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, Sep 24
Zoom
Sep 24, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Zoom
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©
Sun, Oct 11
Location is TBD
Oct 11, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location is TBD
The Long Before the End Book Group© has offered an ongoing discussion of books related to death and dying since October 2017. Join us!
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Home Funeral & Death Care Midwife Training
Postponed Due to Covid-19
Location is Private Home
Postponed Due to Covid-19
Location is Private Home
Home-based funeral celebrations bring death out of the shadows and into the light of life.
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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!

 

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