The best festivals in Southwestern Europe are all held in Portugal. The warm, dry, hospitable weather, paired with a culture of hospitality and service, creates the perfect venue for Festivals in Portugal, generating all kinds of great fun times and lively memories, throughout the calendar year. There are Portugal Music Festivals and craft fair festivals, including the Festivities of Lisbon, NOS Primavera Sound, “Terras sem Sombra” Festival, and the MEO Out Jazz event. One of the biggest festivals for over a century in Portugal is Festas Gualterianas, which brings many kinds of entertainment and lively fun, rising to a crescendo with a parade with a special procession in honor of São Gualter. There is also a flower battle, fireworks, bullfighting, and lots of great live music.
For a more cosmopolitan European experience, take in at least one of these great Portugal Events held every year: the great AgitÁgueda, the Sumol Summer Fest, Loulé International Jazz Festival, Josefa de Óbidos and the Invention, the annual FIESA, and the Feasts of São João. For the equine crowd, there is the premier International Showjumping event in the Hippodrome of Campo Grande, always a thrill for horse training enthusiasts and horse lovers throughout the world.