São Paulo

São Paulo’s carnival has grown tremendously in recent years, and it's a beautiful and vibrant celebration. Those who plan to be in the city during this period will find a surprisingly calm city with less traffic on the streets, but an explosive energy at the Anhembi Sambadrome, where the samba school parades take place.
The parades start with simple unofficial samba schools, with the goal to warm up spectators' spirits to the maximum. Then small but official samba schools take their turn and then the most luxurious ones enter the avenue.
Aside from the parade, São Paulo's nightlife is lively and has numerous nightclubs. The well-known variety of food and the beauty of the city are added attractions to partake in along with the carnival in this amazing city.

Minas Gerais

The historic cities of Diamantina, Ouro Preto, Tiradentes, and São João del Rey offer a joyful carnival experience on the streets. These parties have been happening for decades and invite all Brazilians and residents of the region, regardless of their age. Rather than carrying a spirit of Catholic worship like in the past, carnival participants in these historic cities preserve ancient games that are out of fashion elsewhere, such as confetti and streamer battles.