From: Friday, November 3, 2023
To: Sunday, November 5, 2023
Tucson All Souls Procession Weekend 2023
Tucson’s Dia de Los Muertos-inspired event is a beloved community-powered fixture of the city’s fall calendar since 1990.
- Visiting Tucson for All Souls? Book your stay early as this event fills the city. Stay in downtown Tucson, particularly in the area around Fourth Avenue, close to the gay bars.
- Myriad altars, performers, installation art, and creatives of all kinds collaborate for almost half the year to prepare their costumes and offerings for this amazing event that draws roughly 150,000 participants in early November.
- The All Souls Procession is one of the most important, inclusive and authentic public ceremonies in North America.
- Today the streets of downtown Tucson are transformed into a two-mile human-powered procession that ends in the ceremonial burning of a large Urn filled with the hopes, offerings and wishes of the public for those who have passed.
- The 4 star AC Hotel Tucson Downtown is in the perfect location to explore the best of the city, with a modern new look, excellent fitness centre and sexy outdoor pool.
- The procession begins at 6th Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Tucson on Sunday.
- Participants will begin gathering at 4pm. and the procession begins at 6.30pm
- The event culminates with the ritual burning of the urn at the finale ceremony near Mercado San Agustin at Linda Avenue and Congress Street. It is a procession, not a parade, meaning everyone is welcome to become part of the event rather than simply spectating.
- Stay at the The Ramada by Wyndham Tucson The hotel just a few hundred feet from the Grand Finale site. For something a little different, consider the beautifully restored art hotel, the Hotel McCoy.
The Story behind All Souls Tucson
- The Procession began in 1990 with a ceremonial performance piece created by local artist Susan Johnson. Johnson was grieving the passing of her father, and as an artist, she found solace in a creative, celebratory approach to memorializing him. Says Johnson, “From the beginning, it was different people’s ethnic groups, different cultures, but also it was all these different art forms put together.”
- After that first year, many artists were inspired to continue, growing the Procession into its modern incarnation.
Recommended Hotels in Tucson
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4 Star – Amazing views
Graduate Tucson offers accommodation with a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Valet parking is available. At the hotel, every room has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
The Tuxon Hotel
4 Star, Luxury
The Tuxon has an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with free WiFi access. At the hotel, the rooms come with a desk and a TV. The private bathroom is fitted with free toiletries. Guest rooms at The Tuxon feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
AC Hotel Tucson
4 Star – Great Amenities
All rooms at the hotel have a seating area, a work desk and a flat-screen cable TV. There is also a private bathroom with free toiletries. Selected rooms also feature pool view. Features an outdoor pool, Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The hotel offers a business centre and a fitness centre for guest use.
The Blenman Inn
4 Star – Perfect Location
Featuring a seasonal lagoon-shaped swimming pool with outdoor terrace lounging, this historic Bed & Breakfast. Styled in Art Deco, each room features a TV with DVD player and a seating area at the The Blenman Inn. Bathrobes and toiletries are provided for guests.