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The 29th Helsinki Samba Carnaval (R) will be held from 7th to 8th June 2019.

Program starts on friday, such as samba and capoeira classes for the children in Annantalo beginning at 11.30 am and forró for the older age in Kampin palvelukeskus 10.30-11.15 am, all for free for the participants.

Evening festivities starts with opening of the Noite das Fantasias (Night of Fantasies) and it will take place on Friday evening at the Apollo Live Club, which will also host the post-parade party, Baile do Carnaval.

The parades will take place on June 8th on the main streets of downtown, starting at Senate square, past Unioninkatu and Aleksanterinkatu, until reaching Mikonkatu Street. The program begins at 10:45 am on front of the stairs of the Helsinki Cathedral, in the Senate square, with Lavagem do Bomfim. After that other program follows on stage. The parades will begin at 3:00 pm.

Get ready now for the Helsinki Carnival by buying your tickets for the parties in advance! With advance ticket the age limit is 18 years, you enter by the VIP queue and a drink is included in the ticket amount. (Tickets from door: admission is allowed for over 24 years, normal queue and no drink included in the price.)

Link to the tickets:

You can also buy official Helsinki Samba Carnaval (R) products and support this amazing event!

Music: Sambas de Enredo
Shirts & other logo-stuff:

Bom Carnaval & See YA @ Helsinki!!!

Program in brief:

7th Jun 2019
10:30 Forró 4older @ Kamppi (FREE)
11:30 Samba & Capoeira 4kids @ Annantalo (FREE)
22:00 Noite das Fantasias @ Apollo Live Club (16,50€ /K-18 advance /K-24 door)

8th Jun 2019
10:00 Lavagem + other program @ Senate Square (FREE)
15:00 Parades @ streets, starting from Senate Square (FREE)
22:00 Baile do Carnaval @ Apollo Live Club (16,50€ /K-18 advance /K-24 door)