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Rio Rhythmics Carnaval Parade | COSTUME HIRE

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Queen St Mall

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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Experience life-changing colour, creativity and dance in Rio Rhythmics' Carnaval Parade.

For a taste of the authentic "Samba energia", right here in Brisbane's Queen St Mall, secure your place in Rio Rhythmics' Carnaval Parade. If you don't just want to watch the parade go by - join us to learn the Carnaval essentials and hire a costume to be part of the action.

  • Experience Brazil right here in Brisbane.

  • Parade in an authentic costume down Queen St Mall with over 150 performers and musicians.

  • No dance experience required just a sense of adventure and community spirit.

  • Learn the basics of Carnaval Samba.

Participate in the Parade

Get together some friends, work colleagues or come on your own for this unique Brisbane experience.

Registration includes:

Hire of a Carnaval costume

Don't worry... not bikinis! We have a range of authentic costumes ranging from large 'fantasias' brought back from Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval, through to some incredibly elaborate Bolivian costumes.

Carnaval Essentials | Sunday 18 February

11am | 1 hr Samba Bootcamp to give you an idea of how to walk and parade with Samba music.

12pm | 1 hr technical rehearsal with percussionists and breifing about the parade.

Participation in the parade in Queen St Mall | Saturday 24 February

Starting in Post Office Square and parading up to Reddacliffe Place, we will be bringing the Carnaval tradition to the heart of Brisbane's CBD.


Round 1 $65 until 28 January

Round 2 $80 until 9 February

Round 3 $100 until 17 February (registration then closes after this date)

Dancers with Samba costumes (and have Samba parading experience) $40 until 17 February.

*plus booking fees


What if I have my own costume?

Fantastic! Please email us at dancing@riorhythmics.com.au to discuss the options.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Any person under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We suggest getting public transport to the City on the day of the event. For the Samba Bootcamp, there is free parking in West End on the weekends.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Travel light - it's Carnaval afterall! ID and some cash hidden about your person. You can leave a bag of personal items (makeup and clothing) in the dressing room, however we recommend no valuable items (always take them with you).

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Sure can! Email us at cathy@riorhythmics.com.au

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Unfortunately as a community event we can't refund or transfer your registration to another event. If you are unable to attend, we are happy for you to notify us with a replacement person for the parade.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you can.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Unfortunately, if weather is against us on the day (continuing heavy downpour or thunderstorms) then we may have to cancel the parade and cannot offer a refund. However, we are intrepid and haven't had to cancel a parade yet in the last 19 years. We're not afraid of a light drizzle!!

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