Florianopolis is a happening place there are number of events and festivals throughout the year. Most of these happen during the busy summer season.
February normally sees the start of the annual carnival events in Florianopolis. It consists of many beach parties around the island. During the carnival there are plenty of LGBT-based ‘Gay Pop’ events. The annual Pride festival in September (the Parada da Diversidade), rivals some of Brazil’s very best and yearly sees about 50 thousand people.