Even though Halloween is not a thing in Brazil, there are some parties in the city you could attend, if you can’t really miss this spooky time. Also during the month of October, Rio is hosting great street parties as usual. If you like samba, this month is good for you as well, since there are amazing events in Rio de Janeiro this month. Don’t miss the fun, check our event calendar and see what else catches your eye.
- Coppélia Ballet
Coppélia is a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes. Dalal Achcar is the art director for this show and Enrique Martinez is the choreographer. Venue: Theatro Municipal map. Prices are ranging from R$10 to R$50 and there are presentations from October 1st until October 6th. Buy tickets online here.
- Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio continues from October 3rd until October 6th. Main attractions include Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iron Maiden, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, Nickelback and many more. A few tickets are still available at rockinrio.ingresso.com.
- Festival Anim!Arte
From October 3rd until October 13th, Anim!Arte will be held at Planetário do Rio map. This festival honors the animation art and brings together movies, workshops, lectures, group classes and more. Check their official website for more information.
If you miss or missed carnaval, this is your chance to party like it’s February. Multibloco is back with their party at Cine Floriano map in Centro. Tickets will be R$30 at the door. Put your costume and glitter on and enjoy the night. The event starts at 10pm.
A true carioca event, Carioquíssima reunites the best of food, fashion, art, décor and photography in Rio. This edition is being held at Praça General Tibúrcio in Urca for two days, on October 5th and 6th, from 12pm to 10pm. Also at the fair, live music and DJs all day long.
The Lavradio Fair — Feira Rio Antigo — is a popular street market in Rio de Janeiro that takes place on the first Saturday of every month in the Lavradio Street, Centro. It’s the perfect place to find good jewelry, cheap and nice clothing, antique shops and more.
- Beach Cleanup
Join Amigos do Mar Rio de Janeiro to clean up Praia da Macumba in Recreio. Meet there and bring plastic buckets to collect trash, gloves, water, sunscreen and head gear. Meet them at 10am in front of the camping club at the beach.
- Circuito Interno Bhering
Circuito Interno Bhering is like a big fair with everything you can think of: fashion brands, shops, food, drinks and music — tons of attractions spread over six floors of an old building. The venue for this is the old Bhering Factory, in Santo Cristo neighborhood, near Centro (Rua Orestes, 28 map). A good choice to spend a relaxed Saturday afternoon. From 1pm to 8pm. Entrance: R$10.
Affordable vegan cuisine and products, such as fashion, art and cosmetics free of animal suffering. This event will be donating part of its income to an animal advocacy organization. Free entrance and pet-friendly. Location: Rua Dias da Cruz, 170 – Méier. From 12pm until 18pm. Free entry.
This party has become one of the famous parties in Rio. It’s the right place for a fun afternoon with lots of beautiful people. This edition of Tardezinha is being held in Niterói, at Caminho Niemeyer map. Take your sunglasses and enjoy this “very carioca” party! Attractions include Thiaguinho, Rafael Zulu, Rodriguinho and Sagadinho; so, make sure you love pagode music if you are interested in this event. You can buy premium tickets for R$130 here, as the regular tickets are already sold out.
Carnaval party in Lapa with live music and DJs. Tickets R$10 at the door. Venue: Rua Riachuelo, 91 – Lapa.
- Samba do Omar
- Festival Gamboa de Braços Abertos
Between October 11th, 12th and 13th, the Gamboa neighborhood will be home to a great festival of art, culture, theater, music, gastronomy and, in this special edition, literature! They will be honoring Machado de Assis, who was born on the hill of Livramento nearby. You can check the full schedule for the festival on their official website here.
Great “roda de samba” at Parque das Ruínas, in Santa Teresa map. Join great samba and with a great vibe in this awesome place in Rio de Janeiro. Entrance is R$40 at the door. Event starts at 6pm.
