Two weeks ago we provided a sneak preview of what to expect from 2017’s Latin American Week in Vancouver. Now that it has concluded we can say that the festivities went even better than expected. Today (after allowing one day post-week recovery) we are following up with a recap. And don’t worry, no need for heavy reading after your celebratory week that may or may not have included multiple tequila shots – we’re using visuals for this one. Enjoy!
Photo Recap of the 2017 Latin American Week in Vancouver
Fiesta Blanca Salsa Cruise
The official launch of the Summer Salsa Cruise series (catered by Salsa & Agave) Fiesta Blanca was a huge success. The event sold out fast, and everyone showed up as evidenced by the crowd the lined the dock to get on board.
There were drinks, dining, dancing, playful hijinks and all around good times on deck at Fiesta Blanca. In fact, word of mouth about the event spread so fast that the next cruise on July 15 (also catered by Salsa & Agave) sold out shortly after its conclusion. Be sure to join us on one or more of the future cruises by booking your tickets for the next available event here.
Carnaval Del Sol
The highlight of the week took place at Concord Pacific Place where once again hundreds of thousands converged upon the wide open and sun-kissed lot to partake in the festivities. The weather was on everyone’s side, with clear sunny days and warm evenings that kept the crowd moving, dining, shopping, and socializing through to each night’s 10 PM conclusion. The soundstage boomed tunes and performances from all walks of Latin American life, and the crowd was eager to consume it all, with bodies in motion throughout. The beer garden also remained full, with cervezas on steady pour, keeping the grown-ups mingling and swapping stories (and phone numbers, we’re sure) into the night.
Between Salsa & Agave’s duties on the Salsa Cruise schedule and holding down the fort at our Yaletown restaurant, (wow, we had a full house!) we didn’t throw our sombrero into the mix of Carnaval Del Sol food vendors this year, but we were happy to see the varied culinary cultures of Latin America well represented nonetheless.
In addition to the drinks, dancing, and dining, there were numerous artisans and vendors at the weekend long event. There were treats for the whole family, and plenty for the kids to do and see.
Do you miss the festivities of Latin American Week in Vancouver? We do too! But fret not, because you can find the same energy and experience right here in downtown Vancouver at Salsa & Agave. We offer the food (authentic Mexican), drinks, and spirited enthusiasm that Latin American culture is known for, and we welcome all to come and celebrate it all along with us, every other day of the year.
We look forward to seeing you soon!