Samba Spirit: San Diego Brazil Carnival

Before you completely lose your beads at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 21st, you may want to celebrate South American style. Grab your feather headdress, stretch your glutes, and get ready for some booty-shakin’ all night long at the San Diego Brazil Carnival.

After 20 years of making a festive presence around Mardi Gras, San Diego Brazil Carnival is partying in a true spirit of spectacular, as feathers and fantasy go unleashed. On Saturday, Feb. 18th, Brazil Carnival welcomes all to take part in a vibrant and colorful tradition at 4th and B. The Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball will get you moving on the floor with Samba beats, captivate the crowds with sexy Samba dancers and electrifying Capoeira performances, and keep the energy high with nonstop Brazilian music.

For anyone looking to shimmy and shake out the night, general admission gains you access to six bars and one huge dance floor. Guests will be able to see the spectacular Rio de Janeiro Samba Show featuring the Samba dancers in colorful sequined costumes, stunning Brazilian singers, high-energy Capoeira performances with acrobatic martial arts, and amazing Afro-Cuban dance and percussion troupe. For more sensory-overload, they’ll spot an exciting Batucada-style parade through the dance floor as well as a free raffle entry to win a round trip to Brazil. And if you’re not feeling festive enough on your own, there will be extravagant Carnival masks for sale.

Now if you’re serious about a night of reckless Samba seduction, go big with Skybox VIP admission. In addition to the general admission privileges, VIP guarantees complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 9-10pm, an exclusive bar, a grandiose view of the Carnival stage, a private parade with the Samba dancers, and endless Mardi Gras goodies.

Get ready for fun, feathers, and fantasy to take over at San Diego Brazil Carnival. Pre-sale tickets are $25, while Skybox VIP tickets are $50 at For more information, visit

Want more? Don’t miss the Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Block Party on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21st.

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