We are pleased to announce The 34th Annual All Souls Procession on Nov. 5, 2023 on Tucson’s Westside. Assembling on Grande Avenue at 4pm-departing at 6 pm. Culminating in the “Restoration of Care” ceremony and burning of the URN near MSA Annex in The Mercado District.
Let the celebration begin.
MMOS spends a year or more planning, fundraising and implementing each of the Procession Weekends. It is a labor of love built on the backs of artists, creatives and people of all kinds… without financial motivation or corporate sponsorship. The All Souls Procession is pure, public ceremony for everyone.
The trust we have built over 34 years gives us hope in our shared creativity, imagination and vision for the future.
Here are our Guidelines for 2023-
Respect Everyone’s physical space
(Don’t get too close — If a section starts to look dense, look for open space. Be patient. There is no prize for being first.)
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” — Bruce Lee
The route is on the West side, paralleling the Santa Cruz River. It begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard., and marches directly south on Grande Ave to Congress St. Then left to the Mercado District.
*Please DO NOT Block the entrance to the Finale site on Congress and Avenida Del Convento.
There are many places to watch the Procession go by- The long thoroughfare of Grande Ave provides many place in which to view.
Use public transport- Our friends at Suntran have added extra Sunday ( Route 22) lines to get you to the Gateway at Grande.
The Sunlink Street Car is FREE to ride and runs all day Sunday-
Do not stand on the Tracks!
Use Rideshare pick-up stations – #1- Grande & Congress – by Chaiteria #2- Grande & Cushing-near the Community Altar #3-Ramada Hotel- near the Freeway
Park Downtown and walk to the Procession Route. It’s a lovely night- Enjoy.
Don’t Litter– Respect the Land.
All Souls is dedicated to radical inclusivity.
All Souls are welcome.
Use Your Skills
We all had to learn some things in these difficult times. There is no “going back.” Now is the time to Expect the Best of each other.
See others in their Grief. Allow Grief to Happen. Let others be in their grief. Trust your Process.
Be generous and gracious to our neighbors
The neighborhoods we walk through welcome us each year. Don’t block their driveways. Don’t stomp on their flower gardens. Don’t litter the streets. Route MAP
Be generous and gracious to our neighbors who have invited us into their gardens and neighborhoods.
If you don’t feel safe or If you don’t feel well
Other ways to take part…
Over the years, we invited each other onto the streets. We made a lot of hubbub and noise. We helped fix each other’s floats. We looked bravely into each other’s faces. We walked with our tears flowing. We built beautiful things and played beautiful songs for the DEAD and for the LIVING.
Don’t give up now.
The world needs us and we need each other. We are here to Honor and Celebrate. Celebrate those who have died. Honor those who have gone before us.
For more details- see our FAQs Page.