Big Events in Rio
Rio de Janeiro is home to two of the biggest events in the world: Rio’s New Year or Reveillon and Carnival. Besides that once in two years the festival Rock in Rio takes place.
One of the best times is when Carnival in Rio starts, the first of the big events in Rio. It is a once in a lifetime experience, that gives you the opportunity to dive into the heart of the Brazilian culture. From the big parade and competition between Rio’s samba schools till numerous and endless street parties. The world’s biggest party goes on for almost a week and attracts people from all over the world. Read our Ultimate Guide to Carnival in Rio.
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Carnival is the most popular party in Brazil, and especially loved by the people from Rio. Cariocas live a whole year for these five days (mostly) in February. Read about why cariocas are this crazy about carnival and how they experience this event.
Samba schools are a big part of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. They compete in the parade and have a enormous social impact in their communities. If you are not in Rio during carnival, but still want to experience what it is all about, visiting a rehearsal of one of the samba schools is a great option.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the best and most popular places in the world to celebrate New Years. Millions of people flock to the Marvelous City to reminisce the year that has been and celebrate the new year that has arrived. New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro is one big orgasm of happiness, where there is no difference between black and white, poor and rich or young and old. Everybody is just celebrating life, a thing Brazilians know to do pretty well and pretty intense. Read the Ultimate Guide to New Year in Rio.
Rock in Rio is the most popular and biggest music event in Brazil. It takes place once every two years, with the next event planned for 2021. The event brings big names to Brazil, from the Red Hot Chille Peppers to Coldplay to Nile Rodgers, but gives also space to Brazilian musicians, local talent and dance and electronic DJ’s. Here you can read more about this event and it’s history.
Besides those three mega events, every week there are a lot of great events and parties going on. Check our weekly update to see what is going on this week!