Rio is at the center of carnival celebrations, a time when the cariocas to do nothing else but celebrate all day and night long. The residents of the city wait patiently for this 5-day holiday with the sole intention of partying non-stop. The level of entertainment is overwhelming to say the least and is at its highest at the samba parade at the Sambodromo where samba schools vie for the championship title. The new Rio Sambadome will accommodate up to 80,000 spectators, which is good news for those seeking tickets to the world’s biggest party and the opportunity to experience the best of Brazilian culture.
The Sambodromo gets a facelift in time for the 2017 samba parade. Celebrations begin on Carnival Friday, 24th February 2017 and carry on until the 28th of February. The party begins with the Acces Group Parade on Carnival Friday at 5 pm after King Momo signals the commencement of festivities in the city. The second day of the Access Group Parade is on saturday, the samba schools are vying for a place in the big league the following year. Carnival Sunday and Monday are the two big days so book your sambodromo tickets for the 26th and 27th of February 2017 today. Tuesday is the Children's Parade day. The kids are just as good as the adults and the evening provides for some great family entertainment.
You can expect the most riveting performances by the Special Group on Carnival Sunday and Monday. The samba parades by these schools are what the world waits for in anticipation. The exotic costumes and magnificent floats that are brought to life by thousands of participants along with hundreds of musicians and dancers are what decide the champions of the year. The samba schools welcome visitors to their facility in Samba City throughout the year. They also host parties beginning as early as November, as preparations continue for the samba parade. This is a great opportunity to learn a few steps from the best samba dancers from the elite schools including Tijuca, Mocidade, Salgueiro, Portela, and Beija Flor, who are guaranteed to put up a spectacular show at the 2017 samba parade.
If you desire to party with the cariocas then it is time to book your flight and carnival tickets. You have a choice of Sambodromo tickets ranging from the affordable grandstand seats to open boxes arranged in groups of 4 to 6 seats and luxury air-conditioned suites that are the most expensive seats for the samba parade. In addition, you have a choice of carnival balls and street parties to attend. Get ready for a hectic week of non-stop partying. February 2017 isn’t far away.