I was a block away when I heard the drums pounding away in the 400 block of Granville Street.
It was the sounds of the Afro-Brazilian Carnival, which will continue until the early evening.
The road was closed to traffic as part of the Viva Vancouver celebrations taking place through the summer.
The Axé Capoeira Academy was scheduled to put on a demonstration of its talents later in the day.
Unfortunately, I didn't stick around long enough to see this show.