New to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s autumn celebrations this year is Día de los Muertos, to be held Oct. 27 & 28, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The Garden will host a festive altar de muertos dedicated to guests’ family and friends who have passed. Guests are invited to make paper marigolds to add to the altar to honor their loved ones.
This family-friendly celebration will also feature:
- Face painting
- Stilt walkers
- Crafts for children including masks and more
- Horse-drawn carriage rides are available for $6 per adult and $4 per child (cash only).
- Live music by Flamenco Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov will play from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Beer Garden will feature craft brews and The Garden Store and a food truck onsite will serve lunch, snacks, treats and other beverages available for purchase.
A Calavera (sugar skull) Workshop will be held both Oct. 27 and 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Sproutycakes Bakery will teach about the tradition of creating Calaveras and help guests decorate their own with piping and decorating techniques.
Pre-registration is required at www.DSBG.org and the workshop is $30 per person (all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult) which includes Garden admission. Spots are limited!
Día de los Muertos is free with Garden admission. Garden members are admitted free, $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors 60+, and $6.95 children 2-12. The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information call (704) 825-4490 or visit www.DSBG.org.
Learn about more ways to celebrate Day of the Dead in Charlotte.