The 6th edition of Latincouver’s annual Brazilian Carnaval in Vancouver brings rhythm, beat and heat to Granville Island on February 17th.
Brazilian Carnaval in Vancouver
- Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
- Times: 11:00am to 5:00pm (family) and 9:00pm to 1:00am (adults only)
- Address: Performance Works on Granville Island (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
Just as the sizzling Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2024 winds down in Brazil, similar festivities heat up the northern hemisphere. An annual all-day Brazilian Carnaval experience will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island with celebrations happening all day and well into the night.
Split into two dynamic segments, the Brazilian Carnaval features a family-friendly daytime experience, then the evening unfolds into a sultry celebration for adults at the Brazilian Carnaval Night Party.
Brazilian Carnaval Family
Featuring child- and family-friendly opportunities to experience Brazilian culture, kids will move to the drumbeats of Coletivo Batucada Abrace, a percussive band that will headline a show including batucada music, magicians and a circus performance. Caretta de Furacão street performers, a Bailinho de Carnaval dance party, arcade games, a dance station, face-painting, and a costume competition are other highlights of this joy-filled day.
Early-bird tickets are available until February 1, for $15 per single child, $10 per child for two children or $8 per child for three or more children. Regular ticket prices after February 1 are $20, $15 and $10 respectively. Tickets include entry for two adult parents or guardians; additional accompanying adults will be charged $5 each. Purchase online here.
Brazilian Carnaval Night Party
The adults-only Brazilian Carnaval Night Party welcomes adults who love to samba and batucada all night long. Beloved media personality Bruna Weber is the MC for this late-night party incorporating music, dance, and Carnaval food and drinks.
Among the musical acts are Sambacouver, pioneering Brazilian cultural ambassadors specializing in axé and samba; Menilson, the Brazilian singer and composer now leading Meni Axé Band in joyous song; and Brejera band, joined by special guests Camila Louzada (Bom Tom) and Nando Aguir to perform samba, forró and axé music.
Also bringing the heat will be DJ Lu, who has quickly become a Vancouver favourite since relocating here. Costumes are encouraged (there’s a competition) and there will be Make-Your-Own-Abadá and face-painting stations that make Carnaval style accessible to everyone. Early-bird tickets are $30 until February 1, and $35 thereafter (both include a complimentary beer). Purchase online here.
This authentic annual festival is produced by Latincouver, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Latin American culture in British Columbia.
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