Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead exhibition, 2014

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 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.

2019 Information

Exhibition: October 11–November 4; free at the Museum (400 Quail Road)
Family Celebration: NEW DOWNTOWN LOCATION! Saturday, November 2, time TBD; free

In 2019, we’re making our Family Celebration bigger and better than ever by taking it to downtown Longmont. Join us at the Museum for the opening reception and exhibition. Stay tuned for more information in summer 2019.

Presented by:

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Thank you to our other sponsors who make these events possible:

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Community Altar Day of the Dead dancer Day of the Dead Mariachis Decorating sugar skulls


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