What: Designed to remember and honor the dead through artistic expressions, the procession is an integral part of the Festival. At the heart of the Procession is a belief in the power of creativity to help grieve the loss of loved ones – whether friend, family member, partner, spouse, co-worker,animal companion or cultural hero.
The Procession is the culmination of the Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival. After the procession, there are several Day of the Dead events at Provincetown Theater.
The Festival also includes a series of workshops that begin on Sun, 10/22. See Workshop Schedule.
When: Friday, 11/2; Meet at 4:30. Free face painting. Procession begins at 5:30 pm.
- 4:30 – 5:30: Face-painting, stilt-walking, drumming & other festivities begin at 4:30pm hot beverages & snacks compliments of The Captain’s Daughters and Guapo’s
- 5:30: Procession begins
Performing Arts Festival at Provincetown Theater
Day of the Dead Ofrenda Exhibition
What: An ofrenda (an “offering” in Spanish) will be on display at The Provincetown Theater for the evening of November 2 beginning at 6pm.
An ofrenda is created to honor a deceased loved one and to welcome their spirit back for a visit. Items typically displayed on an ofrenda include photos, candles, incense, marigold flowers, pan de muerto, toiletries, sugar skulls, fresh fruit, personal items and mementos of the deceased and favorite foods and drinks of the deceased – all with the intention of encouraging spirits to return home for a visit.
When: Fri, 11/2, 6 pm
Where: Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St | Directions
Cost: Free. A cash bar and tacos will be for sale from Provincetown’s Taqueria.