Day o' the Deid Procession

Ayr Town Centre

Sunday 29th October

15:45

The 2017 Procession will leave the Arran Mall at 15:45pm on Sunday 29th October. Everyone please come dressed up and sugar skull faces painted ready to dance your way down Ayr High Street to the carnival sounds of the brilliant Glasgow streetband - SambaYaBamba.

There will be performances throughout the procession by a local samba drumming group, local dance schools and South Ayrshire Percussion Ensemble (made up of school pupils from across South Ayrshire).

The procession will end at the Main Stage at old Clydesdale Bank Building where SambaYaBamba will perform a final set to get everyone dancing and celebrating the end of another spookily brilliant Tamfest.

All the props and banners for the procession have been made by the public and community groups in South Ayrshire throughout this year, organised by local artist Leona Stewart.

The community groups include Ayrshire Young Carers, Turning Point Scotland, Lochside Community Group, Dalmilling Primary, The Hive at Ayr College, Community Fun Day South Ayrshire, BurnsFest, Schools Out at the Citadel. Banner Kits have been sent to 30 local community groups.

All the creative workshops throughout the year have been funded by South Ayrshire Council and Awards for All Lottery Scotland and funds raised through a Kickstarter campaign.

Popular Ayrshire covers band Fusion will have you dancing in the streets as they bring the festival to a close on the Main Stage after the procession ends.

2016 procession showing SambaYaBamba

Day o' the Deid banners
Day o' the Deid banners
Coffin painting at Ayr Town Hall
Coffin painting at Ayr Town Hall
TamFest Ayr's Tam o' Shanter Festival
TamFest Ayr's Tam o' Shanter Festival
TamFest 2017 logo
TamFest Ayr's Tam o' Shanter Festival