WORK FOR US
The Salty Pelican
WHERE TO EAT
LUMINA LIGHT FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER
The Cascais Lights Festival is an annual event that illuminates the charming coastal town of Cascais with a mesmerizing display of lights and decorations. Taking place during September, this festival transforms the streets, squares, and landmarks of Cascais into a magical winter wonderland, attracting visitors and locals alike. The festival features dazzling light installations, festive decorations, and themed displays that create a festive ambiance throughout the town. Visitors can wander through illuminated pathways, enjoy live music performances, and indulge in seasonal treats from food stalls and vendors. The Cascais Lights Festival is a delightful celebration that brings joy and warmth to the community, making it a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the area.
CHEFS ON FIRE FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER
The Chefs on Fire Festival in Estoril is an exciting culinary event that celebrates the art of outdoor cooking and gastronomy. Held annually, this festival gathers renowned chefs and food enthusiasts from Portugal and around the world to showcase their grilling skills and culinary creations. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Estoril, attendees can enjoy a vibrant atmosphere filled with the aroma of sizzling barbecue, live cooking demonstrations, and interactive workshops. From succulent meats and seafood to gourmet dishes prepared over open flames, the Chefs on Fire Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of outdoor dining while savoring delicious flavors and innovative recipes. With music, entertainment, and a lively ambiance, this festival promises an unforgettable culinary experience for food lovers of all ages.
NOS ALIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL - JULY
NOS Alive is an annual music festival held in Lisbon, Portugal, known for its diverse lineup of international and local artists across various genres, including rock, indie, electronic, and pop. The festival takes place over multiple days, featuring performances on several stages set against the stunning backdrop of the Lisbon coastline. With past headliners including renowned acts like Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, and The Cure, NOS Alive attracts music enthusiasts from around the world eager to experience unforgettable live performances in a vibrant festival atmosphere. Beyond the music, attendees can enjoy food stalls, art installations, and other entertainment offerings, making NOS Alive a highlight of the summer festival season in Portugal.
CASCAIS JAZZ FESTIVAL - JULY
Each year, the festival attracts jazz enthusiasts from near and far to enjoy performances by acclaimed jazz musicians and emerging talents from Portugal and beyond. From smooth melodies to upbeat rhythms, the Cascais Jazz Festival offers a diverse lineup of concerts, jam sessions, and workshops that showcase the rich and diverse spectrum of jazz music. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or simply looking to experience the magic of live music in a scenic seaside setting, the Cascais Jazz Festival promises an unforgettable musical journey filled with rhythm, soul, and improvisation.
ESTORIL CRAFTS FAIR - SUMMER
Among all the fairs, the craft fair, the oldest in Portugal, is really appealing. Artisans from all over the country sell and manufacture, in the public's view, their works of ceramic, tiles, wood, linen, wool and other materials. The event includes the exhibition of folk dances and the tasting of traditional Portuguese cuisine. It takes place in the summer months (June, July and August), in a venue located next to the Estoril Casino.
FESTIVAL OF THE SEA - AUGUST
Celebrating the town's maritime heritage and coastal culture. The festival typically takes place end of August drawing locals and visitors alike to enjoy a variety of nautical-themed activities, entertainment, and festivities. From colorful parades and traditional boat races to seafood tastings and live music performances, Festa do Mar offers something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can explore artisanal craft markets, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and participate in workshops and exhibitions highlighting Cascais' connection to the sea. Whether you're interested in maritime history, cultural experiences, or simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere, Festa do Mar provides a delightful celebration of all things maritime.
POPULAR SAINTS FESTIVAL - JUNE
One of the most popular festivals thoughout both Cascais and Lisbon areas, is "Santos Populares", which is a traditional Portuguese street party featuring food stalls, live music and dancing. The festival is a great opportunity to experience Portuguese culture and traditions in a fun and festive atmosphere. One of the most popular dishes at the festival is grilled sardines, which are a traditional Portuguese delicacy. Visitors can also enjoy live music performances at the Cascais Markets, which add to the lively and vibrant atmosphere of the festival.