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Tucson All Souls Procession 2019: Everything you need to know

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 11:45:30-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — All Souls Procession is a Tucson tradition like no other.

The annual event celebrating loss, life and the meaning of it all takes place Nov. 1-3 with a full slate of weekend activities concluding with the Grand Finale.

Here's everything you need to know:

Weekend schedule

Night of the Living Fest | Nov. 1-3 | 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | MSA ANNEX

Procession of Little Angels | Nov. 2 | 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Armory Park

30th Annual All Souls Procession and Grande Finale | Nov. 3 | 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Congress St and Avenida del Convento

Finale Site Cleanup | Nov. 4 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

What is purpose of All Souls Procession?

The procession is inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, a day that loved ones gather to remember and honor family members who have died. The Tucson event has been a tradition since 1990.

Where does the procession start and end?

The route begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway, turns left on St. Mary's Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue and ends between the river and the Mercado San Agustin.


How much is it to participate?

Participating in the All Souls Procession is completely free. The event is open to all cultures, traditions, art forms and people. Registration is not required.

Where can I park?

Event organizers say the easiest parking plan to minimize walking is to park downtown and then utilize public transportation such as SunTran of the Tucson Streetcar. Street parking will not be available in nearby neighborhoods.

Where can I get my face painted?

There will be multiple spots set up to get your face painted before the event. "We strongly suggest arriving early if you really want to get your face painted! Lines can get long. So arrive early, get painted, go have some food, and enjoy your time!," the event's website says.

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