With a whiff of summer in the air, the Festivities of Lisbon offer a full program of entertainment activities that will invade Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, luring thousands of people into the streets.

Santo António, highly respected and worshipped in Lisbon and treated as a true patron of the city, sets the mood for the festivities that reach their highpoint on the evening of June 12, with the parade of popular marches along Avenida da Liberdade. On the afternoon of June 13, a procession in homage to the popular Saint – who is believed to foster marriages – winds its way through the streets around the Sé cathedral and provides a special religious flavour to the festivities.

Evenings are animated by traditional festivities in Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods – from Castelo to Mouraria, Graça, Alfama, Ajuda and the Bairro Alto – with lots of music and dance to the rhythm of popular songs. Decorated with coloured globes and garlands, the city’s streets are invaded by the smell of roasted sardines and sweet basil accompanied by paper carnations and paintings that allude to Santo António.

June is the main month of these festivities, but they also extend throughout the summer, including a wide variety of events such as fado, jazz and other musical performances, fado in the city’s trams, cinema and theatre festivals, sports events and exhibitions.

More info here

From August 20 till September 20

Lisbon celebrates summer in the streets, a summer to be lived and remembered in the months in which the light no longer extends so much, but its charm doubles.

Lisbon will have music in the parks and squares and cinema in the alleys, exhibitions and performances open wide, offering nights and memorable sunsets to those who visit us.

Know more and download the pdf program here.




Memorize these days: September 5 & 6 :: Two days not to miss. They will be absolutely a m a z i n G.

Listen to this:

On the 5th:

Nicolas Jaar, Nina Kraviz, Palms Trax, Mirror People, Isilda Sanches and Fandango

On the 6th:

Todd Terje, Jazzanova, Michael Mayer, Andras & Oscar, Mr. Hebert Quain and Rui Miguel Abreu

More info here.

For sure we will be there 🙂


The Summer nights at Museu do Chiado are back

The cycle of concerts “Summer nights at the Museum do Chiado” comes back to the garden of the Museum. There are nine concerts that may attend for free from 11 July to 5 September, every Friday at 19:30, in the garden of sculptures of the MNAC Museum of Chiado.

The cycle of concerts count with the presence of the drummer and percussionist Chris Corsano, American guitarist tuareg Mdou singer Noctar Josephine Foster, Ghédalia Tazartès, French Portuguese Guinean Djabaté, and the Portuguese Kimi: duo João Lobo and Norberto Lobo, the Timespine trio and the duo Tropa Macaca.

More info in the site of arte sonora, here.


Super Bock Super Rock is back this year with 4 stages in Parque das Nações, Lisbon.

In the line-up are presented artists like Sting, Blur, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand & Sparks, Crystal Fighters, Little Dragon, Savages, Perfume Genius, Kindness and much more.

You can see the complete line up here.

And the informations on how to get to the Festival here.


The 7th Festival ao Largo invites Lisboa’s locals and its tourists to classical music performances, opera arias, choirs and artistic dance performances that will delight all.

Largo de São Carlos
Till July 25, from 9pm to 12am, at Largo de São Carlos, Chiado (metro station: Baixa-Chiado) The concerts start at 9.30pm, dance performances at 10pm.

Free admission.



July 9 | Youth Orchestra from Ireland
July 10 | Concert / Opera
July 11 | OSP Concerts
July 14 | Lisboa Youth Choir 
July 15 | Guarda Nacional Republicana Band and São Carlos Choir
July 16 | CRAM Wind Orchestra
July 17 & 18 | Portuguese Symphony Orchestra Concerts
July 23, 24 and 25 | National Ballet Company

Read more here and here.


Festival do Silêncio :: Silence festival :: 2 – 5 July, 2015

This Festival is the celebration of the word while creative unit, vehicle of thought and creation. The Festival takes place at Cais do Sodré (axis of the Street of São Paulo), between 2 and July 5, 2015 and is an open invitation to participation, transdisciplinarity, innovation, experimentation and creation.

During four days, the Festival offers the Silence Lisbon thought programming in conjunction with a variety of artists, producers, creation, dissemination and structures of social and cultural institutions, local, national and international.

The Festival is cinema, concerts, talks, performances, exhibitions, fairs, workshops and speeches. It’s on the street, on the façades, in galleries, in cafes, in clubs, at the Museum, in the square.

The Festival is the word spoken, written, designed, staged, sung, set to music, filmed and illustrated. Is an invitation to the city of Lisbon, is of all and for all.


1. To celebrate the Word as a unit of creation and knowledge and promote transdisciplinarity, with a clear bet on reflection, research, experimentation and artistic innovation, facilitating the creation of new ideas and their implementation through collaboration and active cultural participation.

2. Ensure a diverse and inclusive programming that promotes closeness and dialogue between audiences, artists, producers and cultural agents, fostering initiatives in which the public can have an active role in the construction and the creation of the Festival.

3. Develop and provide a model of community festival, stimulating new modes of cultural participation at the level of the neighborhood, contribute to the development of new dynamics of local proximity and promote a feeling of belonging, of community involvement and cultural solidarity.

Follow this festival here.



Lisbon Artists Are Teaching Graffiti Classes for the Elderly

A program called LATA 65 proves that street art is fun for all ages.

Through the workshop, older people interested in learning about graffiti can take classes in the history of street art, learn how the art form has developed in Europe and master techniques such as tagging and stenciling. Armed with their new skills, they take to the street to create their own graffiti and work on group murals.

Read more here.



Vinyl Culture digs in Lisbon

“Lisbon’s rich musical identity is steeped in its cultural diversity, which in turn is a result of its colonial history. Centuries of rhythms and dances from Brazil, Africa, India and East Asia have found a second home in Lisbon. Music from Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) countries around the world can be found in every corner of Lisbon’s narrow streets and flea markets.

Following the revolution in 1974, which put an end to dictatorship in Portugal and started the colonial independence process, a great influx of people brought their records with them to Lisbon. Over the years, the records have remained in town with families, traders and collectors and some have found their way into markets and shops. What’s more, back in the heyday of vinyl, many records were actually pressed in Lisbon, making the city a unique location to find rare and unusual records.

Today, these older records along with other western music influences are helping shape Lisbon’s growing electronic music scene. A generation of music makers, who grew up in Lisbon, recognise the Brazilian and African collection, and play, sample, interpret and collect these records, thereby keeping their legacy alive. There’s a great selection of records to be found but as if often the case, you must dig deep to find them.”


Read more here


May 16 :: European Night of Museums

May 18 :: International Museum day

The European Night of Museums, created by the French Ministry of culture and communication, will take place on May 16.

About 70 Museums around the country are participating this year with about more than 400 very diversified activities. Only on the night of the Museums will perform more than 140 activities, providing attractive experiences, also outside the usual offering for allowing the public to experience the spaces in a different perspective, participating in activities purposefully organized for this environment and specific times.

On May 18 the museums and Palaces have free entry and on the night of the Museums, May 16, the museums and Palaces will be open free of charge from 06:00 pm.

In Principe Real, on May 16, the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, will have a market and several activities till 8pm.

A special day and night, not to be missed!


More info here and here.