Brazil has numerous events going on throughout the year. We have listed some of these on our various Brazil destination sites, and we think they are a great time to come visit! Even if you can't make it during one of the listed events, there is sure to be something interesting happening when you do come - just send us an email and we'll be sure to let you know. Also try to book your Brazil hotel in a good location, preferentially close to the event area.
Christmas happens all month long in São Paulo! The launching of São Paulo’s Christmas tree and decorations can be seen all over the city. The main Christmas tree is located a tIbirapuera Park.
The Christmas Concert will be held at the Cultural Center Largo São Sebastião, in Manaus on December 25th, at 7:00 pm. Come and enjoy!
Starting on Christmas, Diamantina gets covered by lots of folkloric groups presenting the tradition of the King's Revelry (Folia de Reis).
Florianopolis New Year's Eve is famous all around Brazil; not only for the beautiful fireworks festival that the city puts up at the Beira Mar Avenue -- the main avenue between the city center and the ocean -- but also for the high end parties that the famous beach clubs in Jurere throw. It is a vibrant atmosphere and beautiful to see, since Brazilians all dress in white for peace, and party til sunrise.
Fireworks show, food and beverages all included, nice people and good music! That is how the New Year's Eve party takes place in Clube Chalezinho, a famous Belo Horizonte's Night Club, known by its great and well-organized parties.
The city of Lençóis offers several options for the population and tourists during the turn of the year.
The São Silvestre Marathon is a traditional street marathon that happens every 31st of December on the day of Saint Sylvester. This internationally-known marathon draws runners from around the world.
Ring in the new year, Brazilian style! New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the famous Paulista Avenue, with a free concert for the population to enjoy and welcome the new year. It is organized by the city’s administration and draws entertainers from around the country.
This is a New Years´s Eve party to liven up Praia do Forte and claim the arrival 2012 with the Timbalada band and Alexandre Peixe.
The "Campanha de Popularização de Teatro" held every year in Belo Horizonte brings about 122 attractions for adults and children interested in theatre and dance. All performances are at a very reasonable price.
Couromoda is the biggest fair for shoe manufacturers in Latin America, in operation since 1973. Collections, trends, new machinery and technology representing 13 Brazilian states and 90% of the Brazilian Production.
Carnaval in Curitiba starts a month earlier. Don't miss this very popular and fun event!
Poconé city will celebrate 230 years of political and administrative independence. The city will be promoteing soccer championships, musical bands and local expositions. The event starts on Wednesday and lasts until Sunday.
After the stairs are washed with perfumed water, a mass will be held to celebrate the beginning of a new year.
The celebration of the Lord of Passos, patron saint of miners, starts on the 24th when followers wash the stairs of the church. Between the 23th of December and the 2nd of January, the city is awakened by a dawn fire, followed by artistic presentations and folklore performances. On the last day of the novena, a mass is held with prayer and followed by a procession.
Each year Sao Paulo celebrates its birthday with events and shows around town.
Celebrations for 279th anniversary of Itacare City with cultural concerts and religious schedule.
The first big event of the year in the Professional World Surf Circuit - the Pro Contest - is the most traditional surfing competition in South America.
Celebration in honor of Iemanjá - the queen of water and protectress of fishermen.
Brazil's biggest party! The most popular national holiday in Brazil centers on a big parade in the city and parties around town. Don’t think only Rio de Janeiro celebrates carnival; São Paulo carnival will not disappoint you either.
This year's ATP Tournament is happening in São Paulo!
São Paulo's annual technical event and conference.
There are many different options for Carnival events in Florianopolis. Guests can go to the local street Carnival in Sambaqui, the samba parade in Centro, the gay Carnival in Praia Mole or attend the beach clubs Carnival parties in Jurere. Enjoy the liveliest season in Florianopolis, by joining one or many of the Carnival parties.
The Carnaval de Ouro Preto is one of the best and liveliest of the country with the parade of thematic groups through the streets, concerts, and parties.
Join us in Jericoacoara for all night partying to celebrate Brazil's famous Carnival!
The UFMG (Federal University of Minas Gerais) hosts every year a Summer Festival. The event takes place at the School of Architecture, and it presents cultural activities such as courses, workshops and lectures.
Join us for the Meia International Marathon in Sao Paulo!
