Carnaval in Ipanema & LeblonBanda de IpanemaThis long-standing banda (procession) attracts a wild crowd, complete with drag queens and others in costume. Don’t miss it. Carnaval in Ipanema & LeblonBanda Simpatia é Quase AmorA favorite Ipanema banda, with a 50-piece percussion band. Carnaval in Ipanema & LeblonQue Merda É Essa?This playful gathering (which means 'What the shit is this?') is a big draw in Ipanema. Beginning near Nascimento da Silva, it eventually makes its way along the beach.