Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday with ancient roots combining Mexican indigenous customs with European traditions. It is a tribute to the memory and family and friends who have passed away. Families celebrate by creating ofrendas (offerings) — elaborate displays commemorating loved ones — decorating sugar skulls and more.
This year’s Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens is Saturday, November 3. General admission is waived that day so everyone can visit for FREE. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate with live art demonstrations, crafts, Lucha Libre (if the weather is nice), entertainment, and, of course, exploring all that the Botanic Gardens have to offer.
Dia de los Muertos costumes are encouraged and a contest is planned. Face painting is available for purchase. 1007 York St., Denver.