The tourist masses and high-season prices haven't yet arrived, though the weather is beginning to warm and cities are already livening up for the following year's Carnaval.

Círio de Nazaré

Belém’s enormous annual event on the second Sunday in October brings one million to the streets to take part in the procession of one of Brazil’s most important icons.

Bienal de São Paulo

This major art event occurs in even-numbered years (next in 2020 and 2022) between October and December and showcases the work of over 120 artists from around the globe.

Rio International Film Festival

Rio’s international film festival – Latin America’s biggest – features more than 200 films from all over the world, shown at some 35 theaters over several weeks in October or Novmber.


This beer-drinking extravaganza in Blumenau is the best place to connect to southern Brazil’s German roots. Held mid-October.