Each fall Missoulians come together to create a Festival of the Dead Parade, which is coordinated by Zootown Arts Community Center.  The festival is an all-inclusive event that honors life and death through community involvement.  Throughout the month of October, ZACC will host workshops, events, and performances which all come together in a traditional Festival of the Dead parade through downtown Missoula.

Missoula Festival of the Dead 2015 - Happy Trees at ZACC

The ZACC’s theme for the “Festival of The Dead” parade is “Bob Ross” – Happy Trees! Photo by ZACC

Workshops for the Missoula Festival of the Dead include:

  • Sugar Skulls
  • Shrine building
  • Happy Trees
  • Steamroller Prints
  • Lantern Making
  • Facepainting

Missoula Festival of the Dead Art Show:

The theme for this year’s group art show is “What We Leave Behind”.  The show will be on display throughout the month of October at the Main Gallery within the Zootown Arts Community Center.

ZACC Presents the Festival of the Dead

2015 Parade:

The Festival of the Dead parade will take to Higgins Avenue on November 2nd, 2015 around 5:30pm, and everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.

Visit the ZACC website for more information about Zootown Arts Community Center, or check our events calendar for event times and locations.  See you at the parade!