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Day of The Dead Festival / Festival del Dia de los Muertos

November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Day of the Dead 5

A Colorful, Lively Celebration of Life

On November 1, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 11th 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 exhibits and a gallery talk by the artists, a candlelight parade, and an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground

Traditional Mexican dance performed by various Lexington dance companies.  

A variety of hands-on crafts typical of Day of the Dead celebrations will take place indoors and out including decorating Sugar Skulls ($2 fee), dancing catrinas, tin ornaments and traditional headdresses. Contribute to a community altar by bringing a memory from someone close to you.

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.

$2 suggested donation per person. Sugar skulls available to decorate and take home $2

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 T-Shirts
Designed by local artist Agustin Zarate, 2017’s Day of the Dead t-shirt celebrates the rich Aztec and Mayan roots of the holiday. Or choose Patrick Smith’s popular colorful sugar skull.
Limited Quantities Available

Shirts will be available for purchase
at the festival too, while supplies last.




Artists, community groups and individuals, join the celebration by creating an altar in remembrance to something or someone important to you. Read the altar invitation in English HERERead the altar invitation in Spanish HERE.


Day of the Dead Festival is sponsored in part by:




November 1, 2017
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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