Day of the Dead Celebration

Category: Event Calendar

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - Tue, Nov 6, 2018  


Downtown's 5th annual Day of the Dead celebration is even bigger and better this year!

Business altar displays and gigantes will be up from October 12 through November 3. For a self-guided altar tour, pick up an altar and gigante map from Downtown businesses or download our printable map.

We also have an Interactive map of altar and gigante locations.

Scavenger Hunt - Win a $50 Downtown Gift Card!

Explore the various Downtown altar displays, and enter to win a $50 Downtown Gift Card! Find at least 5 traditional altar display items at 5 different Downtown businesses, and you could be our big winner. Rules and details here, and check out the printable map for a complete list of altar display locations. 

St. Stephen's Plaza Community Altar

During the 2nd Friday celebration, we'll be creating a Community Altar in St. Stephen's Plaza on October 12 from 5-9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to submit a photo of a deceased loved one to contribute to the altar. Please email a copy of the photo to and we'll add it to the altar. 

Guided Walking & Trolley Tour - Tickets Available Now!

On 2nd Friday, October 12, we will also offer guided walking tours through Downtown, stopping at featured altars and gigantes to hear from the artists and creators. Each tour will finish with a round-trip trolley ride to the Longmont Museum for their Day of the Dead exhibition opening night. Use the PayPal button below to purchase tickets. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Note: We're paperless!! No tickets will be mailed. You will receive a confirmation email and your name will be added to a reservation list. 

Ticket sales closed. Please call 303-651-8484 to find out availability. Thank you.

Thank you to our generous sticker sponsor, StickerGiant!