February 09-13, 2018 Carnival. Carnival in 2018 will take place on February 13, the second Tuesday of the month. With this, the parade of the samba schools of Rio begins on the 11th, Sunday. The pre-carnival takes place on the 3rd and 4th of February, Saturday and Sunday.

Venue: Marquês de Sapucaí.

February 09-13, 2018 Rio Music Carnival. 10th Edition of the World’s Largest Electronic Carnival.

Venue: Marina da Glória – Esplanada. More information: Rio Music Carnival

February 19-25 Rio Open. Rio Open is the first ATP World Tour 500 tournament in Brazilian history and was the first WTA tournament held in Rio de Janeiro. It is part of a selected group of thirteen tournaments named ATP 500, and one of the 22 biggest events in the ATP calendar. It is also the most important annual sporting event in the city, and one of the few ATP 500 tournaments played on clay, along with Barcelona and Hamburg.

Defending champion Dominic Thiem, Croat Marin Cilic and Frenchman Gael Monfils have confirmed their entry in the main draw.

Venue: Jockey Club Brasileiro. More information: Rio Open

November Zytrons – Planet of Andromeda. Zytrons, idealized by Roberto Medina is aimed at the children’s youth audience. The event is expected to bring together international and national attractions.
The festival, which will take place during three weekends and with 24 major musical attractions.
The new festival aims to mix music, games, entertainment and social-environmental discussions with an alien theme. toys, such as zipline and roller coaster, will be used during the Zytrons.
In addition to the shows, Zytrons will have Cirque du Soleil and Ice Skating arenas, as well as an artificial snow mountain for skiing.
Venue: Barra da Tijuca Olympic Park.