Dia De Los Muertos Celebration: November 1-2, 2019 - Breckenridge, CO

Dia De Los Muertos

November 1–2, 2019

Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a multi-day, traditional Mexican holiday celebrating ancestors and loved ones who’ve passed. This is not a day of sadness, but a day where the dead come alive to celebrate with family and friends, and to come together support one another’s spiritual journeys.

Join us in this November 1- 2, along with BreckCreate, for a celebration filled with arts and crafts, live performances, featured installations, face painting and more. Learn about new cultures and traditions, right here in Breckenridge!

Dia De Los Muertos Highlights:

  • Live Performances
  • Face Painting
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Art Installations

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Dia De Los Muertos Day of the Dead Breckenridge Celebration Mexican dancers
Traditional Mexican dancers during Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

2019 Schedule

Friday, November 1

3:00pm – 8:00pm – Día de los Muertos Photo Booth

This activity is part of a two-day celebration of Día de los Muertos that features a variety of workshops, events, and family activities.

Location:  Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

3:00pm – 8:00pm – Face Painting

Celebrate the holiday through color and design. Our face-painting station is open to all ages and only takes five minutes. First-come, first-served. No advanced registration.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

5:00pm – Chimaltonalli: Aztec Dancing

Día de los Muertos starts with an opening blessing by the Aztec storytelling, dance and music group Chimaltonalli. All ages welcome.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

5:00pm – 8:00pm – Opening Party with Mariachi Internacional Denver

Dance the night away with Mariachi Internacional Denver. This band will play from 6-8pm in the “Ancient Roots & Modern Altars” Exhibition at Old Masonic Hall.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

6:15pm – 6:30pm – Santiago Jaramillo: Artist Talk

Come meet Santiago Jaramillo and learn about his previous work as well as his current exhibition “Ancient Roots and Modern Altars” in [email protected] All ages welcome.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

 

Saturday, November 2

11:00pm – 5:00pm – Día de los Muertos Photo Booth

This activity is part of a two-day celebration of Día de los Muertos that features a variety of workshops, events, and family activities.

Location:  Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

11:00am – 12:00pm – Painted Skulls

Come paint your own skull based on the traditional sugar skulls for Día de los Muertos. All ages welcome. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served. Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

Times: 
11:00am – 12:00pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Quandary Antiques Cabin (133 S. Ridge St.)

 

Memory Frames

Come weld a memory picture frame to place pictures of your relatives and loved ones. Ages 12 and Up. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served. Instructor: Lou Bibeau

Times: 
11:00am – 12:00pm
3:00pm -4:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Breckenridge Hot Shop (123 S. Ridge St.)

 

11:00am – 12:00pm – Paper Marigolds

Come make your own marigolds out of tissue paper. All ages welcome. Walk-ins also welcome, first-come, first-served. Instructor: Kia Neill

Times: 
11:00pm – 12:00pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Randall Barn (114 Washington Ave.)

 

Pan de Muerto with Re:Vision + Mexican Cultural Center

Learn about and make this Mexican sweet bread traditionally baked in the weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos. Workshop will be lead by Denver based groups Re:Vision and the Mexican Cultural Center.

Times: 
11:00am – 1:00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

12:00pm – 5:00pm – Face Painting

Celebrate the holiday through color and design. Our face-painting station is open to all ages and only takes five minutes. First-come, first-served. No advanced registration.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

11:00am – 5:00pm – Altar Tours with Summit County Teens

Santiago Jaramillos’ Ancient Roots and Modern Altars features community altars created by Summit County teens to honor love ones that have passed on, and to honor ancestors and past Aztec dance leaders. Join these teens for a tour of their artwork. All ages welcome.

Location: Gallery at Old Masonic Hall (136 S. Main St.)

 

1:00pm – 2:30pm – “Book of Life” Film Screening with Breckenridge Film Festival

Join us for a screening of 20th Century-Fox Animation film Book of Life, based on the Mexican holiday of the Day of the Dead. Co-presented with the Breckenridge Film Festival.

Location: Breckenridge Backstage Theater (121 S Ridge St.)

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Baile Folklórico Dance Workshop

Come experience Mexican culture through dance as we take you through different phases to learn about the traditional dances from Mexico. You will learn about the traditional clothing, accessories and music as well as the significance of each dance. Please join us for an open rehearsal, free workshop and performance. Dance skirts and other accessories will be available for the workshop. For ages 8 and up. First-come, first-served.

Location: Breckenridge Backstage Theater (121 S Ridge St.)

 

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Baile Folklórico Performance

Come experience Mexican culture through dance. You will learn about traditional clothing, accessories and music as well as the significance of each dance. Please join us for a free performance. All ages welcome.

Location: Breckenridge Backstage Theater (121 S Ridge St.)

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