The Parade of Lost Souls 2017 Celebrates the Altar Ego

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Image courtesy of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

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.

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The Parade of Lost Souls 2017 Celebrates the Altar Ego

Parade of Lost Souls Celebrates The Wild this Halloween

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Image courtesy of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

It’s the night when the dead dance and the wild party!

Looking for an alternative to the nightclub scene this Saturday, October 29? The 2016 Parade of Lost Souls is the perfect event for those on the hunt for something distinctly unique to do for celebrating Halloween.

The popular Parade of Lost Souls is a celebration of light, music, fire and death, being held on Saturday, October 29 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at a secret location…

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Parade of Lost Souls Celebrates The Wild this Halloween

Looking for live bands, burlesque and 10,000 dancing ghouls this Halloween? Parade of Lost Souls is Back, Oct. 31

Photo credit: Rodger Levesque | Flickr

Photo credit: Rodger Levesque | Flickr

Looking for something distinctly different this Halloween night in Vancouver?

The Parade of Lost Souls may be just the thing. The annual tradition, which sees thousands of people marching, dancing, playing music and eating fire on the streets of the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, returns Oct. 31, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

The grassroots, crowdsourced and utterly unique parade dates back decades in East Vancouver. It’s loosely organized and community-based, and generally features an eclectic assortment of local groups, ranging from live bands to clowns, magicians, Mexican folk dancers, dancing zombies and even burlesque troupes. The spirit is participatory – with everyone invited to join in a celebration of life and death.   Continue reading:
Looking for live bands, burlesque and 10,000 dancing ghouls this Halloween? Parade of Lost Souls is Back, Oct. 31

Parade of Lost Souls Marches Again this Weekend

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Image courtesy of Tim Gage | Flickr.com

With an uncertain future, it seemed to everyone that the Parade of Lost Souls would be ending on a high note last year with thousands of revelers celebrating life and depth. Luckily, this year, the parade is back again with the event being organized by the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society–an artist collective of professional and emerging artists based in East Vancouver.

The Parade of Lost Souls is an alternative option to the typical Halloween parties that happen around October 31st. The annual tradition has been a Vancouver mainstay for the past 20 years, however this year it is being run for the first time without it’s founders (Public Dreams Society). It’s a celebration of light, music, fire, and death, being held on Saturday, November 1st from 7-10pm at a secret location!

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Parade of Lost Souls DANCE PARTY: Beyond the Edge of 2012! (FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!)

The epic annual DANCE PARTY of the century is back and the lost souls will be
dancing the night away to the sounds of DJ Oker and DJ Tango and beyond the
edge of time. Come in costume and celebrate the end of the world and the
dawning of a new age at the Rickshaw Theatre on October 27th! Doors open at
9pm and the shindig will shake until 2am. This bash sold out last year! Tickets
are just $25! Need we say more?

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Parade of Lost Souls DANCE PARTY: Beyond the Edge of 2012! (FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!)

Parade of Lost Souls Dance Party Ticket Giveaway!

What’s the skeleton in your closet?

Join your community in celebrating those who came before us as we transform an East side neighborhood into a portal to the past. With a series of workshops designed to get you moving, creating, crafting and remembering, we’ll travel back in time to explore our secrets. Who in your family tree had something to hide? Or perhaps it’s you who holds the secret…

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Parade of Lost Souls Dance Party Ticket Giveaway!

Parade of Lost Souls 2011: Secret Souls Walk & Dance Party

For many Vancouverites, the event of the Halloween season in years past was the singular Halloween parade / processional that was the Parade of Lost Souls. Though the event has been scaled back by organizers Public Dreams, there is a new incarnation for 2011: the Secret Souls Walk.

Like the Parade of Lost Souls, the Secret Souls Walk is an eerie, transformative event. This isn’t “sexy” Halloween—there won’t be any slutty cheerleaders here, unless they’re slutty zombie cheerleaders—this is Halloween for people who want to delve into the dark recesses and pagan origins of Halloween, for people who want to haunt.

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Parade of Lost Souls 2011: Secret Souls Walk & Dance Party