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About Portugal Day Newark & The Committe

The Portugal Day Festival in Newark, New Jersey is a street festival celebrating the Portuguese people, language, and and culture. First organized in 1979 by the Bernardino Coutinho Foundation.  Various events occur the week prior, the actual street festival. The festival typically takes place on the weekend closest to June 10, the official Portugal Day. As of 2015 the festival has been ran by its official Portugal Day Newark Committee a 501c (3) non-profit organization. The festival is known to attract thousands event goers to Ferry Street in the Ironbound.

Our committee is powered by the few men and women that volunteer their own time to create this magical and complex festival.  To be a committee volunteer please email us at info@portugaldaynewark.org

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Vendors, Artists, Volunteers and City Officials that help us put this event together.