program subject to change

July 29th, Friday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 4pm - Beach Volleyball Regional Tournament
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 6pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 6pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 6pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Inauguration of the Exhibition “Oásis” by Nuno Sá
Location: Marina

Time: 10pm - Concert, Orfeão Universitário do Porto
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (main plaza)

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by Tinotas
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 11pm - Concert by Babylon Circus, Riot (DJ), Macow&Gonga (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

July 30th, Saturday

Time: 8.45am - Festas da Praia 2016 Golf Tournament
Location: Terceira Island Golf Club

Time: 10am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Beach Volleyball Regional Tournament
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 10am - Light Sailing Race
Location: Bay of Praia da Vitória

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 2pm - Canyoning (inscription required)
Location: Rope Adventures - Clube Naval

Time: 3pm - Beach Handball Tournament
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 4pm - Veterans Sailing Race Optimist Class
Location: Bay of Praia da Vitória

Time: 6pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lighting

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9pm - 21 Gun Salute and official opening of Festas da Praia 2016 with a speech by the Mayor of Praia da Vitória.

Time: 9.30pm - Parade by Filarmónica União Praiense
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 9.40pm - Parade with the Charanga of the Associação Humanitária de Bombeiros Voluntários da Praia da Vitória (Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firemen of Praia da Vitória)

Time: 9.50pm - Parade with the Official March of Festas da Praia 2016 "A Magia do Circo" (The Magic of the Circus)
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 10pm - Opening Parade "A Magia do Circo" (The Magic of the Circus)
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 11pm - Concert by the Youth Concil of Gustine, Los Banos
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 11.30pm - Concert by 562 band, California
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 12am - Concert by Dirty Deeds, Mastik Soul (DJ), Gaspar (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

July 31st, Sunday

Time: 9am - Road Cycling Event - Time Trial
Location: Poço da Areia

Time: 10am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Beach Volleyball Regional Tournament
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 12pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 12pm – Mass, followed by a Coronation of the "Impérios" of the Municipality of Praia da Vitória
Location: Mother Church

Time: 1pm - Festas da Praia da Vitória Canoeing Tournament (Participation of Angra Iate Clube, Clube Ar Livre and Clube Naval da Praia da Vitória)
Location: Bay of Praia da Vitória

Time: 1.30pm - "Bodo do Espírito Santo" (“Holy Ghost” Food Distribution)
Location: Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 2pm - Coasteering (inscription required)
Location: Rope Adventures - Clube Naval

Time: 3pm - Traditional "Bodo" (Traditional “Holy Ghost” Food Distribution)
Location: Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 3pm - Arranques Cup RC Automóveis (Drag Racing)
Location: Near the roundabout of VVN that gives access to Casa da Ribeira

Time: 4pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 4pm - BodyRoots JOga
Location: Praia da Vitória Municipal Garden

Time: 5pm - Mass and Procession at Santa Rita
Location: Santa Rita, Juncal

Time: 6.30pm - Degraus da Praia (Rocky Stairs of Praia)
Location: Climbing the Rocky Steps of Facho

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Traditional "Cantoria" (improvisation singing) with Ricardo Martins, José Fernando, José Esteves, John Branco, Hélder Pereira, Samuel Borges, João Leonel, Marcelo Dias, Maria Clara, Tiago Clara, António Isidro.
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stages / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by Myrica Faya
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by Jorge Palma, Drumma Scratch (DJ), F3lix (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

Street Entertainment with Circus Arts

August 1st, Monday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 3pm - 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball Open
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 6pm - "Vacada"
Location: Juncal

Time: 6.30pm - Arena Bullfight
Location: Monumental Praça de Toiros da Ilha Terceira / Bullfight Arena of Angra do Heroísmo

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30 - Bikers Parade
Location: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 10pm - Amateur Fado Festival with Jorge Fernando & José Elmiro Nunes
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by Pó de Palco
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 11pm – Music Concert by Carlão, Eddie Ferrer (DJ), Jesus (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

Street Entertainment

August 2nd, Tuesday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 3pm - 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball Open
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 6pm - Traditional Rope Bullfight
Location: Juncal

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"

Time: 9pm - "Terceira Island Barbado Dog and Fila de São Miguel" Parade
Route: Largo da Luz Av. Álvaro Martins

Time: 9.30pm - Classic Cars Parade
Location: Largo da Luz to Av. Álvaro Martins Homem

Time: 10pm - Carnival Dances (Traditional Carnival Performances)
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by RAM
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 11pm – Music Concert by Always Drinking Marching Band, Danny Avila (DJ), Rodrigo d'Ó (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

Street Entertainment

August 3rd, Wednesday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 6pm - Traditional Rope Bullfight
Location: Juncal

