New Bedford’s 2024 “Day of Portugal”: 4 days of dance, music, activities, shopping, delicious food!

“This year we will celebrate the 26st year of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities on June 6, 7, 8 and 9th .

Thursday, June 6 will be the raising of the flag in front of City Hall at 6:30 P.M. The program includes students from the Discovery Language Academy and the Children’s Folkloric group who will perform in front of City Hall and the Whaling Museum.

With some special guests, Dr. José Cesário, Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, along with Dr. Pedro Nascimento Cabral, Mayor of Ponta Delgada and Dr. Tiago Cabrita de Sousa, our Portuguese Consul in New Bedford.

At 5:00 PM there will be a concert by Sofia Almeida Quartet, well known for her musical talent that crosses the culture of Jazz, Portuguese and Brazilian. This event will be held at the New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street. New Bedford. Public is invited to attend.

This will follow with traditional Portuguese “Comes e Bebes” or light refreshments at the Sala de Camoes, at the Portuguese Consulate, across the street from City Hall and Library, 628 Pleasant Street, New Bedford.

Friday, June 7, opening ceremonies on Acushnet Ave. starting with a blessing from the Immaculate Conception Street on Earle Street at 6:30 PM. The group will them march to the Feast Grounds at 81 Tinkham Street.

Feast closes at 12:00 AM on Friday. Local and Azorean artisans will be present their works.

Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9th the feast continues with, local musical artists, and folkloric groups starting at 1:00 PM.”

See photos pf past year feasts here.

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