Day of the Dead Celebration-2020
FIREHOUSE ART CENTER EXHIBIT OPENING
Friday, October 9, 6–10 pm
Join the Firehouse Art Center, Grupo Azteca Tlahuitzcalli, and the gigantes as we unveil a new exhibit to honor the Día de los Muertos. The celebration begins with a Day of the Dead Invocation at Roosevelt Park led by Grupo Azteca Tlahuitzcalli. Then at 6:30, gigantes, traditional giant puppets made by local artists, will depart from Roosevelt Park with the Aztec Dancers at the lead. Revelers with tickets will dance with the gigantes from the park, through downtown Longmont, and end at the steps of the Firehouse, where we invite you to meet our artists and bid on our Catrina Painting Auction. These Catrina Paintings were created by local community artists and will support the Firehouse Art Centers programs, exhibits and events!
- 6:00–6:20 pm: Invocation featuring Grupo Azteca Tlahuitzcalli at Roosevelt Park
- 6:30–7:00 pm: Gigantes Procession
- 7:00–10 pm: As the Aztec dancers perform in the parking lot south of the Firehouse, guests will be allowed into the gallery as capacity permits. Feel free to stay and watch the dancers or visit Downtown Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas/Altars. For more information about our Dia de los Muertos Exhibit please click here.
Please visit the Opening Invocation event site for more information on ticketing. Tickets and masks are mandatory due to pandemic regulations. Final event details will be sent to all ticketed individuals. Tickets are on a donation basis, please register individually so we have your email for contact tracing.
Come dressed in your finest calaca (skeleton) apparel but make sure to wear your mask! There is ample parking at Roosevelt Park.