Día de los Muertos, also known as The Day of the Dead, is an important celebration in Mexico and other Latin American countries that honors loved ones who have passed away. Check out two places in Louisville where you can celebrate the holiday this weekend.
FRIDAY, Oct. 29 and SUNDAY, Oct. 31
Día de Muertos at the Speed
Speed Art Museum
Free with admission | Times vary
The Speed’s weekend activities actually include two events: on Friday, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., you can learn to dance the salsa and bachata with Chelsea Owens. On Sunday, take part in the ofrenda by bringing a photo of a deceased loved one or pet. Both events will have snacks and crafts for participants.
SATURDAY, Oct. 30
Louisville Downtown Partnership’s Annual Day of the Dead Celebration
Fourth Street Live!
Free | 2-5:30 p.m.
At this downtown celebration, you’ll be able to hear live music from the recent winners of Kentucky’s Latin Music Awards from 2-3 p.m., watch short films about the holiday from 3-3:15 p.m., and enjoy Disney Pixar’s “Coco” from 3-5. p.m. Bring photos of deceased relatives and pets to put onto an ofrenda, or offering table, which will be blessed from 5-5:30 p.m.
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