This weekend marks kick off of Carnaval del Sol, the biggest Latin American hybrid festival in the Pacific Northwest.
Since 2008 Latincouver has built Carnaval del Sol into one of the most important festivals showcasing Latinx artists, food vendors, creators, and businesses in the Vancouver area. The organizers understood their responsibility to help the community by adapting to the current times, working closely with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health and the provincial government to adhere to all health and safety for this year’s festivities.
This weekend, Latincouver welcomes the 14th edition of Carnaval del Sol Outdoor Festival running in a condensed capacity at Concord Pacific Place, running until August 15th. The festival kicked off Thursday with Latinx Pride Day in partnership with the Latinos y Amigos LGTBQ2+. Visitors will experience Latin American food, local and Mexican beer, and outstanding artists such as Rumba Calzada, Tugstar & Mad Riddim, Farnaz Ohadi, Sambacouver, Rudegang Entertainment, and MNGWA, among others, throughout the festival site all weekend long.
The celebration will continue with the Latin American Hybrid Experience from August 20th to 29th.
The line-up includes:
August 20: Stand Up & Magia En español
August 21: Latin Jazz Extravaganza!
August 23: Latin America plant-based culinary workshop
August 25: Flamenco & Tango workshop
August 25: Flamenco, Tango & wine in one night
August 26: Let´s talk about Diversity workshop
August 26: Sounds of Latin America Live! Cumbia!
August 27: Sounds of Latin America Live! Samba!
August 28: Sounds of Latin America Live! Salsa!
To see Festival details, the full live and hybrid line-up and to purchase tickets visit latincouver.ca