THERE WILL OTHER ACTIVITIES BESIDE THE PROCESSION ON SUNDAY.
There will be a PRE-PARTY on SATURDAY NOV.2 at the OLD TUCSON STUDIOS, 201 S. Kinney Rd. THIS IS A **FEE** EVENT. Tickets available at www.nightofthelivingfest.com or at the Old Tucson gate. Event starts at 12 noon and ends at 1 AM. There will be 24 bands on 3 stages plus haunted houses, live mural painting and art installations.
Downtown at ARMORY PARK on SATURDAY NOV.2 - PROCESSION OF THE LITTLE ANGELS
3PM TILL EVENING -Preceded by arts and crafts activities. THIS IS A F R E E EVENT.
SUNDAY - NOV. 3 - 2PM-6PM - Tailgate party and face painting at the HOTEL CONGRESS downtown.
SUNDAY - NOV. 3 - 4PM-6PM - CONCERT featuring 9 different bands - location - N. 6TH AVE. NORTH OF THE UNDERPASS - THIS ALSO IS **FREE**.
SUNDAY - NOV. 3 - 9PM - DANCE OF THE DEAD - official AFTER-PARTY - at the RIALTO THEATRE, 318 E. Congress. THIS ALSO IS A **FEE** EVENT. http://www.allsoulsprocession.org/projects
THIS IS A HUGE EVENT!
Last year (2012) over 35,000 people attended. This year they are expecting 50,000.
ALL parking should be done on the EAST side of I-10. The police will close off Congress St.
around 6pm and will not re-open it until after the festivities are over.
Downtown has over 30,000 parking spaces–check the links below
City Parking Garages include:
City Parking Lots include:
- Catalina Lot, Franklin Lot, Paseo Redondo Lot, Toole Lot and City Hall South Lot
The All-Souls "Day of the Dead" Procession and Festival.
A Tucson cultural event since 1990
The All Souls Procession is perhaps one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America today. The Procession had its beginnings in 1990 with a ritualistic performance piece created by local artist Susan Johnson, who was grieving the passing of her father. Inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos holiday, Johnson felt she should honor her father in celebration and creativity. The performance was very well received and many artists were inspired to continue growing the Procession into its modern incarnation.
Today we find ourselves organizing over 35,000 participants on the streets of downtown Tucson for a two-mile long human-powered procession that ends in the finalizing action of burning a large urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes of the public for those who have passed. Inside the event are myriads of installation art, altars, performers, and creatives of all kinds collaborating for almost half the year to prepare their offerings to this amazing event. The All Souls Procession, and now the entire All Souls Weekend, is a celebration and mourning of the lives of our loved ones who have passed.
Many Mouths One Stomach (manymouths.org), a non-profit arts collective based in Tucson, AZ, is the organizing body for the Procession, and serves as a vehicle for working artists to collaborate, create, and inspire the public through Festal Culture.
“Festal Culture” is the expression and fulfillment of core human needs through public celebration, ceremony, and ritual. The All Souls Procession is an event that was created to serve the public need to mourn, reflect, and celebrate the universal experience of Death, through their ancestors, loved ones, and the living.
The Procession is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and a rejoicing of living.
With the continued cooperation of the City of Tucson, Tucson Police and Fire departments, local businesses, civic organizations, and participants like YOU- MMOS has guided the development of the parade to accommodate the growing number of participants in a healthy and harmonious way.