Carnaval del Pueblo
AUGUST 1st 2010
Free Latin Carnival
If you are stuck for something to do, then why not check out Europe’s largest Latin American Carnival. Every nationality and culture of Latin orgin will be represented in one shape or form. I myself have been twice before and have to say that it’s a great day out. Carnaval del Pueblo has had some major names in the latin world to perform for them in the past, such as Grupo Niche, Willie Colon, Oscar D’leon and many others.
So if you fancy a little Salsa, Cumbia, Flamenco or just to taste some of the latin food that will be on offer then wander down to Burgees Park and bring your dancing shoes.
What to expect at Carnaval del Pueblo
• 4 areas that provide entertainment from Latin America such as Brazil, Andean countries and not forgetting the very popular space for Reggaeton and Latin Hip Hop for the young crowd.
• The Open Salsa Dance Championship held publicly, in the open air throughout the day on the Park, with the final held on the main stage at prime time, where the public can choose their winners.
• Large Screen on the sides of the main stage
• The children’s zone full of bouncy castles, workshops and fun fair rides is very popular with children and parents.
• 4 large Bars where a variety of Drinks and Beer are sold.
check http://www.carnavaldelpueblo.co.uk for further info
The best part is that this Latin Fiesta is TOTALLY FREE!!! and its the Biggest Latin Fiesta in Europe.
To get to the float parade (12-3pm)
The float procession leaves Elephant Road then Walworth Road, Albany Road and Burgess Park. The parade starts at 12pm and reaches the park at around 3 pm where the party continuous until 9.30pm.
Nearest station to Elephant & Castle (SE1)
You are also invited to attend the preparation of the floats, before the parade starts, at Elephant Road, from 10am.
To get to the park (10am-9.30pm)
If you want to join the festival at the park, where attractions start at 10 am, you should go to Burgess Park, in Camberwell, Chumleigh Street, London, SE5. It has easy access from Elephant and Castle underground and British Rail stations plus
Bus numbers 36, 12, 171, 68, 68a, 45, 176, 63, 172.