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Beloved Taco Spot and Historic Cemetery Collaborate to Bring “Day of the Dead” to Covington for the First Time!


CONTACT: Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum 

COVINGTON, KY – OLLA Taqueria, in collaboration with the Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and the Residents of Westside, is thrilled to invite you to a colorful and cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, October 28th, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This event promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with food, drinks, live music, traditional folklorico dance, face painting, wagon rides, and much more. Best of all, admission is free for all to attend! 

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors the memory of departed loved ones. It is a time for reflection, remembrance, and festivity, and this community event aims to bring the spirit of this rich tradition on a larger scale for the very first time to Covington. 


Date: Saturday, October 28th Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum Outside Main Entrance on 401 W 13th Street, Covington, KY 

Activities and highlights of the event include: 

  • Delicious Mexican cuisine provided by OLLA Taqueria 
  • A wide selection of beverages for all ages 
  • Live music by Chapines Musical to set the mood 
  • A traditional folklorico dance performance 
  • Day of the Dead themed face painting for both kids and adults 
  • Wagon rides through Linden Grove for a unique and enjoyable experience 
  • A commemorative altar to honor loved ones 

The Dia de los Muertos celebration is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you come to remember loved ones, experience the vibrant cultural heritage, or simply enjoy the festivities, this event offers something for everyone. 

"We—Gutierrez Deli with my father and now OLLA with me—have unconsciously become this bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities in Covington," said Sergio Gutierrez, owner of OLLA Taqueria. "So this celebration is for the culture.” 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of Dia de los Muertos in the heart of Covington. Join us on Saturday, October 28th, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, on W 13th Street (between Lee Street and Fisk Street) right outside of the main entrance of Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Bring your friends and family and partake in this joyful commemoration of tradition, culture, and community. 

For more information about the Dia de los Muertos community event, please visit the event Facebook page here or contact Emily Swisher, Vice Chair of Linden Grove at 


About OLLA Taqueria: Authentic Mexican street food style cuisine, made with passion. 
About Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum: A park-like space with a purpose… Covington’s very own historic urban greenspace and cemetery. 
About the Residents of Westside: Covington neighborhood group dedicated to community connection and betterment. 

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