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Día de los Muertos

(Day of the Dead)

Free Community Event and Education

Event Details

When: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Where: Center 615 (615 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206)

We will be hosting virtual educational and altar-building sessions in October. 

This special, FREE event is inspired by the beautiful memorial traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos and is open to all people and all faiths.

  • Music
  • La Cocina Juanita food truck
  • Altar displays
  • Children’s activities
  • And more!


Register Now for Free

Regístrate Ahora Gratis

Please register in advance to skip the line and help us get a headcount. If your plans change at the last minute, you can register at the door.

Join us on Zoom to learn how to construct an altar that can be displayed at our celebration event.

Sign up to build an altar to be displayed at the event. You do not need to attend the event to have your altar displayed.

Seeking Community Partners

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition culminates Nov 2. Alive is hosting a FREE community Dia de los Muertos virtual art and education exhibit. We will be hosting virtual educational and altar-building sessions in October. Stay tuned for details.

As a provider of end-of-life care, education and grief support, we strive to expand the conversation about death and healing and facilitate cultural exchange in Middle Tennessee. Day of the Dead is a family remembrance and religious tradition in Mexico that includes community celebration and bonding. Humorous portrayals of skeletons and death remind the living to make the most of their precious time together. Families build altars, cook and share traditional food to remember loved ones who have died.

Learn more.

We are especially seeking those who wish to share about this tradition from a personal perspective and bi-lingual Spanish/English speakers.

We invite you to participate directly as a partner or just share the event details with your own community.

“My altar changes every year…and it’s a lot like my grief which changes with time. Grief needs air to breathe…and the Day of the Dead altar has been an important part of managing my grief.” – Alison Kirk, Alive volunteer and mother of Caroline (9) and Kate (13) who passed under Alive’s care.

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Ways to Participate

  • Speak about your Día de los Muertos traditions (virtual)
  • Lead an altar-building workshop (virtual)
  • Display an altar
  • Tell us about your Día de los Muertos events, so we can help spread the word
  • Participate in our altar-building workshop

Or anything else you can think of!

Laura Clark: 615-564-0909 |