Day of the Dead Louisville Presented by el Jimador Tequila

The theme of the November 3th Republic Bank First Friday Hop will be in celebration of the Day of the Dead thanks to presenting sponsor el Jimador

- Lunch and Brunch specials all day - Join us as volunteers as we come together to help set up and decorate until 5pm.
- Event begins at 5 p.m. and goes

through 10:00 p.m.
- 5:00 - Street Gallery, Public Altars and Vendor Alley opens
- 5:30 - Children's coloring contest with Republic Bank First Friday Hop
- 5:30 - Free children's Calavera face painting with LALs, University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies, Kentucky College of Art and Design and UofL Hispanic/Latino Initiatives
- 5:30 - Literary Calaveritas, Sugar Skull decoration and Day of the Dead decorations and altars with Craft Gallery & Mercantile, Regalo Gifts, Gifthorse, Block Party Handmade Boutique, The Mysterious Rack Kentucky
- 5:45 - Chocolate Caliente Mexicano and half off skull sale at Cellar Door Chocolates
- 5:45 - Costume photo booth with Design Web
- 6:00 – México Lindo Children Folkloric Dancers
- 7:00 – Camino Flamenco Dancers
- 7:30 - Adult Professional Calavera Catrina face painting and Henna with Jael Roed, Casey Simpson and Chelsea Mae Gagnon
- 8:00 – Father David Sánchez of St. Joseph Catholic Church - Louisville KY to bless the street and public altars and lead a candle lit procession
- 8:15 – Appalatin
- 9:15 – Salsa Rhythms
- CirqueLouis will be on the street performing throughout the night.

Day of the Dead Louisville on South 4th street - Friday November 3th noon to - 10pm
Live Music - Fire Performers - Flamenco & Folkloric Dancing
Come dressed as your favorite Frida Kahlo or Skeleton
Sugar Skull and Tissue flower workshop - Face painting - Public altars
Day of the dead merchandise sold at most South 4th retailers
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks and to bring photos or drawings of loved ones passed to honor and share at our public altar.
Food, Beer & Margaritas will also be available
Provided by Mi Cocina

Red Tree, Block Party, Regalo, Gift Horse, Craft Gallery and Mercantile and many more will be selling great Day of the Dead items. There will be a street party on 500 South 4th street with live Sugar Skulls, Face painting and a professional photographer at Cellar Door along with hot chocolate in the traditional Aztec and Mayan style!

Celebrate life with us, All Soul's & All Saint’s Day or Día de los Muertos, let us come together and honor all those whom we have loved.


Press Release information ********

The 5th Annual El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead Celebration on South Fourth Street will take place on Friday, Nov. 3th from noon – 10:00 PM near East Chestnut Street. The annual Day of the Dead celebration 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. The family-friendly affair is sponsored by the South Fourth Street Retail District, the University of Louisville’s Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program, and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP).
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 candlelit procession at 8:30 PM on South Fourth Street. Traditional style calavera (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 from noon 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 Karen Welch, owner of CRAFT(s) Gallery and Mercantile on South Fourth Street, “In Mexico, the annual celebration lasts for several days and usually takes place between October 31st and November 2nd, but we’re doing it a bit later as we wanted to celebrate the holiday in conjunction with the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.”
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 as well as students from the Kentucky College of Art and Design. Party goers are encouraged to dress in costumes, especially as Frida Kahlo, or their favorite “calavera” (skeleton). Free entertainment includes Caminos Flamenco Dancers, Children and Folkloric dancers, Appalatin – a popular, local Latin musical group, Salsa Rhythms Band, Los Alegres Mariachi Band, Chad Balster – a special fire performer, and street performers from Cirque Louis. Mi Casa will feature Mexican food, beer, wine, and margarita offerings for sale 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.
The event is free, open to the public, and family friendly. The South Fourth Retail district includes Art Eatables, Crafts(s) Gallery and Mercantile, Gifthorse, Block Party Handmade Boutique, Regalo, Cellar Door Chocolates, Big City Styles, and The Mysterious Rack.
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 www.louisvilledowntown.org, or call (502) 584-6000.

Friday November 3th noon - 10pm
Live Music - Fire Performers - Flamenco & Folkloric Dancing
Come dressed as your favorite Frida Kahlo or Skeleton
Sugar Skull and Tissue flower workshop - Face painting - Public altars
Day of the dead merchandise sold at most South 4th retailers
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and masks
Food Beer & Margaritas
Provided by la Cocina de Mama Cuisine

Celebrate life with us, All Soul's & All Saint’s Day or Día de los Muertos, let us come together and honor all those whom we have loved.

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500-600 South Fourth St, 40202
Louisville
02 November , Friday 16:00

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