What to do in Brazil for Carnival 2017

Brazil for Carnival 2017 - What to do and where to party while in Brazil this February for Carnival.

Brazil for Carnival 2017 - Brazil in February is the height of the summertime with the added bonus of Carnival falling at the end of the month this year from 24-28th February which is the biggest party time in the country and when Brazilians take to the streets.

Brazil for Carnival 2017 - Brazil is known as a country and people who know how to enjoy themselves, so you can imagine what the place is like during Carnival which is Brazil's time for everyone to let their hair down and party. There is something for everyone and the parties are all different from Rio at the Sambodromo to the Bahia street parties. Carnival is from the 24-28 Feb 2017 but for the whole month of February in Brazil is buzzing with activities and things to do. Lets have a quick look at some of the upcoming events this year.

 1. Carnival at the  Sambodromo - Rio de Janeiro 2017, 24-28 Feb 

Rio-carnival 2017

Rio-carnival 2017

Brazil for Carnival 2017 - The Samba schools spend the whole year preparing their costumes, themes, routines and music the whole year and its big business here in Brazil. The major event takes place at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro in which all the top Samba schools will be parading an amazing show of music, soul, costumes and dance. The 2017 carnival will be taking place between 24-27 February and will the champions parade on the 4th March 2017. You can book your tickets through the Rio Carnival Website. http://www.rio-carnival.net/rio_carnival/sambodromo-samba-parade-tickets.php  Rio de Janeiro is a special city but during Carnival there is even more magic...

When: 24-28 Feb 2017 and the champions show at the Sanbodromo on 3rd March 2017
Where: Sanbodromo - Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Santo Cristo.
Budget: $$$$ (from 140 to 250 Reais) for the Sanbodromo, to watch the street carnival free.

2. Rio Music Conference  & Rio Music Carnival - Brazil for Carnival 2017

Rio Music Conference

Rio Music Conference

Brazil for Carnival 2017 - Rio Music Conference is all set to take place between the 15th and 17th of February 2017 at the Museu de Arte for more info you can visit the website http://www.riomusicconference.com.br.

Now the line-ups for the fantastic Rio Music Carnival events after all the fascinating discussions, workshops and panels can be revealed, taking place between 24th and 28th.

In terms of Rio Music Carnival parties, there will be events from Friday February 24th to Tuesday the 28th while RMC Club Week runs from the 15th to the 28th. In this time many clubs will offer participants discounts or free entry for all associated events with the likes of local and international stars alike including Vintage Culture, AFROJACK, Sharam Jey, Dennis DJ, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DashDot, Cat Dealers and more, with a special Off RMC party on the 25th featuring Innervisions men Frankey & Sandrino at 00 Gávea.

You can buy tickets for the Music Carnival at the following website: http://www.ingressocerto.com/marcas/rmc http://riomusiccarnival.com.br/

When: 15th- 17th of February and 24-28th Feb
Where: Santo Cristo Praça Mauá, 5 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Budget: $$$ (from 80 to 140 reais) 

 3. Brazils New Superclub Laroc announce huge summer line ups

Laroc club Sao Paulo

Laroc club Sao Paulo

Only 12 months after first opening, Brazil’s Laroc club has already earned itself a well deserved and truly global reputation. Recognised as the first sunset club in all of South America and one of the finest anywhere in the world, the expansive open air space is set in an incredibly lush and green valley, offers world class DJs and is a breathtaking place to party under lush blue skies and in searing hot temperatures. Laroc, then, is a real party paradise.

In the past year alone, the club—which is located on the banks of the D. Pedro Highway in Valinhos, an hour away from Sao Paolo—has played host to superstars like Axwell and Hardwell, Kolombo and Lee Foss, Erick Morillo and Robin Schulz, Watermät, James Zabiela and many more. They all played magical sets starting in late afternoon and running into the night as the sun sank down into the hills, with thousands of delighted party people from all over the globe having the time of their lives. A night at Laroc reality does make a big impression on anyone who attends, and already that influence is being felt further afield around the wider South American scene.

The no expenses spared club has world class light and sound and covers 50,000 sq meters, with LED panels, colourful dancers, confetti explosions, massive pyrotechnic displays and real production all adding up to a truly magical experience that fires your every synapse and is about appeal to every sense you have, not just your ears. Already recognised by DJ Mag as one of the Top 100 Clubs in the world, the venue is only set to win more fans and plaudits from around the world as it looks to some massive shows for the end of 2016 and start of 2017.

For the official website and to buy tickets you can visit http://www.laroc.club/index.html

When: Saturdays from 16H til late
Where: Rod. dom pedro I, km 118 valinhos, Sao Paulo
Budget: $$$ (from 80 to 140 reais)  For more info http://www.laroc.club/index.html

 4. São Paulo Carnival  at the Sambodromo 2017, 24-28 Feb

Sao Paulo Sambodromo

Sao Paulo Sambodromo

You have probably only heard about the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro or that of Bahia, however São Paulo also has a huge Carnival festival. You can visit the Sanbodromo to watch the Samba schools competing with the costumes and show. To watch in the Sanbodromo tickets are available from around 150$ Brl in the stadium at Anhembi. Otherwise throughout the city you will find carnivals on the street in which you follow the trucks playing music. Usually the best areas are around Vila Mariana and Vila Madalena and they get extremely busy.

When: 7 days a week
Where: 24-28 Feb 2017 and the champions show at the Sambodromo on 3rd March 2017
Budget: $$$$ (from 140 to 250 Reais) for the Sambodromo, to watch the street carnival free.

5.  Salvador Bahia Canival - The biggest Carnival on earth - Brazil for Carnival 2017

Salvador Bahia Carnival

Salvador Bahia Carnival

The carnival in Salvador Bahia is the largest carnival in the world with approx 2 million people taking part in the parades. The carnivals begin at 5pm and go through the night until 5am with the typical "Bloco" in which the bands play on trucks along the streets making a parade.

There are two parade areas in the Salvador Carnival
- Barra/Ondina (by the Av. Oceânica)
- Campo Grande/Avenida (by the Av. Sete de Setembro)
Both areas of the Salvador Carnival have aproximately two kilometers. Every 20 minutes a new band will start the parade so you can follow the trucks or stay in one place and watch them all pass by.

There are 3 ways to enjoy the carnival.

1. Free just following with the crowds of locals, there are many street vendors selling drinks etc.
2. Camarote in which you have your own cabin to enjoy the party from the street, like having your own Vip booth away from the crowds
3. The Abada in which you dance inside a safety area close to the bands and which the area is protected by bodyguards.

For number 2 and 3 you will need to buy your tickets which can cost anything upto 600 US dollars per day for the private booth and between 50 and 400 US Dollars for the Abada pass.

For more info and to book tickets you can see http://www.salvadorcarnival.info/salvadorcarnival_zmainframe.html?pas

When: February 23 to March 1 - 2017
Where: Barra/Ondina (by the Av. Oceânica) & Campo Grande/Avenida (by the Av. Sete de Setembro)
Budget: $$$$$ (from 250+ Reais) For the general street party its free.

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