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All Souls Procession - Dia de los Muertos -
Day of The Dead
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Each year I am genuinely amazed when I meet Tucsonans who have grown up here and yet never attended the All Souls Procession Parade—or worse yet, never even heard of it.

Along with the annual Gem Show in February and the Open Studio tours, All Souls is one of Tucson’s most magical, important and original events. It truly is the night of nights.

Tucson’s fabulous November parade was the brainchild of local artist Susan Johnson, who conceived All Souls procession as a revision of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos. Ms. Johnson’s initial performance in 1990 honored her late father and—as the years went by—the number of participants grew to staggering proportions.

Day of the Dead Fourth Avenue Tucson Arizona

Day of the Dead Fourth Avenue Tucson Arizona

Costumes, masks, glow sticks, floats, burning cauldrons, marching drum circles, and a mind bending end-of-procession pyrotechnic blowout by the mighty Flam Chen are all rolled up into a brilliant, heart-racing, kid-friendly spectacle which nobody who has any interest in the arts, costumes, fire dancing, or unbridled revelry should ever miss.

Marchers begin to congregate in front of Epic Cafe around 5 pm and the procession begins at 6 pm. Bring a flaming torch, or your pet monster, or maybe a bat with glow-in-the-dark eyes, or even a skeleton in a wheeled coffin, and be amazed by what Tucson’s brightest and wackiest artists come up with. So bring out your dead, and throw ‘em on the cart. Long live All Souls! It makes Halloween look like a tea party.

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All Souls Procession 2012 Finale

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Cafe Marcel 4th Ave Tucson AZ Lightrail Modern StreetcarRestaurants - I love food.  If you're reading this, odds are you do to ;)  Find your passion at the great restaurants located in and around 4th Avenue and Downtown Tucson.  Whether looking for a quick bite at Brooklyn Pizza Company or a little international flavour, Downtown Tucson should be your first stop. 

Want a treat?  Try the non-traditional Mexican dishes at Maya Quetzal!  Featuring a Yucatan and Central America inspired menu and laid-back atmosphere, you can't help but love their fresh take on Mexican food.

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Looking for something out of this world?  Be sure to stop by Sky Bar for a cocktail and a wonderful view of the stars!  Just be sure to tip your bartender :)

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Services - They say a picture is worth a thousand words... well, a picture in a frame from Barb's Frame of Mind is worth atleast twice that.  While you're down here, visit the Historic Y (just off the beaten path) to catch a dance class or theater production.  It's a whole community packed into one office complexJohnny Rays Tattoos on 4th Ave in Tucson, Arizona!

Events - Fourth Ave Tucson is known for the fun, family-oriented activities provided by local shops and business.  Be sure to check out the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, featuring over 100 different merchants, exciting live entertainment, and food options you can't find anywere else.

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