Religious in Coimbra

Festa da Rainha Santa

Held in early July in even-numbered years, this festival commemorates Santa Isabel. On a Thursday night candlelit procession, her statue is carried from the Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova across the Ponte de Santa C…
Art in Coimbra

Festival das Artes

From classical concerts in the park to jazz on the river, music takes to the streets of Coimbra for this annual arts festival. Events, which include film projections, dance performances and exhibitions, are held in …
Cultural in Aveiro

Ria de Aveiro

Aveiro celebrates its canals and moliceiros (traditional seaweed-harvesting boats) in summer, usually in July or August. Highlights include folk dancing and a moliceiros race, plus competitions for the best moliceir…
Religious in Piódão

Santos Populares no Piódão

Villagers celebrate the area’s patron saint, São Pedro do Açor, with a mass, a religious procession, a ball, and a handicrafts fair during the Santos Populares no Piódão in late June or early July.
Fiesta in Coimbra

Queima das Fitas

Coimbra’s biggest bash is the Queima das Fitas, a boozy week of fado and revelry that takes place in the first week in May when students celebrate the end of the academic year.
Fiesta in Aveiro

Feira de Março

This big annual festival dates back five and a half centuries. A major showcase for local businesses, it features a program of concerts, ranging from folk music to rock gigs.
Fiesta in Figueira da Foz

Festas da Cidade

Figueira's main annual bash sees two weeks of concerts, sports events, parades and fireworks. A highlight is the traditional processions held on the 23rd and 24th of June.
Music in Figueira da Foz

RFM Somnii

Thousands of fans take to Figueira's sands for this three-day festival of electronic dance music. Held in early July, it draws big-name DJs and top international acts.
Religious in Aveiro

Feriado Municipal

Aveiro makes merry for five days in honour of the town's patron saint, Santa Joana. A key event is the traditional procession through the city centre on 12 May.