The Valley’s largest celebration of Día de los Muertos, held annually on the First Friday in November in Carbondale, begins with the creation of a community ofrenda (altar) in front of the Launchpad on Nov. 3 at noon. Families can also create their own ofrendas in Chacos Park (Fourth Street Plaza). At 5pm, the festivities commence at Chacos Park with performances, face painting and more. The annual procession, with traditional dancing by Aspen Santa-Fe Ballet Folklórico, sets off from the Third Street Center at 6pm, and ends at Chacos Park with more fun to be had. Carbondale Arts has put on the event for the past 19 years. Visit www.carbondalearts.com for more info about Friday’s celebration. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! Photo by Sarah Overbeck, Carbondale Arts