Lisbon Events and Activities This Week

Written By Lara Silva

If you find yourself in Lisbon and are unsure about how to spend your week, don’t worry – we’ve got everything sorted for you. We’ll explore the best activities and gatherings to participate in, guaranteeing an unforgettable week in Lisbon. From a techno festival to stand up, prepare yourself for an adventure in the vibrant city of Lisbon. Let’s take a look at the top events and activities in Lisbon between August 21 and 27.

Brunch Electronik

Brunch Eletronik hosts a few events throughout the summer, including one this Saturday in Lagoa Branca, Tapada da Ajuda from 2 pm to 10 pm. In 2022, 250,000 were a part of Brunch Electronik. The electronic music festival is hosted outdoors, featuring plenty of food trucks with all kinds of cuisine options.

This Saturday’s lineup includes Solomun, Matt Guy, Pole Position, and Kokeshi. We recommend buying a ticket as soon as possible as the early birds ticket is already sold out.

Somersby Outjazz

Every Sunday during summer, the most stunning green spaces of the city host an event where jazz, soul, funk, and hip-hop come alive. Every month, the location changes to a different green space in Lisbon.

This Sunday’s edition will close the August location which takes place in Parque Urbano do Jamor. The line-up includes Johnny Sublime & Homes and Camboja Selecta. 

This event is free to attend, but you cannot enter the park with outside drinks, these must be purchased inside. Dogs are allowed in on a leash.

Parque Urbano do Jamor. Photo by Vitor Oliveira (Flickr)

Festas do Mar 2023

A 30-minute train ride from Cais do Sodré, Festas do Mar is a long-standing Cascais tradition from the 1970s. This year’s editions is sarting between August 24 and 27, and then running as well from August 31 to September 3.

You’l have the opportunity to listen to amazing musicians performing right by Baia Beach. This event is put together by the local government and is free to attend. In addition to the musical performances, you’ll also find a variety of local food trucks and even stalls selling handmade crafts.

This week’s line up includes Matay and Pedro Abrunhosa (August 24), Milhanas and Miguel Araujo (August 25), Mariana Dalot and Diogo Picarra (August 26), and 

English Stand Up Comedy

Stand-up in Lisbon isn’t always just in Portuguese. This Stand Up in English event on Saturday takes place at Lux Lounge Lisboa from 8 pm and is affordable at 5 euros only. 

You will get to enjoy a few drinks and food at a nice bar in Arroios while listening to good old-fashioned stand-up for around two hours.

Microphone. Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov (Unsplash)

Opera Fest

Opera Fest is the new opera festival in town, running from August 18 to September 9. A great event this week is the Sour Angelica + Rigor Mortis show on Saturday and Sunday. This opera is sung in Italian and Portuguese, with subtitles in English available. 

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