Vancouver

Latin American Week

  • June 30, 2017 - July 9, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Various locations around Vancouver
  • Admission: Free Event

Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 9, 2017

Various Locations Around Vancouver

'The ‘week’ bursts through its seams, as a festival with happenings now running from June 10 through June 24, and an intense week of events beginning June 30 leading up to the final fabulous Carnaval del Sol weekend celebration July 8 and 9.

The festive weeks in July will be a wonderful, exciting, and inspirational opportunity to showcase and appreciate the vibrant Latin American spirit, through music, dance, film, sports, and so much more, ending the schedule with a fabulous Carnaval del Sol.

A  brand new event this year will be Music on Wheels June 10 - June 24 which celebrates Latin and Latin-inspired youth bands (18-25) with pop-up venues in and around Vancouver…the festival nurtures them as the future of the Carnaval’s mainstage musical performances.  Watch for performance bookings at www.carnavaldelsol.ca.

150 Years of Canadian and Latin American History
Day: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island
Cost: Free
This event is in honour of Canada in its 150th anniversary, a country that has opened new opportunities for the Latin American culture. This multicultural night will highlight three featured activities focused on the Latin American and Canadian relationship, engaging and developing an involvement for the community to learn about stories, legends and experiences from Canadians and Latin Americans in the past 150 years. The night will include:

  • Latin Legends Storytellers  Five to ten Latinos will tell their personal stories since they first came to Canada.  Other Invited speakers will tell the actual legends from both Canada and Latin America, showing their similarities.
  • Photo Exhibition  Latin American photographers will display their vision on what means to be a Latino in Canada. The results will be first seen at this event, and later showcased in the International Art Plaza during Carnaval del Sol.
  • Latin Youth Video Contest  Launched in April, we invited Latin American youth to create a video, and during this night, we will screen and announce the top three winners (First Prize = trip for 2 to Mexico). For more information, visit Youth Video Contest Page

Canada Day Parade
Day: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: 7:00pm– 9:00pm
Venue: Granville Street
Latincouver proudly celebrates Canada 150 years birthday. More than 250 people come together from different Latin communities in BC to be part of the Canada Day parade with Latin music, typical dances and dresses. This is the best opportunity for our communities to show to Canada that we are here, and we are here to stay. Join us and walk with your community.

Fiesta Blanca Cruise
Day: Sunday, July 2, 2017
Time: 8:30pm – boarding; 9:30pm – departure
Venue: MV Britannia (near Stanley Park)
Join us wearing white as the Salsa Cruises kicks off their season with a joint venture with LatinCouver celebrating Carnaval del Sol and Latin American Week in Vancouver aboard everyone's favorite vessel, the MV Britannia – 501 Denman Street. 3 levels – 3 Djs playing the best in Latin music all night long. Salsa lesson taught by one of Vancouver's best instructors followed by a Dance Show. Details are still be finalized but this promises to be the best kick-off party yet!
Tickets $28, at www.carnavaldelsol.ca

Latin Film Night with the International Vancouver Film Festival
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Tickets: $12, at www.viff.org
Latin American Film Night showcases two films represeting our heritage to more than 500 guests, promoting and growing our film industries while spreading awareness of our artistic culture of Latin America in Vancouver.

Flamenco, Tango and Wine In One Night
Day: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Roundhouse Community Centre
Tickets: $30
, at www.carnavaldelsol.ca
Latincouver proudly presents in collaboration with Flamenco Rosario: a night of Flamenco and Tango songs, music and dance in an intimate setting at the Roundhouse. Come and join us at this intimate Spanish and Latin America culture experience while learning about Argentinian wines.

For more infromation please visit carnavaldelsol.ca

Latin American Week