Everyone is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies, Raising of the Flag at New Bedford City Hall, 133 William St. starting at 6:30 P.M. Students from the Language Discovery School will be Participate along with the Portuguese Consul in New Bedford Shellie Pires. The event continues at the Whaling Museum with a reception and music. Light refreshments will be served.
This year the organizers celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities in New Bedford. They invite the community to experience the traditional festa that commemorates New Bedford’s vast cultural ties with Portugal.
The official opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 7 with the Senhor da Pedra Band. This weekend’s festa features ethnic food and refreshments, Portuguese, Cape Verdean and Brazilian music, folkloric groups, 5K Road Race on Sunday, June 9. Portuguese and local artisans will be exhibiting and demonstrating their wares. Carlos Pires and his band from the Minho Region of Portugal will be the main attraction.
The week will start on Monday, May 3, with the Golf Tournament at Allendale Country Club, Tee time is 1:00 P.M.
Location: Acushnet Ave from Beetle to Bullard St.
Time: Fri. 5 P.M. – 12 A.M.; Saturday 12Noon -12 A.M.; Sun. 12 Noon to 10 P.M.