Every month, the town of Silverthorne (less than 30 minutes from Vail) holds a First Friday event meant to give people a reason to come together and celebrate. They're heartwarming, unique events that range in theme, from art to food to music. This November's First Friday event will pay tribute to Dia de los Muertos.
Anyone in town on November 5, 2021 is welcome to come together at Silverthorne Performing Arts Center and celebrate the heritage and history surrounding Dia de los Muertos. This will be an educational, cultural event centered around unity and nostalgia.
The event is in partnership with with Tonos Latinos. The Dia de los Muertos festival will honor and celebrate diversity and teach about the history of the holiday. Festivities include face painting, games, workshops, food, a piñata, and a procession to a community altar.
Event attendees are invited to bring items to offer to their loved ones that have passed away to add to the community altar. Flowers, candles, and pictures are common offerings.
The complete schedule of events is as follows:
- 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Skull Face Painting and Papel Picado/Paper Flower activity table
- 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Live music from local band Remezcla
- 5:00 p.m.: Breaking of the Piñata
- 5:30 p.m.: Tonos Latinos artist Mariana Anaya Valenzuela will sing Three Rancheras
- 5:40 p.m.: Traditional Mexican dances and singing from Mexico en la Piel and Vita Maria
- 6:30 p.m.: Community Procession to the Altar and music from the Summit High School Mariachi Band