All Souls Activities This Weekend

The annual All Souls Procession and Grand Finale, one of Tucson's signature events, begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. The 1.5 mile route starts at West Speedway Boulevard and North Grande Avenue and proceeds south to the finale site between the Santa Cruz River and the Mercado San Agustín on West Congress Street.

Danza Azteca Calpulli Tonantzin will open the finale ceremony with a traditional Aztec ceremonial dance, followed by volunteer amateur performers and students from Tucson Circus Arts, professionals from Flam Chen, and musical guest Steve Roach.

The All Souls Procession has grown to approximately 150,000 people who march in or watch one of the country’s largest processions honoring the deceased. Events span the weekend with workshops and family-friendly activities, including the Procession of Little Angels on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Parking is free on weekends, and several streets in the area will be closed from 3 p.m. to midnight on Nov. 3. Sun Tran will provide additional bus service between 3-7 p.m. from the Ronstadt Transit Center to the procession starting point.

Following the procession, participants can return to the downtown area on the Sun Link streetcar by boarding from the stops at the Mercado District. Sun Link will extend service until 10:30 p.m. All passengers must have a valid pass loaded on a SunGO Card, SunGO Ticket, or the GoTucson Transit app, children 5 and under ride free.