The Brasília Festival of Brazilian Cinema is the oldest festival of its kind in Brazil having begun in 1965. Bringing together filmmakers and new talent that contribute to the production and development of Brazilian cinema, the event is held in venues such as Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro and Cine Brasília. Typically held during the month of November.
During August 30 and 31, and having emerged firstly in 1998, the Mané Garrincha National Stadium hosts the much awaited Porão do Rock festival. Attracting rock 'n' roll lovers from across the country, anxious to watch great bands perform, Porão do Rock aims very much at developing the market for independent music in Brazil. Get your tickets early in order to get a discounted price!
Each year, on September 7, marks the date in which Brazil declared itself independent from Portugal on September 7, 1822. Held in Brasília's Ministries Esplanade, celebrations include full-on military parades and impressive patriotic displays, all in the presence of Brazil's President. This important event is a national holiday with many celebrations held across the country although the grandest of them all is without a doubt in the federal capital which features street parades, live music, dance entertainment, concerts, firework displays and colourful aero-displays too. What better way to commemorate such a vital event in Brazil's history?
Try something a little different during your holiday in Brasília and attend a festival which celebrates the customs and ancestry of the Japanese communities living in Brazil. This vibrant event, taking place on every weekend of August, brings traditional Japanese street dances, works of art, food and drink a little closer to Brazilians and visitors interested in the culture.