Things to do

The events in Lisbon you can't miss until the end of the year

From music to movie festivals, with a mandatory pit stop in popular festivities, don't miss our calendar of events 2019

By Time Out Lisbon editors

Posted: Monday May 27 2019

Joana Freitas
Santo António à la Time Out

Lisbon is all about good food, nice weather, warm people and, last but not least, a lot of things to do. If you're planning a trip over the summer make sure to add these events in Lisbon to your things to do list. From June till November, get ready for an eventful year. 

Recommended: The best summer music festivals in Lisbon

©Manuel Manso
Things to do

Festas de Lisboa

icon-location-pin Lisboa, Lisbon

All month long, all over the city. This is potentially the best time to visit Lisbon. The entire city turns into a sprawling party and there is music everywhere. The official programme hasn’t been announced yet, but this is one of those events that sort of finds you, regardless of where you are. Don’t worry, the party will come to you.


Rod Stewart

icon-location-pin Altice Arena, Parque das Nações

Crooner Rod Stewart is bringing his ballads and his troubling hairstyle to Lisbon at the beginning of July. It is a mammoth production, orchestra and all, that is sure to bring back his greatest hits.

Music, Jazz

Jazz em Agosto

icon-location-pin Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, São Sebastião

The finest contemporary jazz interpreters will be playing in the various venues and gardens of one of the most beautiful buildings in Lisbon, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

©Festival Santa Casa Alfama

Festival Santa Casa Alfama

Date to be determined.

This fado and Portuguese pop music festival is back in September with over 40 concerts happening on 12 different stages. Typical neighbourhood Alfama will be dressing up to welcome fado’s take on Coachella.

Things to do

Comic-Con Portugal

icon-location-pin Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Oeiras

The greatest pop culture festival in the country is quickly becoming one of the geekiest events of the year. There will be premieres, debates, meet- and-greet sessions with famous actors and authors and, of course, lots of stalls selling comic books, films and videogames.

Film, Documentaries


icon-location-pin Cinema São Jorge, Avenida da Liberdade

If you think documentaries are boring, take a look at DocLisboa’s programme. Among hundreds of documentaries on different topics, and out of such an eclectic selection, one or many will be sure to catch your eye.

Things to do

Web Summit Lisboa

icon-location-pin Multiple venues

Every year in November, the biggest technology and innovation conference takes place in Lisbon. If you want to have a sneak peek into the future and buying a time machine is not on your priority list, come to Lisbon.

Things to do, Film events

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

icon-location-pin Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra

During the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, the city fills up with stars. Well-known Hollywood names, directors and actors can be spotted prancing around town in between workshops, debates and premieres.

©NOS Alive
Music, Music festivals

The best summer music festivals in Lisbon

Lose yourself to dance. And to music. Here are the best summer music festivals. From the mainstream Rock in Rio to the more alternative (and recent) Nova Batida, there are artists and concerts for every taste - even for those who like to camp. 

© Ana Luzia

The eight best Lisbon clubs

New to Lisbon, or just confused as to where you want to let your hair down? Fear not, Time Out Lisbon has spent many a late night exploring the city's party venues to put together this definitive list of the best of the best Lisbon clubs.

© Arlindo Camacho
Things to do

Lisbon tours

Want to get to know the Portuguese capital like a local? Try one of the many Lisbon tours on offer. With these, you can tackle the city’s charming streets and take in sights and attractions on foot, by bike, bus, boat – even in an old school VW Beetle if that’s what you fancy. 

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