2nd Annual Dia de Muertos Community Celebration in Old Town Fort Collins

Oct 26, 2022 | Member News

Old Town Square in Fort Collins will transform into a community altar on Friday, October 28, for the 2nd annual Dia de Muertos Community Celebration presented by The BIPOC Alliance. In Latinx culture, Día de Muertos celebrates friends, family, and loved ones who have passed away. It is a time to join the community and honor their lives with memories, mementos, food, and more.

At 8:00 a.m., community members are invited to visit the altar and engage with volunteers to learn more about the holiday. An immersive virtual altar experience will feature user-submitted images, poems, and songs. Individuals across northern Colorado can submit virtual memories of loved ones who’ve passed by visiting HERE.

Festivities culminate with traditional dance and ceremonia starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a community-led procession through Old Town. Learn more about the event by clicking HERE

Additional opportunities to engage with the community and celebrate include:

  • Thursday, October 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Happy Hour Kick-off at CopperMuse Distillery, 244, N College Ave., Fort Collins. Joy among our living ancestors through games and gatherings!


  • Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Fall Farm Clean-up Day with Hispanic Women’s Farming Proyecto. Details here


  • Saturday, October 29, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Dia de Muertos Masquerade Benefit at the Agave Room at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. This fundraiser features food, drink, costumes, dancing, giveaways, and more. Tickets Here


Community volunteers make these opportunities possible. Sign up to volunteer HERE!