Portugal – Recreation and Entertainment Festivals
Portugal is a country of festivals. Most of them are held in summer and last for several days, some even late into the night, so no matter what time you choose to visit one of them, you can always find entertainment and fun. One of the most major festivals is indisputably The Algarve Music festival, held in May, and if you are more of a concert person, we highly recommend you visit Portimao, Lagos, or Faro in June, as these cities are ripe with musical events and concerts in the summertime.
If you like beer, and are interested in seeing local folk-dancing troupes and musicians, we highly recommend you stop by Silves in June, as it is the host town for the largest Beer festival in Portugal. If you choose to stay in Silves longer, you will have the opportunity to visit the annual Summer festival in July and August, also held in this beautiful, ancient town. The festival is one of the best and most authentic opportunities you will ever get to enjoy music, theatre, and ballet, all in the aesthetic surroundings of a town rich with history.
Many villages in Portugal also organize annual Sardine festivals in July and August. If you wish to enjoy eating sardines grilled over open fire, while watching the local folk dance to the traditional Fado music, we recommend you visit Portimao, as this is where the most popular Sardine festival in Portugal is held.
September is a good time to visit one of numerous National Folklore festivals, held in different venues all throughout Algarve, and you may enjoy lots of traditional dance and music.
Lisbon, our lovely capitol, hosts many different festivals all year round. If you visit Lisbon in February, you can experience the winter carnival, where people dressed in colorful clothes fill out the streets and dance samba.
If you like tennis, you may visit Estoril Open Tennis tournament in May.
In July, a world-renowned classic music festival, Sintra Music Festival, is held in Portugal, and features concerts by Portuguese and international artists and performers.
Moda Lisboa, a fashion week held in October, is where you want to go if you are interested in experiencing top Portuguese fashion and see the works of Portugal’s most highly renowned designers.
These are just some of many, many more opportunities for entertainment that Portugal provides. To learn more about life, culture, and entertainment in Portugal, and to purchase a property in Portugal, do not hesitate to contact us at PropertyLisbon.com, and we will happily answer all your questions.