By Time Out Lisbon editors
Posted: Monday May 27 2019
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.