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Now in its 10th year, this traditional Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration offers fun for the whole family. Come in costume, have your face painted and decorate a sugar skull.

New this year: Denver Botanic Gardens’ observance of Día de los Muertos will be celebrated with Alebrijes Ilumniandos – colorful, illuminated sculptures made by Mexican artists Rubén Miguel Castillo and Óscar Becerra. View these elaborate artworks during the day and stay for special programming on select evenings. Check back in September for more details.

Featured Activities
Check back in October for more details.

El Mercado
Artist vendors from Colorado will be out to share their Día de los Muertos original art pieces, prints, folk art, jewelry, t-shirt designs, and more will be available for purchase! 

For more information about the event, email dia@botanicgardens.org.

Volunteer Opportunities
Help support Día de los Muertos by volunteering. For more information, email vol@botanicgardens.org  or call 720-865-3565.

Sponsorship Opportunities
For information about becoming a sponsor for this event, email development@botanicgardens.org.

Sponsors

For information about becoming a sponsor for this event, email development@botanicgardens.org.

FAQ

Where do I park?

  • The Gardens expects large crowds during this event.
  • Limited free parking is available in our parking complex between York and Josephine streets. Street parking is available in Cheesman Park, where posted.
  • Please consider these alternate modes of transportation to avoid parking issues:
    • RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) and/or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
    • Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.

What kind of food is available?

  • Offshoots Café will be open during the event. 
  • The Gardens’ amphitheater offers a wonderful spot for picnicking. We encourage you to pack a picnic from home to enjoy at the Gardens. No alcohol will be served or permitted.

Is the event inside or outside?
Día de los Muertos is primarily an outdoor event. Wear good walking shoes and appropriate clothing to keep you warm and dry during the event.

What forms of payment will be accepted at Día de los Muertos?
The Gardens accepts cash and all major credit cards. Please note there is no ATM onsite.