Portuguese Folk Festival

in Florida

This Site still under construction

 

Where the Portuguese go they carry in their soul

the rhythm of their folk dance...

2011 Folk Fair - date tbd

Stay tuned for details

Look up Portuguese Communities of Florida

Year Portuguese Community

Folk Festival Brief History

2011

Palm Coast

The first gathering of the folk groups in Florida took place in the

Portuguese community of Ft. Lauderdale in 1994

Since then, the folk groups have been gathering every year on labor day weekend, 

with each community taking turns hosting the event.

 

This festival celebrates Portuguese Folk Dance throughout an afternoon filled with joy,

A jubilee that thrills the hearts and lift-up the dancers' feet,

enticing and inviting the audience to the fast vira steps and other dance styles

Folk group members and event participants dance the "Vira" geral

at the 2010 Folk Festival in St. Petersburg

2010

St. Petersburg

2009

Pt. Richey

2008

Ft. Lauderdale

2007

Palm Coast

2006

Orlando

2005

St. Petersburg

2004

Homestead

2003

Ft. Lauderdale

2002

St. Petersburg

2001

Orlando

2000

Homestead

1999

Ft. Lauderdale

1998

St. Petersburg

1997

Orlando

1996

Homestead

1995

Ft. Lauderdale

1994

Ft. Lauderdale

 

St. Petersburg

Florida

 

Group was formed in 1978.

 

DirectorPhilip Carvalho

crv613@verizon.net

727 - 546 - 0476

 

Port Ritchey

Florida

 

Raizes Portuguesas

 

Group was formed April 2007.

 

Director:  Adelia Formaggini

gostosa40@hotmail.com

 

 

Fort Lauderdale

Florida

 

Group was formed February 1994.

Director:  João Castro

(305) 336 0323

 

Palm Coast

Florida

 

Group was formed April 2004.

 

DirectorAmelia DaConceição

fruitking1@hotmail.com

386-447-4080

 

Orlando

Florida

 

Group was formed in ___.

 

 

Homestead

Florida

 

Group was formed in ___.

DirectorManuel Barbosa

305-248-2649

 

 

 

 

 

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Read the news article from the 2010 Folk Festival