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Day of the Dead Festival Procession

Day of Dead Festival Procession Provincetown

WhatDesigned to remember and honor the dead through artistic expressions, the procession is an integral part of the FestivalAt 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: Thursday, 11/2; Meet at 4:30. Free face painting. Procession begins at 5:30 pm.

Where: Begins at the Harbor Hotel, 353 Commercial St. Route:West on Commercial Street, turn onto Atkins Lane, and end at The Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St.



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.

Ofrenda set-up will take place Tuesday, October 31, 4-6pm and/or Wednesday, November 1, 10am-12pm. | Register Now

When: Thu, 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.

Day of the Dead Performing Arts Night

What: Enjoy a spectacular program of music, dance, song, spoken word and performance art celebrating life and honor death in all its forms and manifestations featuring performance artist Pat Oleszko.

Performers: Oleszko is sure to engage humor and prompt us all, both dead and alive Oleszko’s work includes elaborate costumes, props and inflatables all incorporated into solo performance. Oleszko is a much awarded artist having received 4 NEA grants, 4 NYFA’s, the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, the DAAD (Berlin) and a Bessie for Sustained Achievement. Oleszko has taught at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

The event also includes not-to-be-missed performances by Outer Cape artists:

  • Paula Erickson
  • Roxanne Layton
  • Luke Lryjma
  • Sophia Starmack
  • Provincetown & Truro Students
  • Wave
  • Wisdom of the Masks

Where: Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St | Directions

Cost: Suggested donation $10-$20 at the door

Dancing with the Dead

What: Conclude the Festival with a dance party! Music by DJ Emerson Breneman‘s White Animal Sound. DJ Emerson has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and has DJed sunny jams on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

Where: Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford St | Directions

Cost: Free

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November 02 2017


Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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