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Come to Celebrate Rio Carnival 2025

Rio Carnival 2025 Guide and Program

Experience the Magic! Come to Celebrate Rio Carnival 2025 with us. The festival is set to take place from February 28th to March 8th 2025 in the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro. With all the excitement surrounding the city, the Sambadrome during Rio Carnival will play host to the biggest party on the planet!

Imperatriz Alas - Rio Carnival
Imperatriz - Ismar Ingber | Riotur

On you’ll find everything you need to make the most out of your trip: from the legendary Rio Carnival Ball to the glorious Samba Parades, and Rio Carnival 2025 tickets. Explore your transportation options, learn all about the Sambadrome sectors and be ready to have the time of your life! On a night when you’re not at the unbeatable Sambadrome Parade, dance the night away at the legendary Rio Carnival Ball, the exclusive Magic Ball at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. You can buy your Magic Ball ticket right here!  

 Buy HERE your Carnival Tickets!

Rio Carnival 2025 Sambadrome Parade Line-up:

Order March 2nd (Sunday)
March 3rd (Monday)
March 4rd (Tuesday)
10:00 PM Unidos de P. Miguel Unidos da Tijuca Mocidade
11:30 PM
Imperatriz Beija-Flor Paraíso do Tuiuti
01:00 AM
Viradouro Salgueiro Grande Rio
02:30 AM Mangueira Vila Isabel Portela

A Spectacle not to be missed!

From the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the steamy Rio de Janeiro nightlife, the energy emanated by the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro is nothing short of electrifying. Even more exhilarating are the deliciously bronzed and toned samba dancers, the pulsating samba music, the frantic applause of the spectators, and of course, partying at Rio Carnival.

The festival is held every year in the week leading up to Lent and attracts visitors from all across the globe looking to let loose and explore the Carioca Carnival culture. It is inconceivable to think of Rio de Janeiro without thinking of Carnival. Anticipation builds and the excitement grows as the Carnival time gets closer and closer. The city glows with the smiles and energy of the locals — or Cariocas.

Samba music can be heard coming from neighborhoods and favelas all throughout the city and crowds gather to dance and make merry all day and night. It is the inherent spirit of the Cariocas and their true joie de vivre that makes Rio Carnival such a glorious success year after year. 

Portela samba school drums - rio carnival
Portela - Gabriel Monteiro | Riotur

Samba Schools and the Sambadrome

The center of attraction is, of course, the Sambadrome in downtown Rio, where the Samba Parade has been held since 1984. As tourists begin to arrive, the city virtually comes to a halt for all four days leading up to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. While the Sambadrome may be the focus of the Carnival, the focal point is undoubtedly the samba schools and their vivacious women samba dancers, who are a quintessential part of the Carnival.

Sambodromo avenue - Rio Carnival
Portela - Fernando Maia | Riotur

Buy your tickets to the Samba Schools Parade now!