Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday similar to other Latin American holidays where family and friends gather, pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It’s a time when communities join together to reflect and honor loved ones and enjoy food, family and fun. This year is the 5th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration in Downtown Longmont and it kicks off at the 2nd Fridays in Downtown Longmont, October 12.
Bigger and Better than Ever
In celebration of its fifth year, the Day of the Dead Celebration in Downtown Longmont will be better than ever. Local businesses will have altars and gigantes to pay homage to loved ones who have passed. Through November 3, you can take a self-guided altar and gigante tour; just download this map to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Community Altar during 2nd Friday Celebration
On October 12, 5-9pm, during the monthly 2nd Friday Celebration, a Community Altar will be created in St. Stephen’s Plaza. We invite you to come out that evening to join us for the celebration. After you visit the Community Altar, experience the regular 2nd Friday in Downtown Longmont activities—shops, galleries, activities and restaurants.
Guided Walking & Trolley Tours
Also on October 12, the kick-off to the Dia de los Muertos celebration, guided walking tours will be available. The tours will stop at featured altars and gigantes where the artists will be on-site to answer questions about the process and their vision. Every tour includes a round-trip trolley ride to the Longmont Museum for their Day of the Dead opening reception; free museum admission. Tickets for the guided walking and trolley tours are $8 per person.
We hope to see you at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, the largest in Colorado! When you are done touring, stop in to SAMPLES Restaurant for comfort eats and craft drinks.
Samples Restaurant is located at 370 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Samples Restaurant is located at 370 Main Street, Longmont, CO.
Ample free parking behind our restaurant.
Monday thru Thursday 3pm -9pm
Friday 3pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm
$4 kids brunch meals Saturday and Sunday until 3pm