There are a profusion of religious and cutlural festivals celenbrated in Paraty. Some of the more important are:-
• The Literature Festival of Paraty (FLIP) was inspired by the Hay Festival of Literature and Art in UK and every year guest from all over the world come for this festival.
• International Photography Festival Em Foco takes place each year inSeptember
• New Year - Plenty of events, fireworks, music!
• Carnival, including Jabaquara's infamous Bloco de Lama (Mud Procession)
• Religious processions including Easter and Festa do Divino Espiritu Santo• There are also Shrimp and Cachaca Festivals