While Vancouver isn’t exactly blessed with sunshine, there is one celebration this coming long weekend that’s sure to lighten what’s been a dreary month. Carnaval del Sol returns to Granville Street this Saturday, June 30th. From 10:00 am until 10:00 pm PDT, a chunk of Granville Street between Smithe Street and Hastings Street will open up to a fiesta of Latino food, culture, music, shopping, activities and street soccer.
I stumbled across Carnaval del Sol last year by accident – I wasn’t expecting it to be so big! There was plenty of food from fresh fruit skewers to more savoury meat dishes. Tents lined the curb with tables stocking everything from unique crafts to jewellery to travel brochures, and even at one point a colourfully dressed dancer appeared to bring a smile to our faces. It was enjoyable.
It will be sunny out at Carnaval de Sol, even if the sun doesn’t decide to show. Visit the Carnaval del Sol web site for more information on the event.
TagsCarnaval del Sol, Central America, culture, fiesta, Granville Street, Latino, Local, party, South America, Vancouver
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