Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to celebrate our deceased loved ones and keep their memories alive. Running since the year 2000, it’s the longest-standing Day of the Dead exhibition and celebration in Colorado and attracts more than 6,000 people annually. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun.
As part of Longmont’s 2023 Día de los Muertos celebration, Downtown Longmont businesses will once again host ofrendas to honor the tradition of the holiday and commemorate those who have passed on. On Saturday, October 14, Downtown Longmont businesses will unveil their ofrenda displays, and maps for self-guided tours of all business altar locations will be available at downtown businesses, as well as at the Longmont Downtown Development Authority office at 320 Main St. Ofrendas will be on display through Sunday, November 5th. View business altar list
Day of the Dead Family Celebration
Saturday, October 14th
Like last year, the Día de Muertos Family Celebration will open the season on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Downtown Longmont. This street festival will include music and dance performances, art and craft activities, cultural education, delicious food, downtown business altars, and the Gigantes Procession. Park downtown or at the Longmont Museum and take the free shuttle between locations so you can enjoy all the exhibitions and activities of the day.
11am–3 pm; free
Downtown Longmont at 4th Avenue & Main Street
Firehouse Art Center's Gigantes Procession, Catrinas Opening Reception and Auction
2:00PM – 5:00PM, Starting at the Fiesta; free
Gigantes Procession, Catrinas Opening Reception and Auction
The Firehouse Art Center Gigantes Procession, During the Family Celebration. Parade through the streets and alleys of Downtown Longmont starting on 4th Avenue
Firehouse Art Center's Catrina Ball and Catrina & Mask Auction
Saturday, October 28, 7 - 10 p.m.; $15 pre-purchase, $20 at the door
Honor your loved ones with song, laughter, dancing and revelry in Downtown Longmont! Come dressed as a Catrina or Catrin and compete in the Catrina Contest or get your face painted at the event and get ready to dance, dance, dance! Tickets at firehouseart.org/catrinaball/
Noche de Museo: Celebrating Day of the Dead
A Multigenerational Evening of Music & Dance Featuring Grupo Huitzilopochtli Danza Azteca, Las Dahlias and Los Mocochetes
Thursday, November 2, 7 pm $18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members
Join us for an evening of live performance in celebration of Día de Muertos that will span the ages, from ancient Aztecan dance to contemporary Chicano Funk. An annual community celebration of a centuries’ old Mexican tradition that has quickly become part of the cultural fabric of Longmont! Co-presented with the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee.Buy tickets online or by calling 303-651-8374.