Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of us make any end-of-life plans. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? Put some “fun” in funeral planning to get people to discuss this serious topic.

The inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival took place over six days from Friday, October 20, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at multiple locations and venues around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Six hundred participants attended multiple upbeat activities to openly think about, talk about and do something about our inevitable mortality.

Events included movies, an art show, panel discussions, Death Café conversations, field trips to cemeteries and the Office of the Medical Investigator, yoga and meditation classes, and parties.

The second annual Before I Die ABQ Festival will be bigger and better! Starting on October 30, which is Create a Great Funeral Day, the 2018 festival will include a daylong symposium on Saturday, November 3 and the post-Marigold Parade festival in Albuquerque’s South Valley on Sunday, November 4. Sign up for our mailing list below to be kept apprised of developments!

More Info

Upcoming Events

The next Albuquerque Death Cafe will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Community Room at Manzano Del Sol Village, 5201 Roma NE, Albuquerque

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Recent Blog Posts

Sandra Harrington Urn

Daring Cremation Artwork Shines at Festival Show

  "Earth, Air, Fire & Water: A Celebration of Cremation and Art" brought together the work of New Mexico artists in wood, ceramics and other materials The show, a part of the inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, focused on

Before I Die ABQ Banner

Miss These Festival Events? Watch The Videos!

If you weren't able to make every event in the inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, you can still catch selected events on video! The panel discussions, the demonstration of the Jewish tahara ritual of washing and dressing the dead, and a

Historic Fairview Cemetery Tour

First Before I Die ABQ Festival Attracts Big Crowds

The inaugural Before I Die ABQ Festival, six days of activities held around Albuquerque, NM, drew 600 participants to 22 separate events between October 20 to 25, 2017 The festival offered free and low-cost upbeat activities for people to openly

Newsletter Subscription

Contact Us