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Events in Lisbon You Cannot Miss This Season

The weather is getting warmer, and the magnificent Portuguese capital fills with events for all tastes and ages. In this article, we tell you about the events in Lisbon you cannot miss this season.



Dates: 21 and 22 May 2022
Location: FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa, Parque das Nações | Lisbon

Are you a fan of Japanese popular culture? Then you can’t miss the next Iberanime, the most important event dedicated to Japanese popular culture held in Portugal.

Take a dream trip to the country of the rising sun and enjoy a weekend full of activities.

Listen to the concerts, discover the J-POP areas, and learn more about traditional Japanese culture and anime, cosplay, and martial arts. There will also be Noodle contests, manga and video games from Japan, free workshops, and a lot more!

Gather your friends, find out more about Japan, and don’t forget to have fun at karaoke.


Rock in Rio Lisboa

Dates: 18, 19, 25 and 26 June 2022
Location: Parque da Bela Vista | Lisbon

Rock in Rio first edition was in Brazil in 1985 and is now considered one of the most relevant in the history of world music. In Portugal, the 9th edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa takes place in Parque da Bela Vista with a full line-up of international artists for all tastes.

This year you can attend concerts by Muse, Duran Duran, Anitta, Post Malone, and more. Rock in Rio Lisbon’s line-up includes national names such as Xutos & Pontapés, HMB, and David Carreira.

The festival presents a new concept in 2022, with Rock Street, the Yorn Stage, a new Continente Chef’s Garden, and a proposed Game Square. With new content in a large Super Bock Digital Stage, where Toy, Gilmário, and Terapia de Casal, among others, will be performing.

Don’t forget to visit the new Ferris Wheel and the return of the 7Up Slide. Enjoy an event not to be missed, with days full of music and lots of fun in the City of Rock.


WATER – an unfiltered exhibition

Dates: until September 2022
Location: Pavilhão do Conhecimento | Lisbon

A gesture as banal as turning on the tap is an impossible wish for more than two billion people worldwide. And it is urgent to make this wish come true.

This exhibition, targeting all ages, shows the importance of potable water using science, technology, and our commitment. Created by Centro de Ciência Viva, with the support of Portuguese researchers, it includes thirty interactive modules and four thematic areas: two presents and two futures.

The four thematic areas explore the differences between life with and without access to water.

Using a positive register, which captivates and appeals to awareness, WATER – an unfiltered exhibition, encourages us to experiment and learn about the various ways of using this essential good and its multiple facets and availability.

Take a day to visit this exhibition with kids and grown-ups and find out more about water and how you can reduce your water footprint for a future where this essential good is available to everyone.


NOS Alive

Dates: 6 to 8 July 2022
Location: Passeio Marítimo de Algés | Oeiras, Lisbon

NOS Alive had its first edition in 2007 as Optimus Alive, and its only interruption was due to the pandemic. It is the premier music festival in Portugal and attracted the attention of the rest of the world due to its unique combination of an eclectic line-up, pleasant weather, and a stunning location on the coast. This festival is commonly referred to as one of the best summer music festivals in Europe by international press such as The Guardian, Times, Clash, Mixmag, and NME.

This year there is no shortage of music to choose from, and the line-up includes Florence + the Machine, Jorja Smith, alt-J, Caribou, Da Weasel, Dino D’Santiago, and Faith No More, among many others. The atmosphere is incredible, with stadium-sized DJs and bands, great camping, a swimming pool, and a free shuttle service. There’s also the NOS Alive Surf Xperience, where you can learn to surf some of Portugal’s best waves.

In addition to all this, mothers-to-be have an area where they can watch the event in a space created to welcome them, and people with reduced mobility have access to mobility-restricted platforms.

NOS Alive is, without doubt, one of those festivals that you will not want to miss in 2022.



Dates: 6 to 12 September 2022
Location: Cinema de São Jorge | Lisbon

This event is for cinema lovers, especially horror cinema. The 16th edition of the Lisbon International Horror Film Festival will return in September to Cinema de São Jorge.

In 2019, this festival recorded an audience of over 19,000 people in just six days of the event at Cinema de São Jorge, with three more days of Warm-Up days that include outdoor screenings, concerts, and other parties to kick off each edition. Every year MOTELx makes sure to bring some international guests with relevant careers in the horror genre to Lisbon, and Ari Aster and Eli Roth were part of these.

Over the years, this festival has been conquering a relevant position within the genre of film festivals, making it one of the most anticipated and underlined events this year in Lisbon. So, if you like a little scare, mark your calendar the dates for MOTELx.



Dates: 1, 2 and 3 September 2022
Location: Parque da Bela Vista | Lisbon

The new festival in Lisbon defines itself as a festival of music, art, and sustainability. Its line-up is already impressive and includes Arctic Monkeys, Chet Faker, and The Chemical Brothers. The extensive green area of Lisbon will be the stage for other well-known international artists and Portuguese ones such as Ornatos Violeta and Legendary Tigerman.

Besides the high-quality musical proposal, which represents the best of the current national and international music, the festival also has a sustainable concern. It is committed to reducing its environmental impact as much as possible while generating lasting cultural, social, and economic benefits capable of stimulating the development and growth of the local community.

Close the summer in Lisbon in the best way with a visit to Kalorama!


All these events occur near the Hotel Portuense and in locations that allow you to enjoy Lisbon’s historical landmarks and lively nightlife. You can also try the world-famous Portuguese food. Being a coastal city, you can delight yourself with some time on the beach. Or ask our staff for some activities you can enjoy before you go to your venue. Book your stay at Hotel Portuense and experience all the events in Lisbon that you cannot miss this season.