Art in Parque Ibirapuera & Around

Bienal de São Paulo

Modeled on the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo, founded in 1951, has grown into one of the world’s most important arts events. Many of the participants are working artists who have been nominated by their h…
Music in São Paulo

Virada Cultural

A nonstop, free, 24-hour party of cultural – especially musical – events around the city in strategic locations such as Itaquerão, Praça do Campo Limpo, Parque da Juventude, Centro Esportivo Tietê and Chácara do Joc…
LGBT in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around

São Paulo Gay Pride Parade

Av Paulista morphs into a come-all, free-for-all for São Paulo's annual gay pride parade, often considered the biggest in the world (both the 2016 and 2017 events drew three million people!).
Music in Campos Do Jordão

Festival de Inverno

This annual classical music festival – considered Latin America's largest – has been going since 1969. Performances from top orchestras, chamber groups and recitals are held around the city and the festival's main v…
Carnaval in São Paulo


The pre-Lent celebrations don’t approach those of Rio, but there are parties throughout the city.
Food & Drink in São Paulo

São Paulo Restaurant Week

More than 200 restaurants offer special menus and promotional prices for two weeks, twice a year.
Film in São Paulo

Mostra Internacional de Cinema

The country’s largest film festival, with screenings throughout the city.
Art in Parque Ibirapuera & Around

SP-Arte – São Paulo International Art Festival

This national and international art fair is one of the world’s largest.
New Year in Avenida Paulista, Jardins & Around


Av Paulista turns into a big outdoor party to ring in the new year.