Things to do: Boca’s Brazilian Beat brings best of South America to town

The Churrasco Grill food truck is serving this Brazilian picahna (tri-tip) dinner at Saturday's Brazilian Beat festival in downtown Boca Raton. The steak is seasoned with coarse salt, seared over high heat, sliced and served with rice, beans and side salad. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

The Churrasco Grill food truck is serving this Brazilian picahna (tri-tip) dinner at Saturday’s Brazilian Beat festival in downtown Boca Raton. The steak is seasoned with coarse salt, seared over high heat, sliced and served with rice, beans and side salad. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

BOCA RATON — Get a little taste of Brazil this weekend in downtown Boca Raton with the return of the popular — and free — Brazilian Beat street festival.

Samba, traditional feijoada (black bean stew) and a Rio-style parade are among the draws of the festival, which celebrates Brazilian Independence Day, actually on Sept. 7. The festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-11 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater.

The Churrasco Grill will join the food truck convoy at the Third Annual Brazilian Beat festival to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

The Churrasco Grill will join the food truck convoy at the Third Annual Brazilian Beat festival to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. (Contributed by Downtown Boca)

The festival, in its fifth year, will include Brazilian food trucks, costumed dancers and Samba drummers and a live performance by Bebel Gilberto, a bossa nova Grammy nominee.

When: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-11 p.m.

Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real

How much: Free

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