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.