Carnival 2014 Blocos for Saturday, March 1st: Daily

The Rio Times has the complete list of the best street parties happening in Rio today

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The Cidade Maravilhosa is in high energy today with the bulk of the authorized blocos happening today. The highlight event is the Cordão da Bola Preta, which will take place on Avenida Rio Branco in Centro at 9AM and will commemorate 96 years of parading.

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A reported 1.8 million people attended the 2013 Cordão do Bola Preta bloco street parade in Centro, photo by André Lobo/Riotur.

According to RioTur, Rio’s tourism board, Bola Preta is expected to attract over 1.5 million revelers. This year’s theme is “Peace, Love and Revelry, all for a Thousand Wonders of Rio.” Famous singer Neguinho from Beija-Flor will perform with a band of thirty-four musicians and also sing “Happy Birthday” to Rio which will be mark 449 years today.

To help make today’s multitude of blocos easier to digest, find and plan for, here is a list by location and time:


Céu na Terra
Time: 8AM
Location: Largo dos Guimarães, Santa Teresa

Time: 9AM
Location: Av. Henrique Valadares, 17, Lapa

Maravilhas do Porto
Time: 12PM
Location: Largo São Francisco da Prainha, Saúde

Pega Pra Sambar
Time: 2PM
Location: Rua do Lavradio, at the corner of Rua do Senado, Lapa

Cordão do Prata Preta
Time: 4PM
Location: Praça da Harmonia, Saúde

Carioca da Gema
Time: 5PM
Location: Rua do Lavradio, between Riachuelo and Mém de Sá, Lapa

Time: 5PM
Location: Rua Araújo Porto Alegre and the corner of Av. Graça Aranha (MEC)

Zona Sul

Dois Pra Lá, Dois Pra Cá
Time: 10AM
Location: Rua Álvaro Ramos, and the corner of Rua General Góes Monteiro, Botafogo

Time: 11AM
Location: R. Orsina da Fonseca, Gávea

Bloco da Favorita
Time: 11AM
Location: Avenida Prefeito Mendes de Moraes and the corner of Rua Herbert Moses, São Conrado

Time: 3PM
Location: Avenida Atlântica, Posto 6, Copacabana

Time: 3PM
Location: Rua Maestro Francisco Braga, Copacabana

Bloco do Barbas
Time: 4PM
Location: Rua Assis Bueno and the corner of Arnaldo Quintela, Botafogo

Time: 5PM
Location: Praça Fernando Pessoa, Catete

Time: 5PM
Location: Avenida Atlântica, in front of Xavier da Silveira, Copacabana

Time: 5PM
Location: Praça Jóia Valansi, Botafogo

Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Rua jangadeiros / Rua Gomes Carneiro, Ipanema

Banda da Sá Ferreira
Time: 6PM
Location: Rua Sá Ferreira and the corner of Av. Atlântica, Copacabana

Zona Norte

É Pra quem Pop
Time: 1PM
Location: Praça Lamartine Babo, Tijuca

Banda de Madureira
Time: 4PM
Location: Travessa Almerinda Freitas, Madureira

Diversão Brasileira
Time: 4PM
Location: Praça Comandante Xavier de Brito, Tijuca

Time: 5PM
Location: Praça Professor Francisco Dáuria, Grajaú

Cordão Alegria da Tijuca

Time: 6PM
Location: Rua Afonso Pena, Tijuca

Mulheres de Zeca
Time: 6PM
Location: Parque Madureira, Madureira

Banda Cruzeiro do Sul
Time: 6PM
Location: Rua Torres Sobrinho, Méier

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