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Events on Carnival Saturday

The famous balls continue tonight including the most elegant held at Copacabana Palace. Street processions and bands fill the avenues with the sounds of the samba. For all of those who love to dress-up, the costume competition is in full swing at the Hotel Gloria. Come along and bring your imagination!

Event Schedule on Carnival Saturday

Cordao de Bola Preta Street Band
Black and white spotted costumes are littered throughout this street band, the oldest in Carnival. Cross-dressing and bar-hopping complete the frenzied walk through the streets.

Start:: 10am

Banda de Ipanema
The famous band performs in the street, welcoming all who want to join in the party. More

Location: Praca General Osorio (Ipanema)
Start: 4pm

Costume Competition
If you want to see some of the most of exquisite and creative Carnival costumes, attending this competition as a spectator or participant is the way to go. There are four categories of costumes including sumptuous, original, drag, and soul.

Location: Praca Floriano (Downtown)
Start: 7pm

Street Band Competition

Location: Av Rio Branco (Centro)
Start: 8pm

Copacabana Palace Luxury Ball, (11:00 pm)*
For one seeking the glamorous side of Carnival, this is the ball to attend. The most famous of the Carnival balls, magnificent costumes or black-tie is required. More

Location: Copacabana Palace (Copacabana)
Start: 11pm

Carnaval Ball at Scala*
These balls are for the not-so-formal featuring live music and samba dancing. More

Location: Av Afrannio de Melo Franco(Leblon) and Help
Start: 11pm

Gay Balls at Le Boy*
Le Boy is a Copacabana dance club complete with music and dance floor. The crowd is filled with both homosexuals and heterosexuals moving between house music and samba while dressed in costume and other outrageous attire. More

Location: Rua Rual Pompeia (Copacabana)

Celebrations Continue
Performances including music, dance, and merriment continue on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Location: Rio Folio and Terreirao do Samba (Near Arcos do Lapa and Cathedral Metropolitana)
Start: 8pm

* Times are approximate as they may change with little warning.
* Events that require tickets for participation are indicated by a star.

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