Día de los Muertos 2022

Day of the Dead Celebration on 4th Street Live!

Day of the Dead Celebration at Fourth Street Live 

Events open at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 2 and close at 8:00 p.m. 

Day of the Dead Altars, Face Painting, and performances by Mexico Lindo Folkloric Dancers and Mariachis on the 4th Street Live Main Stage 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will make a special dedication to recent Hispanic Louisville community leaders who have departed: Ellie Kerstetter (2022), Saul Garcia (2021), Miguel Lagunas (2018), and Daniel Alvarez (2018). as well as the local lives lost to Covid-19 including healthcare workers, and former members of the armed forces. 

Authentic Day of the Dead altars designed and built by students from Marion C. Moore High School and the Newcomer Academy will honor the lives of those who have passed away, the way people in Mexico commemorate this special occasion. 

Parallel to the celebration on Fourth Street Live, Al Día en America has organized a Day of the Dead Altar contest among local Mexican restaurants.The preliminary lists includes the following: La Catrina, El Catrin, El Nopal Hikes Lane, Iguanas Central Ave., Limon y Sal, La Suerte, Gustavo's Hurstbourne Lane 

The celebration has been organized by the Mayor’s Office for Globalization and The Louisville Latino Council along with the Louisville Downtown Partnership/Louisville Forward, U of L’s Latin American & Latino Studies, UofL’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Marion C. Moore High School & Newcomer Academy, Al Dia en America Hispanic Newspaper, and Adhawks, LLC. 

During this holiday, people set up altars displaying portraits, personal goods, clothing, favorite foods, and possessions of the deceased family member. Sometimes they are shown at the gravesites as well. 

For more information, contact Manuel Medina at 502-419-6114, 502-852-0501, or manuel.medina@louisville.edu.