Día de los Muertos

Presented by el Jimador Tequila

November 2nd, 2018
6PM - 10PM

Celebrate life on November 2nd with music, dancing, traditional arts,
and food on South 4th Street in Downtown Louisville Kentucky.

 

About Día de Muertos

The 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street. The annual Day of the Dead celebration is presented by El Jimador Tequila and will take place in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

The 4,000-year-old holiday, most popularly observed by Mexico and Latin America, offers an opportunity to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on with music, art, altars, gifts, and celebration. New this year and in partnership with Louisville Metro Animal Services, is the addition of a special altar to honor and celebrate beloved four-legged family members who have passed on.

 

Día de Muertos Louisville presented by el Jimador

Day of the Dead Louisville

Sugar Skull, Papel Picado and Tissue Flower Workshop

 

Food, Beer, Margaritas, Pan de Muerto, Mexican Street-food and Sweets

Live Music, Traditional dance, Calavera Catrina Face Painting and Literary Calaveritas

Free on Street Parking after 6pm and plenty of paid off-street covered parking within one block

A tentative schedule of all the events and performances at Day Of the Dad Louisville

Schedule of Events

 

The official schedule for November 2nd between 550 and 600 South 4th Street in Louisville Kentucky
HORARIO DE EVENTOS

6 – 9:00 pmChildren’s Workshops / Actividades para niños

6:00 pm Mexico Lindo Children’s and Folkloric Dancers / México Lindo (Danza folclórica presentada por jóvenes y niños)

At dusk/ Anochecer : Fire performers and Phoenix Collective / Artistas de Fuego y Phoenix Collective

7:00 pm Academy of Flamenco Arts / Academia de Arte Flamenco

8:00 pm Candlelight procession and blessing of the altars with Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church /Procesión a la luz de las velas y bendición de los altares por El Padre David Sánchez de la Iglesia de San José

9:00 pm Salsa Rhythms / Salsa Rhythms toca música latina

6 – 9:00 pm Cirque Louis performers / Artistas de Cirque Louis

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Participate in the festival with us!

Are you a performer? Do you offer information or a service that would be beneficial to our festival community? Do you have a business that you would like to feature as a sponsor of the festival? Do you have an educational or creative opportunity you would like to share on the street? Please let us know! Send us an email with your ideas. We would love to have you join us. Send questions and requests to jharrington@louisvilledowntown.org

Family Friendly Event

The family-friendly celebration is hosted by the South Fourth Street District Association, with Presenting Sponsor El Jimador Tequila. Additional sponsors include the University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Design Web, Bright Horizons Daycare & Preschool on South Fourth Street, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Republic Bank First Friday Hop and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP).

Public Altars

In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary altars will be installed along South Fourth Street. Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Butchertown will once again be blessing the event as well as the altars, and will be leading a candlelight procession at 8:00 PM on South Fourth Street. Traditional style Calaveras (sugar skull) face painting, sugar candy art making, coloring, tissue flower construction stations, and a photographer will be available providing an opportunity to create gifts and tributes for departed loved ones at the public altar. The public altar will be available on the night of the event for anyone to place objects, photos, art, or candles for their deceased loved ones and pets from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Music, Dancing, Fire Breathers

The event will feature plenty of hands-on workshops, including face painting, sugar skull decorating, paper flower making, and much more. Workshops will be staffed with volunteers from U of L’s LALS Program. Party goers are encouraged to dress in costumes, especially as Frida Kahlo, or their favorite “Calaveras” (skeleton). Free entertainment includes Academy of Flamenco Arts, Mexico Lindo Children and Folkloric dancers, Salsa Rhythms Band, Chad Balster – a special fire performer, and street performers from Cirque Louis.

