Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and there are many Portuguese feasts (festivals) taking place in Portuguese communities across New England on this weekend.

One of the most popular Portuguese feasts north of Boston is Our Lady of Loreto in Lowell, MA. This 3 day Grand Portuguese Outdoor Festa during the Labor Day weekend takes place at Holy Ghost Park in Lowell at 65 Village Street in Lowell, MA.

Festa de Nossa Senhora do Loreto

This year’s entertainment will feature Enio opening for Arlindo Andrade and his band,  Banda Espírito Santo of Lowell, Vana & Tony Borges opening for Luis Neves and his band and David DeMelo and Band.


In addition to great entertainment, the feast will also feature great Portuguese Food (including Bifanas, Linguica Sandwiches, Favas, Malassadas, Carne de Espeto, Sardinhas & more) – Cash Bar – Raffles – Kid’s Playground

Feast Schedule:
Saturday, September 1, 2018
5 pm: Opening of Grounds, Kitchen & Bar
6 pm: Music for Dancing featuring: Enio opening for Arlindo Andrade & Band

Sunday, September 2, 2018
10am: Mass & Procession (Church)
12 pm: Opening of Kitchen & Bar
2 pm: Concert by Banda Espírito Santo Lowell
5 pm: Music for Dancing featuring: Vana & Tony Borges opening for Luis Neves & band

Monday, September 3, 2018
3:00 pm: Outdoor Mass at Holy Ghost
4:30 pm: Opening of Kitchen & Bar
5:30 pm: Music for Dancing featuring: A special guest opening David Demelo & Band



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Paulo Martins and Feligenio Medeiros are the co-founders and editors of the digital magazine FEEL PORTUGAL IN THE USA.

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