alvador is at party the whole year. Summer in Bahia, which begins officially at December, 22nd, is characterized by the traditional popular parties.

The parties calendar is, however, launched before the beginning of hottest season of the year, with the celebration of the National Day of the Baianas de Acarajé (November, 25th) and ennds only on Ash Wednesday. Currently, the most traditional are: Bom Jesus dos Navegantes, Lavagem do Bonfim and Iemanjá.

It takes breathe and a lot of energy in order to enjoy from those many parties that attract the local tourists, tourists from every corner of Brazil and even the world. Apart from popular, those parties are characterized by the religious syncretism and by the mixture of sacred and unholy elements.

All the faith of the people from Bahia is revealed at the beginning of the popular parties' cycle, from the celebrations of the candomblé orixás, when all the terreiros in town hit their percussion drums in order for the filhos-de-santo to dance, even the catholic religious parties, which bestow a rather unholy character with plenty of samba-de-roda and standardised tents that serve the most varied sorts of foods and beverages.
The Bahiamar Hotel has prepared a calendar for you so that you stay within the loop for the popular parties happening. Get know a little further about each one of them, check out the days and locations where they happen and have fun.


  • 1st of January – Nosso Senhor dos Navegantes' procession – 1st week of January – Festa da Lapinha (Ternos de Reis' presentations and Mass at Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Lapinha)
  • 6th of Janeiro – Festas de Reis
  • Lavagem do Bonfim – Party in Salvador, at Conceição da Praia by the Largo do Bonfim. The traditional cleansing of the Bonfim staircase is considered the second biggest popular manifestation in Bahia, losing only to Carnival. The party begins in front of the Conceição da Praia Church and follows with an 8km walk to the Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Church.
  • Festa da Ribeira – Known as the "Fat Monday" it occurs on the Monday after the Lavagem do Bonfim continuing the popular parties' cycle.
  • Festa de São Lázaro – During the manifestation, of catholic origins, there is a mass, triduum and a procession happening across the neighborhood streets in honor to the saint. The participation of Candomblé is rather strong, which pays homage to Omolu with the washing of São Lázaro Church's staircase, candles lit and popcorn shower.


  • 2nd of February – Festa de Yemanjá – Since late night, adepts to candomblé, tourists and devotees form massive lines in order to place offerings and requests in the hampers, located at the Casa do Peso at Rio Vermelho neighborhood, in Salvador. By the dusk, a courtship with plenty of boats take the hampers to high sea, loaded with offerings, combs, mirrors, soaps, perfumes, flowers and even jewelry.

  • 5th of February – Lavagem de Itapuã – The washing is done by baianas dressed in character who take the ceramic pots with flowers and Água de Cheiro with which they wash the staircase to the Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Itapuã church. During the afternoon it is time for the popular blocks make the party.
  • Carnaval – Salvador's Carnival is a popular street party that is organized annually, which begins six days before the Ash Wednesday or in a Thursday evening and goes on until the Ash Wednesday while happening seven Sundays before Easter's Sunday. However, it may happen even outside February month, With one of the most sought after carnivals in the country, Salvador attracts party heads who parade day and night after the electric sound-trucks. Three circuits agitate the city: Osmar, the most traditional which stays at Campo Grande; Dodô, which covers Barra-Ondina; the Afródromo, dedicated exclusively to the african and afoxé blocks and Batatinnha, at Pelourinho with the vibes of the original and ancient carnival, drawing families and children into it.


  • 29 de março – Salvador's Birthday – Concerts and parties across the city.


  • From the 1st to the 13th of June – Trezena de Santo Antônio – Traditional kirmess and june party.
  • From the 23rd to the 24th of June – Festa de São João da Bahia

  • 29th of June – Festa de São Pedro


  • 2nd of July – Independência da Bahia 


  • 25th of November – Dia da Baiana do Acarajé - The baiana is one of the most popular typical figures in Brazil. The profession of baiana de acarajé was officialized with Salvador's municipal law decree. Usually, the Baiana de Acarajé's day is celebrated at Salvador's historic center.


  • 2nd of December – Dia do Samba

  • 4th of December – Festa de Santa Bárbara – At the squares and markets of the Historic Center it is served the traditional Caruru.

  • 8th of December – Festa de Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Praia – The party of Bahia's patroness is the oldest religious party in Brazil, according to the tradition, between the elements present in the procession are the stand with the image of Conceição da Praia, the image of São José and the image of "baby Jesus".
  • 31st of December – Réveillon em Salvador – The main event is the new years evening party inn Salvador, which gathers renowned artists of Bahia's music.

Spring Festival in Salvador

The Spring Festival, one of the most anticipated moments in the city's calendar of events will be held this year between 21 and September 30

Food Trucks and space kids come to Jardim de Alah

Bahia Food Park happened in early September, with children's play area with bouncy, slides and artistic painting.

Point of Corridors Salvador

Great meeting of the corridors of Salvador, Jardim de Alah gathers most racing clubs, they lie in their tents, especially on Saturdays.