Day of the Dead Food

Mexican food, beer, and El Jimador tequila offerings will be for sale on the street and at vendors and businesses all up and down the 550 – 600 block of South 4th Street. Mi Cocina will be cooking up traditional and unique Mexican cuisine using recipes that have been shared from generation-to-generation as well as some reinvented dishes giving their homemade touch. Cellar Door Chocolates will be featuring a traditional hot chocolate, a selection of Day of the Dead themed spicy chocolates, and decorated sugar skull shaped white chocolates. On the Street, you will find Pan De Muerto, sweets and a few other Day of the Dead holiday favorites. Mexa will be selling tacos and The Limbo will be offering empanadas. Mexican Fanta and Mexican Coca-Cola products as well as West Sixth’s new Cerveza will be available too!

Altar for Pets

In partnership with the Louisville Metro Animal Services, a temporary altar will be installed along South Fourth Street to honor our beloved pets and fur babies. Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Butchertown will be leading a candlelight procession at 8:00 PM on South Fourth Street which we encourage you to join with your loved ones. The public altar for pets will be available on the night of the event for anyone to place objects, photos, art, or candles for their deceased loved ones and pets from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Well behaved pets may attend on the street, but we ask that guests not bring animals inside any gallery or business that does not explicitly welcome them.

Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and supporters of the Day of the Dead Louisville Event

2018 Day of the Dead Louisville Sponsors

The official Day of the Dead, Día De Los Muertos 2018 Poster

Printable PDF version – Versión PDF imprimible

Día De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead November 2nd, 6pm - 10pm

2018 Press release for Día De Los Muertos the Day of the Dead

LA CELEBRACIÓN ANUAL DEL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EN LA CALLE SOUTH FOURTH TENDRÁ LUGAR EL VIERNES, 2 DE NOVIEMBRE , PRESENTADA POR TEQUILA JIMADOR

 

Nuevo este año es un altar público para recordar las mascotas amadas.

 

( LOUISVILLE,KY ). El séptimo festival celebrando El Día de Los Muertos en la calle South Fourth, en la esquina con la calle Chestnut, tendrá lugar el viernes, 2 de noviembre , desde las 6pm hasta las 10pm. La celebración anual es presentada por El Jimador Tequila en conjunción con el Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop.

La fiesta, que se origina en tradiciones indígenas de hace más de 2000 años, se celebra en Mexico y otros países de América Latina, para honrar y celebrar las vidas de los seres queridos que se han fallecido, con música, arte, altares y regalos. Nuevo este año, en colaboración con Louisville Metro Animal Services, es un altar dedicado a las mascotas amadas que se han fallecido.

Es una celebración para toda la familia  organizada por el South Fourth District Association con El Jimador Tequila y co-patroncinado por El Programa de Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS)  de la University of Louisville, Design Web, Bright Horizons Daycare & Preschool on South Fourth St., Coca Cola Consolidated y Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP ).

Siguiendo tradiciones culturales, se instalarán varios altares en la calle y en los escaparates de las tiendas. El Padre David Sánchez, cura de la Iglesia de San José en Butchertown, bendecirá el evento, así como los altares. Voluntarios para el Programa de LALS ayudarán con las actividades para niños en las mesas para decorar calaveras de azúcar, hacer flores de papel, y pintura para la cara. También habrá un fotógrafo profesional para crear regalos para los seres queridos. Durante el evento se podrá poner objetos, fotos, caramelos o velas en el altar público desde las 6pm hasta las 9pm.

“La participación en nuestra celebración anual del Día de Los Muertos crece cada año porque se corre la voz de lo divertido que es, con música, artistas y comida tradicionales”, dice  Karen Welch, dueña de Craft(s) Mercantile en la calle South Fourth. En México las fiestas duran varios días entre el 31 de octubre y el 2 de noviembre, fechas que coinciden perfectamente con el Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

Se anima a los asistentes a la fiesta a disfrazarse como Frida Kahlo, un esqueleto u otro personaje. Habrá presentaciones de La Academia de Artes Flamencas, México Lindo, Salsa Rhythms Band, Chad Balster (artista de fuego), y Cirque Louis. ¡Todo gratis!

