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Firehouse Art Center Volunteers

2022 Dia de los Muertos Calacas Face Painting and Gigantes Procession

On Saturday, October 8th the community is invited to participate in Longmont’s biggest and best Day of the Dead celebration ever! The event will be held on 4th Avenue, between Coffman and Main, in front of the Firehouse Art Center.  

Family Fiesta 11am-3pm 

Azteca Dancers and Gigantes Procession 2pm-3pm 

The Family Fiesta will feature live performances of music and dance. Participants can also make traditional crafts like sugar skulls and papel picado at the craft booths. Enjoy delicious Mexican food from popular food trucks, join a walking tour of the altars downtown or take a shuttle to see the exhibition at the Museum.  

The event end with a Danza ceremony and Gigantes Procession. The procession will begin at the alleys on 4th Avenue between Main and Coffman. It will proceed South on the alley, through the breezeway, down Main and then back up Coffman to the Firehouse.

Date: 10/08/2022 (Sat.)

Created by:   Firehouse Art Center
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Location Time (MDT) Available Slot
Family Celebration- 4th and Coffman  10:00am - 11:30am  

Gigantes Transport (3)

Transport Gigantes from Firehouse to the Stage


Set-Up Crew (3)

Set-up volunteers will help put up face painting tent, tables and chairs. They will assist booth hosts with their set up as well.

Family Celebration, Coffman and 4th  10:30am - 3:30pm  

Face Painter (10)

Paint half calacas face on guessts

1 of 10 slots filled
David Hartman
say yes to art
Family Celebration- 4th and Coffman  1:00pm - 3:30pm  

Gigantes Guide (5)

Assist carrier with walking a clear path- note dips in the sidewalk and treee branches

1 of 5 slots filled

Procession Volunteer (4)

Put out directional signs, guide people on the correct path, and then return the signs to the Firehouse when the procession is done


Gigantes Procession Captain

Be the Point of contact for the Procession

Melissa Euphorbia

Gigante Bearer (5)

Help carry Gigantes through the procession and then back to the Firehouse

2 of 5 slots filled
Angelica De La Torre
Angelica De La Torre
Tom O'Banion
Family Celebration, Coffman and 4th  2:30pm - 4:30pm  

Gigantes Return and clean up help (4)

Transport Gigantes back to the Main Gallery of the Firehouse and return to stands. Help with break down of fiesta


Face painting clean up crew (2)

Break down Firehouse Face Painting tent, sort makeup, put away supplies, and pack up

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