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.
A festival for the LIVING about DYING.
Ongoing events in 2020
BEFORE I DIE...
2020 Calendar of Events updated frequently, events ongoing!
- Thu, Feb 25ZoomFeb 25, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ESTZoomDeath 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
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