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Sao Paulo Events

Sao Paulo 2016 events

São Vito Festival

Date :
1 May 2016 - 31 July 2016

Running for nearly two months each year, the São Vito Festival is a dedica ......

Running for nearly two months each year, the São Vito Festival is a dedicated Italian community celebration based around St Vito, the patron saint of Polignano a Mare who hails from Puglia, Italy. Street parties, feasts of traditional food and lively processions make up this very Italian occasion, which is celebrated by São Paulo’s emphatic wave of Italian immigrants.

Venue:
Rua Fernades Silva, Brás

Address:
Rua Fernades Silva, Brás, São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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São Paulo Art Biennial

Date :
10 September 2016 - 11 December 2016

Inspired by the Venice Biennale art festival, the São Paulo Art Biennial t ......

Inspired by the Venice Biennale art festival, the São Paulo Art Biennial takes place every two years between September and December. Running since the early 1950s, the event allows Brazilian and international artists to display their works in the Oscar Niemeyer building in the Parque Ibirapuera.

Venue:
Oscar Niemeyer building.

Address:
Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

Category:
Art & Literature

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Mostra Internacional de Cinema

Date :
20 October 2016 - 2 November 2016

Stock up on popcorn because silver screen fever grips during this two-week ......

Stock up on popcorn because silver screen fever grips during this two-week celluloid fest. Premieres, retrospectives, foreign-language films, blockbusters and outdoors screenings, complete a dazzling cast at the annual Mostra Internacional de Cinema, which will show around 350 titles in 20 different venues.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Address:
São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Tickets start from R$7.50.

Website:

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

Date :
11 November 2016 - 13 November 2016

Prepare for high octane thrills and spills as the Formula 1 circus wends it ......

Prepare for high octane thrills and spills as the Formula 1 circus wends its way to São Paulo for the annual grand prix. Two days of qualifying kicks off the weekend before the main event at the famed Interlagos racetrack, a course renowned for being one of the most difficult to master on the F1 circuit.

Venue:
Interlagos

Address:
Avenida Senador Teotônio Vilela, São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Tickets start from R$500.

Website:

Category:
Entertainment

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Sao Paulo 2017 events

Carnaval

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2017

Okay, while it’s not exactly Rio, São Paulo’s celebrations beginning o ......

Okay, while it’s not exactly Rio, São Paulo’s celebrations beginning on the Friday before Ash Wednesday are a riot of samba school rehearsals, street parades and blocos (individually planned street parties). The Sambódromo, however, is the crème de la crème as it comes to life with samba schools battling for supremacy.

Venue:
Sambódromo.

Address:
Avenida Olavo Fontoura 1209, São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Tickets start from R$30.

Category:
Food & Drink

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São Paulo Fashion Week

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2017

With street credit from the stellar success of supermodels like Giselle Bü ......

With street credit from the stellar success of supermodels like Giselle Bündchen, São Paulo Fashion Week is now regarded as the fifth fashion week after New York, Paris, Milan and London. Lashings of haute couture and exotic models tread catwalks during this biannual jolly. Exciting new Brazilian designers air their frocks twice yearly with separate fashion weeks in January (fall and winter styles) and June (spring and summer styles).

Address:
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, São Paulo, Brazil

Category:
Spectacle

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Virada Cultural

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

A 24-hour, non-stop celebration of city culture that showcases everything f ......

A 24-hour, non-stop celebration of city culture that showcases everything from dance and film to art and theatre. Organisers lean heavily on the musical side of things as well with over 2,000 artists performing across the whole day and night. Taking its cue from the inversion of expectations, the event will have museums opening from dawn and plenty of the unexpected in the downtown area of São Paulo.

Venue:
Various venues.

Address:
Downtown, São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Prices vary from show to show.

Category:
Entertainment

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Parada do Orgulho GLBT

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

The annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) parade is the wor ......

The annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) parade is the world’s largest, attracting around four million people. Expect riotously colourful processions of floats and street dancing in a parade that stretches for 4.2km (2.6 miles), right through Avenida Paulista.

Venue:
Avenida Paulista.

Address:
São Paulo, Brazil

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Gay & Lesbian

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