The community is invited to the first night of the weekend festivities to celebrate the dead and honor the living at the Dìa de los Muertos kick-off party. The evening will feature a cash bar, music, traditional face painting, and a reception for Tony Ortega, whose Day of the Dead-themed exhibition will be on view at Old Masonic Hall through October.

This reception is part of a three-day celebration of Día de los Muertos that features a variety of classes and family activities with bilingual instructors from MSU Denver.

Throughout Mexico and around the world, Día de los Muertos brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Far from a morose affair, Day of the Dead is a celebration, rich in traditions and connections—it is a heartfelt celebration of life.

Presented in partnership with The Summit Foundation and sponsored by Epic Promise.
Produced in association with MSU Denver’s Journey Through Our Heritage and Colorado Folk Arts Council.