November 6 + 20, 2016, Sunday fetish party at Club Mix Bar, Rua do Merdado 25. Periodic 18+ men-only underwear/naked nights, with live sex shows / audience participation. More 2016 dates: December 4 + 11 + 18. See website for info on their Orgy at Sea.
November 13-16, 2016, with a Sunday Parade to begin at 1pm, gathering at Posto 6 on Copacabana beach. The 21st edition, with 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.
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.
February 24-28, 2017, Friday-Fat Tuesday. Afternoon street bands along Copacabana + Ipanema beaches, evening dances at Cinelândia + concerts at Samba Land + Lapa. Rio Scala Ball Gay clubs/ street parties, Banda de Ipanema, Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, Sambadrome parade, Street Band Competitions, Parades of the Samba Schools, Rio Scala Gay Costume Ball +more.
July 2017. An international festival of film genres and sexualities of Rio de Janeiro, featuring Brazilian and international cinema during eleven days of screenings, at Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco 241, Cine Art FFU, Cine Joia Copacabana, Rio Cine Joia Shopping, Cinema Odeon, Cultural BNDES and Instituto Cervantes headquarters.