Carnaval del Sol

Experience Latin American culture in Vancouver with Carnaval del Sol this July

Come celebrate the contributions of the Latin American community this July with the family-friendly Carnaval del Sol. The two-day festival brings the sights, sounds and tastes from Mexico to Argentina, Colombia to Brazil and everywhere in between on Saturday, July 8th, and Sunday, July 9th, 2023, to Vancouver’s David Lam Park.

Freshly made empanadas are calling!

There’s nine plazas to explore: the Main Plaza del Sol with live music, Zumba and capoeira classes; the Food Plaza brings the bold flavours of Mexico, the luscious tropical tastes for the Caribbean, and the piquant palettes from South America; the Family Plaza has musical and interactive shows for the whole family; play games, create crafts and and more at the Kids Plaza; watch chefs cook up traditional treats and give demos on their work at the Experience Plaza, take things slow with activities and games tailored for the elderly in the Seniors Plaza, holders of the VIP Pass and Super Pass can chill out in the VIP Plaza with complimentary sangria, grab a cool pint with live music in the Beer Plaza; and peruse all sorts of traditional handicrafts, goods and services in the Market Plaza.

Tickets are required to attend Carnaval del Sol and available online (for a discount) or at the door. Passes purchased in advance are much cheaper: single day admission is $15; children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over are free. Two-day passes are $25, with $60 for the VIP pass that grants express entry to the event and select plazas, among its many benefits.

Getting to Carnaval del Sol is easy with TransLink as the event is within walking distance of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station on the Canada Line. False Creek Ferries also provides service from the David Lam Park dock.


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