Where to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Cactus Bistro

Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a festival with Mexican roots honoring the dead with food, drink and parties. Here is your guide to the celebrations happening around the island.


The ARTS at Marks Garage: Shrines @ Marks

Along with its Dia de los Muertos shrine exhibition in window boxes, ARTS at Marks Garage will host a “Haunted Garage: Day of the Dead Cocktail Party” on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.-2 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit the Eventbrite page. This fundraiser benefits the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA).
1159 Nuuanu Ave.

Buho Cocina y Cantina

Buho Cantina in Waikiki will throw a Day of the Dead party on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be a costume contest with a $1,000 giveaway, music by OSNA (DJ Osnizzle), Supercw and Paquimania, and Kreyz Oshiro will be emceeing. $15 entry, $5 flat rate parking in the Waikiki Shopping Plaza after 6 p.m. Book VIP tables by emailing stephanie@buhocantina.com. More info
2250 Kalakaua Ave.

Cactus Bistro

IMG_6849Chef John Memering has crafted a special menu for Dia de los Muertos to include sopes, tamales, huarache, mariscos, mole, bisteca and churros. The celebration will start Friday, Oct. 31 and run through Sunday, Nov. 2. Karma tequila will be on special and used in hand-crafted cocktails and Daniel Dickey will perform Saturday and Mariachi el Loco on Sunday.

767 Kailua Road

Eat the Street

Eat the Street is back this Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-9 p.m. Come dressed in costume, enjoy the best taco contest, trick or treat for the keiki and Kapena will be performing live. Here’s the lineup and menu.
555 South St.

El Palenque at Kemo’o Farms Pub and Grill

Located near Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa, Kemo’o Farms Pub and Grill will be holding a Dia de los Muertos party on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with El Palenque, a Mexican restaurant from down the street making tacos. The party will have a live DJ. Cash only.
1719 Wilikina Drive

Soul de Cuba

Chinatown’s Soul de Cuba is celebrating Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. Celebrations will include traditional altar offerings and special Mexican dishes.
1121 Bethel St.