Day of the Dead Celebration-2020

November 1st, 2020

Due to COVID-19 we are creating a hybrid virtual and in person Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Whether you will be celebrating family and the memory of those who have passed on from the safety of your own home, or at a socially distanced gathering at the Firehouse, we will make the 2020 Day of the Dead celebration an event to remember.

In a year where we have lost so much (our loved ones, our in person schooling, time with friends, events, concerts, music, art, “normal” life and more) we can still take this time to celebrate what we have, celebrate the people that mean so much to us, and celebrate those who have taught us so much and have already passed on.  

2020 celebration information to be unveiled SOON!!!

 

Here is a look back to last years’ celebration…  The Firehouse is trying to hold on to the heart of this event but we realize that this event has to change for 2020.  We hope we can count on your support to keep this celebration going for many years to come and hope to “see” you at our virtual event, or see you in person! 
 
Saturday, November 2, 2–6 pm; free admission
NEW LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN LONGMONT at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street
The Longmont Museum is joining forces with the Firehouse Art Center, Longmont Downtown Development Authority, and El Comité de Longmont to bring you the biggest and best Día de los Muertos celebration Longmont has ever seen—all held downtown! Live music and dancing, sugar-skull decorating, traditional food, altars, craft making, Catrina face painting, and so much more! Come dressed in your finest calaca (skeleton) apparel! Park downtown or take the free shuttle from the Museum so you can see the exhibit too.
Gigantes Procession
6:15–7 pm; free
Join a procession of dozens of gigantes, traditional giant puppets made by local artists. We will depart from the Family Fiesta and walk through downtown Longmont, ending at the stage on 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street.
Catrina Ball
7:30–11 pm; $15 general admission at Dickens Opera House-300 Main Street, Longmont CO 80501
The party moves to the Dickens Opera House for the night, decorated with candles, marigolds, and traditional papel picado. Admission includes deadly drinks, festive food, live music, and an exhibition of altars. Get your face painted as a Catrina at the Family Fiesta and get ready to dance, dance, dance! Buy tickets at dickensoperahouse.com.

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