As Halloween ends, Dia de Los Muertos begins. The Day of the Day, a traditional Mexican holiday celebrates family, life and death. Denver has some amazing Dia de Lose Muertos events to attend to honor those who have passed while the rest of us keep kicking it.

Dia de los Muertos

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: October 31 – November 2

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cervecería Colorado presents Dia de los Muertos. The three-day event features a celebration of life and death with sugar skull crafts, building of alters and more. You can sip on a special tapping of a Marigold Venga and munch on food from food trucks while celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Dia de los Muertos at Kachina Cantina

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When: October 31 – November 3

Where: Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dig into some Mexican delights during Dia de los Muertos at Kachina Cantina. The four-day event features a special menu with items such as chicken chile relleno, Mexican elote, churro bites and more. You can dine at a pillar candle table and experience a Day of the Dead altar.

Dia de los Muertos at Lola

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When:  November 1, 4 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St., Denver 

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the Day of the Dead during Dia de los Muertos at Lola. The event features an unlimited tasting of five different food stations, sips of craft cocktails and more. You can jam out to live music from Son Tres and paint sugar skulls while you dine.

 XicanIndie First Thursday

Exterior of Su Teatro. Photo courtesy of Su Teatro on Facebook

When: November 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents XicanIndie First Thursday. The event features a screening of two Day of the Dead films. You can watch Macarcio – a classic Dia de los Muertos film and the Disney hit Coco, that celebrates family.

Los RiNo Sugar Skull Painting

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When: November 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Los Chingones, 2463 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Los Chingones hosts a Los RiNo Sugar Skull Painting. The event features an evening to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a painting session. You can paint a custom sugar skull and have a chance to win booze. The ticket price includes all supplies needed, a drink from El Jimador and bites from Chingones. You can also bring a non-perishable food item to sip on another complimentary drink. A percentage of the proceeds from the event benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Dia De Muertos with Atlas

Photo by Kori Hazel

When: November 1, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 South Broadway, Denver

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Syntax Physic Opera hosts Dia De Muertos with Atlas. The event features a night to party in celebration of Dia De Muertos. You can jam out to beats from Atlas, participate in a procession, have your spirit cleansed with Limpias and more. Make sure to bring an offering to add to an altar to honor the dead.

Día de Los Muertos Celebration

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When: November 1, 5:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: La Raza Park, 1501 W 38th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: La Raza Park hosts a Día de Los Muertos Celebration. The event features a procession around the park in honor of those who have passed, a dinner and more. You can bring candles and celebrate the dead with the living.

University of Denver Día de los Muertos

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When: November 1, 4 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver, 2055 E Evans Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Honor your loved ones and friends that have passed at the University of Denver Día de los Muertos. You can participate in building a community altar with items that remind you of the dead and celebrate their lives in a happy setting.

Day of the Dead Celebration

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When: November 1, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: The People’s Building, 9995 E Colfax Ave., Aurora

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The People’s Building presents a Day of the Dead Celebration. The event features an evening of creating altars to honor Dia de los Muertos, music, workshops and more. You can sip on drinks and nibble on food while you honor the dead.

First Friday Art Walk

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When: November 2, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month means a chance to experience the First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a whole slew of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses. This Friday you can experience a Dia de los Muertos themed walk.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Sol Tribe Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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Sol Tribe Interior Courtesy of FaceBook

When: November 2, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Sol Tribe Custom Tattoo and Body Piercing, 56 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Gather with others at the Sol Tribe Dia de los Muertos Celebration. The event features a night of decorating sugar skulls, creating a community altar and more. You can peruse the amazing shop while celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

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When: November 2, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Pirate: Contemporary Art, 7130 W 16th Ave., Lakewood

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Pirate: Contemporary Art hosts a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The event features a party to celebrate the Mexican holiday in the 40 West Arts District. You can explore Pirate: Contemporary Art’s latest exhibitions and pay respects to those who have passed at altars.

Sugar Skull Paint & Sip

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When: November 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Dos Luces, 1236 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dos Luces partners with Potter’s Touch Denver to hosts a Sugar Skull Paint & Sip. The event features a chance to painting a sugar skull mug while sipping on some delightful craft brews. You can honor the Mexican tradition of decorating sugar skulls in celebration of Dia de los Muertos and bring home a memento.

Day of the Dead Carnival

Photo Courtesy of Su Teatro Culture and Performing Arts Center

When: November 2, 4 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents a Day of the Dead Carnival. The event features altars set up to honor family and friends who have passed, performances from Mariachi Sangre Mexicana and more in a Mexican style cemetery. You can sip on Mexican hot chocolate and nibble on Pan de Muerte as you celebrate the Day of the Dead.

Los Muertos Fantasticos

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When:  November 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Secret Location, Denver

Cost: $15 – $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Fantastic Hosts presents Los Muertos Fantasticos. The event features an adventure with puzzles, obstacles and more. You can experience live music, entertainment and an underworld party to celebrate the afterlife. Make sure to dress in Dia de los Muertos gear to fit the theme.

Colfax Art Crawl

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When: November 2, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: 40 West Arts District, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: 40 West Arts Districts hosts the Colfax Art Crawl. The event features a free crawl to all of the creative businesses and galleries throughout the district with a Dia de los Muertos theme. You can watch performances from fire artists, Aztec dancers and more as you explore new art.

Dia de los Muertos at the Gardens

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When: November 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens hosts Dia de los Muertos at the Gardens. The event features a day of celebration with traditional Mexican bites, live art demonstrations, a costume contest and more. You can also shop from vendors presenting art, prints and jewelry and have a chance to watch some Lucha Libre wrestling.

Muertos en Westwood

Photo Courtesy of The Empress on Facebook

When: November 3, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Empress Gallery, 3950 W Morrison Rd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Westwood Creative District hosts Muertos en Westwood. The event features a day of art, food and more. You can peruse exhibitions from Theyshootn, DINKC, and The Empress, watch a lowrider car show and experience an Aztec process and ceremony. You can also participate in a Pan de Muerto cooking class and munch on food from food trucks while you celebrate.

Dia de los Muertos Tour

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: November 3, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Cheesman Park Pavillion, Franklin St. and  S 8th Ave., Denver

Cost: $15 at entry

The Lowdown: Take a night to explore Denver’s Cheesman Park during a Dia de los Muertos Tour. The event features a tour around the park guided by paranormal specialists Sam Carstens and Karen Fischer. You can dress up in Dia de los Muertos costumes and bring offerings to add to an Ofrenda altar to honor the spirits in the park.

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