In 2017 there will be no official gay pride weekend as new organizers overhaul things in preparation for events in 2018. Look for announcements in late 2017. The Gay Pride Sunday Parade at Copacabana Beach which had been scheduled for November 2016, instead took place in December with over 600 thousand people on Avenida Atlântic, thanks to a last minute contribution of funds.
September 10 + 24, 2017, 3-10pm, Club Mix Bar, Merdado 25. Twice-monthly Sunday 18+ men-only underwear/naked fetish party; live sex shows, audience participation. Next 2017 dates: Oct 8+22; Nov 5+19; Dec 3+10+17. Look for annual Orgy at Sea: Praça XV for Marina de Itacuruçá, schooner tour of Itacuruçá region/Green Coast islands - August 2018 (TBC).
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 9-13, 2018, 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.
February 16-18, 2018. Powerful Opening Show from Brazilian POPstar Revelation ANITTA, who will cut the Opening Rope, bringing her amazing set of Hit Songs! FIVE ELETRONIC PARTIES w/ International + National DJs. Some parties will be held inside the Resort Area, at Tucuns Beach, others at beautiful locations such as the BRAVA BEACH, and SILK BEACH clubs, to name a few. See the lineup:
Early July, 2018 (TBC). 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.