Top Choice Cultural in Amazonas

Boi-Bumbá Festival

Tens of thousands of people descend on Parantins on the last weekend of June for the Boi-Bumbá festival, an Amazonian version of the Northeast’s Bumba Meu Boi, and one of the Amazon’s largest parties. The festival c…
Religious in Belém

Círio de Nazaré

During the Círio de Nazaré, which happens on the second Sunday in October, a million people accompany the image of the Virgin of Nazaré from the cathedral to the Basílica de NS de Nazaré. Two weeks of serious partyi…
Music in Manaus

Manaus Opera Festival

Inaugurated in 1997, the annual Manaus Opera Festival brings high-quality opera deep into the rainforest at the Teatro Amazonas. The three-week gala usually takes place in late April and early May, and tickets (R$5 …
Film in Manaus

Amazon Film Festival

In November, this increasingly popular film festival screens dozens of movies related to the Amazon, from rare Brazilian features filmed in Manaus to foreign documentaries about the destruction of the rainforest. He…
Cultural in Manaus

Festival Folclórico do Amazonas

This June festival features a wide variety of regional folklore performances, including rehearsals of the Parintins Boi-Bumbá teams. The festival culminates on June 29 with the Procissão Fluvial de São Pedro (St Pet…
Religious in Alter do Chão

Festa do Cairé

The Festa do Çairé is the major folkloric event in western Pará. The Çairé is a standard held aloft to lead a flower-bedecked procession; its origins may go back to symbols used by early missionaries to help convert…
Performing Arts in Ilha do Mosqueiro

Folklore Festival

Mosqueiro’s traditional folklore festival features plenty of Amazonian carimbó music and Boi-Bumbá performances from the popular regional celebration.
Religious in Soure

Círio de Nazaré

Soure has its own Círio de Nazaré with a beautiful procession. Hotels can be booked up at this time.
Religious in Ilha do Mosqueiro

Círio de Nossa Senhora do Ó

Like Belém’s Círio, this is a beautiful and joyous event, well worth seeing if you’re in the area.
Religious in Santarém

Dia de São Pedro

Boats decorated with flags and flowers sail in procession before the city in honor of São Pedro, the patron saint of fisherfolk.