7 Lisbon Summer Events to Not Miss in 2023

Written By Lara Silva

The city comes alive with a plethora of exciting events that are welcoming to both locals and visitors. From vibrant music festivals to Portuguese fairs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But the fun doesn’t just happen in the center of Lisbon – there are also plenty of summer events nearby. So, mark your calendars and get ready to experience the best of Lisbon’s summer scene. Don’t miss out on these 7 Lisbon summer events in 2023. 

1. Brunch Electronik Lisboa

Lisbon is known for a variety of summer events, but for lovers of electronic music, Brunch Electronik is the widely awaited yearly event(s). In Lisbon, there are five events confirmed for this summer, running from July to September.

In 2022, 250,000 were a part of Brunch Electronik. Events run from 2 pm to 10 pm outdoors, featuring plenty of food trucks with all kinds of cuisine options. This year, the likes of Nina Kraviz, Vintage Culture, and more will be playing on different days.

We recommend purchasing tickets beforehand as events often sell out.

2. Somersby Outjazz

Unlike other major cities, Lisbon offers a major summer event that is free to enjoy! To welcome Spring and celebrate summer, from May to September, the most stunning green spaces of the city host Outjazz on Sundays, an event where jazz, soul, funk, and hip-hop come alive. 

This year’s Outjazz is the 17th edition and is hosted in Oeiras, a quick train ride away from Lisbon’s city center. Running from 5 pm to sunset, artists such as Vamprio Submarino and Gira will be performing. 

Every month, the location changes to a different green space in Oeiras. In July, the chosen park is Parque Urbano de Miraflores and in August, Parque Urbano do Jamor. In September, head to Jardins do Palácio Marquês de Pombal.

                 

3. Festas do Mar

A 30-minute train ride from Cais do Sodré, Festas do Mar is a long-standing Cascais tradition from the 1970s. You can hear incredible musicians throughout the week, playing right next to Baia Beach. This event is organized by the municipality and is free to attend. Along with concerts, there are plenty of local food trucks and even handicraft stalls.

This year, Festas do Mar is happening between August 24 and September 3. The lineup has not yet been released, but last year, artists included D.A.M.A. Agir, the Black Mamba, Cuca Roseta, and more. 

4. O Sol da Caparica

Between August 17 and 20, Sol da Caparica takes place in Parque Urbano da Costa da Caparica. This year’s 8th edition will bring about four days of sun, beach, and good music. 

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This edition comes with a fresh look, ready to provide the audience with the best experience at the largest festival dedicated to Portuguese music.

From pop to hip hop, from rock to African music, several music genres will be present during the festival days, thanks to the numerous Lusophone artists performing on the five stages.

This year’s lineup includes Carolina Deslandes, Leo Santana, Dillaz, Wet Bed Gang, Mariza, Ivandro, and more. 

5. MEO Kalorama

Meo Kalorama is a summer festival taking place between August 31 and September 2 at Parque da Bela Vista. This unique festival aims to combine music, art, and sustainability, uniting artists who are passionate about innovation and social responsibility. 

This year’s lineup includes Florence + The Machine, The Blaze, Arcade Fire, Dino d’Santiago, and more. You can purchase a daily ticket for 65 euros or a three-day pass for 160 euros. 

6. Jazz em Agosto at Calouste Gulbenkian

Jazz em Agosto is taking place between July 27 and August 6 at the Gulbenkian Foundation in an open-air amphitheater. The 39th edition of Jazz em Agosto is reflected by the African-American origins of jazz, taking a deep dive into the rich rhythms of African sound.

The lineup includes Eve Risser’s Red Desert Orchestra, the Natural Information Society com Evan Parker, Trance Map+, and more.

7. Feira de Sant’Iago

A 40-minute drive from Lisbon, Feira de Sant’Iago is located in Parque Sant’Iago in Manteigadas during the last week of July and the first week of August.

One of the largest “festas populares” in the south, this event features a traditional Portuguese fair with handicraft stands, food stalls, entertainment, and incredible performances. The fair even includes a book fair where authors present their books and sports activities. 

The lineup includes Nenny, Julinho KSD, Toy, Barbara Tinoco, and more. 

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