Festivals in Curitiba

MapChristmas in Curitiba - MAP 4 The charms of the months of November and December in Curitiba thrill. The reference city  for business tourism and events, turns into a magic place at Christmas. Besides the many scheduled events - exhibitions of nativity scenes, concerts, fairs and other issues - the whole city gets involved in what turns Curitiba the "Christmas Capital". A lovely Christmas traditional show happens in the beautifully decorated&nb...
Curitiba Patron Saint Feast DayCuritiba Patron Saint Feast Day - MAP 5 On September 8 Curitiba pays homage to its patron saint, Our Lady of Light of the Pines. (Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhões). The citizens belief in the Saint is so great that they do not celebrate the city foundation anniversary, but dedicate the day to the Patroness of Curitiba, instead. That's because in September 8th, 1993, after restoration, the gothic style church of Nossa Senhora da Luz completed 100 years and became...
MapDiversity Parade - MAP 7 The parade takes place on September 19th, as part of the LGBT events in Curitiba. Popularly known as "Gay Parade", the event aims to promote the citizenship of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals. The event is organized by the Association of Diversity Paranaense da Parada (APPAD) in partnership with the Alliance for LGBT Citizenship Paranaense. The parade is held at the Civic Centre in Curitiba. Visitors and tou...
Our Lady of Aparecida National SanctuaryFeast of Our Lady of Aparecida - Patron Saint of Brazil - MAP 4 On October 12, three dates are celebrated, but few remember them all: Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil's official patron saint, Children's Day and the Discovery of America. The national holiday, however, is due only to the first date, and although the devotion to the Saint dates back to the eighteenth century, it was only enacted in 1980.   There are two sources found on the image, which are in the Archives of the M...
MapFeiarte - MAP 6 FEIARTE aims to join an international event celebrating cultural crafts of countries. Each year a country is honored, and their crafts and culinary earn highlight at the fair.   The event presents a wide variety of craft products from different countries and Brazilian states. Exhibitors show their very best in craft production to an average audience of 50,000 people. FEIARTE is considered one main craft fair held in the cou...
MapFesta do Pinhão - MAP 4 The main ingredient of food may differ from region to region. A truly Paraná camp does not exist without the pine nut. The city of St. Joseph of the Pines, in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, performs the Feast of the Pine Nut for 12 years in the month of June.  The city celebrates the fruit of the tree from which its name originated thereby honoring the city and its traditional feast.   In its history, t...
MapFestival Internacional de Hip Hop - MAP 4 International Festival of Hip Hop in July grows in quantity, quality and borders. The event brings over 1,400 dancers to Curitiba and expectations are of an average of 10,000 people by considering the product fair in the sector that features over 10 booths including stores representatives from Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. At night the shows are divided into groups who are starting their choreographic works, competition for the ...
MapFestival of Chicken, Polenta and Wine - MAP 4       The polenta, chicken, wine, cheese, salami and a variety of typical food are happy reasons to celebrate the good (wine) crops and remember the parties, costumes and songs of distant Italy. The "Frango, Polenta e Vinho"  Festival has been running for over 29 years now. Sale of crafts, folk groups, with savory and sweet stalls, besides free distribution of 500 pounds of polenta ...
MapFestival of Curitiba - MAP 5 The Festival of Curitiba has actually established itself as a great showcase for artists and theatre companies from around Brazil and even abroad. The event brings together people from all different types of artistic backgrounds, including theatre, dance, circus acts, stand-up comedy, improv, physical theatre, and even artists practising the art of cooking and food preparation! It covers both traditional art works and those that...
MapFestival Sabor Brazil - MAP 2 The Sabor Brasil Festival is an event on the Brazilian cuisine, partying, and celebrating the country main regional customs. All the delights produced in various regions of Paraná. The dispute is interesting, after all the customer will be the big winner, as well as enjoy new recipes with a variety of Brazilian cuisine, participate in the awards gastronomic tour of Brazil. Exhibition Hall of Curitiba Address: ...