Carnival in Paranaguá is one of the most popular carnivals on Paraná's Coast.
Carnaval in Antonina
Five regional and national bands animate the Carnival Caceres Folia 2011. The event includes five nights of great joy, samba, dance, sweat and relaxation.
Every Saturday morning, the Lagoa da Conceição town hosts the "Ecofeira", which is a street farm market, where the producers sell the organic products they grow themselves. It happens from 7 am to 12 pm. All products are organic and really fresh. Besides the items that you can take home, like lettuce, cheese, bread, honey and others, there are places to have breakfast with homemade cakes and bread.
Happening every March, Festival de Curitiba is a traditional event spread all over the city. Come and enjoy the great atmosphere and the wide cultural programming that includes everyone from artists to cooks!
The "Volta a Ilha" is the greatest and longest race team in Brazil. The goal is to race around the island of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina (150 km) in the shortest time possible.The race goes through the most beautiful landscape of the Floripa: wild beached, vibrant beaches, sand dunes, mountains, avenues by the sea. It is a great way to explore Floripa!
Usually in April Belo Horizonte holds the biggest Carnival out of time, the Axé Brasil. Its features the most famous names of the Bahian music.
As an international centre of fashion, it makes sense that Sao Paulo would host one of the biggest international fashion weeks around!
Comida di Buteco is a competition designed to reward the "buteco", or typical bars of the city that serve the best appetizers.
In tribute to his fighting attitude and honesty during the Minos Conspiracy and the Brazilian push for independence, the city of Ouro Preto honors its main leader, Tiradentes, through a civil ceremony in the town square on April 21.
The Linha Verde Half Marathon happens every year at the Linha Verde, a recently inaugurated road that conects the city center to the main airport of Belo Horizonte.
Ouro Preto's Holy Week means experiencing a roadmap of art, faith and culture. A carpet of flowers is made as people walk more than two miles to connect the paroquias, Pilar and Antonio Dias.
Beginning with Palm Sunday April 17, 2011 to Easter Sunday April 24, 2011.
With the theme " Drink less , drink better" Piri Bier is facing the consumption of better quality drinks and fewer. Always valuing the taste and the pleasure of tasting a good drink.
The Brasil Sabor happens every year in Belo Horizonte usually at the first semester with more than 70 bars participate offering dishes that represent the local gastronomy. Its main objective is to develop regional cuisine.
The Feast of Santa Cruz, also known as the Peanut Festival, is held in Bridge Square and Antonio Dias de Marilia. The traditional festival brings together the residents of the neighborhood for a time of fellowship. The celebration takes place in June with festivals, stalls and a traditional bonfire.
The event consists of the union between theatre, music, exhibitions and films, all distributed in different areas of the city of Ouro Preto. With a partnership between the students of Performing Arts and Music, the Federal University of Ouro Preto and the city council, Ouro Preto hosts each year the Week of the Arts. Arts Week offers the public workshops and lectures with the goal of integrating students UFOP with several other universities in the country, artists and community.
Cáceres, 'the little princes of the Paraguai River', is situated on the left side of Paraguai River, 210 km from the capital. It hosts the International Sport Fishing Festival, not only the biggest sport fishing event in Brazil, but also the biggest freshwater sport fishing event in the world!
Held in Minas Gerais, the Minastchê is a fair of products and services that express the culture of people from Rio Grande do Sul, also known as gauchos.
Pirenopolis is famous for performing the story of Festa do Divino Espírito Santo, a tradition begun in 1819 and completed for the Cavalhadas Festival.
One of the most important gastronomic festivals of Minas Gerais state, the Ora-Pro-Nobis Festival that happens every year in Sabará, a small city situated 23km north of Belo Horizonte.
The Ironman Brazil Florianopolis 2014 is the only trial in South America for the Hawaiian Ironman. It takes place in the beautiful area of Jurere, Florianopolis. The race is scheduled for 25 May 2014.
Held in cities throughout Brazil, Ouro Preto can be no different when it comes to the June Festival. The event is celebrated in various parts of the city. The community gathers along with students at the Federal University of Ouro Preto and many visitors, all who take time to come to know the culture and art of the historic city. The festival features delicious foods and parades, in addition to the traditional bonfires and stalls.
