Oi oi oi! If there's one nation who knows how to party, it's Brazil. Now we Aussies can take a leaf from their notebook at our very own Brisbane Brazilian Day Street Festival.
Think wild colours, energetic music, fierce dancing and more churros than you can poke a stick at. The festival begins at 12pm in the Fortitude Valley's Alden Street, just behind the Wickham Hotel. From then till late in the evening there will be live music by a lineup of authentic South American bands, as well as possibly the biggest carnival parade Brisbane has ever seen.
The food and drink on offer is worth going alone. Various vendors and food trucks will be dishing up famous Brazilian barbecue, feijoda stew, savoury pastries, cakes and sweets. There will also be Caprioskas, Caipinha and Batida cocktail tents in case you need a little kick before attempting the samba.
Tickets for the Brisbane Brazilian Day Festival are $20 and can be purchased through Moshtix. We're also going to leave this samba tutorial right here. Just incase.