February 28 - March 4, 2014, the most famous carnival, Friday-Fat Tuesday. Gay clubs & street parties, Banda de Ipanema, Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, Sambadrome parade, Street Band Competitions, Parades of the Samba Schools, Gay Costume Ball in Rio Scala -- & more.
March 2, 2014, 3-10pm at Club Mix Bar, Rua do Mercado 25. Periodic Sunday 18+ men-only underwear/naked night, with live sex shows / audience participation. See website for upcoming dates.
March 29, 2014, 7pm and 8:20pm at the Cine Cultural Justiça Federal, Rio Branco 241. AMOR: Melhores curtas (Love: Best Short Film award). Each month Cineclube RioFGC screens films selected for special sessions from among those shown and/or given awards at previous editions of the Rio Gay Film Festival.
July 3-13, 2014, annual GLBT film festival, at Odeon Petrobras, Cine Cultural Justiça Federal/ Instituto Cervantes (Av. Rio Branco 241). International festival, full-length films and shorts, Brazilian and foreign, addressing gender and sexuality.
Early October, 2014, the 19th edition, floats on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana Beach, 2 million expected. Spring temperature in the 80's, packed beaches, low airfare + hotel prices = a good time to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa. See website for program and venues.
Mid-November, 2014 in Rio, (a week earlier in Sao Paulo). Festival of theater, cinema, music and literature. See website for program and venues.
November 20-23, 2014. Three-day electronic music festival, Thursday - Sunday, afternoon and night sessions. All-inclusive resort services, cool architecture, exotic/rustic Polynesian-style natural materials, giant pool, good food, full package deals. See online for more details as announced.
New Year's Eve each year, huge beach party in Copacabana, millions party all night at all the nightclubs and in streets all over town.