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Día de los Muertos Celebration

Bring your family and friends to celebrate this colorful, heart-felt tradition at the Gardens. Now in its 10th year, this traditional Day of the Dead celebration offers fun for the whole family and includes both onsite and online offerings.

Día de los Muertos costumes are encouraged. Enter our costume contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card. – Sponsored by Fitzsimons Credit Union

Onsite Activities

Entertainment & Activity Schedule

(Schedule is subject to change)

UMB Bank Amphitheater

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Outdoor Mercado
  • 9:30 a.m.: Dance Demonstration by Aztec Group Huitzilopochtli 
  • 9:30 a.m.: Live Art Demo by Artmando
  • 10:45 a.m.: The Colorado Dance Collective – Armando and Alicia Hip Hop Workshop
  • Noon: Live Art Demo by Cal Duran
  • 12:30 p.m.: Mexican Folk Dance with Sangre de México
  • 1:15 p.m.: The Colorado Dance Collective – Armando and Alicia Hip Hop Workshop
  • 3 p.m. (weather dependent): Live Art Performance Piece by Artmando

Orangery

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Altars of Remembrance 

Sturm Family Auditorium

  • 11 a.m.: Morning Calavera Costume Contest
    (Registration from 9-10:30 a.m.)
  • 2 p.m.: Afternoon Calavera Costume Contest
    (Registration from noon – 1:30 p.m.)

Freyer – Newman Center Classrooms 3 and 4

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Kid’s Virtual Experience with Longmont Museum

West Terrace

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (while supplies last): Kid’s Grab and Go Craft Corner 

Mitchell Hall

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Indoor Mercado 

Gates Hall

  •  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Community Altar 

Alebrijes Iluminados

Oct. 27 – Nov. 5
Included with Gardens admission
Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos will be celebrated this year with Alebrijes Ilumniandos – colorful illuminated sculptures made by Mexican artists Rubén Mica and Óscar Becerra. View these elaborate artworks during the day and stay for special programming on select evenings (Noches Iluminadas, see below).

Noches Iluminadas

November 1-5
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On evenings beginning Nov. 1, visitors to the Gardens during this festive week will have the opportunity to experience Alebrijes Iluminados. These colorful illuminated sculptures made by Mexican artists Rubén Mica and Óscar Becerra will be showcased as a complement to our Día de los Muertos Family Celebration.

Sponsored by Fitzsimons Credit Union

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens 

 

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