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Feast With the Dearly Departed

October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

5 – 8 p.m.

$13 General admission, $7.50 Children; $10 Member adults, $4.00 Member children

sugar-skullsEmbrace Tucson tradition and the rich cultural heritage of the Sonoran Desert at the sixth annual Feast With the Dearly Departed.  This event has become the highlight of the season, bringing face painters, traditional music, pan de muerto and sugar skulls to Tucson Botanical Gardens.




mariachisThe centerpiece of the evening is a community-made Ofrenda in the Nuestro Jardin to memorialize lost loved ones.  Guests are welcome to participate by bringing notes and mementos to place at the ofrenda during the month of October.  Music will be provided by Tucson High School’s own Mariachi Rayos del Sol and vendors will be serving the foods that reflect the hispanic heritage of our region.



Also on display will be a our Dancing Skeleton exhibit, a collection of paper mache skeletons made and decorated by local artists, craftspeople and community groups.





taco_garden_cropA delicious selection of food will be available for purchase at stations throughout the Gardens.  Cafe Botanica offers an a la carte menu inspired by the street vendors of cities across Mexico.  Items on the menu include: beef, pork and veggie tacos; green corn and beef tamales; paletas; refrescos and limeade.





Purchase tickets in the Gardens Gift Shop, or use the form below.

Event is weather permitting, no refunds or exchanges.


Online Ticket Sales Are Closed. Tickets Will Be Available at the Door.



October 28, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm