Expats Living in Portugal What To Do

What To Do This Weekend in Lisbon: 15 to 17 September 2017

What to do in Lisbon this weekend. From 15 to 17 September.

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The Lisbon Busking Festival starts Friday 15th September and will go on until Sunday on Largo do Intendente in Lisbon. Circus performers, jugglers, acrobats, clowns, puppeteers, living statues, improvised poetry, dance and theater, there will be something for everyone. It starts at 5pm on Friday but it goes on the whole weekend and it’s free. Performances will take place in Intendente, Chapitô or in the Mercado de Arroios. Find the program and more info here.


Go underground this weekend and take a guided tour of the Roman Galleries. They were discovered soon after the Great Earthquake of 1771 and consist of an intricate underground tunnel system built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. The Galleries only open once or twice a year because they’re usually flooded so this is your chance to see them. Sign up here for the very much coveted tickets, they cost €2. If they are sold out, don’t worry, tickets that aren’t collected become available again on the website so keep checking. Learn more about the galleries here.

Have you have wondered what it would be to go back to medieval times? Well, this is your chance, the Alameda Medieval Channel takes place under a military camp. There will be food, falconry shows, horse tournaments and so much more. Find out what’s in store here. Entrance is free.

Friday, 15 September

Belém Art Fest is a festival that gives you the chance to go inside the most beautiful, iconic monuments and museums in Belém and watch artists perform in their secluded, beautiful rooms. A day ticket costs €20 and it will also give you access to night guided museum tours. Tickets here and more info here.  If you’re not feeling musical you can visit the street food market in Jardins do Império. Entrance is free.

Party at Forró de São Bento. If you want to delve into the Brazilian culture nothing like trying to dance a little forró. Take a date or some friends and dance the night away in the Forró de São Bento. It’s free, it happens every Friday and it starts at 9pm. Sign up here.

Saturday, 16 September

If you’re already a fan or happen to be curious about Lucha Libre Mexicana, you can have a little fix if you visit the gardens of the Museu de Lisboa, and watch a real wrestling shown organized in partnership with WP Wrestling Portugal. Three combats and six fighters and all free on Saturday 16th. Entrance is free.

Queer Lisboa is the biggest LGBT film festival in Lisbon and will end on 23rd September. There will be lots of amazing films premiering and competing, short movies, documentaries, talks, and art. Discover the program here. Tickets can be bought at Cinema São Jorge.

Sunday, 17 September

If you like to party and you like to brunch, well this is the place to be this Sunday. Brunch Electronik happens in Tapada da Ajuda, one of the most beautiful botanic parks in Lisbon. There will be music with many Djs playing, sets start at 2pm and end at 22pm. There will be plenty of food trucks with delicious meals to have on the go while you finish your Sunday dancing away. Tickets go for €11 and children are welcome! More info and tickets here.


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