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.
Events hosted throughout the year.

BEFORE I DIE...

 Calendar of Events updated frequently!

THANKS TO OUR PAST SUPPORTERS

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  • Long Before the End Book Club©
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join us on the third Saturday of the month! Visit the Facebook page for the most recent selection.
  • Nights of Grief and Mystery- Duo
    Nov 18, 7:00 PM
    Louisville, 4100 Springdale Rd, Louisville, KY 40241, USA
    Ticket Link Available in the Event Description
  • Virtual Death Cafe
    Thu, Nov 17
    https://uoflhealth.zoom.us/j/99383350705
    Nov 17, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    https://uoflhealth.zoom.us/j/99383350705
    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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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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!