Route map for 30th Annual All Souls Procession on November 3

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“Join us for the 30th Annual Event!!  4 to 10 p.m. on November 3

Together we walk to remember our dead. Please read the information below carefully to be ready to participate mindfully in this year’s Procession.

The Procession is an enormous community-created, non-commercial event to creatively honor and celebrate our dead. Open to all cultures, all traditions, all art forms, all people. Free to participate.

Everyone who attends is responsible for helping to create a safe, positive, celebratory, and respectful experience for themselves and everyone else. This guide is intended to help create that experience for yourself and the 100,000+ other people who will be in the streets with you. And please help us reach as many of those 100,000 people as we can by sharing this information!”

Route map

“The route is on the West side, paralleling the Santa Cruz River.

It begins on Grande Avenue south of Speedway Boulevard, turns left on St. Mary’s Road, then right onto Bonita Avenue.

Pedestrians will be able to take the Riverwalk route by exiting left from Bonita Ave before Congress Street. There will be dancers, altars, and installations along this route. (Floats and others who do not want to tackle the stairs from the riverwalk up to Cushing Street will want to continue on Bonita Ave. and then right on to Congress Street to access the Finale Site.)

Together we will flow around the Garden of Gethsemane toward the Finale Site, situated between the river and the Mercado San Agustin.

The route is about 1.5 miles and we walk slowly. You will be walking in city streets and in an unfinished dirt lot. So wear comfy shoes, bring water and a flashlight, and plan for your needs accordingly. Consider starting further along the route if you need to.

Please keep an eye out for each other! Look out for floats, stilt walkers, and other people who will need a little extra space to be safe and help make sure that they get it. And, as always, please see our All Souls Procession Guide for more details on how to create a safe and enjoyable experience.

Details on parking and public transportation will be announced on our parking page closer to the Procession.”

Route map

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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