© 2019 by Before I Die Festival - Louisville. Proudly created by Stuart Holladay Creative.

WHAT IS IT?

This is the place to talk about death . . . frankly, intelligently, with humor, compassion, and intent.

The Before I Die Festival is a unique series of events that explores the many different ways we can prepare for death and dying.

 

Hosted by a partnership of Louisville-based, end-of-life professionals and local businesses and organizations, this program provides a cutting-edge approach to facing (what can be) the most difficult and mysterious aspect of the human condition.

 

All ages are encouraged to participate in this community undertaking that features art installations, discussions with religious leaders, educational programs, historical studies of the funeral process, music, comedy, games, author talks, cemetery tours, and more.

 

Numerous opportunities to explore individual attitudes, values, and feelings will foster the personal connections that lie at the heart of contemplating end-of-life.

Louisville, Kentucky's 

A festival for the LIVING about DYING.
Ongoing events in 2020

BEFORE I DIE...

2020 Calendar of Events updated frequently, events ongoing!

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

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Death Cafe
Thu, Feb 27
Crescent Hill Library
Feb 27, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Death Cafes are an opportunity for people to gather, eat dessert, and talk about death. These events are not intended “to lead people to any conclusion” other than to increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
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Long Before the End Book Club©
Sat, Mar 14
Safai Coffee Shop
Mar 14, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Safai Coffee Shop, 1707 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, USA
The Long Before the End Book Group© offers an ongoing discussion of books related to death and dying, we have hosted an in-person book club since October 2017. Join us!
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"No Regrets" Storytelling About the End
Tue, Apr 14
Farm To Fork Catering and Cafe
Apr 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Farm To Fork Catering and Cafe, 2425 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40212, USA
Healthcare decisions and advance directives are the topics inspiring these storytellers to share about discovering what’s important, living life to the fullest (or failing to do so), and reminding you "There's No Time to Waste!"
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KY End of Life Care- Community Conversation
Sat, Feb 22
Launch Louisville
Feb 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Launch Louisville, 816 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Let's explore creating a community where individuals and families feel supported and connected when Death enters their lives.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

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YOUR SUPPORT IS EVERYTHING.

The generosity of our donors and volunteers allows us to keep costs down as we work to curate the most meaningful BID Festival events for the Louisville community.

All donations to Before I Die Festival are tax deductible through the fiscal sponsorship of The Global Human Project. Click to learn more about The Global Human Project and founder, Jud Hendrix.

Thank you!