“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!”
“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.”