People of all cultures honor the memories of their ancestors. In many parts of Mexico, South America, and the United States, El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family and fun.
Longmont’s annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is the Longmont Museum’s signature event and the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado, attracting more than 6,000 people to the exhibit, family event and related programming. The celebration demonstrates how a diverse community can come together to share a common desire – to honor our ancestors and keep their memories alive.
Our 2017 Dia de los Muertos exhibition and events have ended. The 2018 exhibition will open Friday, October 12. The Family Celebration will be held Saturday, November 3 from 11 am - 3 pm. More details to come this summer.
Thanks to our sponsors who make these events possible!