Film in Porto


Two weeks of fantasy, horror and just plain weird films in February/March.
Theatre in Porto

Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica

Two weeks of contemporary theatre in Spanish and Portuguese; held in late May/early June.
Cultural in Porto

Serralves Em Festa

This huge (free) celebration runs for 40 hours nonstop over one weekend in early June. Parque de Serralves hosts the main events, with concerts, avant-garde theatre and kiddie activities. Other open-air events happe…
Religious in Porto

Festa de São João

Porto’s biggest party. For one night in June, on the 24th, the city erupts into music, competitions and riotous parties; this is also when merrymakers pound each other on the head with squeaky plastic mallets (you’v…
Music in Porto

Festival Internacional de Folclore de Gulpilhares

A weeklong festival in late July/early August that attracts international groups.
Music in Porto

Noites Ritual Rock

A weekend-long rock extravaganza in late August.
Fiesta in Porto

Festa de São Pedro da Afurada

The fishing village of Afurada pulls out all the stops for this festival in the days building up to 29 June. Dressed in traditional fishing garb, locals parade through the streets with statue-topped palanquins and g…
Music in Porto

Marés Vivas

Over a weekend in mid-July, Afurada dusts off its party clothes to host the Marés Vivas, welcoming big rock and pop names to the stage. Headliners in recent years have included James Bay, Elton John, James, Tom Odel…