The Best Blocos this Weekend at Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2019

Carnival may officially end on Ash Wednesday, but the champions still have to parade! Consider this weekend a lap of honor for those who still have it in them to party.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some say Carnival is officially over, but the ‘blocos’ (Carnival street parties) don’t seem to have received the message. Though traditionally the festivities end on Ash Wednesday, there are many designated blocos continuing on through Saturday, March 9th, or ‘Sábado das Campeãs’ (Saturday of Champions) and Sunday, March 10th.

Saturday, March 9th sees an early start for any Carnival completists out there, with Bloco das Poderosas taking over Rua Primeiro de Março, in Rio’s Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?