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Lisbon Events

Lisbon 2013 events

Changing of the Guard and Charanga

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2013 - April 2014 (The event takes place on the third Sun of every month.)

On the third Sunday of each month at 1100, tourists congregate to watch the ......

On the third Sunday of each month at 1100, tourists congregate to watch the ceremonial Changing of the Republican Guard in front of the Presidential Palace in Belem just outside Lisbon city centre. With cameras at the ready, tourists also gather to watch the Charanga which sees 28 horsemen from the Cavalry Regiment riding pure-bred Lusitano horses as they perform ceremonial military marches. The ritual dates back to 1910 and the end of the Portuguese monarchy.

Venue:
Garden of Viera Portuense

Address:
Belem, Belem, Portugal

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Lisbon 2014 events

Portugal Open

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2014 - May 2014 (April/May TBC.)

Tennis tournament. ......

Tennis tournament.

Category:
Sport

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Festas da Lisboa (Lisbon Festival)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

Street entertainment, festivals, cinema, music and theatre, parades and fol ......

Street entertainment, festivals, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities are just some of the highlights of this summer event taking place in historic districts, along Avenida da Liberdade, and other major streets. Locals dance, listen to Fado, eat grilled sardines and drink. It is also traditional to hold a collective wedding ceremony where the brides are known as “Brides of Santo António”.

Venue:
Various venues.

Category:
Dance

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Festas dos Santos Populares (Festivals of the Saints)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2014

This festival takes place throughout the city, with decorations in the stre ......

This festival takes place throughout the city, with decorations in the streets. The feast of Saint Anthony festival (12-13 June) is celebrated mainly in the Alfama district and on the Avenida da Liberdade where there is a huge parade. The festival consists of singing and dancing, food and drinks, lanterns and streamers. Fado music can be heard and copious amounts of grilled sardines are eaten. The festival of São Pedro on 29 June consists of street celebrations and a boat procession on the Tagus River.

Venue:
Throughout the city, particularly Avenida de Liberdade on the opening day.

Category:
Religion

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Cascais Summer Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 - September 2014 (Nightly throughout the summer.)

This fun festival includes a nightly programme of entertainment along the l ......

This fun festival includes a nightly programme of entertainment along the length of the coastal pathway that links the holiday resorts of Cascais and Estoril. Visitors can enjoy a great mix of live music, theatre, jugglers, market stalls and spectacular fireworks displays.

Venue:
Cascais and Estoril

Address:
Avenida Clotilde, Edificio Centro de Congressos, Cascais and Estoril, Portugal

Event cost:
Many events are free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Estoril Music Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2014 - August 2014 (Various.)

With an exciting music programme that ranges from classical to modern jazz, ......

With an exciting music programme that ranges from classical to modern jazz, this summer event takes place in various venues in and around Estoril in Lisbon. The festival dates back to 1975 but has broadened its horizons in recent years to include orchestral and choral concerts as well as numerous outdoor performances and chamber recitals. Musicians, soloists and orchestras from all over the world attend this popular festival. There are also a number of masterclasses and workshops.

Venue:
Various venues in and around Estoril.

Address:
Various, Estoril, Portugal

Event cost:
Various.

Category:
Entertainment

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Rock N Roll Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2014

The race starts from the city of Cascais, heading east along the coast to L ......

The race starts from the city of Cascais, heading east along the coast to Lisbon, runners following Marginal Road parallel to the Atlantic Ocean.

Event cost:
Free to spectate.

Category:
Spectacle

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Lisbon 2015 events

Lisbon Carnival

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 (February.)

Street parties and parades featuring during this annual event, which occurs ......

Street parties and parades featuring during this annual event, which occurs in Rossio and features some of the best Portuguese music and artists. Expect confetti, masks, music, silly dance and good humor with a parade that runs in downtown.

Venue:
Focal point is Parque Nações.

Category:
Culture

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Half Marathon

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015 (March.)

Starts Almada and ends Belém. ......

Starts Almada and ends Belém.

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