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Day of the Dead Festival | Festival del Dia de los Muertos

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Day of the Dead 2013-Andrés Cruz 20-L

A Colorful, Lively Celebration of Life

On October 23rd, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the annual Day of the Dead Festival with a celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This event is a fun, participatory experience for the entire family.

The Day of the Dead Festival is a true community event bringing together individuals, groups, students, and teachers from the Latino and non-Latino communities. Join the celebration and experience the rich visual, musical, dance, and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The Festival will include live music and dance performances, traditional food, hands-on crafts, art exhibitions, a candlelight parade, and an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground..

Crafts for the evening include decorating sugar skull masks, flower crowns, and calacas!

Event is FREE, $2 suggested donations

Thanks to our fabulous sponsors and partners that help make this event happen. University of Kentucky Community Engagement, Lexington Community Radio, LexArts and Kentucky Arts Council

Day of the Dead Exhibitions

The LASC’s Annual Day of the Dead Exhibition brings together the rich visual traditions of the holiday Dia de los Muertos that celebrates the memories of family, friends and public figures. Presented in conjunction with the Living Arts & Science Center’s Day of the Dead Festival, the LASC’s Day of the Dead Exhibition generally features artists that create work in response to the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

To find out more information about the exhibits or to participate please click here.

Traditional food from area restaurants will be available for purchase at the LASC. The LASC will also serve complimentary pan de muertos, the traditional bread of the dead.

Activities are indoors and outdoors, event will take place rain or shine.’s coverage of the 2017 event with photos and video.
2017 event coverage from LaVoz

Day of the Dead Apparel
Browse a selection of t-shirts featuring designs by local artists Augustin Zarate, Patrick Smith, and Steven Littrell. Limited sizes and quantities available.


October 23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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