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Be Inspired - August 2018
National Snow Carnival
Just outside Buenos Aires are a number of world-class ski resorts, and August is the time to enjoy them. The town of San Carlos de Bariloche’s snow carnival includes a plethora of winter sporting events, ski parades, fireworks, and attracts snow enthusiasts from around the country.
(Rio de Janeiro) The Back2Black Festival in Rio's Estação da Leopoldina features music, dance, art, conferences and political discussions. Past performers include Taj Mahal, Dave Stewart and Carlinhos Brown, along with plenty of filmmakers, actors, musicians and politicians adding to heated debates.more +
Sudoeste TMN Festival
(Alentejo) The TMN Sudoeste (Southwest) Festival is the biggest summer festival in Portugal. It takes place in August in Zambujeira do Mar, a fishing town on the Alentejo coast famous for its beautiful beaches and mild temperatures. For five days there are performances by bands of various types. The show carries on through the early hours and onwards with electronic music.more +
Grand Prix F1 Power Boat World Championship
(Algarve) This is the first event to be held in Europe in the F1 Power Boat World Championship, bringing together some of the leading drivers and teams in this sport. As it is the largest sports event to be held in Portimão and also a unique event in Portugal, the Grand Prix will bring moments of high tension and excitement to the estuary of the River Arade.more +
Festival of The Oceans
(Lisboa) Visit Lisbon in August and celebrate the oceans - by diving into a sea of entertainment activities. Over a 15-day period, the city’s riverfront zone - stretching between the Parque das Nações, historic centre and Belém - will host the “Festival of the Oceans” in tribute to the seven seas, incorporating a vast programme of entertainment and cultural events.more +
Jazz in August
(Lisboa) Attend open-air jazz concerts during Jazz in August, held at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon. Jazz in August shows the multiple identities of jazz, a more unusual programme than what is offered at the main international festivals.more +