Carnival 2025

Feb 28th - Mar 08th

Info About Rio Carnival 2025 for Gays

Rio Carnival

Info About Rio Carnival 2025 for Gays

Everything you need to know in the Rio Carnival.

The flamboyance of the LGBTQIA+ community in Rio is particularly appropriate for the Carnival. This is especially true of the drag queens, who vie with each other to produce the most outrageous and hilarious get-ups possible for the street parades and Carnival balls. During the week of Carnival, there are several events that are quite suited for Queers. 

Gay parade in Copacabana

The Farme

One of the primary gathering places for gays during Rio Carnival is on Farme de Amoedo near Ipanema beach. This area on Ipanema beach where gays usually congregate is named after the street and called Farme de Amoedo beach. One of the largest bandas, Banda de Ipanema holds three parades before and during the week of the Carnival.

The music for these parades is played by the Garota de Ipanema Band. Their parade is very popular with gays and a large number of drag queens take part in the festivities. The parade participants gather at Praca General Osorio and at 6 pm the band starts playing and the parade runs along Av. Vieira Souto, then they move right onto Rua Visconde de Piraja and come back to Praca General Osorio.



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