Wednesday 15th of July 2015
Last year’s Brazilica Festival was such a hit that the city is hosting the event again this year. The Brazilica Festival is the only festival in the country dedicated to celebrating the culture of Brazil; so expect, carnivals, colour and a little craziness as this showstopping festival rolls back into town.
Taking place from Friday 17 July to Sunday 19 July, the Brazilica Festival kicks off on the 17th in the beautifully exotic Alma de Cuba, located on Seel Street, with the Carnival Queen Competition. There will be dancing and dazzling diamontes galore in the stunningly converted old church venue, so make sure that you don’t miss out on what’s set to be a spectacular event.
On the Saturday, leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and join in the carnival celebrations, which will run from Abercromby Square, through Hope Street, Bold Street and Duke Street, before the grand finale in Chinatown.
Head on over to the Kazimir Gardens on Sunday 19th and enjoy the free performances from bands and artists from around the world. There will also be a graffiti art exhibition at FACT, which examines Os Gemeos, Cranio and other influential Brazilians’ work in transforming the bohemian suburb of Vila Madelena in Sao Paolo into the tourist attraction that it is today.
Most of the events across the weekend are free, but do make sure that you check the event website before you arrive, just in case.
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