This November 4 and 5, iconic Sydney precinct The Entertainment Quarter will come alive with Latin American bands, street art installations, food stalls and lucha libre wrestling, to celebrate Mexico’s traditional holiday Dia de los Muertos ‘Day of the Dead’.
The two-day fiesta aims to increase public awareness of the Mexican community and introduce a classic cultural food and beverage offering to the festival market, in celebration of the traditional holiday honouring loved ones and bringing family together.
The Dia de los Muertos Fiesta will feature some of Sydney’s most authentic Mexican restaurants – Rosa Cienfuegos, Carbon and Baja Seafood – with curated menus to highlight the different regions and styles of Mexican cuisine. Fiesta revellers can taste for themselves why Rosa Cienfuegos, The Tamaleria and Mexican Deli, is known as Sydney’s ‘Tamale Queen’ when she serves up her famous street food. Bondi’s Carbón will bring their South American ‘parrilla’ techniques and rich flavours, and newly opened Baja Seafood its fresh coastal Tijuana-style coastal fare.
To complement the Mexican cuisine, presenting sponsor Jarritos will feature a menu of Mexican beers, Horchata (a cinnamon and vanilla-spiced rice drink) and their variety of popular soft drinks. There will also be a Patrón Tequila pop-up bar serving classic cocktails such as margaritas and palomas, plus a tequila masterclass where attendees can sample the range of premium tequilas and learn about the intricacies of how and where the product is made.
No Dia de los Muertos would be complete without the traditional ofrendas display of marigold flowers, candles, sugar skulls, and cherished mementos. A tattoo station by visiting Mexican Australian artist, Skullavera, will showcase designs inspired by the calaveras and other traditional symbols, and a sacred Cacao Ceremony hosted by Frido Cacao will allow revellers to reflect and connect with their inner self.
A live mariachi band, local DJs, plus the smooth tunes of urban ‘Latino Australiano’ artist Carlos C Major, will keep the party alive for the two-day celebration as well as folkloric dance performances and lucha libre wrestling! The kids can enjoy face painting, crafts, and other fun games that will teach them about the vibrant culture of Mexico.
The inaugural Sydney Dia de los Muertos Fiesta is presented by Jarritos, Mexico’s leading soft drink brand founded in Mexico in the 1950s and available in more than 44 countries around the world including Australia.
Tickets to Dia de los Muertos Fiesta are free and available via Eventbrite: Día de los Muertos Fiesta.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.