The 29th annual All Souls Procession in Tucson attracts thousands of people honoring loved ones (people and pets) who have died.
The event began as a performance art piece by Tucson artist Susan Johnson, who wanted to honor her father after his death. The current route begins at Speedway and Grande and ends near the Mercado San Agustin on Congress. After the procession, there is a large finale with music and performance acts. An urn that has hundreds of handwritten messages to the dead is burned.