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Arraial de São Vicente

This event has the participation of collectives, clubs and institutions in the parish, in a total of about 50 licensed spaces to offer the traditional delicacies of the time, with an emphasis on sardines and caldo verde. The camp will have varied entertainment and music during the 10 days, which will be spread over three stages […]

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St. Anthony's Weddings

It was in 1958 that, for the first time, 26 couples were united by marriage in the Church of Santo António. The objective of the initiative, then sponsored by Diário Popular, was to make marriage possible for couples with greater financial difficulties. Today, the Weddings of Santo António constitute an unavoidable mark in the popular tradition of Lisbon, contributing, each year, […]

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Arraial Popular da Paróquia de Olivais Sul

A festival promoted by the Parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Olivais Sul to bring together the entire community and provide those who live and work in Olivais a space and a party where everyone is welcome. Here, fun is allied to a good cause: raising funds for the works of the Social Center […]

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Popular Arraials

Alcântara Academia de Santo Amaro Rua Academia Recreativa de Santo Amaro, Street surrounding the community 1, 7, 8, 9,12, 13,14, 15,19,21, 22, 28, 29, 30 June Benfica Associação Recreativa de Residents and Friends of Bairro da Boavista Rua das Azáleas, Bairro da Boavista 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22, 29 June […]

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Exhibitions – Popular Marches

7 June Children's “A Voz do Operário”, Bairro da Boavista, Bica, Marvila, Alfama, Baixa, S. Vicente, Graça 8 June Markets, Mouraria, Bela Flor-Campolide, Carnide, Alto do Pina, Alcântara, Madragoa, Olivais 9 june Santa Casa, Parque das Nações, Castle, Penha de França, Beato, Bairro Alto, Ajuda

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Arraial dos Navegantes

The Arraial dos Navegantes in Parque das Nações is the most family-friendly arraial, with around 2000 seats, to favor longer socializing with family or friends. There is also a space dedicated to the youngest, the “Arraialito”, which is monitored by volunteers and where playful activities are promoted for […]

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Arraial da Vila Berta

It all started with a game of neighbors in 2010, commemorating the village's centenary and, since then, it has become one of the most popular festivals of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, according to the organization, there is more of the same: the best sardines, the best imperial ones and always and only, only and exclusively the best music […]

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Arraial de Santo António – Santos Populares in Alvalade

The Popular Saints are celebrated in the parish of Alvalade with an arraial for the whole family. Between the 7th and 16th of June, at Estádio 1º de Maio there is a lot of music, entertainment and traditional Portuguese cuisine. This year there are concerts every day, so there will be plenty of good reasons to come to […]

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holy sinners

The most heretical party in town is back! The Pátio dos Lagares welcomes the Holy Sinners again. The music travels through ancestral South American roots to urban tropical extravagance, passing through electronic and electrifying Afro, with a luxurious musical lineup and delicious trans-Siberian snacks. An exuberant ball overlooking the Castle.

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Lisbon Children's Marches

From small, you start to march! Through the various parish councils in the city, the young marchers present themselves at Praça do Império, in an afternoon that promises a lot of entertainment, with the city's traditions as a backdrop. Highlighting and reinforcing in children the interest and knowledge of cultural heritage and […]

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parade on the avenue

A tradition that is renewed every year, and that doesn't fade, on the contrary. Proof of this is the presentation in 2019 of new marches in the competition. As usual, the parade also includes an invited march, which arrives from Coimbra this year: the Popular March of Ribeira de Frades. Guest March: Popular March of Ribeira […]

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Arraial Lisboa Pride

Free entry, this is a party for the whole city and defines Lisbon's identity as a city that knows how to value and nurture diversity and equality, saying no to discrimination and giving visibility to the LGBTI population and their families. It is the biggest and most colorful party in Lisbon. Who is coming […]

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Great Arraial de Benfica

The Parish Council of Benfica once again organizes one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. Among snacks and basil, you can also see Rute Marlene (20th), Toy (20th), Bárbara Bandeira (21st), Cuca Roseta (22) or the HMB (23rd) live.

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Sails of Lisbon

Because photographing Lisbon without the Tagus is an incomplete scenario and because the Tagus without candles is an inanimate landscape, here is the 5th edition of “Sails of Lisbon”. It is from Cais das Colunas that, at sunset, the hundred boats participating in the regatta, which since its inception has been the most participated in Portugal.

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St. Anthony's Weddings

The Santo António weddings are one of the highlights of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, sixteen couples celebrate their marriage in a public and collective ceremony, accompanied by thousands of people in the streets and through the media.

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Santo António presents himself to the service

Santo António pulls out the garlands of a matchmaker saint and sets up arraials in the Armazéns do Chiado, next to his throne, to listen to the requests of the most romantic and take a photograph to remember later.

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Contest of Thrones and Figures of Santo António

In a tradition dating back more than 30 years, the Lisbon Region Artisans Association is once again carrying out the Contest of Thrones and Figures of Santo António. Everyone is invited to participate in this event, which aims above all to preserve popular and cultural memory.

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Thrones of Saint Anthony

“Saint Anthony has a throne, he has a throne and he is not a king”. Recovering a tradition that has origins in the 18th century, taken up by EGEAC and the Lisbon Museum – Santo António in 2015, everyone is called to create their Throne of Santo António. Free rein to creativity, anything goes (as long as you have it in the middle [...]

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Santo Amaro Pilgrimage

A unique celebration at the Festas de Lisboa, with the Hermitage in the background, the Romaria de Santo Amaro gathers thousands of people every year in a lively camp. Music and dancing go hand in hand with sporting and cultural activities in five days of celebration, where concerts and traditional [...]

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Arraial Lisboa Pride

Arraial Lisboa Pride renews the invitation to the city to participate in what is the biggest event of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and inter-sex community in Portugal. The stage is once again the Terreiro do Paço and the animation is in charge of several DJs and performances. By embracing this inclusive party, Lisbon recognizes itself as […]