Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican celebration during which the living honor and celebrate the lives of those who have passed. Participants often create colorful calaveras (skulls) from sugar or clay or decorate altars. A number of FREE events highlight the metro Denver calendar. Most events take place on November 5 & 6, but some are scheduled in advance of or after the holiday. If you know of any we have missed, please email details to email@example.com.
Museo de las Americas
Friday, November 5, Noon to 9 p.m. FREE
861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Annual celebration — this year during First Friday Art Walk — includes light refreshments, entertainers and a vendor mercado.
Thornton Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, November 6, Noon to 5 p.m. FREE
McAllister Park, 750 W. 96th Ave.
Art market, face painting, a stilt walker, music, the Thornton Youth Dancers, food vendors and a La Catrina costume contest with prizes.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Saturday, November 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $11.50 – $15
Community altars, dance performances, musicians, art demonstrations, a kid’s craft corner, an indoor mercado and all that the gardens have to see.