By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The world famous Carnival in Rio has been in full swing for three days and the fourth and final official day of celebrations looks to be once again full of the free public street parties known as blocos. One of the earliest blocos starts at 9AM in Praça Santos Dummont, Gávea, but if you miss that several others open the day’s festivities at 10AM from Santa Teresa to Ipanema. Bloco Carmelitas in Santa Teresa, photo by Walter Mesquita/Riotur. The Bloco Carmelitas in Santa Teresa is famous and held several times during the Carnival season, this one offers a relatively smaller crowd parading through the windy streets of the bohemian neighborhood. The bloco of Rio Maracatu will begin 10AM at Avenida Vieira Souto near Posto (Lifeguard stand) 8 in Ipanema, and proceed with an estimated 10,000 others to Posto 9, still relatively small compared to what the day will bring to beachside neighborhood. Later the bloco of Orquestra Voadora will begin at the Aterro do Flamengo at 5PM, around the same time the massive (an expected 80,000 people) bloco Banda de Ipanema is starting at Ipanema’s Rua Gomes Carneiro around 5:30 PM. For full listings click here. Centro Bloco das Carmelitas Time: 10AM Location: Rua Almirante Alexandrino, esquina com Rua Aarão Reis, Santa Teresa Bagunca Meu Coreto Time: 11AM Praca Sao Salvador, Laranjeiras Banda do Jorge Time: 11AM Location: Largo da Carioca, Centro Cardosão de Laranjeiras Time: 12:00 Noon Location: Rua Cardoso Junior, esquina com Rua das Laranjeiras, Laranjeiras Cheiro na Testa Time: 2PM Location: Largo dos Guimarães, Santa Teresa Zona Sul A Rocha da Gávea Time: 9AM Location: Praça Santos Dummont, Gávea Rio Maracatu Time: 10AM Location: Avenida Vieira Souto, em frente ao Posto 8, Ipanema É Tudo ou Nada Time: 3PM Location: Rua Humaitá, 80, Botafogo Galinha do Meio-Dia Time: 4PM Location: Av. Atlântica, esquina com Princesa Isabel, Copacabana Empurra que Pega Time: 4PM Location: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, esquina com José Linhares, Leblon Orquestra Voadora Time: 5PM Location: Aterro do Flamengo Último Gole Time: 5PM Location: Parque dos Patins, Lagoa Meu Bem, Volto Já Time: 5PM Location: Princessa Isabel, Copacabana Banda de Ipanema Time: 5:30 PM Location: Rua jangadeiros / Gomes Carneiro, Ipanema Banda da Sá Ferreira Time: 6PM Location: Rua Sá Ferreira, esquina com Av. Atlântica, Copacabana Zona Norte Bloco do Buxixo – Pega e Arrocha Time: 1PM Location: Praca Saens, Pena Mulheres da Vila Time: 4PM Location: Av. 28 de Setembro, esquina com Gonzaga Bastos, Vila Isabel * The Rio Times Daily Update is offered to help keep you up-to-date with major news as it happens. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.