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Top Events in São Miguel

Stay in the loop regarding the main events taking place on the island of São Miguel.

March

Azores Airlines Rallye, 21-23 The 54th edition of the Azores Rallye, that goes to the road between March 21 and 23, reopens another season of the FIA European Rally Championship, the Azores Rally Championship and the second round of Portugal Rally Championship.

April

European Blues Challenge 2019, 4-6 The European Blues Challenge will take place next April in Ponta Delgada. There will be 22 bands performing and representing their respective countries, including our Delta Blues Riders.

Tremor, 9-13 São Miguel becomes a privileged stage for music, with an interdisciplinary program that includes movies, surprise concerts in unexpected places of the island, landscape interactions, workshops, parties, street art, and music.

May

VIII Liberty Seguros Grand Prix, 17-19 Cycling Event with road cycling stages. On the 1st day a prologue is played, followed by 3 stages in a row throw the best views in the world.

Feastivities of Lord Holy Christ of Miracles, 24-30 The largest religious festival in the Azores takes place at São Miguel Island and it has its peak in the procession through the streets covered with flower rugs, on the fifth Sunday after Easter. There is a large fair designated "Home, Land and Sea” as well as many food booths. There is also plenty of entertainment on the streets.

Feast of the Holy Spirit, May-October The feasts of the Holy Spirit take place throughout the archipelago of the Azores every week from Easter to Pentecost Sunday, in some cases, or Trinity Sunday, in other cases.

June

São João Festivities, 24 Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island. Festivities where you can find a wide variety of cultural events, such as concerts, parades, and booths for eating and drinking.

Walk & Talk, 28 Jun - 13 Jul Festival of Public Art that stimulates creation in the specific cultural and geographic context of the Azores, from the visual arts to the performing arts, architecture, design, music or video.

Cavalhadas de São Pedro, 29 Ribeira Grande, São Miguel Island. It is a parade with a relevant historical character, which tradition has more than 500 years. The procession gathers knights and the king, properly dressed.

10 Fest - 10 Days - 10 Chefs This international gastronomic festival aims to give gastronomy an important highlight in the tourist sector in the Azores, valuing a contemporary perspective of our products and flavors. It will be an unforgettable experience providing 10 extraordinary dinners, by the hand of professional excellence.

July

Festa do Chicharro, 4-7 Ribeira Quente, São Miguel Island. Popular festival with music and gastronomy shows.

Red Bull Cliff Diving Vila Franca do Campo. In a magnificent location, athletes perform perfect flights from the top of volcanic rocks.

RFM Beach Power 2019, 26-27  Ribeira Grande. 2 great days full of music by the sea.

August

Monte Verde Festival, 8-10 Ribeira Grande. The beach of Monte Verde is the scenery of an eclectic and dynamic musical poster, capable of appealing to various audiences from rock to reggae, indie pop and electronic music.

Paragliding Festival, 20-24 This paragliding festival is considered one of the eight best European Paragliding Festivals. This event allows a unique experience to fly over the wonderful landscapes of São Miguel.

PDL White Ocean The historic center of Ponta Delgada plunges into an ocean of emotions. Traditional shops, restaurants, bars and hotels receive a unique event that brings to the city thousands of residents and visitors dressed in white. There are music and entertainment shows throughout the city. An event for all ages, lots of excitement and joy to celebrate the summer.

Great Festival of Folklore of Relva Folklore Festival that brings together groups from different regions of the world to present the Azorean traditions, the typical clothing, the songs and their dances.

Azores Burning Summer, 30-31 This eco-festival is characterized by a tropical sounding line-up and an innovative ecological program based on sustainability measures. We end the festival on the beach at sunrise with the iconic Trinity bonfire.

September

Azores Airlines Azores Pro (Surf) Ribeira Grande. One of the most important annual events on the world surfing circuit, on the beach of Santa Bárbara.

October

Wine in Azores São Miguel It is the biggest business event in the Azores. It is a wine festival with a strong gastronomic component. 

Azores MTB World Marathon Series This event is part of the Cycl'in Azores program. The event departs and arrives in the center of the largest city of the Archipelago - Ponta Delgada - and takes the participants to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes and routes in the world, one of them officially considered one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal - "Sete Cidades".

December

Epic Trail Run, 5-8 This event is a physical and technical challenge of the Trail Run that goes through the volcanic massif of Serra da Tronqueira and the Volcanic Fogo Massif. The main race connects the two most iconic lagoons on the island, Furnas Lagoon and Fogo Lagoon.

Dia das Montras, 8 The Stores' Day is a tradition that repeats every year and that counts with animation in the streets and diversed activities in the traditional commerce area. There is a vote for the most beautiful storefront in the city, which involves the general public.

New Year's Eve, 31 Every year, the city of Ponta Delgada welcomes the new year with a fireworks show, gathering thousands of people along the edge of Ponta Delgada. Firework spectacles occur in other parts of the island, as well as parties.

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