Neon Halloween party in Centro. If you use some kind of costume, the tickets are R$25 all night long. The event will have two stages playing pop, funk, k-pop, eletro and more. Venue: Espaço Acústica – Praça Tiradentes, 2 map.
- Arte Core 2019
Join exhibitors and check awesome products, coffee shops and roasters at this amazing coffee festival at Praça Mauá map. On October 12th and 13th, from 10am to 6pm. Free event.
- Feijoada do Humaitá
Eat a delicious feijoada — the most traditional Brazilian food — while joining an event full of samba, live music, excitement and fun! The event is R$40 at the door but the feijoada is not included and needs to be ordered at the bar. The event starts at 3pm. Venue: Rua São Clemente, 446 map.
- Resenha do Mumu
- Oktober Carioca
From October 18th until October 20th, this event mixes gastronomy, drinking games, fashion, music and LOTS OF BEER! Check their Facebook event for more info on attractions and time. Venue: Complexo Lagoon map.
- Oktoberfest Rio
This 6-day event brings the German culture to Rio de Janeiro with lots of live music, German folk groups and more than 50 different breweries. Dates of the event: October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th. Prices are R$60 online at Ingresso Certo. Venue: Marina da Glória map.
This is a traditional party in Centro, in the parking lot of CCBB museum. The place will be packed with Cariocas having fun! If you want to mix up with the locals, this is the place for you. Lots of attraction, including the drums section of Portela samba school. From 9:30pm until 4am. R$30 at the door.
- Deep Please
This event is for those people who love electronic music. Sixteen hours of party in front of the sea, in Leblon, starting at 2pm on October 19th. For more information and tickets, visit Ingresso Certo.
- Forró do Cariri
Enjoy a good forró party in Centro with lots of live music. Get ready do dance forró all night long, from 10pm until 5am. R$35 at the door. Venue: Cordão da Bola Preta map.
- Bar DuZé
Bar DuZé is a famous samba party in Rio. It happens a few times a year and this is one of them. It usually gets pretty crowdy. Tickets online are being sold for R$80 here. Main attraction: Belo. Where: Mansão do Joá map. Starts at 3pm.
This is a traditional party in Rio with the best of pagode and samba music. This edition celebrates 3 years of this party and the venue this time is a traditional night club in Niterói. The event starts at 10pm and prices are ranging from R$35 to R$55. Buy tickets online here. Venue: Arena Cantareira map.
- Flamengo vs. Grêmio at Maracanã
Flamengo and Grêmio are playing against each other for the second game of semifinals for the CONMEBOL Libertadores. This game will be held at the Maracanã Stadium. You can buy tickets starting on October 20th, on Flamengo’s website here — prices are ranging from R$70 to R$633.
This boat party promises an exclusive experience: pre-party at New Mariuzinn map, free transfer to the boat, open bar until midnight and free mini pizzas onboard. DJs will be playing house music, reggaeton, cumbia, carioca funk and hip hop music. The pre-party starts at 10pm. Tickets start being sold closer to the event date here. You can also buy tickets via WhatsApp and have it delivered to your accommodation; just message +55 21 96701-9913.
A Caipirinha event hosted by Caminhos Language Centre, a Brazilian Portuguese language school in Rio. This is an informal party on the sidewalks, where they offer really good caipirinha for only R$5 and you can meet other foreigners in Brazil, as well as local friends who stop by. The atmosphere is always great, with free snacks available and Brazilian music playing. Starts at 5pm but people usually start to arrive around 6:30pm. Rua Farme de Amoedo, 135 – Ipanema.
- Chocolate Festival
Chocolate, candies, ice creams and much more. From October 26th until October 27th, from 11am until 11pm. Free entry. Venue: IAB – Flamengo map.
Belmond Copacabana Palace together with CS Eventos is preparing the best Halloween party in Rio. There will be awards for best costumes of the night. Price: R$120 — tickets can be bought online here.
For more events in Rio de Janeiro during the month of October, check Gringo Rio’s Online Calendar.