Fall River is preparing for one of its most popular weekends.

Officially known as Dia de Portugal (de Camoes e das Comunidades Portuguesas), Day of Portugal is a special time of year for the city.

The celebration returns to Portas Da Cidade on Ponta Delgada Boulevard in Fall River June 6-9.

"We hope to have a safe and fun event for the entire family," spokesperson Joao Goncalves said. "We try to have a well-rounded program to appeal to different tastes, different ages."

Food Trucks

You had me at food trucks.

Avo's Feast, Piri Piri Kitchen, Amigos Unidos, Our Lady of Light Band and Mario's Bifanas will be there serving up their Portuguese specialties.

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"Malasadas are the best-seller," Goncalves said, referring to the sugary fried dough that's a SouthCoast festival staple. "We also have a booth that serves espresso, and we're working on a dessert booth."

Entertainment Schedule

The entertainment scheduled for the weekend is world-class.

Names like Jorge Ferreira, Marc Dennis and Toy will perform. FADOalado will bring their fado with a twist on Sunday.


6 p.m. Food Court opens with DJ Kilo

8 p.m. Ms. Dia de Portugal with Gertrudes Labaca


6 p.m. Os Capitalistas

7:45 p.m. Tony Borges & Euro

Jorge Ferreira 9:30 p.m.


3 p.m. Flag-raising ceremony

3:45 p.m. Banda Senhora da Conceicao Mosteirense

4:45 p.m. Bruno Malako and Gertrudes Labaca

6 p.m. Nelias

8:15 p.m. Eratoxica

10 p.m. Toy


1:30-4 p.m. Kid's Fair

4 p.m. Band Faith

6 p.m. Marc Dennis

Day of Portugal via Facebook
Day of Portugal via Facebook


Organizers warn that it is important to follow all parking rules, as ticketing is strictly enforced.

A trolley will shuttle people between Portas da Cidade and the following locations, which will offer free parking: Alexandra's, Tabacaria Acoreana, Pearl Parking Garage, Fall River Municipal Credit Union, Igreja de Santo Cristo, Santo Christo Federal Credit Union and Chaves Market.

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