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Events in Porto

Enjoy the events promoted in Porto throughout the year

Get to know everything about Porto's festivities and events!

Porto is one of those cities where there’s always something new happening somewhere. However, there are also a few events that take place in Porto every year and that you can’t miss if you’re planning a trip to Porto. Who knows if you’re not here while there’s a great music festival happening? Or some firework show? Check the list below!

NOS Primavera Sound 1

NOS Primavera Sound is a music festival that takes place annually in Porto between the end of May and the beginning of June. Porto City Park hosts the three days of the festival, but before that, there is a warm-up with plenty of concerts and DJ sets scattered throughout the city.

When? May 30 – June 01

Where? Estrada Interior da Circunvalação, 4100-083 Porto

How much? 66€

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serralves em festa

Serralves em Festa 2

Considered the greatest event of contemporary culture in Portugal, Serralves em Festa has hundreds of activities taking place not only in the Serralves Foundation but also throughout the city of Porto. Throughout 50 consecutive hours, it will be possible to attend the presence of several national and international artists, events for all ages and workshops.

When? June 01-03

Where? Rua D. João de Castro, 210 4150-417 Porto Portugal

How much? Free entry.

São João 3

São João is a popular festivity full of traditions, from the slight pats of plastic hammers or leeks to the launching of hot air balloons. During the night of São João, it will be possible to see almost everyone in the street, in celebration, since it is usually a very hot night. To celebrate, we eat some delicious grilled sardines, accompanied by a good wine. Come and celebrate the most beautiful festivity of Porto and watch the spectacle of fireworks over the river.

When? June 23-24

Where? Everywhere in Porto.

How much? Free entry.

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meo marés vivas

Festival Marés Vivas 4

Marés Vivas Festival is considered the biggest music festival in Northern Portugal and is held in Vila Nova de Gaia, usually for three days. The line-up is often quite varied and the location, right next to the river, makes the atmosphere of this summer festival better.

When? July 19-21

Where? Tv. Calisto 75, 4400-396 Vila Nova de Gaia

How much? 33€

New Year's Eve 5

New Year’s Eve is almost the same in every corner of the world, however, if you are looking for a city to spend the last day of the year in winter, Porto is the ideal city. Although the size of the crowds does not compare with other large cities in the world, the city of Porto is also flooded with people who go out to the street for the last celebration of the year and to enter the new one on the right foot.

When? December 31 – January 1

Where? Everywhere in Porto.

How much? Free entry.

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Bonjour Porto!