Festivals & Events

The week-long Festa de Senhor dos Passos, the festival honoring the patron saint of miners, begins on January 23. Celebrated the week of June 23, the lively Festa de São João is a huge street party with traditional forró dancing, bonfires outside every house, and delicious street food. One of the biggest cultural events of the year is the Festival de Lençóis in September or October – in the past, big-name acts like Gilberto Gil and Gal Costa have performed.