VSA Montana, sponsor of the Festival of the Dead, asks that you provide the following information, to the best of your ability, to help us provide accurate information to our grantors and funders, supporting public value of the work done in our community.
Download the Festival of the Dead Participation Agreement (PDF). (Also available as a Microsoft Word document.)
Participation in the Festival of the Dead may include performances as well as walking in the procession, that will begin at 6:30 PM on Nov. 2. Participating individuals and groups may include musical/dance groups, individuals/groups honoring the dead or presenting cultural interpretations of traditional Day of the Dead observances.
VSA Montana’s Festival of the Dead Event insurance and the City Parade permit restrict the following activities: use of motorized vehicles in the procession, use of fire or fireworks at any activity site, or throwing of candy, flowers, confetti, etc. during the parade and other site activities.
Participating groups are responsible for removing all materials, including costumes, shrines, and other procession articles, as well as debris from activities, from all sites involved in the parade and festival, including Caras Park. All Festival of the Dead street and Caras Park activities MUST BE COMPLETED by 9:00 PM.
Please e-mail this form to or send to:
VSA Montana, PO Box 7225, Missoula, MT 59807