The best and warmest season of the year is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have the motivation to go out and get to know the country even more at the end of Summer/beginning of Autumn. Portugal in September is very interesting for travelling, especially because it is still possible to find fairs and typical festivals and enjoy the good weather.

After two years without fairs and festivals, we can say they came back in style this year. With many nostalgic tourists and Portuguese people, there were a lot of options to enjoy the country from North to South. But it isn’t over yet! This post is precisely for those who still want to enjoy Portugal in September and participate in cultural celebrations this year. Do you want to get to know some options? Keep reading!

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Harvest Festival – Palmela

Since September is the month to harvest grapes for the production of wines, the city of Palmela, located in the centre of the country, has a festival dedicated to this event! This year it happens from the 1st to the 6th of September. Know more about it in the official website: 

White Night – Braga

One of the most famous festivals in the North of the country, this year it happens from the 2nd to the 4th of September, with several attractions and cultural presentations invading the city. Get to know more in the event’s official website: 

Feiras Novas – Ponte de Lima

Feiras Novas, the last great annual fair of the Alto Minho, are the maximum exponent of the exaltation of a world of colours, being considered the biggest live ethnographic manifestation in Portugal. 

The festivities in honour of Nossa Senhora das Dores have always been happy and gathering fair. Initially, it was essentially religious, but with time it transformed into a fair, with pageants and other ludic activities. They elevate popular culture through folklore, accordion-like traditional instruments called concertinas and singing challenges. It sure is an excellent opportunity to enjoy Portugal in September! This year, Feiras Novas happens from the 7th to the 12th of September. Know more in the official website: 

Nazaré Festival

The Nazaré Festival happens annually to commemorate the miracle of Our Lady of Nazaré – which, on the 16th of September 1182, saved a knight from a mortal fall from the top of the Nazaré promontory. Initially, it was a religious festival, but it doesn’t make it less important for the region. This year the festival will happen from the 7th to the 18th of September, in the Parque Atlântico (Sítio, Nazaré), with music, gastronomy and lots of fun activities. Get to know more in this link.


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Translated by Joana Teixeira



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