(This story is sponsored by Latincouver Cultural & Business Society.)
If you’re looking for a summer vacation minus the cost of flights and accommodation, Carnaval del Sol has got you covered. Latincouver celebrates the vibrant Latin American culture and community through food, live performances, and much more.
For more than a decade, the largest Latino festival in the Pacific Northwest has offered a mix of eats, shopping, and entertainment for folks of all ages and backgrounds. Carnaval del Sol gives Vancouverites the chance to immerse themselves in authentic Latin American culture.
The festival has everything from the best of Latin-inspired cuisine to dance-worthy music and presentations. With a Kids Plaza, Arts Plaza, Beer Plaza, and Experience Plaza, there are activities for the whole family.
While there’s plenty to explore, foodies will surely head straight to the Food Plaza. Here, they’ll find several food trucks that will be serving up a taste tour from Mexico to Chile. La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop will bring mouthwatering culinary demonstrations to the Experience Plaza, presented by local and international chefs.
This year, the festival will feature snacks from a number of vendors, including Machete Mexican & Healthy Foods, La Cacerola, Whatafood, Viva Chile, and others.
And that’s not all—the VCAD (Visual College of Art and Design) Main Stage will host more than 450 artists and singers over the three-day event. This multicultural celebration will have attendees dancing to every music style encompassed by the bright culture.
Carnaval del Sol will also host Opening Night on July 8, followed by endless festival events at Jonathan Rogers Park in Vancouver, near Broadway Avenue and Manitoba Street. In past years, the celebration has taken place at Concord Pacific Place.
General admission tickets cost $10 per day and admission is free for children under 12 and for seniors over 65. For those keen to attend every performance, the SuperPass is valid for two days (July 9 and 10) and retails for $15.
For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here.