Porto is all set for a full year - from small concerts to some of the biggest music festivals, to exhibitions and the typical festivities. Grab your calendar and be sure to pin these down as they are definitely the 16 events in Porto you can't miss this year.
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16 events in Porto you can't miss this year
São João Night
On the night of June 23, people take to the streets to party. Basil is one of the symbols of this celebration, along with colourful plastic hammers used to softly-knock on people’s heads. Join the party and have fun releasing a hot air balloon into the sky.
The 12th edition of MEO Marés Vivas, one of the largest music festivals in the north of Portugal, will take place at Antiga Seca do Bacalhau, in Lavadores, Gaia. The line-up includes the Irish band Kodaline, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jamiroquai and David Guetta, among others.
Porto Handicraft Fair
This winter handicraft (Mid December) fair showcases national and foreign craft works in a municipal initiative that gathers nearly 80 tradesmen every week at Praça de Parada Leitão.
More things to do in Porto
There's so much to do in Porto that it was really hard for us to chose the top 101 things to do in the city. These are all the mandatory spots. Enjoy the city, the river and even the beachs. One piece of advise? Start your day early because there is so much to see.
If you’re on a budget or just believe that the best things in life – great parks, stunning views, art and culture, and… erm… knitting – are free, follow our guide to the best free stuff to do in town. Also, check out our list of great cheap places to eat