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Arraial Lisboa Pride (Lisbon Pride Fair)

With free admission, this is a party for the whole city, defining Lisbon as a city that values and celebrates diversity and equality, saying no to discrimination and giving visibility to the LGBTI community and their families. It’s the biggest and most colourful party in Lisbon. Whoever comes to this fair, knows they’ll be back; […]

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Arraial dos Navegantes (Fair of the Navigators)

The Arraial dos Navegantes in Parque das Nações is the most family friendly fair, with around 2000 seats which allow family and friends to enjoy each other’s company in a more leisurely way. There’s also an area especially dedicated to younger ones, the “Arraialito” (little fair), thanks to the help of volunteers, where there’ll be […]

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Arraial da Vila Berta

It all began with a joke between neighbours in 2010 and since then it’s become one of the most popular festivals in Lisbon. This year, there’ll be more of the same: the best sardines, the best beer and always and exclusively the best música popular portuguesa.

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Arraiais Populares

Alcântara Academia de  Santo Amaro Rua Academia Recreativa de Santo Amaro, Logradouro circundante à coletividade 1, 7, 8, 9,12, 13,14, 15,19,21, 22, 28, 29, 30 de junho   Benfica Associação Recreativa de Moradores e Amigos do Bairro da Boavista Rua das Azáleas, Bairro da Boavista 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22, 29 de junho   […]

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Desfile na Avenida

Guest group: Marcha Popular de Ribeira de Frades (Coimbra) Line-up: Infantil “A Voz do Operário”, Mercados, Santa Casa, S. Vicente, Carnide, Bica, Alfama, Bela Flor-Campolide, Ajuda, Baixa, Madragoa, Penha de França, Graça, Beato, Marvila, Bairro da Boavista, Olivais, Mouraria, Parque das Nações, Castelo, Alto do Pina, Alcântara, Bairro Alto

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Olivais Sul Parish Fair

A fair promoted by the Parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Olivais Sul to bring together the whole community and provide those who live and work in Olivais with a space and a party where everyone’s welcome. Here we’ll be having fun for a good cause as we’ll be raising money to pay for […]

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Exibições – Marchas Populares

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

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again organising one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. In addition to snacks and manjericos (bush basils), you’ll also be able to see live performances by Rute Marlene (20 June), Toy (20 June), Bárbara Bandeira (21 June), Cuca Roseta (22 June) and HMB […]

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Fair of Saint Anthony (Santos Populares in Alvalade)

The Santos Populares are celebrated in Alvalade parish with a fair aimed at all the family. Between 7 and 16 June, there’ll be lots of music, fun and traditional Portuguese cuisine at the Estádio 1.º de Maio. This year, with concerts every day, there’ll be no excuse not to come to Alvalade. The concerts, featuring […]

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again organising one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. In addition to snacks and manjericos (bush basils), you’ll also be able to see live performances by Rute Marlene (20 June), Toy (20 June), Bárbara Bandeira (21 June), Cuca Roseta (22 June) and HMB […]

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Sinning Saints

The city’s most heretical party is back! The Pátio dos Lagares, in the Centro de Inovação da Mouraria is one again hosting Sinning Saints. There’ll be music with ancient South American roots, tropical urban extravagance, as well as afro-electronica, with a first-rate musical line-up and delicious Trans-Iberian snacks. A buoyant ball with a view of […]

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Marchas Infantis de Lisboa

Highlighting and reinforcing in the children the interest and knowledge of the cultural heritage and the popular heritage of the city, we estimated the presence of about 900 children to march, of several Town Councils of the city that were associated to this event, under the theme: Letters and Colors | Lisbon City of Traditions.

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Festas de Lisboa’18 – Press conference

The line up for this year edition of Festas de Lisboa was presented at Arroios Market.

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Save the Sardine!

June is the month of basil, parades and Festas de Lisboa. But it is also the month of sardines: of those that drip into the bread and those that glow on paper. Once again, we casted our nets to the seven seas and challenged everyone to join the Sardine Contest 2018. We received over three […]

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Com’Paço – 11th Lisbon Philharmonic Band Festival

Now in its 11th year, Com’Paço continues to support musical training and education. In the week before the Festival, INATEL in Oeiras will receive members from the participating bands, from Lisbon philharmonic bands and from partner music schools in another workshop for Young Musicians. And from there will emerge the 58 new young musicians who […]

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Summer Choral Festival

11 choirs, more than 700 participants from seven countries (Portugal, Spain, the USA, Lithuania, Poland and Singapore) will be performing at the Centro Cultural de Belém (Main Auditorium and Pedestrian Walkway), in the cloister of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, at the Museu da Marinha and in Jardim Vieira Portuense. Conductor Paulo Lourenço will be responsible for […]

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Tribute to Maria Armanda

The Benfica Parish Council celebrates fadista Maria Armanda’s 50-year career.

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Geração Gulbenkian

In times of uncertainly and conflict, it is in art and by default in music, that we find refuge and conflict. With eyes focussed on the future, the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Generation Orchestra will review the great compositions that evoke war and historic feats of the past. From the 1812 Overture (composed by Tchaikovsky […]

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“To the Saint I don’t know…neither do I pray nor make offerings”

Come and find out about the story of Saint Anthony, his legend and iconographic attributes and discover his relationship with the present day and the collective memory.    

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Temporary Exhibition – Procession of Saint Anthony in Lisbon

An exhibition dedicated to the procession of Saint Anthony that takes place every year on the 13th June and has been part of the festival calendar since the 18th century. A genuine display of faith and devotion, nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama. For the first time the exhibition […]

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Museulogues. Dialogues between Museums

One theme, two museums. A series of visits involving conversations on a single theme from different perspectives. On this day, the dialogue is dedicated to the Thrones of Saint Anthony.

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Multiple Artistic Visions of a Unique Cult

“A Arte da Terra” (art gallery and shop) came up with the theme: finding new inspirations on the cult of Saint Anthony. The results can be seen during the month of June, when guest artists and new creators are brought together in “Multiple Visions of a Unique Cult”.  

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The Trezena to Saint Anthony

The Trezena to Saint Anthony is believed to have originated in Bologna, Italy. It was the year 1617 when a lady in need of an important favour from the heavens appealed insistently to Saint Anthony over nine Tuesdays, fervently praying. With her prayers answered, her example was followed by others and it soon became a […]