Top Portuguese events in 2011

If you haven’t made plans for this year but you are thinking of taking part at some of the most important sport competitions, major musical concerts or film festivals, then, a short guide of the top Portuguese events in 2011 might come in handy. As you will see, you have a large variety of events to choose from.

Musical events


One of the greatest events that will take place this year in Lisbonis Optimus Alive Festival, a musical happening that will gather some of the most appreciated rock artists from all over the world. Taking place between 6 and 9 of July, the festival will bring bands like Coldplay, Foofighters, 30 seconds to Mars and many more in front of thousands of Portuguese people. Apart from the entertainment aspect, Optimus Alive Festival wants to send an eco friendly message on how important recycling is for a clean and green planet. Remaining in the rock area, Guano Apes fans will be pleased to find out that the famous German band will perform also in the Portuguese capital, at Coliseu dos Recreios, on October 29. There are also musical events that are regularly organized in Portugal, Ola Love 2 dance being one of them. This annual festival dedicated to house music, brings together famous DJs like Sasha or Tiesto. But the craziness and the party spirit are unleashed during the biggest rock event of the year, Super Bock Super Rock, at Herdade do Cabeço da Flauta, between 14 and 16 July. In 2011, the bands that will set the atmosphere on fire are the Kooks, Arcade Fire, Portishead, the Strokes, Elbow, etc.

Sports events

Fans of water and sailing sports will find Portugal a very attractive place since in 2011, many upcoming international competition of this kind will occur in this wonderful country. The International Master Swimming Championship will be hold in Ponte de Barca, on May 22 while the European Jet Ski championship is to be organized in Mirandola between 22 and 24th of July. If you are into exciting sports that will increase your adrenaline level then, be prepared to be amazed by the best stunt pilots in the world that will reveal their flying skills at the 2011 Red Bull Air Race. Speed, beauty and courage these are the key ingredients of the Portuguese Moto GP competition, taking place near Lisbon, in Estoril on October 31st. The most appreciated motorcyclists will face the unpredictable weather, the heavy and bumpy roads and the high expectations of hundreds of fans in one of the most expected events of the year.


If some of these events caught your eye, make sure you book your accommodation in time as the main cites of Portugal will be occupied to the fullest by the aroused fans, eager to see their idols in some of the top Portuguese events in 2011.

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