Popular Festival of the Crosses Barcelos 2024
From30 April 2024 To5 May 2024

A hug between the religious and the profane!

The first great pilgrimage in Portugal takes place in Barcelos from April 30th to May 5th! Xutos e Pontapés, Ana Moura, Fernando Daniel and Quatro e Meia promise four memorable nights of concerts that will certainly fill the Riverfront. In addition to these four major concerts, much more entertainment is planned.

The program includes Bands on the Bandstand, Aqui Portugal by RTP, Philharmonic Bands Concert, Barcelos on the Camino de Santiago with associated activities, Luso-Galaico Festival, Ethnographic Parade by Barcelos Folkloric Groups and closing concert on Avenida da Liberdade. Great emphasis also on the typical Minho festivals and the respective fireworks sessions. There are six major pyrotechnic sessions that include: Fogo de Pilgrimage; Pyromusical Fire; Fire of Santiago; Fire of the Crosses; Fogo da Ponte and, at the end of the Festival, Fogo Preso Tradicional.