Historic Murphys Day of the Dead

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Historic Murphys Day of the Dead

November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

The Murphys community honors the dead in the land of the skulls on Dia de los Muertos.
Join us on November 4, 2017. Murphys merchants and tasting rooms will be celebrating the Seventh Annual Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, on November 4th, 2017 from 11-6:30 pm.

Participating businesses will be offering authentic cultural art, food, sugar skulls, face painting and live music, as well as displaying altars celebrating the lives of those who have passed on but are with us in heart and spirit on the Day of the Dead.

There will be a Catrina and Catrin Dress Contest at 4:30 pm Saturday afternoon in the Park followed by a Candle Light Procession to the Catholic Cemetery.  Those wishing to participate in the procession should meet at the Park by 5:45 pm.   Make sure to bring your flashlight and warm clothing.  Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muertos will be available for purchase after the ceremony.

Stay posted for a list of participating wineries and special offerings.


The Calaveras Wine community invites you to discover our premium hand-crafted wines and unique varietals. Our wines are made in small batches and family run operations dedicated to sustainability and organic practices. Calaveras is a perfect growing region for hearty Spanish and Italian varietals like Barbera, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Graciano, Toringa, Albarino, Marsanne, Verdelho and Symphony as well as old vine Zinfandels, hearty and robust Cabernet and Petite Syrah

We are an extremely active community with numerous winery events and concerts weekly. We invite you to discover our unique heritage, healthy lifestyle and help us promotes our county as a premium wine country destination. For more about Calaveras County wine country, see our schedule of events and activities and our wine tasting map. Whether visiting Yosemite Park, Bear Valley Ski Resort, Cave and Mine Adventures, Moaning Caverns, Calaveras Frog Jump and County Fair, Historic Angels Camp, the charming town of Murphys, Big Trees State Park, Calaveras Big Trees, Lake Alpine, New Melones, Arnold or Ironstone Vineyards and Winery, remember to stop at one of our wineries and Drink Calaveras!


November 4, 2017
11:00 am - 6:30 pm