Cariocas don't need to wait until March to celebrate Carnaval. February is already here and so are lots of good pre-Carnaval parties in Rio de Janeiro. Put your costume on and enjoy!
February – Best events in Rio this month
If you're coming to Rio de Janeiro during the carnival season, you need to join 'blocos de carnaval', street parties that occur all over the city.  Choose a bright colorful costume and have fun!
Blocos de Carnaval – Street parties during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Enjoying Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is very easy — either you'll join the street parties or the samba school in the Sambodrame. Or both. Either way, there's just one rule: having as much fun as you can!
The Ultimate Guide for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Coming to Rio de Janeiro for the first time? Discover some fun facts about Rio and learn a few things before getting to know the wonderful Cidade Marafilhosa!