Summer has certainly arrived in Lisbon. June is jam-packed with performances, exhibitions, outside activities, concerts, parties and parades. Every day through 1 July a full program of celebrations is scheduled through the city. From parades to poetry readings, art exhibitions to theatre, street parties to movie screenings, there is plenty to enjoy during Festas de Lisboa 2017.
Once again, the city of Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira celebrates Spring with a brilliant week-long spectacle. It’s the Madeira Festival of Flowers 2017, taking place 6-10 May.
In Portugal, the month of June is a time to celebrate popular saints with religious and festive celebrations. Perhaps the largest, most fun and silliest festival can be found in Porto…the Festival of São João de Baptista.