The largest indoor Brazilian Mardi Gras celebration in the world happened here in Austin on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
An epic evening with the infectiously danceable pulse of samba drums, an endless parade of exotic costumes, and the uninhibited euphoria of over 6,000 attendees have established this Brazilian style festival as one of the most anticipated events in Austin.
One of Austins longest-running and most spectacular annual traditions geared up for its 37th year. Carnaval, lauded as the largest indoor Brazilian Mardi Gras celebration anywhere on the globe, was held at Austin's Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Road.
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