free event which offers many hands on activities and historical content of this Native/Mexican tradition plus free food, live music, and guest speakers. All are invited to come and honor the lives of those who have passed.

This year a special altar will be created for recently deceased Chicano Studies Professor Mayo de la Rocha as well as Ben Saiz. As MEChA advisor, Mayo was instrumental in bringing people like Dolores Huerta in 2014 and Luis Rodriguez in 2015 to Ventura College. Luis Rodrigues is the poet Laureate of Los Angeles and is author of the memoir Always Running. (Read more about his visit and view a trailer that my students produced here.)

Ventura College is located at 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA. Parking on-campus is $2.


The Ventura Museum of Art will holds its 15th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration Sunday, November 1
from 11 am – 3 pm. The free event includes 
Arts and Crafts for kids, Special decorated altars throughout the galleries, Face painting for a nominal fee, Food Trucks providing food for sale plus presentations by:
• Ballet Folklorico de Bell Arts
• DATA Mariachi
• Ballet Flolkorico Mestizo of Oxnard College
• Danza Azteca Tonantzin

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St. • Ventura • 805.653.0323

Santa Paula’s  AG Museum , the Santa Paula Museum of Art and the  Santa Paula Cemetery
will also celebrate Dia de los Muertos on November 1 • 1 – 3 pm. Ag Museum will celebrate the fall return of the Monarch butterfly, a symbol of the returning spirits with Butterfly crafts and Live demonstrations.

Agriculture Museum
926 Railroad Ave. • Santa Paula • 805.525.3100

Last year’s Book of Life told a story about this traditional Native/Mexican event that occurs every year in early November. It includes beautiful moments like this one which fits into a theme I am working on about empathy. (Read yesterday’s blog post “On Opening Your Heart and Mind” here; more to come).

For extra credit or to make up an absence, my students can attend any of these events and write about it to turn in or on their blogs (please comment and link here so we can read them!). They can also create their own altars, document them, and write about it (again, please post on your blog and link below!)

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Vineyard Son Alegre

Organic Wine And Olive Oil From Santanyí, Mallorca (Spain)

L.M. Archer

wordsmith | consumer, b2b + b2c

What's in that Bottle?

Better Living Through Better Wine!


My humble wine blog

Jenny True

An excruciatingly personal food blog


When food and wine click!

The Flavor of Grace

Helene Kremer's The Flavor of Grace

The Swirling Dervish

Wine Stories, Food Pairings, and Life Adventures


Living La Vida Vino!

Dracaena Wines

Our Wines + Your Moments = Great Memories


a reason for wine


A Wine Drinker Rambling about Wine

Drifting Through

Welcome to the inner workings of my mind

Sonya Huber

books, essays, etc.


Drinking, Thinking, Cooking, Eating, Reading, Writing, Traveling, Talking ~ The Essentials of the Wine Life ~

The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

poor mexican gone

Yesterday's stories shed light on the way forward


A Song in Every Glass

Cindy Ross

Author | Speaker


Get your copy of Mile 445 today at!

Laura Grace Weldon

Free Range Learning, Creative Living, Gentle Encouragement, Big Questions, Poetry, Occasional Drollery

From Insults To Respect

A Guide To Anger And Conflict Resolution

Wes Chyrchel

Consultant · Early Stage Advisor · Project Advisor

Burners.Me: Me, Burners and The Man

Snarky. Cheeky. Grumpy. Dopey. Never Bashful.

Travel Wine Chick

Elizabeth Smith: Traveling Media Specialist and Freelance Writer

L'esprit de Vin

A wine blog with food for thought...

The Wine Wankers

G’day, you’re at the best wine blog ever! We're all about wine; without the wankery.

Wine Verbiage

verbiage about wine & life

Small Epiphanies


Paul reflects therapeutically

Thoughts about writing about thinking

the drunken cyclist

I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math.


Exceptional Single Vineyard Wines Since 1962

Winehiker Witiculture

Hike. Wine. Repeat! An exploration of life's vinoambulocentricities.

Gabe Feathers McGee

poetry, stories, puffnstuff

New Earth Heartbeat

Rest in the Heart


These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.

%d bloggers like this: