Día de Muertos

Join us for Día de Muertos Celebration at JUMP!

Jump is excited to once again host Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2nd beginning at 5:00, along with a Mini Altar Workshop on October 29th!

Día de Muertos honors the lives of friends and family who have died, with food, drink, parties, and activities the deceased enjoyed in life.

This holiday is celebrated with a burst of color and life-affirming joy as those who have passed are kept alive in memory and spirit. This ancient tradition is based on the unity of life and death, and the belief that the dead would be insulted by sadness.


Entertainment and local dignitaries will open the celebration on the 6th level of JUMP and feature entertainers of all ages in colorful outfits and painted faces. List of performers below.

Pan de Muerto and Mexican cocoa will be served. 

Catrin and Catrina Contest will be set during the event on the JUMP stage, with prizes for the best outfits. Come dressed up! 

The centerpiece of Día de Muertos is the Altar, which welcomes spirits with offerings that include photographs, food, marigold flowers, and candles. Altars created by local families, students and organizations will be on display throughout the lobby. 

Along with cultural short films playing on our Share Studio monitors, including “La Noria,” “Lluvia en los Ojos,” and “Ramona" in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate. 


Performances by:

Cantares de mi pueblo mariachi band


Azteca Tonatiuh 

Ballet Folklorico Yareth

Idaho Charter School

Norma Pintar

Mariachi Tleyoltlzin 

Oyamel Folklorico 

Kelli Brown

With headlining singer Omar Arreola

Additional Día De Muertos Activities at JUMP

Altar Workshop 

To learn the meaning of Día de Muertos, join us for a FREE mini altar workshop on Saturday, October 29th at 11:00AM in the JUMP Lobby. Iliana Sandoval will share the historical tradition of celebrating our loved ones who have passed by creating altars. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo, or small item that symbolizes the person to be remembered. This year we will be making sustainable altars from recycled shoeboxes. To guarantee an altar, please bring your own shoe box. A limited number of shoe boxes will be provided by JUMP, first-come-first-serve. To participate please email allie.talboy-haller@jumpboise.org. Walk ins welcome.   

Special thanks to our educational collaborators: 


St. Mary's School

Whitney Elementary School 

Melba School District

Fairmont Junior High School

Bishop Kelly High School 

Boise High School

Meridian High School

Nampa High School

Owyhee High School

Renaissance High School


A rolling photo exhibit will be featured on the outdoor JUMPotron during the Día de Muertos celebration.