Paul's Note - November 4, 2022

One of Tucson’s unique and most popular events is on tap for Sunday, the All Souls Procession. 

The downtown procession started in the 1990s and has grown to an event that 150,000 people participate in. It’s tied to local traditions about remembrance of folks who have passed away. 

To find out more about this year’s route and activities, visit https://allsoulsprocession.org/

The Procession will cause some disruption downtown. If you plan on being downtown on Sunday afternoon or evening, take note of some changes. 

Sun Tran and Sun Link are teaming up to provide ride options for the annual All Souls Procession. Participants can enjoy free public transportation options to and from the event on Sunday, November 6. Sun Tran buses will provide a direct route from the Ronstadt Transit Center to Grande Avenue and Speedway Boulevard, near the procession starting line. Riders should board the “Route 22 Extension – All Souls” bus at the Route 22 bay located on 6th Avenue, just outside the west wall of the Ronstadt Transit Center. This service is available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

After the procession, riders are encouraged to use the Sun Link streetcar to travel from the Mercado district back to Ronstadt. Bus riders should note Sun Tran bus services throughout the city generally end by 8 p.m. The streetcar will be in service from the Mercado District until 10:30 p.m. 

Route 3 and Route 21 riders should be aware of detours and closed bus stops due to the event. Route 3 bus stops on St. Marys Road between Grande Avenue and I-10 will not be serviced beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. Route 21 bus stops on Congress Street between Grande Avenue and I-10 will also be closed. 

Participants and other visitors downtown can find parking at city garages. You can find a map of the route and parking options here

Just to remind you, we will be hosting a blood drive at my office on November 23rd. The Ward 2 office is located at 7575 E Speedway. 

Our goal this year is to collect 18 pints. We’ve met our goal in the past and we want to continue the streak!  

The drive will be held in our large conference room from 8 am to 1 pm. To find out more or to schedule a donation, please call 1-800-733-2767. If you are scheduling a donation, please use the sponsor code WARD2. 

Remember that Disability Pride Day is coming up on December 3 at Udall Park (7200 Tanque Verde Rd). The event runs from 10 am – 4 pm. 

We now have a Facebook page for the event. Check there for updates and details.