7 events to check out during Vancouver's Latin American Week

Jun 27 2018, 3:37 am

Vancouver’s Latin American Week takes place from June 27 to July 8 and there are plenty of events taking place that celebrate Latin culture, arts, and community.

From a film night to Carnival del Sol, here are seven events around Vancouver worth checking out during Latin American week.

Tickets for events are available online or grab a Special Super Pass at $75 for all events.

Latincouver’s 10 Years Gala

Latincouver and Carnaval del Sol are celebrating 10 years of hosting events and the vibrant and diverse Latin communities in Vancouver. The gala will be open to friends who have supported and worked side by side with the Latin community in Vancouver. The event features performances by Lamondance, Stolen Moment Hazz, Mara Coelho, Danza Folkorica Ollin Yoliztli, and the Marimba kids. Please note, limited seats are available. A formal dress code is also in place.

When: Wednesday, June 27
Where: 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Fiesta Blanca Salsa Cruise

Kick off summer and Latin American week with the unforgettable three-floor-level Fiesta Blanca Salsa Cruise. Dress to the nines while cruising and dancing to vibrant Latin beats on the MV Britannia ship. A white dress code is in place.

When: Saturday, June 30
Where: MV Brittania  – Stanley Park, Vancouver
Time: Check in at 8:30 pm. Cruise from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am
Tickets: Available online, $31. Group of 15 or more $26

Free Canada Day Parade on Granville Island

Latincouver proudly celebrates Canada’s birthday with the Latin communities in BC. Come out and participate in the Canada Day Parade with Latin music, dances, and traditional costumes.

When: Sunday, July 1
Where: Ocean Concrete at Granville Island – 1415 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Time: 1:30 to 2 pm
Admission: Free

Latin Film Night with VIFF

Latincouver, in partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver, and the Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver, presents Latin American Film Night, a celebration of the Latin American film industry. Enjoy the evening with two films that celebrate Latin filmmaking. Films will have subtitles in English.

When: Tuesday, July 3
Where: Vancity Theatre– 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver,
Time: Films are shown at 6:45 pm and 8:45 pm
Tickets: Available online, $13 for one movie and $20 for both movies

Women’s Voices in the Americas

“Women’s Voices in the Americas” is a filmmakers panel that provides a different, intercultural perspective of the Americas told using women’s voices. This event uses works created by women as a starting point for dialogue and incorporates unique historical views showcasing cultures in the Americas from the point of view of women.

When: Wednesday, July 4
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver,
Time: 6:30 pm
Tickets: Available online, $10

Flamenco, Tango, Wine in One Night

The sights, sounds, and sips of Latin America come to Vancouver for one night only with Flamenco, Tango and Wine in One Night. Join in on a celebration of Argentinian wine and award-winning entertainment presented by Latincouver in collaboration with Flamenco Rosario. The event was sold out in 2017.

When: Wednesday, July 5
Where: Performance Works–1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Tickets: Available online, $25 -$30

10th annual Carnaval del Sol

The biggest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest returns to Vancouver this July. Taking place from July 7 to 8, the 10th annual Carnaval Del Sol is a two-day celebration of Latin American Culture.

The event features live music, art, dance, sports, poetry, and food. Over 400 artists from different Latin American countries will attend the festival as well this year.

When: July 7 to 8, 2018
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver

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