Tiradentes Cultural Street Market Today

The Tiradentes square in Centro will be full of life today, August 5th, from 1pm to 8pm during the “Tiradentes Cultural” street market.  The event will open with two book releases and will offer a variety of organic culinary delights as well as music, art exhibitions, and a debate on the legacy of the Olympics in RIO.  Read on for deets and please let us know about your experience if you make it to the event!

RIO HOSTS TIRADENTES CULTURAL STREET MARKET

Beyond the Feijoada: Celebrating RIO’s Afro Brazilian Heritage and Culture

 

In honor of RIO’s Valongo Wharf (Port Zone), the largest entry point for African slaves in the America, being declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, today’s featured post offers suggestions for a deeper exploration of Afro Brazilian heritage and culture in Brazil.  Read on for an introductory glimpse at the impact of the African legacy on RIO, including restaurant venues with fresh culinary experiences, upcoming multicultural events, and activities that combine tourism with social activism and history.

 

Samba’s Literary Festival Today in Tijuca

The second edition of the “FliSamba,” a literary festival dedicated to the samba music genre will be held today in Renascença Clube in Tijuca in Zona Norte (North Zone).  The event lasts from 9:30am to 10pm and this year will honor samba greats, Dona Ivone Lara and Nelson Sargento.

RIO HOSTS SAMBA’S LITERARY FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY IN TIJUCA

Artist Credit: Brigitte Werner (https://pixabay.com/en/users/werner22brigitte-5337/)

A RIO Love Story

RIO Love Story is a destination management team operating out of RIO and specializing in offering uniquely personal RIO experiences.  The RIO Love Story Team recently launched a RIO Cultural Interaction Experience, giving visitors the opportunity to not only understand, but to experience RIO through activities like dancing the funk carioca and preparing caipirinhas.  Read on to find out how you can be a part of the next RIO Love Story Experience!

RIO LOVE STORY LAUNCHES CULTURAL INTERACTION PROGRAM IN VIDIGAL

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RIO Roundup

Today’s featured post offers a roundup of the 13 Best Things to Do in RIO de Janeiro.  Click for popular sites like Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach and places you may not have heard of such as Jardim Botânico and Ilha Fiscal.  You can even sort the list to include only free activities!  Now it’s your turn: how many places on this list have you visited already?  And if you haven’t made it to RIO yet, which would be your first stop?

Tijuca National Park

A Sweet Finish to Eat RIO’s Food Tour

Tom Le Mesurier, founder and tour guide for Eat Rio food tours, tweeted the SWEETEST finish for yesterday’s tour.  And a huge congratulations to Eat Rio for snagging TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the third consecutive year!  Check out tour options on the website where the goal is: Escape the tourist traps and get to know the real Rio through its food.

Le Mesurier’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/eatrio_net/status/877333578077528064

Eat Rio Website: http://eatrio.net/

There’s A Party Going On

Okay, so news of a party is RIO isn’t, in itself, a huge deal because there’s ALWAYS a party going on in RIO.  But the month of June is a little special because it’s the season of Festas Juninas (June Parties).  Imagine a city-wide celebration marked by theater, dance, live music and great food.  Originally a European event, Festas Juninas can now be experienced any way you like, from modern to traditional.  Read on for locations of upcoming events!

CELEBRATING THE 2017 FESTAS JUNINAS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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