Bannatyne Carnaval

We're moving Indoors!

Due to the heavy rain and weather, we are moving indoors at Hermanos, Corrientes and Carnaval. We will have a new schedule posted soon. Let's celebrate the vibe of South America despite the Winnipeg weather!

You are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of this free music festival. Two stages of continuous latin music will have the crowds dancing to the vibe of salsa, merengue, latin rock, and latin jazz. Professional salsa dancers will add to the sizzle on the street. There will be sizzle on the BBQs too, so grab a seat at one of the three huge patios and enjoy some amazing South American inspired food along with a beer or your favourite summer cocktail.

As you walk between the two continuous music stages, shop at the vendor market for some unique items from local vendors. And keep your eye on the street itself -- chalk artists will have been at work.

This free music festival is put together by the folks at FB Hospitality Group, the Residents of the Exchange District (R:ED) and the Exchange District Biz and made possible by the generous support of our sponsors

The event is FREE TO ATTEND, and will run (rain or shine) Friday August 22nd from 6:30-11pm, and Saturday August 23rd from 2-11pm.

Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions!

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Bannatyne Carnaval is located on Bannatyne Ave in the heart of the East Exchange between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

Parking: See Parking Map Here

Bike: We will have big and secure bike racks set up at both ends of the festival, so don't worry about parking - ride your bike!

Bus: The closest bus stops are at Bannatyne and Main (#11009) or Bannatyne and Rorie (#11008). Find your route at Winnipeg Transit

Walk: Live or work close? Walk on over!


Friday, August 22

Hermanos - 179 Bannatyne Ave
Paradise Band 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Carnaval - 270 Waterfront Dr.
Marco Castillo and the Brazilian Beats 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Marco Castilho Band (7piece) 9:00pm - 12:00am

Corrientes - 137 Bannatyne Ave
Papa Mambo Quartet 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Saturday, August 23

Hermanos - 179 Bannatyne Ave
Papa Mambo 9 piece band 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Brazilian Beats 12:30pm - 1:30am

Carnaval - 270 Waterfront Dr.
Trio Bembe 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Paradise Band 9:00pm - 12:00am

Corrientes - 137 Bannatyne Ave
Guillermo Ocejo 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Marco Castilho trio 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Papo Mambo

As soon as you mention Papa Mambo, people react with excitement. Created by Chilean-born classical guitarist Rodrigo Muñoz in 1989, Winnipeg’s Papa Mambo started out as a spirited party band and soon became recognized as one of the most skillful, exciting and important innovators in Canada’s Latin music scene. The group features some of Winnipeg’s most sought-after musicians.

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Son Latino

Born out of the influx of Latin-American immigrants to Brandon, Manitoba, Son Latino Band has grown into much more than a community band. Fourteen musicians from five different countries join together to combine Latin rhythms and dance beats with jazz improvisation. Led by master Latin piano player Jaime Chinchilla, Son Latino Band plays a mix of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Raspa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha and Bolero.

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Marco Castillo and the Brazilian Beats

Marco Castillo has been bringin Brazilian music to Canada since his first CD in 2010. "Brazilian Season" topped college radio charts for several weeks leaving his new fans clamouring for his 2011 release "Trip to Brazil" which changes the Winnipeg music scene with the uplifting Latin Brazilian rhythms. Teaching, performing or presenting workshops, Castillo contributes to spread Brazilian culture in North America.

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Paradize Band

The Paradize Band performs Caribbean music such as calypso, soca, and reggae, as well as classics from a variety of other styles infused with some Caribbean flair. This fun and exciting group will have everybody dancing on the street!

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Trio Bembe

Trio Bembe plays infectious Latin music from around the world. Having chased their passion from the snowy Canadian prairies to Cuba, Brazil, and Chile, this trio is overflowing with rhythmic energy. Their album “Oh my soul“ won the 2011 “World Recording of the Year” Award by the Western Canadian Music Awards.

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Marcia Samba Winnipeg

Marcia & Dancers

Marcia Monteggia is a Samba dancer from the heart of Sao Paulo who immigrated to Winnipeg in 2004. Marcia's interest in Brazilian dance began when she was 9 years and covered a large variety of styles from jazz, ballet, classical and contemporary dance. Throughout her experiences her passion has always centred around Samba, an influence she attained from her father. After spending time studying this art in authentic schools of Samba in Brazil, Marcia began to hone her skills. For more information please contact Marcia at

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It is through the generous support of our sponsors that we are able to provide
the Bannatyne Carnaval Street Festival. We ask that you support the
sponsors shown below, as their support allows us to provide
a free latino music festival to Winnipeg. Please click on their logo to visit their website.

Metro News New Carnaval Street Party to take over Bannatyne Avenue in Exchange District

CBC Winnipeg's Carnaval on Bannatyne heats up the east side of the Exchange

Metro News New Carnaval Street Party to take over Bannatyne Avenue in Exchange District

Winnipeg Free Press Carnaval comes to East Exchange

Winnipeg Free Press Street party heats up Exchange District

Bannatyne Carnaval


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