Día de los 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.
Opening Reception, Film Screening, and Mexican Handicraft Workshop: October 14th 6-8pm
The Firehouse hosts community-made Catrina paintings alongside work from emerging local artists celebrating American diversity in language and culture from a range of creative perspectives. Main Gallery: “Catrinas on Parade,” South Gallery: “Escúchame,” featuring Jamie Chihuan and Adriana Paola Palacios Luna.
As part of Longmont’s 2022 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 Friday, October 8, 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 Friday, November 7th. View business altar list
Day of the Dead Family Celebration
Saturday, October 8th
Like last year, the Día de los Muertos Family Celebration will open the season 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 Fire House Art Center Gigantes Procession. Park downtown or at the Longmont Museum and take the free shuttle between locations so you can enjoy all the activities of the day. Shuttle is provided by Eight Black Airport Shuttles
11am–3 pm; free
Downtown Longmont at 4th Avenue & Main Street
Firehouse Art Center's Gigantes Procession
Starting at the Fiesta; free
Firehouse Art Center’s Catrina Ball
Friday, October 28, 7 - 10 p.m.; $15 pre-purchase, $20 at the door 380 Main St., Longmont
Honor your loved ones with song, laughter, dancing and revelry in Downtown Longmont! We are transforming the space formerly known as Breakers Grill into a candle lit, flower-filled explosion of color. 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
Saturday, October 29, 7 pm $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors, $5 members
The Museum’s Stewart Auditorium comes alive with musicians, singers, and dancers of all ages for an evening in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Mariachi groups and other performers from local schools join up with seasoned professionals to sing and dance to traditional Mexican song. Purchase tickets online.