Celebrate the history, art, culture and tradition of Día de los Muertos! Although celebrations started last week there are many left to enjoy.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
5:30pm Tuesday, November 1
Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios
La Raza Park, West 38th Avenue
Escuela Tlatelolco and co-sponsors Grupo Tlaloc and Servicios de la Raza will lead Denver’s oldest Día de los Muertos celebration at La Raza Park. A march will head to Troy Chavez Peace Garden for a blessing, followed by a dinner at Escuela Tlatelolco and Día de los Muertos performances.
Friday, November 4
Art District on Santa Fe
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Both celebrating on First Friday. Along Santa Fe Drive in Denver, galleries and sidewalk celebrations will offer music and traditional foods associated with Day of the Dead. In Colorado Springs, a First Friday art party will run from 5 to 7:30pm at the Deco Lounge at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, accompanying a show of work by local artists highlighting the Day of the Dead.
Offering Making for Las Almas de Muertos
11am-1pm Saturday, November 5
Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Danette Montoya’s work is part of a four-artist series emphasizing the Denver Art Museum’s pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art collections that runs through November 14. Her debut installation, Las Almas de Muertos, explores communal rituals like altar-making to honor the deceased.
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, November 5
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
This family-friendly event is included with admission to the Denver Botanic Gardens and includes face painting, children’s crafts, entertainment and demonstrations. Families can learn about the cultural significance of Day of the Dead and will have the opportunity to make altars and place offerings on them.
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