June 24-27, 2017. Celebrations in Salvador and many more towns throughout Bahia celebrating the nativity of St John the Baptist. Brazilian celebrations follow from European Midsummer Solstice festivities that predate Christianity. Here they begin the Brazilian winter to continue throughout the whole month of June with parades, fireworks, bonfires, concerts, folk dancing and costumes.
September, 2017 (TBC) annual events in the Campo Grande district; parade usually from Praça do Campo Grande, down Av. 7 de Setembro, past St. Benedict, through Castro Alves Sq, Rua Carlos Gomes, & Senator Costa Pinto, to front of former Tropical Hotel Bahia.
November 2-5, 2017 at Vila Gale Mares Resort, Guarajuba/Bahia - three-day annual gay music festival at a resort north of Salvador. More details for 2017 when announced, along with media from previous events, at their website:
February 8-14, 2018. Two million people, 7 days, all-night pipoca street dancing, or in secure abada areas, with Trio/Bloco groups, watch from camarote cabins. Thursday official opening. Sunday Carnival Parades: Feb 11th at noon, from Farol da Barra (Lighthouse) or Campo Grande. SalvadorCentral