Dia de los Muertos Event at the Davis Cemetery

The Davis Cemetery is a big time sponsor of Davis’ Zombie Bike Ride! Be sure to visit their Dia de los Muertos shrine and enjoy its interactive features.

On an annual basis, the Davis Cemetery District holds a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on their grounds. This celebration is one of the last Mesoamerican indigenous-influenced rituals, honoring mother earth and all ancestors. This celebration is part of an effort to create a community, a sense of belonging, and global awareness of cultural richness in our multicultural society.

Due to the high transmission rates of COVID-19 in the county, the district has made the difficult decision to modify this year’s celebration, keeping health and safety our highest priority.


Visitors can experience the 2021 Dia de los Muertos event from Friday, October 29th through Monday, November 1st.


Educational signage has been placed along the eastern internal roadway, just north of the memorial fountain.


A public altar has been set up outside the administration building for viewing. The cemetery district also welcomes contributions to the altar from visitors.


While on the grounds, visitors will be able to scan QR codes to listen to a welcome video and hear performances by Mariachi Puente.


Fresh marigolds will be available for the public to place on graves in order to honor their loved ones.

Ven a honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que han cruzado al mundo de los espíritus.


The Davis Cemetery District would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to:

• This year’s event coordinator, Sandra Rodriquez.

• Strelitzia Flower Company for providing heavily discounted Marigolds.


And by the way, did you realize that Davis has a second arboretum? That's right, and it is a part of the cemetery district! Really, go visit this hidden gem during our beautiful Fall season 🍁