One of the longest running traditions in the city, The Parade of Lost Souls, is a much-anticipated annual event that has been conceptualized and produced by volunteers for over twenty-five years! The iconic event is a favourite for many, in part because of all the collaboration and community effort it takes to put this event together.
Shrouded in mystery, the annual Parade of Lost Souls takes place at a secret location that isn’t revealed until midnight on the night before the event (typically, on or around the Commercial Drive area). This year, the parade will celebrate the “Altar Ego”, and you’ll have a chance to bring it out to play on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7pm.
The Parade of Lost Souls is undoubtedly a unique experience for everyone involved. It’s a celebration and a ceremony… more of an opportunity for reflection and renewal than a Halloween parade.
But, that doesn’t mean it’s not a party! Everyone is invited to participate in the parade (it’s 100% free). You can wear a costume, bring an instrument, make a dance, join a dance… The parade is for you and by you! It’s a chance to let loose and celebrate with the 2017 theme “Altar Ego”.
Each year, the event attracts more than 10,000 lost souls who join into the revelry. The festival’s true popularity lies in its ability to inspire and accentuate the creativity of those who attend.
PARADE OF LOST SOULS 2017 DETAILS
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: Parade: 7pm-10pm, After-Party: 9pm-2am
Location: Commercial Drive, near the Britannia Community Centre