Music in Lisbon

Rock in Rio – Lisboa

This Brazilian import, which bounces between Rio, Madrid, Las Vegas and Lisbon, is one of the world's largest music festivals and tends to arrive in the Portuguese capital with the world's biggest bands in tow every…
Music in Lisbon

Somersby Out Jazz

One of the best free events of summer, Out Jazz happens on Sundays from May through September (and in Cascais one Saturday per month), with a band playing at a different park around the city each week. DJs follow th…
Music in Marquês de Pombal & Around

Vodafone Mexefest

Instead of concentrating all its concerts in one single venue, Vodafone Mexefest spreads out in various locations in and around tree-lined Av da Liberdade. The event encourages festival-goers to immerse themselves i…
Music in Lisbon

NOS Alive

This three-day music and arts shindig, held annually along the river in Algés, is one of the best and most popular events on the European summer festival circuit.
Food & Drink in Marquês de Pombal & Around

Peixe em Lisboa

Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this week-long culinary extravaganza, put on by a dozen restaurants (with Michelin-star chefs).
Religious in Lisbon

Festas dos Santos Populares

Come all ye faithful lovers of vinho-swigging, sardine-feasting, dancing and merrymaking to June’s Festas dos Santos Populares, three weeks of midsummer madness.
Religious in Lisbon

Festa de Santo António

This lively fest is celebrated with particular fervour in Alfama and Madragoa with feasting, drinking, bailes (balls) and some 50 arraiais (street parties). St Anthony has a bit of a reputation as a matchmaker. Lisb…
Music in Alfama, Castelo & Graça

Fado no Castelo

Lisbon’s love affair with fado takes centre stage at this newly inaugurated annual song-fest held at the cinematic Castelo de São Jorge over three evenings in June, with a different singer performing each night in t…
Beer in Lisbon

Beer Generation Lisbon Festival

This craft-beer festival debuted in 2017 and is an offshoot of Portugal's biggest and most important suds festival (July's Artbeerfest Caminha in the far north of Portugal). The inaugural edition took place at the H…
Film in Bairro Alto, Chiado & Cais do Sodré


An internationally acclaimed festival, Doclisboa screens documentary films and holds theme-based events, such as concerts, art exhibitions and workshops. Highlighting emerging Portuguese talent in film has also been…