Last Free Day of the year will feature a joyful celebration of remembrance.

Don’t miss your chance to see the York Street Denver Botanic Gardens for free all day on November 3. Not only will you get to check out the beautiful foliage of the garden, but it is also hosting a celebration of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

The traditional Mexican celebration joyfully commemorates life after death by honoring ancestors and family members who have passed.

“On this day, families make altars and place ofrendas, or offerings, of food and other gifts on them, such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls, papel picado, candles, incense, yellow marigolds and, most importantly, a photo of the dearly departed,” says the Denver Botanic Gardens website.

In the eighth year at the Gardens, the celebration offers something for the whole family, and did we mention FREE admission?

Enjoy children’s crafts, live art demos, cultural entertainment, lucha libre, a costume contest, and face painting! Some events are weather-dependent. Artists will also be offering original Día de los Muertos art and more.

In addition, you can catch the Winged Souls exhibit, exploring the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the iconic figure known as La Catrina. The exhibit features colorful and joyful, large-scale sculptures created by artist Ricardo Soltero.

This November 3rd event is also part of the Night at the Museums event, taking place across Denver from 5-10 p.m. Bringing together more than 20 museums in the Denver area, this annual event runs free shuttles from all participating locations and lets you experience the incredible attractions for the can’t-beat-price of free!

You can learn more about the Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens on its website. Learn more about all the Night at the Museum event here.

Will we see you there? How are you celebrating the Día de los Muertos? Let us know in the comments below.

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