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Porto’s own international fantasy film festival, and one of Portugal’s most important film festivals, it features both blockbusters and art films.

Date: 20 February 2018 - 04 March 2018
Venue: Rivoli Teatro Municipal.

Serralves Festival

Having first taken place in 2004, the Serralves Festival is fast establishing itself as one of Portugal's biggest festivals of contemporary arts, it takes place over a single weekend and features 40 hours of non-stop music, theatre, dance, film and other activities.

Date: 01 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Serralves Park

São João Festival (St John Festival)

This is the biggest festival on the Porto calendar, attracting people from all over the country to the historic city centre for a huge party that features musical events, barbecuing in the streets, a massive fireworks display and people banging each other on the head with plastic hammers.

Date: 23 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: City centre.

Porto Marathon and Half Marathon

Annual races on a course running from the south bank of the Douro via the Atlantic coastline and Porto city centre.

Date: 04 November 2018 - 04 November 2018
Venue: City centre start.

São Silvestre Running Race

This race starts and finishes by the Porto City Hall in Praça General Humberto Delgado, and attracts around 5,000 participants. What makes it unusual that it takes place at night, during the Christmas festivities, when the city is embellished with Christmas lights. At the same time, there is a non-competitive mini-race of 2 km (1.2 miles).

Date: 01 December 2018 - 31 December 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: City Hall.