Major events that take place in Lisbon in May

Every time we go on a trip in a foreign country we carefully set our itinerary. We do this because we want to see as much as we can during our staying there. For those who choose to come in Portugal this time of year and don’t know yet what to visit here I’ll present them Major events that take place in Lisbon in May. As you will see, you’ll have a lot of events to choose from, depending on your needs and taste.

Art events

If you are a bookworm then you will be happy to find out that until the 13th of May Lisbon hosts the anual Book Fair. More than 120 publishers and book sellers participate in the 82nd edition of the event. If you are interested, prepare yourself for a cultural programme and discounts for good books. The Lisbon Book Fair is organised under the motto “There is more life in the city” and it is organized in the Eduardo VII Park.  Several concerts are also scheduled on this occasion. But if you don’t like books so much you can go at the Alkantara Festival. It starts on 23d of May and ends on 9th of June. The special thing about this festival is that artists from all over the world and their public meet and talk, drink, listen to music or read a book. All kind of cultures mix together, so what can be more beautiful? You will see theater plays, dance shows and performance from the very talented Jan Lauwers, Jerome Bel, Forced Entertainment and many others.

Musical Events

If you are not such a big fan of books or if you are more into music I recommend you Rock in Rio, one of the biggest music and entertainment event of all time. This year we celebrate the 10th edition of the festival, held in Brazil, Portugal and Spain. In Portugal, it is organized in Lisbon, starting with the 25th of May until the 3rd of June. Rock in Rio was created in order to assure an improvement of social conditions. Up to present,  the festival generated EUR 5,103,354.43 for many socio-environmental actions. Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, Linkin Park, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz and Metallica are some of the artists that will perform this year, so you should not miss it if you are in town.

 Now that I have shown you the major events that take place in Lisbon in May you still have time to arrive here in order to participate in all of them. But you don’t have to forget to bring with you good spirits.

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