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Boundary Street Carnaval Party 2016

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by Denise H-C (subscribe)
Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Dance to the Summer vibe when Brazil hits Brisbane

2016 is the 20th anniversary of West End's Carnaval Party and Parade, and this year it coincides with the big party in Rio De Janiero. On Saturday 6 February West End is the place to be.

The afternoon starts at 4pm at The Motor Room, inside the Boundary Street Markets with music and Brazilian fun. The Boundary Street Markets will be open for their usual Saturday market night, making this event a must do for those looking for a different night out.

From 6.30pm Boundary Street (between Vulture and Melbourne Streets) comes alive with the Carnaval Parade. More than 150 performers and musicians in costume take to Boundary Street to fill West End with noise and dance - Brazil comes to Brisbane!

Onlookers can enjoy the dance of the Samba as hip-swaying Brazilian music fills the air. But don't think you are limited to being an onlooker, those who want to participate can do so by registering here. Tickets prices are subject to the time you buy, the earlier you buy the cheaper the tickets are.

For those who just want to enjoy the noise, colour and festivities, it's free to be an onlooker - watch the parade, enjoy the food and music and take part in a night of eclectic colour.

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Photo credit: Cathy Barker via official Carnaval Facebook page

The Carnaval party (free entry) starts at 4pm at The Motor Room with a live Brazilian band. The official program is:

Carnaval Party at The Motor Room, Entry is free
4pm Live Brazilian Band
5pm Official Opening
5:30pm FREE Brazilian Samba class
5:45pm Live Brazilian Band
6:40pm Xango Capoeira Roda continues into the street to meet parade
7:15pm Carnaval parade finishes in the Motor Room
7:30pm FREE Brazilian Forró class
8pm Malugeta venue closes at 10pm

Carnaval Parade
Venue: Boundary St between Vulture and Melbourne Streets
Parade watching is free, but to participate in the parade, registration is required
Starts: 6:30pm
Finishes: 7:15pm at the Motor Room followed by Live Brazilian band.

Boundary St Carnaval, West End carnival,
Photo credit: Cathy Barker via official Carnaval Facebook page

Be a part of the 20th anniversary of the Carnaval in West End. For more information see the official event website.
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Why? Enjoy eclectic West End
When: Saturday 6 February 2016
Phone: 07 3844 1824
Where: The Motor Room, 91 Boundary Street, West End Qld
Cost: Free entry to the area to watch, a fee to participate in the parade
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