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30pm - Philharmonic Bands Parade
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 11pm - Philharmonic Bands Concert with Filarmónica União de São Brás and Sociedade Filarmónica Espírito Santo da Agualva
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 10.30pm - Concert by Camané, Rod Avila (DJ), Pedro F (DJ)
Local: Blue Music Resort

Time: 11pm – Music Concert by Quem é o Bob
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Street Entertainment

August 4th, Thursday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Excursion to the center of the island, bullfight (for children) and entertainment
Location: Ezequiel Rodrigues Arena

Time: 10am - Atelier 100% Party for All
Location: Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 1pm - Atelier 100% Party for All
Location: Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira

Time: 5.30pm - Infant Color Fest / CPCJ Praia da Vitoria
Location: Prainha

Time: 6pm - Traditional Rope Bullfight
Location: Estrada 25 de Abril

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 8.30pm - Sol Menor Festival
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 8.30pm - Dance 100% in Family
Location: Marina Walkway

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30pm – Judo Demonstration by the Clube de Judo of Praia da Vitória
Location: Marina Walkway

Time: 9.30pm - Children's Parade "A Magia da Criança" (Children's Magic)
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 11pm – Music Concert by Quadrilha
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 11pm - Sol Maior Festival
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 11pm - Concert Woodstock Tribute / Homage, Vinai (DJ), John.C (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

Street Entertainment

August 5th, Friday

Time: 9am - Opening of Casa Museu Vitorino Nemésio

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 12pm - Opening of the Seventeenth "Feira de Gastronomia do Atlântico" (Gastronomy Fair)
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 12pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 6pm - Traditional Rope Bullfight with the following "Ganadarias" Herdeiros Ezequiel Rodrigues, José Albino Fernandes, Humberto Filipe and João Gaspar Filho
Location: Caminho Cemitério

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 7pm - BodyRoots JOga - Paddle Board Joga
Registration required: jo@bodyroots.com

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30pm - Traditional Marches Parade
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 12am- Concert by La Chiva Gantiva, Kevu (DJ), Master Vibes (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

August 6th, Saturday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Veterans Football Tournament
Location: Municipal Stadium of Praia da Vitória

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 10.30am - Yoga for All
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 1pm - Sailing Race Praia - Porto Martins - Praia
Location: Bay of Praia da Vitória

Time: 2pm - Hip-Hop Workshop "Do you think you can dance?"
Location: Ginásio Clube de Saúde Lar D. Pedro V (Lar D. Pedro V Health Club Gimnasium)

Time: 3pm - Second District Competion of Archery Festas da Praia (Archery)
Location: Complexo Desportivo Vitorino Nemésio / Vitorino Nemésio Sports Complex

Time: 5.30pm - Master Class Dance
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 6pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 6pm - Ethnographic Parade
Route: Largo da Luz to Av. Álvaro Martins Homem

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30pm - Emigrant Reception
Location: Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 10pm - Folklore Groups Performance
Location: Electro Cruzeiro Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 10.30pm – Music Concert by Rapazes da Canada de Trás
Location: Marina Stage / Sagres

Time: 11pm – Music Concert by Extreme, André Henriques (DJ), Matii (DJ)
Location: Blue Music Resort

Street Entertainment

August 7, Sunday

Time: 9am - Opening of Vitorino Nemésio House Museum

Time: 10am - Re.Act Gallery
Location: Square Francisco Ornelas da Câmara

Time: 10.30am — Marítimos Procession, followed by an outdoor mass
Route: Fishing Port of Cabo da Praia to Marina and from the Marina to Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 10.30am - War Veterans Tribute
Location: Largo da Batalha

Time: 12pm - Opening of the City Hall's Main Hall

Time: 12pm - Opening of the 17th edition of the Gastronomic Fair of the Atlantic
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 1pm — Cruise Sailing Race Triangle Bay of Praia da Vitória
Location: Bay of Praia da Vitória

Time: 4pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 6pm — Traditional Rope Bullfight with "Ganadaria" Herdeiros Ezequiel Rodrigues
Location: Praia Grande

Time: 7pm - Opening of the Handicraft Fair of Praia da Vitória - M. ART - Praia da Vitória
Location: Tent next to the Marina

Time: 8pm - Dallas Circus
Location: Zone along the military road

Time: 9pm - Opening of Street Lightning

Time: 9pm - Opening of the Children's Fun Fair "Go Kids"
Location: Zona Verde

Time: 9.30pm - Parade participating groups of the International Folklore Festival - Folk Azores.
Route: Largo da Luz to Álvaro Martins Homem Avenue

Time: 11pm - Performance of the groups of the International Folklore Festival - Folk Azores.
Location: Marina Stage and CEMAH Stage / Praça Francisco Ornelas da Câmara (Main Plaza)

Time: 12am — Closing of Festas da Praia 2016 - Launching of Sky Lanterns and Fireworks.

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