Thousands will come together to honor and celebrate the dead this weekend at the 29th All Souls Procession.
Downtown Tucson is expected to be packed with a parade of community members as they form a two-mile-long procession that concludes with the burning of a large Urn for those who have passed.
KGUN 9 has created a guide to answer any questions you may have leading up to this event.
When is the All Souls Procession?
The event is from Nov. 2-4. The Procession of Little Angels, Children's Altar, and Personal Altars Vigil will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Armory Park. The All Souls Procession & FInale Ceremony will take place Sunday, Nov. 4. Gathering starts at 4:00 p.m. and the walking starts at 6:00 p.m.
Where can I park?
The easiest way to get to and from the procession is to utilize the Sun Link Streetcar and SunTran. Sun Tran is providing additional bus service to the event from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Buses will pick up every 5-7 minutes, next to the Ronstadt Transit Center (on 6th Ave/North of Congress Street). Buses will drop off passengers near the procession starting point.
If you are planning on driving, the best city garages and lots include:
- Plaza Centro located at 345 E. Congress
- Depot Plaza located at 45 N. 5th Ave
- Main Library located at 101 N. Stone (entrance off of Alameda St.)
- City / State located at 498 W. Congress
- La Entrada (Water) located at 310 W. Alameda
- Wells Fargo Garage at 35 E. Alameda St. (closes at 9PM)
City Parking Lots include:
- Catalina Lot, Franklin Lot, Paseo Redondo Lot, Toole Lot and City Hall South Lot
Parking spaces are also available downtown if you're lucky enough to find one.
What route does the Procession take?
The route this year begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway, turns left on St. Mary's Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue (map posted above).
How much does the Procession cost?
The All Souls Procession is free to attend.
Can I get my face painted at the event?
Multiple locations are available and your payment will support the funding of future processions. Lines can get long, so make sure to arrive early.
For more information, including how to get your loved ones' photos into the procession, visit the event's FAQ page.
All information obtained via the All Souls Procession 2018 website.