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Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum

2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53215

Community: Bay View


Join us for Milwaukee’s only cemetery-based Dia de los Muertos festival at Forest Home Cemetery and Arboretum!

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Dia de los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum opens its gates and welcomes the community to take part in a family friendly free festival with food trucks, craft activities, local vendors, altars to the dead, music and traditional dance.

5K Run & Walk sponsored by Children's Wisconsin starts at 9 am

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Bring the whole family (and your leashed dog!) to this festival in the city's largest and oldest operating cemetery. Traditonal Day of the Dead attire is encouraged and free face painting is available.

Enjoy these activities post run 10 am - 3pm

-Food trucks


-Folkloric dancers

-Altars to the Dead

-Face painters

-Children’s art and craft activities

-Local vendors at the festival mercado

-Non-profit community resources

Help us plan and put on this amazing neighborhood event! Email to join the planning committee or volunteer at the festival.

*Proceeds from the Dia de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk event will benefit Forest Home Historic Preservation Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to preserve the Arboretum and share the history of the cemetery through educational programs and public outreach.

Thank you to our Run Sponsor Children's Wisconsin.

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