Tighten your boots, folks, cause your socks are gonna get blown right off! Parade of Lost Souls Vancouver 2018 invites you to indulge in this year’s theme of Magic and Realism! Come prepared to feast your eyes and ears on live bands, art installations, clowns galore, delicious food trucks, and much much more from the minds and hearts of our beloved city’s artists! And don’t forget to bring something for the altar! Whatever and whoever you want to remember this night, all offerings will be accepted!

Parade of Lost Souls Vancouver 2018 IS YOUR EVENT! For you and by you! Let the reverie and the revelry begin here, at the Parade of Lost Souls! Conceptualized and produced by the beloved Public Dreams Society for over twenty-five years, the Parade lives on under the direction of its producer since 2014, The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

​Returning, as in tradition on the last Saturday in October, the Parade of Lost Souls Vancouver 2018 will take place on October 27, 2018. As it has for decades, the final parade route is kept a closely guarded secret – revealed only at midnight the night before. Keep checking into this website and social media feeds for updates and other exciting surprises along the way!

· 7pm Parade of Little Souls (Carnival Band,Greenhorn Band, Vancouver Fiddle Club)
· 8pm Parade of Lost Souls (Balkan Shmalkan & the Carnival Band)
· 9pm Parade of Lost Souls (Balkan Shmalkan & the Carnival Band)

Ho! ho! ho! Merry Hallowe’en! May the little souls in our life light up the night with Magic and Realism! Parade of Little Souls is for the children who want to join in on the colourful and dazzling festivities! Meet at the Britannia Library. Procession starts at 7pm.

Procession lead by the Carnival Band, the Greenhorn Band, and The Vancouver Fiddle Club! This is your event! For you, and by you, no matter your age!

You’ve resurrected your identities, faced your fears, saved your souls, and now it’s time to shake those bones and rejoice! Following the Parade of Lost Souls, the party continues through the night at the LOST SOULS AFTER-PARTY, this year again at The Wise Hall. Doors at 9pm, with live music, visuals and performances. Proudly presented by the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, this year we celebrate MAGIC & REALISM.

As All Hallows’ Eve crawls slowly from the autumn mist, preparations are well underway for the Parade of Lost Souls Festival. The annual tradition, a decades-old East Vancouver mainstay, is refuge and release, community and collective for thousands of lost souls. Participants of the Parade of Lost Souls Festival gather together to redefine their ideas of community engagement; to reconnect with one another, and with ourselves, in a celebration of the cycles of life and death. The festival’s true popularity lies in its ability to inspire and accentuate the creativity of those who attend. The Parade of Lost Souls is proof that we have not lost our link to the richness and depth of the ritual celebrations of our ancestors.

The Parade of Lost Souls is organized by, and for, the community it serves. It is a parade of spectacle and performance, an inclusive celebration for the thousands of lost souls that join us every year to meander along its route.

It takes a tremendous amount of effort and funding to stage this event, and they are always on the lookout for energetic volunteers, artists and donors to join our team. The festival continues to be successful because of the creative artists and performers who share their talents, the hard-working volunteers who keep them running, and the larger community who join each year – dressed in wondrous and creative costumes!

Parade donations can be made online, or at the event, and volunteer and performance opportunities can be found in the “Get Involved” section. Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is eternally grateful for your generosity!


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