Rio Carnival 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is considered to be the largest party in the world. This year it will be organized between 5 and 8 of March and it should be pretty amazing (like it was in the past!). Here is the schedule for this year:

Evenings
Popular dances at Cinelândia
20.00 Concerts start at Samba Land and in Lapa
23.00 Rio Scala Ball

Friday, March 4th
13.00 Opening Ceremony – the Carnival King (Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city´s keys
19.00 Children´s Samba Schools Parade

Saturday, March 5th
09.30 Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown)
16.00 Banda de Ipanema meets at Praça General Osório, Ipanema
19.00 Official Costume Competition in Hotel Gloria
20.00 Street Band Competition in Av. Rio Branco, Centro (Downtown)
21.00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the Access Group
23.00 The Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel

Sunday, March 6th
21.00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the Special Group

Monday, March 7th
21.00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the Special Group

Tuesday, March 8th
16.00 Banda de Ipanema marches for the last time
21.00 Parade of the Samba Schools in Group “B”
23.00 Gay Costume Ball in Rio Scala