Experience Brazil right here in Brisbane City with colour, creativity and dance at the Rio Rhythmics Carnaval Parade and Party. It's on Sunday 25 March with the parade starting at 12 noon and the after-party going on until 6 pm.
Rio Rhythmics (image from organiser's website)
The Carnaval Parade kicks off at the Edward Street end of Queen Street in the city,and travels down the Mall. You and your friends can enjoy more than 150 performers with vibrant costumes and musicians as they dance and wend their way through the CBD. There will be plenty of excellent vantage points along the way.
Brazilian Entertainment in Reddacliff Place (image by May Cross)
The parade ends in Reddacliff Place (Brisbane Square) on George Street where a huge FREE party will take off. The party promises live music, food stalls and plenty of "Samba energia". Get together with a group of friends to really make this a party and enjoy this colourful Brisbane City experience.
Go (brazil) Nuts at the Carnaval Party (image by May Cross)
What's the difference between Carnival and Mardi Gras?
Basically, Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday (which I have every week!) is North American and is most well known in New Orleans, Louisiana. Whereas Carnival (or Carnaval/Carnevale) is more South American and is the most famous Brazilian holiday- often called "The Greatest Show on Earth". Both are traditionally celebrated with costumes, music, beads and dancing, especially the samba.
Gorgeous Costumes (image by May Cross)
For further information about the parade or party click here Click here to book your car park online for only $7.
Beautiful Head-dresses in the Parade (image from organiser's website)