Portuguese Speaking Communities Organisations aims and objectives are to celebrate the Portuguese National Day and other significant Portuguese community events, including the Warrnambool Portuguese Cultural Festival and to unite the Portuguese speaking communities in a cultural celebration.
A Taste of Portugal 11th June 2017, Queen Victoria Market
Portugal Day is proudly celebrated all over the world, celebrating the Portuguese language and culture that our ancestors so proudly spread throughout the world- to Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guine-Bissau, East Timor, Macau and other parts of Africa and Asia. The ?A Taste Of Portugal? Festival is held annually in the city of Melbourne to coincide with the Portuguese National day. This event showcases Portuguese culture, cuisine, history and tourism with lively performances of traditional music and dance, cultural and tourism displays and gourmet Portuguese foods and beverages available for purchase. It has the support of the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and several Portuguese businesses and associations of the state of Victoria and has been attended by up to 10,000 people.
The Taste of Portugal unites all the Portuguese speaking communities, including Portugal, Brazil and East Timor, to celebrate their historical ties. The event caters for all ages with Portuguese and Brazilian street food and beverages available for purchase, Cooking Demonstrations, Portuguese merchandise for sale, samba dance classes, tourism and cultural displays, art and photographic exhibition, children's activities including puppet theatre, face painting, drawing competitions, art and craft, book readings, handcrafts demonstrations, and a diverse entertainment program with music and dance from Portugal, Brazil and East Timor. At this event you can savour a Portuguese custard tart, try some delectable Brazilian barbeque picanha meat, purchase colourful Portuguese pottery and Timoerese Tais scarves, or a Cristiano Ronaldo T shirt, listen to Portuguese Fado accompanied by acoustic guitar, watch a capoeira dance, learn about the tourism spots of Portugal, find out where to learn the Portuguese language or even learn how to dance samba... .A day of fun, food and entertainment!
HOW TO GET TO THE TASTE OF PORTUGAL - COME BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR CYCLE!
A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is bounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria & Elizabeth Streets.
By Tram: The Market is located within the free tram zone. Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7, Elizabeth St or Tram 58 to Stop 9, Peel St.
By Train: Only a 7 minute walk from Melbourne Central and Flagstaff Stations. Walk north along Elizabeth or William Street.
By Bike: There is free bike parking in and around the Market. Major bike lanes leading to the Market run along Royal Parade and Victoria Street.