The day before the big Procession, a more intimate Procession takes place in Armory Park. The park fills with children and families, gathering to paint wings, create paper flowers, get their faces painted, dress in costumes created at our kids’ costuming workshops, and approach grief from a child-friendly, child-driven place. As the sun sets, children and families process around the park and participate in a Finale, where Stories that Soar!, Tucson Circus Arts and this year The Tucson Girls Chorus, will team up to perform local children’s stories about death and grief, and as the sun sets, everyone processes around the park.
All ages are welcome. Throughout the park, shrines to remember the dead have been set up by people who want to memorialize someone, as the Personal Altars Vigil/Children’s Altar takes place in conjunction with Little Angels. And everyone is welcome to place a remembrance of a child on the Children’s Altar.
Free to attend, but donations help defray the cost of art supplies, permits, and infrastructure.