History of the Utah Brazilian Festival

 

 

September 10, 2005 – Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

September 16, 2006 – McKay Events Center, Utah Valley University, Orem

August 25, 2007 – McKay Events Center, Utah Valley University, Orem

August 30, 2008 – Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

September 19, 2009 – Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

September 11, 2010 – Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

September 8, 2011 -- Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

September 8, 2012 -- Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

September 7, 2013 -- Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

September 13, 2014 -- Olympic Plaza at the Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City

 

 

The event is celebrating its 10th year in 2014. The Festival began in

2005 with a small group of friends eager to celebrate their heritage

and share it with the community that embraced them and has since

become a greatly anticipated tradition. There are no precise estimates

of how many Brazilians and descendants live nowadays in Utah, but

joining this number are a significant number of Utah residents who

speak Portuguese and because they lived in Brazil or do business in

Brazil, are very fond of the Brazilian culture, people and language and

are an integral part of the festivities.