As the famous saying goes, a little party never killed nobody. Not even a huge, wild, totally memorable party. That's why you and your group of friends can't miss Carnival Brasileiro in Austin this February. This massive fiesta features authentic Brazilian music, Samba dancers, and tons of yummy cocktails, of course. You will feel like you're in Rio without leaving Texas. 

The massive carnival-style bash is inspired in the spicy and world-famous Carnival de Rio and has been happening in Austin for 43 years now.

Some years, the event has had an attendance of nearly 4,000 attendees people.

The founder and organizer, Mike Quinn, fell in love with Brazilian culture long ago and has been sharing it with Austinites non-stop since the 70s. 

This year's event will be happening at Emo’s to create a more party packed atmosphere. Let yourself be seduced by the rhythmic drums of samba music, dance your feet off all night long, and have a caipirinha or two. 

You and your friends are more than welcome to wear flashy, Mardi-Gras style costumes. Everybody takes this very seriously, judging by the photos on social media, so join the fun!

Or, if you are brave enough to show some skin, there will be body painters on the premises too. 

The best part of this party is its authenticity. Organizers keep things as Brazilian as possible, bringing artists from the South American country, even famous Rio de Janeiro's samba schools.

However, local groups like Austin Samba have also participated in past events. 

Anyone of any age is welcome to this raging Texas party, but only 21+ will be able to purchase drinks so that IDs will be requested all the time. Also, note that kids under 10-12 may find the crowd overwhelming.

This year's admission tickets decreased in comparison with last year's. You can attend for $35 if you buy now

This is considered to be the "largest Carnival celebration outside of Brazil" and will be happening all night long, so be ready for endless dancing and booze. 

Now that we're talking about the drinks, you will be happy to know that this year the prices will be about 25% lower than in 2019.

Also, the venue has well-equipped bars that will be scattered throughout the ballroom. Parking is free but limited, so we highly recommend you and your buddies carpool or use Uber. 

Emo's gates will open at 8:00 p.m., and music will start at 9:00 p.m. 

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime Brazilian-style party?

Carnaval Brasileiro Austin

Price: $35

When: February 22, 2020

Address: Emo's, 2015 E. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: Authentic Brazilian music, nonstop dancing, and endless amounts of boozy cocktails will wait for you at this Brazilian-style Carnival celebration. Costumes, makeup, and masks are highly encouraged. 


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