Rio de Janeiro Local Events
The Rio de Janeiro events calendar is full to the brim, with many exciting events, celebrations and festivals taking place throughout the year. Of course none is better known than the infamous Rio Carnival, kicking off at midnight on the Friday before Ash Wednesday and continuing for a heady five days of partying that see the streets of Rio transformed into a spectacular of colour with dancing, parades, bare breasts and head-dresses.
Check back here regularly for up-to-date details on upcoming celebrations, and festivals that will be taking place during your Rio de Janeiro vacation. And feel free to get in contact with us for help choosing the right Rio de Janeiro hotel for your stay.
Rio de Janeiro will be one of the official host cities in Brazil for the World Cup in 2014. Maracanã Stadium is expected to host the final match.
Rio de Janeiro has been recently selected to be the host city of the 2016 Olympics and Para-Olympics. It will be the first time the Games will be held in South America.