Latin America Week in Vancouver 2014

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Latin America Week is upon us as the city comes to life with festivals, food, music, and much more with sizzling salsa in the summer sunshine. Presented by Latincouver, Latin America Week in Vancouver runs June 28 until July 6, 2014 with an opening party happening out on the water with a Salsa Cruise June 28th.

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Latin America Week Opening Salsa Cruise

Latin America Week opens with Latin vibes, music and cuisine on the largest dance party on Vancouver’s largest cruising vessel, MV Britannia. This event features free salsa lessons, and guests can dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata rhythms and the hottest Latin music on 3 levels with 3 different DJs. Tickets are $28 and can be booked online via Carnaval del Sol or at Salteñas Cafe & Pastries 2261 East Hastings @ Nanaimo St. This is just the first of many Salsa Cruises this season.

Tastes of Latin America Food

Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster presents a brand new version of his Tastings Plates event just for Latin America Week this year. From June 28th to July 6th you choose your own Latin American dining experience around Vancouver.

More Latin America Week Events

Tastings Plates Latin America Preview June 25th, Carnaval del Sol July 5th to July 6th, Inspirational Latin Awards July 2nd; Canada Day Parade July 1st; Tastes of Latin America June 28th to July 6th, 2014.

At Latin America House this weekend catch Brazil vs Chile, Colombia vs Uruguay in World Cup action on Saturday and Mexico vs Netherlands, Costa Rica vs Greece on Sunday, June 29th.

Salsa Dancing on Granville Street
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Win Salsa Cruise Tickets

If you would like to start the holiday week off in style, I have two tickets available for the Salsa Cruise on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Boarding time on Saturday is 8:30pm, departing time is 9:30pm. Meet at the MV Britannia located just off 501 Denman Street. Must be 19+. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Update The winner is: Lemon_cupid!

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13 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Lemon_cupidWednesday, June 25th, 2014 — 3:21pm PST

    This sounds like it would be a blast!

  2. YanetWednesday, June 25th, 2014 — 6:59pm PST

    Padrísimo, a bailar se ha dicho!!! 😉

  3. kayThursday, June 26th, 2014 — 9:59am PST

    Love cruising

  4. KathleenThursday, June 26th, 2014 — 1:33pm PST

    I would love to go!

  5. wenxiaoThursday, June 26th, 2014 — 3:42pm PST

    It is good to eat and to dance.

  6. Elio MasciThursday, June 26th, 2014 — 4:12pm PST

    The “MEGA” Latin American Week in Vancouver is just around the corner !!! Presented by Latincouver. Jun 28 – Jul 6, 2014.

  7. Daniela LopezThursday, June 26th, 2014 — 8:34pm PST

    I can’t wait for it!

  8. TrroyFriday, June 27th, 2014 — 10:58am PST

    This looks like a fun event!

  9. Sandra PahlFriday, June 27th, 2014 — 12:59pm PST

    I’m so excited for Carnaval del Sol next week. I went last year and it was awesome. A salsa cruise would be a great way to start off the week!

  10. AnnaFriday, June 27th, 2014 — 3:51pm PST

    I want to get it ! Love salsa!

  11. JoeFriday, June 27th, 2014 — 3:52pm PST

    Sweetie, can’t wait for it 😉

  12. websturrFriday, June 27th, 2014 — 5:09pm PST

    sign me up

  13. DebbieMonday, June 30th, 2014 — 10:01am PST

    LOVE Salsa dancing!

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