São João: The longest nights in Porto are coming

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Porto is already in a party atmosphere. Until June 24 2018 there is a program to watch in the city of the basil, leeks and hammers.

Among dancers, street rafters, street markets and exhibitions, Porto By Livraria Lello recommends you some obligatory stops for the next few days.

São João is one of the biggest celebrations more nationally with epicentre in the city of Porto. This festival is known by its pagan side, where the fertility is celebrated, associated with the joy of the harvests and the abundance and with the entrance of the summer solstice. You can check the entire program here.

THE BOLHÃO COMMUNITY | Until June 30
The new zone of the Bolhão Market is already seeing the party happening. Traders, locals and visitors are with a lot of work for the community construction of the Cascata and the “Rua de S. João”. These artistic sculptures will be unveiled on June 22nd.
From Livraria Lello: 10 min

THE BAILARICOS DA RIBEIRA AND FOZ | Until June 24
How about a little dance? Porto is always ready for the São João dance with lots of popular music, smiles and drinks. Here is no way to fail a dance with a local.
From Livraria Lello: 8 min

RUSSIAN SÃO JOÃO | June 22 | 9:30 PM
By habit, all the parishes of the city are called to give their best to the city. It is in this competitive sense that the rules of Rusgas de São João are dictated, this year at Avenida dos Aliados, with the display of the props and songs of each raid before a jury.
From Livraria Lello: 2 min

CONCERTS ON AVENIDA DOS ALIADOS | June 23
Between gifts and sardines, the Portuguese have in their DNA a clear sense of celebration in this festive season. From there, the concert program of São João counts on a wide group of musical groups in the great stage of the Avenue of the Allies.
From Livraria Lello: 2 min

FIREWORKS IN THE RIO DOURO | June 23
The beautiful bridge erected by the hand of Gustav Eiffel is brightened by a huge firework display that illuminates the entire bank of the Douro River. This year, the final celebration features a multimedia and fire show for the 19 minutes. You’d better be comfortable.
From Livraria Lello: 11 min