Festa da Mãe Soberana; March or April: Easter week is big all over Portugal, but one of the most magnificent processions is in the Algarve town of Loulé.
Madeira Flower Festival; two weeks after Easter: Street parades including floral carpets and floats made of thousands of flowers celebrate the advent of spring in Madeira.
Rock in Rio Lisboa; June, every other year: Held in Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park, this is one of Europe’s largest, five-day rock festivals.
Festa da São João; June 23: Porto’s Feast of Saint John is an extravaganza of dancing, food, and fireworks.
Portugal Masters; October: Portugal’s international golfing championship takes place every year in Vilamoura.