Festivals in Portugal

Hello everyone,

What are the main festivals in Portugal? Are there art, food, music, film, or other festivals expats can attend and participate in?

When do the festivals take place? How long does each festival usually last?

What activities go on during the festival? Is it necessary to buy tickets?

Are there any other events that take place in Portugal that shouldn't be missed?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


I cant help you with every festival as Portugal is a very festive country with a lot of them, but living in 3 different Portuguese cities (Braga, Guimaraes & Porto) I realized every city has their own festivals generally(in addition to national ones), which are quite a lot of fun, lasts all night and most of them are family-friendly that people attend with their kids. Locals can give you the exact dates in the cities.