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Festival en el Jardin

Remembrance through Music, Dance & Visual Arts

October 14, 2023 2:00 pm -
October 14, 2023 6:00 pm

Join Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) and the Houston Botanic Garden for Festival en el Jardin as we prepare for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by celebrating our past and honoring our future through music, dance, and visual arts. Create your own altar and make paper marigolds; shop with vendors selling authentic Latin American arts & crafts; and enjoy live music and dance performances.


  • 2-6 p.m. – Market & Contemplative Strolls
  • 2 p.m. – “La Viejada,” MECA’s Ballet Folklorico
  • 2:30 p.m. – Ermelinda Cuellar Jazz Trio
  • 3:30 p.m. – Mariachi Monarcas
  • 4:30-5:15 p.m. – Yoga
  • 5:15 p.m. – Fashion Show


Festival en el Jardin is included in the cost of general admission to the Garden. $15/adults, $10/children/students. Garden members can use the free general admission benefit associated with their membership level.

Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email

*Día de los Muertos, the traditional Latin American holiday that honors and celebrates the lives of family and friends who have gone before us, is traditionally held November 1-2. The common theme throughout the two-day celebration is a belief that the dead return home, visit loved ones, and feast on their favorite foods.

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