All Souls Procession

November 4, 2016 to November 7, 2016

Join us for the festive local traditions around Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a celebration of loved ones who have passed.

In an engaging presentation on Grief, Loss & Remembrance, learn how various cultures worldwide observe this day with fascinating customs. Enjoy creative arts classes in which you can make a miniature altar or mask, or paint your face for the grand finale event – an evening excursion on November 6 to the All Souls Procession. This dazzling 2-mile, human-powered parade in downtown Tucson features elaborate costumes, floats, music and festivities, culminating with a memorial pyre containing thousands of wishes, memories and blessings. It’s a joyful way to honor people who were loved and be part of a spectacular Tucson experience.