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General FAQ

What is Latin Sparks Festival?

Latin Sparks Festival is a 4-day event that brings the fire and flavour of Latin America to Canada. The annual festival features live performances, a variety of dance classes, a boat cruise, authentic Latin street food and a giant outdoor block party.

How long is Latin Sparks Festival in Ottawa?

The festival is 4 days long, from Thursday May 30TH to Sunday June 2ND 2019. Full event schedule available here.

When is Latin Sparks Festival in Toronto?

August 15TH to 18TH? Check back in June for more information on LSF Toronto.

Is there an age limit?

The Main Event: Block Party on June 1st is an all-ages event.

Is there one location for the entire event ?

No. Each event during Latin Sparks Festival in Ottawa will occur at different venues. However, all of the events are located in downtown Ottawa-Gatineau and are accessible by public transit or private vehicles. See locations here.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code. Just be you and be comfortable. Please note that the Main Event: Block Party and Hangover Brunch are outdoors and the ground is asphalt.

Do I need to know how to dance?

Do you like music? Have you ever wiggled? Tapped your foot?  A “yes” in any case means you’ll do just fine at Latin Sparks.

What kind of food will be at the Main Event: Block Party?

Churros, baked empanadas, nachos, ceviche, and tacos....need we say more!?

Will there be any vegan/ vegetarian food options?

Yes! You’ll still get to enjoy a variety of delicious vegan/ vegetarian meals from some of our food vendors.

What kind of drinks will be at the Main Event: Block Party?

Beer, standard bar rail, sangria and signature Siempre Tequila cocktails.

I want to volunteer at Latin Sparks. How do I sign-up?

Please complete this form and indicate which city and year you are interested in participating in.  

I want to bartend at Latin Sparks. How do I sign-up?

Please complete this form and indicate which city and year you are interested in participating in.  


Can I buy tickets at the door, on the day of the event?

A limited number of tickets are available at the door, so we recommend buying tickets in advance online. Tickets sold at the door are cash only. Bundle savings, Festival Passes and VIP Packages are exclusively sold online.

Can I get Bottle Service at the Main Event: Block Party?

Yes, we offer VIP Packages which include bottle service and other amazing perks. Click here to reserve your VIP Package now.

Directions & Parking

Where is the Main Event Block Party on Sat, June 1st? How do I get there?

The Main Event is on Albert Island (6 Booth Street). Click here to plan your route.

Where can I park for the Main Event Block Party?

Free Street Parking can be found on Wellington St, Fleet St, and Lett St (limited spaces available). See parking map.

Is the Chaudière Bridge closed? How can we access Albert Island?

The bridge is closed only to vehicles but will be open and accessible to pedestrians attending the Main Event Block Party on June 1ST.


Which events are wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Please try to only bring necessary items ( ID, prescription medicine, wallet, etc). No weapons, outside food or drink or large devices will be permitted.

I have special needs and might require help at the event,  how do I contact the event organizers?

Please send us an e-mail at hola@latinsparks.ca and tell us how we can accommodate you.

What are the washroom facilities like?

Events occuring indoors will have accessible washroom facilities. Outdoor events will have portable washrooms and designated facilities for persons with limited mobility.

Will security search me and my belongings before I enter the Main Event: Block Party?

All of the events.