Lisbon Portugal Events
The Portuguese island of Madeira hosts the world's largest fireworks show, the New Year's Eve fireworks display in Porto.
There is no better way to experience the enchanting culture of Portugal than to take part in one of the most popular events in the world, the annual Carnival in Lisbon. Lisbon and the city of Algarve will be parading through the streets and celebrating particularly spectacular festivals, but there will also be carnivals, parades, carnival games and pretty much every other type of event that takes place in Lisbon. Head first into the real Portugal, there is nothing better than to take part in the parade of Portuguese National Day, a celebration of all things Portuguese and Portuguese culture.
This is one of the most popular places to celebrate New Year's Eve, with fireworks, music concerts and DJs performing all night long. If you are in Lisbon for a stopover or stopover on NYE, or have an early flight the next morning, Parque das Nacoes near Lisbon Airport is a good place to watch the fireworks. Do Comercio, a jazz concert in the streets and venues in and around Lisbon, right on the coast of Cascais and Estoril. High-profile bands and artists are moving through the year, and Porto sounds like a great place for good music and good food and drink.
Take the tram to Padrao do Descobrimentos, where the Portuguese Age of Discovery is celebrated. It has some of the most unique jewels you can find in Lisbon. With such a beautiful view of our city, there is hardly a better place to visit than the Natural History Museum of Porto, the oldest museum in Portugal.
It is one of the biggest music festivals in Portugal and is based on the famous Brazilian counterpart Rock in Rio. In 2012, it returned to Lisbon for the first time in over 30 years, with over 200,000 participants.
In the city of the same name, where the event has a long and distinguished history, Rock in Rio Lisboa is now in its fifth year and is an important part of Lisbon's emerging music scene and a great opportunity to explore and be discovered. Lisbon takes the city by storm in May and is one of the most popular events in the country with over 200,000 participants.
The event will take place at some of the most beautiful venues in Lisbon, including Castelo de Sao Jorge, Castelao Castle and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Visitors can climb to the top of a battlements castle in the castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of Lisbon, which offers great views of the city and its surroundings, as well as the historic city centre. The festival will tour six cities in Portugal, including Lisbon and Porto, Faro and Coimbra, and will attract up to 30,000 spectators.
The highlight of the Santo Antonio Festival is the procession that takes place on Avenida da Liberdade. The Lisbon Festival will take place on 12 and 13 June, including the opening and closing ceremonies and the main rally. The rally is divided into three stages and consists of three night stages. It starts in the city of Porto, at do Imperio, and then leads south to the Algarve and east to Coimbra.
In most towns and cities events are organized for this time of year (more on Christmas and New Year in Portugal in this article). There are many different events taking place in Lisbon at these times, so it is worth planning ahead. Major events are usually listed on the Visit Portugal website and have an agenda of events, but it is worth doing some research beforehand. Visit the website of the regional tourist board for information about events in your area and the local tourist offices.
You may want to impress your guests and impress them, but what about the rest of the day?
If you're looking for a bit of Rio, Carnaval is best in Lisbon or the Algarve, but if you want to experience a more traditional Carnava celebration, venture out a little. If you are travelling to Lisbon with the little ones, we recommend that you stay on the roads and drive to Jardim.
If you are in Portugal at Christmas time and the holiday spirit is really not your thing, you should try this festival. If you can't make it to Oliveira da Hospital, you'll also find a cheese festival in the city centre. In Vila Franca de Xira, near Lisbon, you can watch the Portuguese bullfight at the Feira de Outubro, which is becoming a fair of art, food and crafts. If you are in northern Portugal on the second weekend of September, you should also visit the Fonte Nova festival, one of the most popular festivals in Lisbon.
Located in the heart of Lisbon and overlooking the Tagus River, the event offers a variety of events, including a party, music and dance performances, food and drink stalls, art exhibitions and performances by local artists.