As usual a great line-up is organised for the 2022 EDP Cool Jazz festival which will take place from 2nd July to 23rd July 2022 in Cascais at the Hippodromo Manuel Possolo. Concerts begin at 8pm.  It kicks off with great names such as John Legend on the 2nd, Paul Anka on the 10th, Miguel Araujo with Rui Veloso on 23rd, Diana Krall on 27th amongst others.  Tickets and further information at  https://www.edpcooljazz.com


The 9th edition of the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival will take place on 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th June 2022 at the Parque de Bela Vista, Lisboa.  The large line-up of performers include Muse, Duran Duran, Liam Gallagher, David Carreira.  Further details from rockinriolisboa.sapo.pt/en

Jorge Sampaio, former Portuguese President dies 10 September 2021. R.I.P.

Portugal mourns the loss of a giant Dr Jorge Sampaio (1939-2021) who was President from 1996 to 2006. Prior to that he was Mayor of Lisbon. A lawyer, an exceptional man who fought for justice and good causes not only in Portugal but also internationally, a president to the Portuguese people regardless of one’s politics and position he was open to all, an exemplary politician with a long career in politics, an old school gentleman.  He was 81 years old. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.


The Lisboa Book Fair (Feira do Livro de Lisboa) is holding its 91st edition from 26th August to 12th September 2021. Publishers with various stalls will be selling their books at special prices. Open Monday to Friday from 12.30pm to 10pm, Saturday 11am to midnight, Sunday 11am to 10pm.

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy 2021 Cascais (2nd Year): June 4th and 5th

On 4th and 5th June 2021 the 2nd Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will take place in Cascais beginning at 9am at the Marina de Cascais with the firing of cannon at 11am from the Forte de Santo Antonio de Barra. As in last year’s event the race is to focus on awareness to projects on marine conservation and protecting the oceans, one of the Mirpuri Foundation’s main themes.  It has the support of the Cascais Town Council and the Clube Naval de Cascais. This weekend also coincides with the stopover of The Ocean Race Europe which includes 12 VO65 and IMOCO 60 vessels starting on 6th June at 1pm. During these pandemic times wearing masks and social distancing still apply for everyone.  Further information at https://mirpurisailingtrophy.com/ 

Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy (1st): 27 and 28 June 2020 Cascais to Sesimbra

The 1st Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy will take place on 27th June 2020 starting at 10am in Cascais (Clube Naval) and sailing to Sesimbra.  Ends on 28th June 2020. Organized by the Mirpuri Foundation with the Clube Naval de Cascais and the Cascais City Council (CMC) this is a plastic-free sustainable regatta which aims at bringing awareness to marine conservation and the oceans.