Day of the Dead - Friday 27th October

Come and join us and be part of a unique night for all the family!

It’s back! Sugar skulls and Mariachi bands, live DJs and the ghosts of Basingstoke’s past come together for one night only to create a unique spectacle in the centre of town. Dance in the pale moonlight and join the craziest parade you’ll ever see! Get your face painted, create a lantern that you can use during the evening parade, try some delicious Mexican food and, new for this year, join our dance flashmob!

From 12 noon Food stalls
3pm Face painting and lantern making*
4pm DJ’s entertainment
6:30pm Parade
9pm Event ends

*some afternoon activities will incur a small charge

We are also planning an exciting flashmob dance in Market Square, led by the professional dancers from Copper dollar and local dance schools. We want to make this a huge community dance-off and the biggest flashmob dance spectacular in the South of England...but we can only do this with your help! Follow this link to our You Tube channel to view the easy-to-follow routine, to practice at home before joining in on the night.

All are welcome to join the parade starting at the bottom of Wote Street and proceeding on to Market Square where our flashmob dance spectacular will take place!