LISBON FISH & FLAVOURS (PEIXE EM LISBOA)
This festival celebrates the great food speciality of Lisbon, fish, in its diverse preparations, recipes and side dishes. There will be tasting, cooking demonstrations and entertainment for all at Pátio da Galé.
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015
The Portuguese capital has been chosen as a transatlantic stopover for the prestigious international regatta Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, regarded as the Around the World of Sailing. In the circumnavigating route of this competition, Lisbon will be the first European port to host the best yachtsmen in the world and most experienced international crews, after their Atlantic Ocean crossing. Arriving from Newport, USA, the crews will be awaited at Pedrouços Docks, just outside Lisbon, on May 23 to 27, from where they will head off for Lorient, in France, as part of the 8th leg of this event.
MEO Out Jazz
Music invades Lisbon’s gardens from May to September!
There is live jazz on Saturday and Sunday evenings, with free entry to many parks, gardens and other public spaces in the city of Lisbon. For example, in the gardens of the Tower of Belém, Estrela and Campo Grande, or at the São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint, in Cais das Colunas, on the Escadaria da Bica (Bica Steps), the Tapada das Necessidades and in many other unusual locations.
International Showjumping Competition of Lisbon
In May, the Hippodrome of Campo Grande hosts the CSIO – Official International Showjumping Competition of Lisbon. The CSIO of Lisbon is part of the Calendar of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), and qualifyes for the Europe and World Championships, as well as for the Olympic Games.
POPULAR SAINTS (FESTAS DE LISBOA)
Street entertainment, festivals, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities are just some of the events planned for Lisboa’s days and nights throughout the summer. The historic districts, the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade, as well as the capital’s avenues and streets will all welcome the Lisboa Festivities for all those who live here and those who visit. Mainly, these celebrations take place in the historical quarters of Lisboa. At the street parties, people 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”.
In July don’t miss NOS Alive and the chance to see performances by some of the top current bands, in an event that combines music and art.
Further than music, NOS Alive Includes the distinctive feature of a space dedicated to urban art, where new fine artists create works using recycled materials.
Against the backdrop of the Algés Maritime Promenade, very close to Lisbon in front of the River Tagus, the NOS Alive has a prime location for those who want to enjoy all night through, since it is also next to the train station that connects Algés directly to the bar and discos areas of Lisbon and Estoril coast.
In July, visit the Obidos medieval market, and back in time.
The main site of the entertainment events is located next to the castle, which will be the location of jousting tournaments, on horse and on foot, medieval dinners and the market, where everything is sold from medieval costumes to traditional home-made medical remedies.
Super Bock Super Rock Festival
Super Bock Super Rock is in the image of Rock, dissatisfied! The 2015 edition promises to be amazing.
The festival that many have already designated as the “chameleon” because of how it has reinvented itself over the years, returns to near the Tagus, choosing the area of Parque da Nações, to revolutionize, once again, the paradigm of the big festivals in Portugal.
JAZZ AT THE CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION
An initiative set up by the Gulbenkian Foundation in 1984. The programme includes concerts by world acclaimed musicians, whilst promoting current trends in contemporary Jazz.
In October the world fits into Lisbon. The only Portuguese competitive festival entirely dedicated to documentaries, it will bring the best of the contemporary national and international production offering 11 days of an intensive program. Doc Lisboa also focuses on breaking new ground and on the great diversity and vitality of this cinema of reality.
Pilgrimages to Fátima
See: Fátima & Óbidos Tour
European Le Mans Series 2015
The Estoril Circuits gets to 17 and 18 October the final round of the European Le Mans Series. One of the most iconic endurance championships that brings to Portugal the spirit of the mythical 24h du Mans with drivers from all over the world divided in competition in four categories: LMP2, LMP3, LMGTE, LMGTC.
Rip Curl Pro Portugal
In October, journey to Portugal to watch the world’s top professional surfing competition. With participation by the world’s leading surfers, Rip Curl Pro Portugal – a competition included within the ASP World Tour – will be held in Peniche and Cascais that at this time of year offer the best conditions for hosting surfing competitions.
The selected beaches are well known amongst surfers – Carcavelos, Guincho and in particular Supertubos – famous for its large, tubular-shaped waves.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
This super-event marks the transition from the Old Year to the New Year. Staged usually in the waterfront of the river Tagus, performs concerts with some famous names as well as street entertainment and, of course, fireworks.