The third annual Viva Portugal! festa harnesses the power of The Z and 12 local Portuguese-American organizations for an event that lauds the culture and heritage of so many in our community. Four downtown New Bedford blocks will be filled with people from all walks of life enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of Portuguese culture, including lectures on the contributions of Portuguese-Americans, readings, live music, cooking demos, folkloric dance and more. Don’t miss the free festa that’s fun for the whole family!
This performance is linked to The Z’s 2017/2018 ArtsBridge theme of The Immigrant’s Journey, which celebrates New Bedford’s rich cultural history. The slate of programming includes Birdman Live starring Antonio Sanchez, Viva Portugal, Ana Moura, Through a Portagee Gate and more.
Volunteer! Sign up to volunteer at Viva Portugal here.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center united with the top Portuguese cultural organizations to create a festa that celebrates the art, music and culture of Portugal!
VIVA PORTUGAL PARTNERS include: Azorean Maritime Heritage Society, Casa da Saudade, City of New Bedford Marketing & Tourism, Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, Consulate of Portugal in New Bedford, Discovery Language Academy, Ferreira Mendes Portuguese American Archives – UMD, House of the Azores of New England, LusoCentro – Bristol Community College, New Bedford Day of Portugal, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Prince Henry Society of New Bedford, Tagus Press – UMD Center for Portuguese Studies, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. Additional assistance provided by Associação Mosaico, Arte Institute.