Stay (much) longer than a day With dozens of thousands of events, fairs, and festivals, the city of São Paulo always offers good reasons for a visit. Organize your trip based on the major attractions of São Paulo’s calendar: JANUARYI ANNIVERSARY OF SÃO PAULO: shows and special activities celebrate the 25th of January. COUROMODA: leather is the king in this shoes and accessories fair. FEBRUARYI BRASIL OPEN: the Brazilian event of the international tennis circuit. CARNAVAL: samba schools put the Sambodromo to dance. CAMPUS PARTY: young geeks get together to discuss internet and technology. MARCHI IT’S ALL TRUE: international documentary film festival. SÃO PAULO HALF MARATHON: international race on the streets and avenues of the city. APRILI SÃO PAULO RESTAURANT WEEK: restaurants offer special menus at special prices. SÃO PAULO FASHION WEEK: The event takes the Summer/ Spring fashion to the catwalks. MAYI CASA COR SÃO PAULO: the largest exhibition of decoration and landscape design in Latin America. SP ARTE: international fair of galleries and works of art. VIRADA CULTURAL: concerts and other performances take place all through the night.
JUNEI LGBT PRIDE PARADE: the outdoor celebration brings together gays, lesbians and sympathisers. JULYI ANIMA MUNDI: animation festival with films from around the globe. FESTA DE SÃO VITO: one of the largest events of the Italian community in São Paulo. AUGUSTI BIENNIAL BOOK FAIR: held in even years, offering lectures, book launches and huge exhibitions. DESIGN WEEKEND: simultaneous events congregate design, decoration, architecture, and urbanism exhibitions and events. FESTA DE NOSSA SENHORA ACHIROPITA: the district of Bela Vista is taken by a Italian celebration. SP ARTE/FOTO: the largest event of the photography market. SEPTEMBERI CIVIC PARADE: the Armed Forces commemorate the Independence of Brazil. VIRADA ESPORTIVA: for 24 hours, sports activities take place around the city. FESTA DE SAN GENNARO: stalls selling Italian food line up on the street behind the Parish of San Gennaro, in Mooca. REVELANDO SÃO PAULO: a festival to celebrate the culture of the state of São Paulo, with dance, music, and handicraft. SÃO PAULO RESTAURANT WEEK: the second annual edition features new dishes.
OCTOBERI SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: debates and projection of Brazilian and international films. ART BIENNIAL: held in even years, it brings controversial works. AUTOMOBILE TRADE SHOW: the new automotive releases are exhibited in even years. NOVEMBERI FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX: the Brazilian round of the championship takes place at the Autódromo de Interlagos. ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL: it gathers national and international attractions in odd years. SÃO PAULO FASHION WEEK: The Autumm/Winter edition. DECEMBERI CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: the city receives special decorations, whose highlight is the traditional Christmas tree IN the Parque Ibirapuera. SÃO SILVESTRE RACE: the city streets are invaded by this international race on the New Year’s Eve. NEW YEAR’S EVE: fireworks and concerts with famous artists bring a large crowd to Paulista Avenue. Attention: the months indicated are those in which the events are usually held. To learn more details, times, and occasional alterations, visit: cidadedesaopaulo.com, visitesaopaulo.com and ubrafe.com.br.
One of the most pulsating metropolis in the world, São Paulo is much more than a great place for doing business. Taking a day off is the fir...