Let’s celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones who have passed, at Mexican Fiesta’s Community Altar.  

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 20, 2020) – As the Day of Dead Día de Los Muertos’ approaches, the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc/Mexican Fiesta would like to invite the community to celebrate and honor the lives of loved ones who have passed with a Community Altar (largest altar in the state).   

Día de Los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have passed. It is a festive, joyous time of celebration. As the official date for this celebration is November 2, the Community Altar will be open from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm starting on November 2 through the 6 at Flores Hall 2997 S 20th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215.

Visitors are welcome to bring a small offering and photograph of their loved one. Offering and photo will be on display during that time and will be available for pick up the following week.  

As part of the Día de Los Muertos celebration, WHSF/Mexican Fiesta is hosting a Catrinas Contest, if you would like to participate please see rules below. All participants will receive a voucher for a FREE ticket to Mexican Fiesta 2021.  

All CDC safety protocols will be followed. For more information call 414-383-7066 or email info@mexicanfiesta.org. Face masks are required. Limited capacity, 20 people at a time. 

Catrina Contests Rules: 

  • Categories

    KIDS 2-12 years old

    GENERAL 13 years old and up.

  • Makeup must contain cultural elements. No spider webs, blood or scary items.

  • Clothes must be appropriate for the contest.

Participants must visit the Community Altar to register and get their picture taken. Top five pictures from each category will be uploaded to a voting site. Public will be able to vote starting on November 7 through November 10 at 12:00 pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00 pm. Link will be share on social media. All decisions are final.

All contest required a minimum of three participants.
*Event is subject to change without prior notice.

KIDS PRIZE

2 -12 YRS OLD

1st PLACE

  • Sendik’s Thanksgiving Meal for 10
  • Toy

GENERAL PRIZE

13 YRS OLD AND UP

1st PLACE

  • Sendik’s Thanksgiving Meal for 10

Prizes are sponsored in part by:

**Free Event**