Destination: Events

World-renowned pop-stars, outdoor music festivals, surfing legends or top-ten tennis players; Cascais has no shortage of events to keep the city buzzing year-round. Whatever your taste, from sports, music, gastronomy or arts, there is sure to be something for you. Find our top choices below.

JULY

NOS ALIVE

Music
NOS Alive is a music and arts festival which takes place in the Algés riverside. It is one of the top music festivals in Portugal and in Europe, regularly bringing world-renowned artists to Lisbon.
JULY

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK

Music
This music festival welcomes music artists from all genres and from all over the word. The perfect event to discover new artists and see live your favourite one!
JUNE

ROCK IN RIO LISBOA

Music
All the biggest names of the music industry perform to this international music festival happening in alternate years in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro. In 2018, Rock in Rio comes back in Lisbon!
MAY

ESTORIL OPEN

Sports
The world-reknowed men’s tennis tournament takes place each year in Estoril, the percfect opportunity to see playing the best tennis players.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER

BILLABONG PRO CASCAIS

Sports
The world’s best surfers come surfing on Carcavelos and Guincho beaches for this international surf competition.
AUGUST

FESTAS DO MAR

Music
This 10 days festival is the perfect opportunity to discover local music artists. It is the only free summer festival in Portugal and it takes place in Cascais city center.
JULY

FESTIVAL AO LARGO

Music
This classic music festival welcomes the best orchestras, operas and ballets of Portugal, on Largo de São Carlos in the heart of Lisbon.
AUGUST

JAZZ EM AGOSTO

Music
The world’s best jazz musicians perform together on the stage of Gulbenkian Garden, forging new associations and new ways of thinking about jazz.
SEMPTEMBER

LUMINA FESTIVAL DA LUZ CASCAIS

Arts
This light festival is an unique event in Portugal highlighting the historical heritage of the streets of Cascais with shows of light and colour, multimedia projections and interactive installations.
APRIL

PEIXE EM LISBOA

Gastronomy
Peixe em Lisboa is the biggest culinary event dedicated to seafood and fish in Portugal taking place in Carlos Lopes Pavilion. It includes gastronomic presentations, cooking classes and typical food tastings.
MAY - JUNE - JULY - SEPTEMBER

OUT JAZZ

Music
This music festival taking place every Sunday in different parks of Lisbon and Cascais will make you dance on jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop and other styles of music!
FEBRUARY

CÓRTEX FESTIVAL

Arts
This short film festival attracts filmmakers and enthusiasts from across the country for screenings and national and international contests. It takes place at the Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval in Sintra, and is well worth the journey for movie lovers.
OCTOBER

MODA LISBOA

Arts
Lisbon Fashion Week is the perfect opportunity to discover recognized or promising young designers of Portuguese Fashion.
OCTOBER

DOCLISBOA

Arts
International documentary festival showing the year’s most explorative film from around the world.  
SEMPTEMBER
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CAIXA ALFAMA FESTIVAL

Music
A festival dedicated to fado music that takes place in the Alfama neighbourhood featuring several stages where you can listen to promising and renowned fado singers.
JUNE

FESTAS SANTOS POPULARES

Music, Gastronomy
During the Festas dos Santos Populares, the nights in Lisbon are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center.
November

Sunday Brunch

Gastronomy
Brunch to share moments and food

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