New Year’s Eve fireworks: Fireworks take place at the Tamariz beach at midnight – lighting the skies of Estoril to greet in the new year. Fireworks also take place in Lisboa at the Parque das Nações.
St Anthony’s feast: 13th June. Lisboa celebrates the festival of saints in June. People in colourful costumes each respresenting a borough, parade down Lisboa’s Avenida da Liberdade on the eve of the 13th with dancing and singing. Each borough competes for the prize of the year for best group, best costumes.
Estoril Handicraft Fair: 25 June to 6 September 2015. Open 6pm-midnight weekdays and 5pm – midnight weekends.Located behind the Estoril Casino. Stalls with handicrafts from the regions and abroad selling various handicrafts. Also open-air restaurants and entertainment in the evenings such as folk dances and singing.
Festival of the Sea: August 2015. Cascais celebrates its ties with the sea every year with a Mass, procession and ending with a parade of boats at the bay. This takes place on a Sunday. Live music and folk dances also take place outside the fishermen’s beach in Cascais, outside the Hotel Baia, ending with fireworks. Begins 8.30pm.
Book Fair (Feira do Livro): July to August.
Open 5pm to 11pm. Visconde da Luz, Cascais.
There are performances by Portuguese singers and groups in the Lounge D of the Estoril Casino beginning from 10.30pm. Entrance is free. Opening times: Mondays – Tuesdays: 22.30 – 23.30; 00.00-01.15
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 21.45-22.25; 22.50-00.00; 00.30-01.10
Fridays and Saturdays: 21.00-22.15; 22.45-00.00
Sundays: 22.15-23.30; 00.00-01.15