The Popular Festivities of the Municipality of Seixal are just around the corner, starting on the 23rd of June, in Seixal, and extending until the 27th of August, in Corroios.
The celebrations will pass through all parishes and will have numerous highlights. Renowned names in popular and traditional Portuguese music will perform in this municipality and, along with the usual entertainment and food and drinks, promise a lot of entertainment for the thousands of partygoers that are expected.
Paulo Silva, Mayor of Seixal, says that «the popular festivals are one of the highlights in terms of initiatives that we carry out for the entire population. The proposals that we present annually make these parties a reference that reconciles tradition with modernity, as Seixal is a territory of culture and innovation. Therefore, this summer, all roads lead to the Popular Festivities of the Municipality of Seixal, to which everyone is invited to come».
The Popular Festivities of S. Pedro, in Seixal, which take place from the 23rd of June to the 2nd of July, are the first to take place and bring many new features, presenting a program marked by shows by great artists of Portuguese music, dances, popular marches, handicrafts, street entertainment, the Baía do Seixal Nautical Parade, gastronomy and the procession alluding to the patron saint, among other initiatives. This year, there is also the novelty of Arraial da Sardinha, which takes place from June 28th to July 2nd, next to the Municipal Sports Pavilion Leonel Fernandes, in Mundet.
With free admission, the concerts on the main stage, in the Urban Park of Quinta dos Franceses, are another highlight, with renowned names such as Calema, Wet Bed Gang, Ana Moura, Emanuel, Orquestra Ligeira do Imperador, Danni Gato, Vozes do Atlântico, Round the World Dance Show, from the Escola de Artes do Independente Futebol Clube Torrense – Renew Crew, I’m a Rock Star and Pedro Moutinho.
On the stage at Largo da Igreja, the animation will be in charge of local artists and groups, such as the Seixal Pole of the National Conservatory School of Music, António Pontes e Amigos, Mário Barradas and Masha Soeiro, folklore groups, night of new talents with Gustavo Pinho and Madalena Ribeiro, choral groups, philharmonic bands and a mega Zumba class.
The Popular Marches of 1st cycle schools and public kindergartens open the Popular Festivals of S. Pedro, on June 23rd, at 8 pm. This is a project of the Municipal Educational Plan that involves the entire educational community and the student’s families. That night, the children will parade along Rua Paiva Coelho and Praça 1.º de Maio, ending the presentation on the stage of Avenida da República, in Seixal.
Then follow the Popular Festivities of Arrentela (from 12 to 16 July), Fernão Ferro (from 25 to 30 July), Aldeia de Paio Pires (from 2 to 6 August), Amora (from 11 to 15 August) and Corroios (from 18 to 27 August). The complete program of Popular Festivities in the Municipality of Seixal can be consulted at cm-seixal.pt.
Always confirm with the concert hall or promoter the conditions of access, confirmation of the date or time, tickets place of sale, price, and availability.