MapGrand Prix Paraná - MAP 4 Paraná Grand Prix is Paraná ultimate racing test, for thoroughbreds classified as Group 1 of Brazilian turf. It is played at 2,400 meters in the sand, for 3 years old animals and more.   The Paraná GP was run for the first time in December 20th, 1942 at the extinct Hippodrome of Guabirotuba . It is traditionally played in the first weekend of December. In 1955 the event was first played at ...
MapGrape Festival - MAP 4 The Feast of the Grape rescues Italian important traditions to the culture of the city. Traditions that helped lead to the famous gastronomic itineraries of Santa Felicidade Neighborhood, important for tourism and to move the region's economy. The festival takes place in the month of February with a lot of grapes, jams, juices, wine, handicrafts marketing, presentation of folkloric groups, stalls with sweet and sav...
Christmas chorus in CuritibaHSBC Christmas - MAP 7 The event is used to send a message of peace and hope to all who visit, through the use of 90,000 colored lights, musical concerts, fireworks, and a choir made up of 160 children singing christmas songs. The whole place becomes a music box, decorated with gorgeous Christmas themes. The pictures for many postcards are taken at this event and become one of the most commonly sent out cards. Visitors, travel from around the region to see...
MapL Folk and Ethnic Festival from Paraná - MAP 4 Folklore is shown through music, song and dance, enchanted with the colors and brightness of the costumes and props made by each ethnic group in one of the most traditional cultural events in the country. Venue: Teatro Guaira Municipality: Curitiba Name: AINTEPAR - Inter-Ethnic Association of Paraná Address: 244, Coronel Joaquim Inacio Taborda Ribas Street Phone: +55 (41) 3022-8510 / 3336-9037 Fax: (41) 3022-852...
MapLUPALUNA - festival of music and entertainment of Paraná - MAP 4 Lupaluna is considered the largest festival of music and entertainment of Paraná and one of the largest in southern Brazil. Over 40 musical acts divided into three stages: LunaStage (main arena in which they have big stars in music nationally and internationally), EletroLuna (tent of electronic music) and EcoMusic (designed to help artists of Brazilian music and alternative rock bands). The mega structure is assembled ...
MapMin Matsuri - Festival da Imigração Japonesa de Curitiba - MAP 4 To celebrate the Japanese immigration to Brazil, the Curitiba Brazilian nipo-community promotes on June 18,  the Imin Matsuri (Festival of Japanese Immigrant). The public has the opportunity to enjoy Imin Matsuri cultural performances as taiko (drum show), odori (dance), karaoke (music), martial arts such as kendo, aikido as well as to taste the best of oriental cuisine with a rich variety of gourmet dishes as sashimi, sush...
MapMother´s Day - MAP 4 Brazilian Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, and is considered a very important date. It is the second most important gifting holiday, on which over half of all gifters purchase a gift. That puts Mother's Day right behind Christmas in gifting popularity. Weeks before Mother's Day advertisements on television, newspapers and radio stations enhance products in special offers and promotions. It is common to fin...
MapRace of the Waiters - MAP 4 The waiters who work in Santa Felicidade celebrate their day (August 11) with a party and race that brings together over 500 professionals. Manoel Ribas Avenue, between the restaurants and House of Dom Antonio Arcos, is prepared for the race, which includes tables set on the street.  Restaurant waiters gather to test their speed and skill along the Avenida Manoel Ribas (among the restaurants Casa dos Arcos and Don Antonio). ...
MapRestaurant Week - MAP 4 The Restaurant Week is one of the most important gastronomic events in the world. It appeared 17 years ago in New York and now occurs in over 100 cities in various countries.  The event comprises a great promotional offer from restaurants in their own houses with special menus at discount prices during two weeks. The participating restaurants must offer different menus for a fixed price, and the meal must consist of appetiz...
MapSpecial Spring and Children Fair - MAP 4 The Spring & Children Special Fair is held in the Osório and Santos Andrade squares, downtown, starts by middle of September until October 12 which is the Children´s Day as well as Brazil´s Patron Saint Day, Our Lady of Aparecida (​Nossa Senhora Aparecida​), a national holiday.  During the period, the squares are prepared with many stalls with crafts depicting the spring and the chi...