February 5 - 10, 2016, one of one of Brazil's biggest gay festivals with 40-50 thousand tourists joining in - a crowd of gay, lesbian and straight people mix it up with fun and frolics. Pop Gay at Tancredo Neves Square is a contest for drag queens performers, and live bands lead inspire partiers on almost every street corner through Ash Wednesday.
February 6-9, 2016, LAGOA IATE CLUB, Rua Hypólito V. Pereira, 620, Lagoa da Conceição. Carnival parties. DJs: Chin (FLN); FELIPE LIRA (SP); NACHO CHAPADO (ES); Diego Tavares (SP); Sergio Cardoso (Floripa); Bruno Pacheco (SP); DANI TORO (ES); Felipe Lima (Box Curitiba); Wander Bueno (BC); Felipe Suetam (Floripa); GSP (Greece); Rodolfo Bravat (SP); Leandro Baldi (POA).
Early September, 2016 annual Sunday afternoon parade, 2pm down Avenida Beira Mar Norte, music and dance parties.