Hundreds of faithful and tourists visit the city during Corpus Christi to take part in the holy festivities and traditions associated with the holiday. During Holy Week, the streets of Ouro Preto are lined with a beautiful carpet of flowers and sawdust, about 3 kilometres long, serving for the passage of the Blessed Sacrament. It is a great opportunity to visit the city and attend a traditional religious ceremony.
This strongly supported parade is one of the biggest and loudest cries for equal rights in the world.
Florianopolis will host again in 2014 the most charming Brazilian street race: The Half Marathon will be in June 2014. The route will be all flat, by the sea, offering spectacular views!
The event involves the gathering of many prominent chefs, especially from the Goias State.
This is a cinematography event held the second week of June, annually.
A parade of horses will precede the "Festa Junina", which is a traditional holiday celebration in the northeast of Brazil.
Join us for a smattering of concerts, perforamnces and exhibits throughout the city.
This celebration is the largest regional party.
The Corpus Christi festivity is a celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It´s one of the most traditional festivities in Brazil.
The Winter Festival of Diamantina happens every July with a diferent theme each year. This edition theme is Projections, Captures and processes.
Rain, sweat, beer and lots of fun will be at the biggest carnival in the state! Tourists from all over the world come to "jump" the carnival in Diamantina. You cannot stay out of it!
The Independence Day will be celebrated in all cities in Bahia.
Come taste an array of delicious homemade foods specially prepared with cassava (manioc) at the Sertão Do Ubatumirim's Cassava Festival!
This Festival has been occurring in Ouro Preto for 50 years, bringing together music shows, theater and circus, exhibitions of art and workshops and various cultural activities.
Always in the week that precedes the anniversary of the city (July 16th), the FECIR event occurs. It demonstrates the potential of the Pantanal, with historical and cultural characteristics.
The Cavalhada is one of the richest manifestations of popular culture of the city of Poconé, which pays homage to St. Benedict.
The city of Miranda celebrates its anniversary on July 16.
The Japanese community of Ubatuba welcomes you to the Cultural Festival.
This is a traditional local party where people hide horses and try to find the hidden princess. It is also the day of Nossa Senhora de Santana, the saint of the city of Cavalcante.
This is the traditional week when the different cultures of Chapada dos Veadeiros promote a big festival. Cultural groups come from the surrounding cities and villages to present and celebrate their traditions.
Come to enjoy the biggest Jazz & Lounge Festival in Savassi, Belo Horizonte. Bars, Cultural Centres and streets get filled up with the best in music, friendly people and plenty of fun!
For those who like seafood and enjoy to being in touch with local communities this is a great opportunity. The Shrimp Festival features a huge variety of delicious shrimp dishes. Come and taste!
Born in 2009 in the city of Barreirinhas, the festival presents its audiences with the best of jazz and blues performance, and is a main attraction for Lencois visitors.
The International Theatre Festival is the only festival that half of the plays take place at the stages and half on the streets offering the opportunity for artists and public to come into direct contact!
On August 10th of 2011, Fernando de Noronha celebrates its 508th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary, every year, the administration of the island holds cultural programming, presenting local and non-local artists.
Every Sunday morning the historical part of Curitiba is fulfilled with colours and tastes of an amazing open air market with many stands selling hand-made articles like clothing, furniture and décor, and food from all over the world. It is the place to be for locals and tourists!
The city of Aquidauana celebrates its anniversary on August 15.
On this date the faithful of the city come together to celebrate a special Mass for the patron saint, Our Lady of Pillar, who was named after one of the most beautiful Matrix of Ouro Preto. The religious programming is extensive and the time of communion of the faithful is beautiful.
The festival begins at dawn with a Mass in honor of the Patron Saint Bartholomew. The city's festivities begin on August 22 and last until the 24th of August, ending with the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to religious programming the district is busy with concerts and activities.
Classical, jazz and popular musicians play in a concert in the Main Square of Cavalcante. Good music, in addition to lovely nature, make this weekend a special one.
In Fernando de Noronha, a religious festival takes place in August, bringing tourists and natives together to celebrate through the archipelago's streets. The Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Festival includes traditional music and food.
The Belo Horizonte Music Station comes back to the capital, after seven years, to fulfill its initial purpose: promote the culture in an unusual place. For that reason, the subway will be taken to present some of the most talented musicians of Minas Gerais and Brazil.
Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city has contributed significantly to the history and identity of Brazil, and today is a source of great pride for its inhabitants. To celebrate the anniversary on July 8, the city council, along with partners, promote the city by filling the week with numerous honors and hosting a show in Tiradentes that will be open to the public.
Brazil's Independence Day will be commemorated all throughout Brazil, and the Chapada Diamantina is no exception.
The day is very important for all because it is near the holiday. The whole city celebrates it.
This is an Audio Visual Presentation Event which annually gathers efforts and artists from a Brazilian region. This year you are invited to watch diverse audiovisual productions about the Americas.
The ex-president of Brasil, Juscelino Kubitschek, is given homage every year during his birthday week. A JK medal is an honor symbol given to Brazilian personalities at the event.
The city of Corumbá celebrates its anniversary on September 21.
The XXIII International Regatta Recife - Fernando de Noronha (REFENO) will take place in Pernambuco on October 2012. Being held in one of the most exuberant environments of Brazil, the regatta promises to excite visitors from all over the world.
Traditional celebration in Itacare to honor to St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of the city
The FIMPRO happens every tow years since 2008, its first edition. During the week of the Festival, Belo Horizonte becomes the capital of improvisation, with a wide selection of actors from Brasil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and others countries.
Nossa Senhora do Rosário is one of the most important Catholic saints in Brazil and the month of October is totally dedicated to her. This festival goes back 300 years. It was established by slaves and brings together most of the black community of Ouro Preto.
The city of Bonito, in Mato Grosso do Sul, celebrates its anniversary on 2 October 2013. Bok your trip and join us in the big adventure party!
The Music Festival will be four days of a diverse program of music, art and culture.
Children's Day (Dia das Crianças) October 12, celebrated by many for the entire weekend that falls closest to the 12th day of the month.
The Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival has happened every year since 1994; the festival hopes to enhance the status of the short film as one of the most free, inventive and exciting of the audiovisual creations.
The biggest and most important exposition of the agro-business of Cachaça in Brazil, with a diversity of cachaça brands, innovation in technology, equipments and many cultural presentations. If you still don't know, just don't miss it!
The "Festival Internacional de Dança" (FID) is one of the most important dance promotion programs in Brazil. Supporting the international and local artists, the event also counts with exhibitions, debates, presentations and workshops.
This is a traditional feast in Ubatuba, where solidarity and good food are the main goals. The community of Ubatuba joins forces, working together with a common purpose: helping the needy.
Ubatuba will be 375 years old this year! Come and celebrate the city's birthday with the locals.
The festival promotes extensive and dynamic programming with activities such as storytelling, poetry readings, chats with writers, novel launches and workshops.
The International Automobile Fair will bring you up to speed on the latest developments in the automobile industry.
The Bar em Bar is in its second edition and is already a success. The event was created to promote the bars from all over Brazil, and Belo Horizonte, as a the national captal of bars, couldn't miss it.
The Vesperata is the biggest musical event in town and has its origins in the long musical tradition of the city. The music will occur on specific dates throughout the year.
The forum is sponsored by the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), aiming to be an interface for dialogue between authors and audience in a productive environment. According to the designers, the event focuses on promoting the development of identity, diversity and literature produced by the Portuguese-speaking countries.
Aleijadinho was a famous artist, master architect and sculptor, considered by many to be the most important artist of the Baroque style in Brazil and worldwide. He crafted dozens of churches in Ouro Preto and its districts. His masterpieces include the soapstone statues of the 12 prophets (1800-1805) and 66 figures in cedar (1796) that make up the Via Crucis .
The race of the year! Formula One is beloved by Brazilians, and the Interlagos Grand Prix is the top Formula One race - the final round!
Aloha is a 4 days beach party in Jurere. Tops DJs play every day starting at 1 pm either in the El Divino Lounge or in the Cafe de la Musique. The atmosphere in Jurere gets very vibrant. Book your rooom in Jurere while there is still availability!
The Vivo art.mov is an International Festival of Art in Mobile Media that occurs parallel with the Eletronika Music Festival. Both festivals promote the art, technology, urban and ecology.
The most beautiful off season Carnival street party will happen for the 9th time in Florianopolis, from Nov 20 to 22.
Make sure to book your hotel in Centro while there is still availability!
This is the National Day of Black Awareness.