Community Events

September 2015

November 2015

  • Sunday, November 1, 4:45 PM

    Free / Sliding scale donations welcome

    4:45 PM Meet at Gallery Route One for the procession to the Dance Palace

    6:00 PM  Festivities include Aztec Dancers, Common Voice Choir, Blessing of the Altar, dinner and craft making and more.

    Join us for a celebratory Day of the Dead procession from Gallery Route One to the Dance Palace.

    Featuring Aztec Dancers & Drummers, the Common Voice Choir, processional Day of the Dead art and your friends and neighbors in their best skeleton outfits. 

    The procession meets at 4:30 at Gallery Route One and begins at 4:45 PM.

    A ceremony featuring Aztec Dancers, Common Voice Choir, Blessing of the Altar, and other surprises at the community altar created specially for the event by local artist Ernesto Sanchez. 

    Community members are encouraged to bring flowers,  photographs, and other small mementos of loved ones to carry in the procession then be placed on the altar. 

    The altar will be installed in the Dance Palace's Main Hall starting in mid-October and the community is welcome to visit and add to it while the hall is not in use.

    In addition, there will be Mexican food and drink for purchase. 

    During the month of October workshops in making paper flowers, paper Mache skeletons and other Day of the Dead

    processional art will beheld at Ernesto's Studio and around town.

    Look for further information about these workshops in the local press and online.

    To learn how you can take part in Day of the Dead festivities contact Ernesto Sanchez at 415-852-2572 or  

    This event is supported in part by a grant from the Marin Community Foundation.

    Admission is free.



December 2015

  • Friday, December 4, 4:00 PM

    Free Admission

    Please join us at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center and ring in the holiday season as we celebrate the 45th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair!
    Friday, December 4 - 4:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Free Admission

    The Dance Palace will be filled with the sights, sounds and scents of the winter holidays, and this year promises to be a warm and wonderful event with a special focus on “Made in West Marin” handcrafted items and gifts.
    Shop locally and support West Marin artists!
    The Holiday Crafts Fair celebrates the vibrant arts and crafts community of West Marin and beyond and each year for over 40 years they come together to share their gifts with neighbors, friends, and visitors alike at the Dance Palace.
    Vendors will sell their hand-crafted treasures —ceramics, chocolates, clothing, fiber arts, glasswork, herbs, metal & wood work, jams & jellies, jewelry, oils, ornaments, paintings, soaps, toys, and so much more.
    Friday night Point Reyes merchants will remain open late and downtown will be aglow with luminaries, a tree lighting and Santa might just make an appearance. Come and celebrate a West Marin holiday tradition!