On the 4th of July Horta celebrates its 189th anniversary of being elevated to the status of City and District Capital. In the context of the Portuguese Civil War (1828-1834), by initiative of the Duke of Ávila and Bolama, Horta got its status as a reward for the support given to Liberalism. The Câmara Municipal da Horta celebrates this date with a series of events. Besides a series of lectures, award ceremonies there will be concerts and the Horta White Experience festival on Saturday.
3:00 PM – From Horta to the world, with Jaime Amaral and Mota Amaral | Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho.
9:00 p.m. – Traditional Music Meeting 2022 with the Ilha Azul Singing Group, Capelinhos Music Group, Entretenga – Portuguese Traditional Music Group | Praça da República.
00:00 pm – Baile À Moda Antiga (| Praça da República.
6:30 p.m. – Presentation of the book ” A Cidade da Horta e o Centenário da 1.ª Travessia Aérea do Atlântico pelo NC-4 da US Navy, by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Madruga Costa | Horta Museum.
From 9 to 2 p.m. – Horta White Experience “Wear white and feel the soul of the sea”.
Dixie Band | Market – Tourism-Maritime Enterprises Terrace.
Nuno Carneiro, Alexandre e Misuzy and Shakra | Largo do Infante.
DJ KeSma, DJ Diogo Vieira | Tourist-Maritime Enterprises’ Terrace.
3rd of July
From 13 to 18:00 – Somos Portugal Live | Marina.
8:30pm – Concert: Sons in Triangle | Praça da República.
9:30pm – Folkloric Group of Salão and Chamarritas Night | Praça da República.
6:30 p.m. – Solemn Commemorative Session of the 189th Anniversary of Horta from Village to City | Main Hall of the Town Hall.
9:30 p.m. – Closing concert of the commemorations with the Light Music Orchestra of the Town Hall of Horta | Largo do Infante.
21.30 Horta City Orchestra – Largo do Infante