Religious in Maceió

Festa Junina

Fifteen days of folk dancing, fireworks, street food, bonfires, costumed revelry and free-flowing beer take over Maceió during Brazil's winter solstice; it's a Portuguese tradition beginning on St Anthony's day in m…
Religious in Penedo

Festa do Senhor Bom Jesus dos Navegantes

This festival is held over four days from the second Sunday in January, and features an elaborate procession of boats and a sailboat race.
Carnaval in Maceió


Maceió hosts a small but lively Carnaval with all of the usual trappings: music, food and dancing. The bigger parties happen at beaches outside the city, especially Barra de São Miguel.