Mi Cocina y Mesa venderá comida mexicana, Festival Cuisine preparará cócteles de El Jimador, y West 6th Brewery presentará su cerveza nueva. Coca Cola dará muestras de Fanta mexicana y  Coca Cola mexicana. Mr. G’s Kettle Corn tendrá un puesto en la calle. Cellar Door Chocolates tendrá tazas de chocolate caliente mexicano y venderá caramelos típicos del Día de Los Muertos.

Para más información sobre la fiesta, visite: Dayofthedeadlouisville.com

LDP es la  organización dinámica que impulsa el crecimiento económico en el centro por el beneficio de la región entera, además de supervisar múltiples mejoras en la calle que contribuyen al carácter y encanto del centro de la ciudad. LDP cree firmemente que el motor económico de cualquier ciudad se basa en un centro vibrante. Para mas información, visite: Louisvilledowntown.org  o llame 502-584-6000.

SOUTH FOURTH STREET’S ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD – PRESENTED BY EL JIMADOR TEQUILA TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 2ND

The addition of a public altar to honor beloved pets is added this year

 

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – The 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 2nd from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street.  The annual Day of the Dead celebration is presented by El Jimador Tequila and will take place in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.

The 4,000-year-old holiday, most popularly observed by Mexico and Latin America, offers an opportunity to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on with music, art, altars, gifts, and celebration.  New this year and in partnership with Louisville Metro Animal Services, is the addition of a special altar to honor and celebrate beloved four-legged family members who have passed on.

The family-friendly celebration is hosted by the South Fourth Street District Association, with Presenting Sponsor El Jimador Tequila.  Additional sponsors include the University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, Design Web, Bright Horizons Daycare & Preschool on South Fourth Street, Coca Cola Consolidated, and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP).

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In keeping with cultural tradition, a number of temporary altars will be installed along South Fourth Street. Father David Sanchez of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Butchertown will once again be blessing the event as well as the altars, and will be leading a candlelight procession at 8:00 PM on South Fourth Street. Traditional style Calaveras (sugar skull) face painting, sugar candy art making, coloring, tissue flower construction stations, and a photographer will be available providing an opportunity to create gifts and tributes for departed loved ones at the public altar. The public altar will be available on the night of the event for anyone to place objects, photos, art, or candles for their deceased loved ones and pets from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

“Our Annual Day of the Dead celebration grows each year as word gets around Louisville about how much fun it is to embrace this rich cultural tradition, complete with Mexican entertainment, great ethnic food, and beverages,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of LDP.  “This event is also a wonderful way to support the emerging Retail District on South Fourth Street,” Matheny added.

“In Mexico, the annual celebration lasts for several days and usually takes place between October 31st and November 2nd, which perfectly coincides with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop,” said Karen Welch, co-owner of Craft(s) Gallery on South Fourth Street.

The event will feature plenty of hands-on workshops, including face painting, sugar skull decorating, paper flower making, and much more.  Workshops will be staffed with volunteers from U of L’s LALS Program. Party goers are encouraged to dress in costumes, especially as Frida Kahlo, or their favorite “Calaveras” (skeleton).  Free entertainment includes Academy of Flamenco Arts, Mexico Lindo Children and Folkloric dancers, Salsa Rhythms Band, Chad Balster – a special fire performer, and street performers from Cirque Louis.

Mexican food will be available from Mi Cocina and Mesa.  Festival Cuisine will be providing El Jimador cocktails, West 6th Brewery will be on site serving their new cerveza, Coca Cola Consolidated will be sampling Mexican Fanta and Mexican Coca-Cola, and local favorite, Mr. G’s Kettle Corn will be on the street.  Cellar Door Chocolates will also be featuring a traditional hot chocolate, a selection of Day of the Dead themed spicy chocolates, and decorated sugar skull shaped white chocolates.

For more information about Louisville’s Day of the Dead, go to:  Dayofthedeadlouisville.com

LDP is the dynamic organization that drives economic growth in Downtown for the benefit of the entire region, as well as oversees multiple on-street enhancements that help establish Downtown Louisville’s distinctive character and widespread appeal.  LDP believes the economic engine of any great city starts with a strong Downtown. For more information: visit Louisvilledowntown.org, or call (502) 584-6000.