Casa de Amigos’ Cinco de Mayo Mexican celebrations used to take place at Robson Square in Vancouver on the weekend nearest May 5th.
It was a fabulous fiesta but, unfortunately, no longer takes place.
Important Note: In 2018 Casa de Amigos did NOT take place. The previous year was its last. For a list of Cinco de Mayo events that do still happen most years, click Cinco de Mayo.
Casa de Amigos Cinco de Mayo
Celebrating the Mexican Cinco de Mayo holiday, in years when it happens, the Casa de Amigos event is for adults age 19+ and it takes place at Robson Square at the corner of Robson and Howe Street.
Casa de Amigos features market vendors, Mexican Mariachi bands, Luchador wrestlers, traditional Latin American folk dancers and other entertainment. Food and drinks available at the event include Mexican favourites like tacos, as well as mixed tequila beverages and “cerveza” beers.
When was Casa de Amigos 2017?
In 2017 the Casa de Amigos’ Cinco de Mayo event took place on Friday, May 5th, from 5 until 11 pm, and on Saturday, May 6th, from 3 to 11 pm.
Casa de Amigos Admission
In 2017 admission to the Robson Square Casa de Amigos fiesta costs about $24 including taxes and online fees. Food and beverages are extra and participants have to be age 19 or over.
Other Latin American events taking place in Vancouver at different times include the following:
- Carnaval del Sol – a major two-day festival near False Creek in July.
- Fiesta Mexicana or Market Mexico – a Mexican event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day in mid-September.