Carnaval del Sol and Latincouver’s 15th Anniversary

Comments 18 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The biggest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest is celebrating 15 years! Enjoy a series of sensational experiences and the popular Carnaval del Sol festival at a brand new location, presented by Latincouver.

Carnaval del Sol 2023

Carnaval del Sol 2023

  • When: July 7 – 9, 2023
  • Where: David Lam Park, 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Admission: Purchase festival tickets online.
    • One and two-day passes range from $15–$30, with FREE admission for kids under 12 and seniors 65+. A two-day VIP Experience Pass for $60 includes access to the Culinary Experience Plaza (with live chef demos), fast-track access to the Beer Plaza, an invitation to the VIP Plaza (where cocktail tastings, private washrooms and optimal main stage views are available) plus other perks.

Festivities kick off with a spectacular opening night concert, exclusively for adults aged 19 and above. This neon-themed party will feature five DJs, a drag show featuring performances inspired by famous Latin American pop stars, delicious snacks from La Taqueria, and refreshing alcoholic beverages from Topo Chico and Granville Island Brewing (including a limited-edition Carnaval del Sol anniversary cerveza!). Tickets from $30 per person (online in advance). 10% of ticket sales from this event will be donated to Latinos y Amigos, an organization dedicated to supporting the Vancouver Latin LGBTQ2+ community.

Throughout the weekend, more than 400 performers will take to the stage, showcasing Latin rock, salsa, merengue and other performances. The festival also boasts nine plazas, each offering opportunities to engage with the culture, and with other members and friends of the community.  

In the Food Plaza, indulge in mouthwatering delights from 22 food vendors representing 11 different countries, serving up more than 30 distinct Latin American dishes, including empanadas, tacos, arepas, tequeños, paella, and much more.

In the Market Plaza, browse through an array of products, including traditional spices and delicacies alongside clothing, handcrafted jewelry, and artwork.

In the Kids Plaza, children can take part in music workshops, games, face painting, and more.

Additional Ticketed Events

Immerse yourself in an evening of passion, rhythm, and cultural fusion on Thursday, July 13th with Tango & Flamenco Moments. Tango Rumba from Montréal and the multiple award-winning Flamenco Rosario will ignite the stage with dance performances that will transport attendees to the heart of the captivating cultures of Argentina and Spain. This festive evening will have delectable gastronomy and handcrafted cocktails at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay. Completing the sensory experience is a feast of authentic Spanish paella prepared by local caterer Paella Guys, alongside handcrafted Argentinian sangria. The fun begins at 7:00pm.

Win Tango & Flamenco Tickets

We have a pair of tickets to give away to Tango & Flamenco Moments on July 13th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

Win Tickets to Tango & Flamenco Moments with Carnival del Sol

The full lineup can be found on the Carnaval del Sol website.

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18 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Amber OlakThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 11:43am PDT

    Thanks for the chance.

  2. Shelley ButcherThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 5:29pm PDT

    This sounds like a fantastically fun evening!!!

  3. tracyThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 5:34pm PDT

    fun event!

  4. LauraThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 6:36pm PDT


  5. Debbie SilvaThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 8:09pm PDT

    Great contest

  6. Catherine HercusThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 8:13pm PDT

    Would take my friend for her birthday

  7. Colleen VoglerThursday, June 22nd, 2023 — 8:27pm PDT

    This looks amazing!

  8. Nicole S.Friday, June 23rd, 2023 — 5:44am PDT

    Looks fun!

  9. Cheryl GreenFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 6:09am PDT

    A perfect summer event. Thanks for the chance

  10. PaticatiFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 9:28am PDT

    Summer is not summer without this festival! So much fun!

  11. EileenFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 11:59am PDT

    Sounds like a fun event!

  12. Zuzana TycFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 1:29pm PDT

    great contest

  13. Tanya HFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 7:18pm PDT

    Sounds groovy! 💃

  14. LanceFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 8:26pm PDT

    Would love to win. Viva !

  15. KellyFriday, June 23rd, 2023 — 8:48pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  16. Ceci JSunday, June 25th, 2023 — 9:34am PDT

    It would be so much fun to get to enjoy this show! Thank you for the chance!

  17. Cheuk LauSunday, June 25th, 2023 — 10:48pm PDT

    Wonderful way tospend a summer evening

  18. Cindy STuesday, June 27th, 2023 — 10:50am PDT

    Sweet prize!

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