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Carnaval Del Pueblo

The colourful ensemble depicting Latin American culture has adorned Burgess Park every year since 1999. The procession showcases a microcosm of the South American way of life by way of 19 exotic floats, each representing a vibrant nation in the region. Celebrations also include performances by prominent Latin American and Caribbean artists.

The carnival consists of two parts: a street parade, and a park-based festival. The procession begins from the Elephant and Castle and weaves its way through Walworth Road, Camberwell Road and Albany Road before culminating at Burgess Park. People from all communities enthusiastically participate in competitions for the creation of the best floats. A huge dance floor at Burgess Park beckons revellers to have a go at salsa while visitors can soak themselves in the soothing sounds of Andean pan-pipes, foot-tapping rhythms from Mexican Mariachi bands, and reggaeton.

A huge array of food stalls whet the appetite by dishing out piping hot Latin American, Caribbean and Western cuisine. Celebrants can also sample the caipirinha, pisco, chica and other popular South American drinks at the make shift bars.

Additionally, arts and crafts from the region create a typical Southern Hemisphere atmosphere. Kids and families together can indulge in plenty of fun activities including workshops, face painting, bouncy castles and a fun fair.

DateSunday 1st August 2010
LocationBurgess Park
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