Throughout the year the Guard is the scene of a variety of themed events that mark the calendar of this region.
February / March – Guarda Folia: A genuinely Portuguese Carnival animation program that has a high tempo with the “Judgment of the Rooster” show of great popular involvement based on popular traditions.
May – Iberian Tourism Fair – Certame dedicated to Tourism with an Iberian perspective, with the participation of exhibitors from all over the Peninsula with a view to promoting, promoting and attracting tourist flows. Open to professionals and the general public, FIT attracts thousands of visitors to the Guard.
June – SIAC – International Contemporary Art Symposium – Contemporary Art Competition that focuses on the close relationship and direct access of the public to artists and the design of their works in a true environment of cultural enjoyment: sculpture and live painting, individual and collective exhibitions, Poetry sessions, lectures, and cinema are part of an international event.
June – Santos do Bairro
Celebrations of the Popular Saints with the active participation of the City’s Neighborhoods. Popular parties and dances, contests of Marchas and the Doll of Cristal, typical gastronomy and much animation are part of this traditional poster.
July and August – Summer in Alta
Animation program that takes place in the city center of the city of Guarda in the months of July and August. A set of good proposals to enjoy the summer in the highest city, with cinema, music, sport, gastronomy and street entertainment.
September – Farta Fair
Fair of divulging the valorization of resources and endogenous products of the county of Guarda, with the active participation of the Parishes and associations of the county, where there is a lack of typical gastronomy and a lot of animation.
December – Guarda Xmas City
In December the city center becomes a true “Christmas City” with recreational and leisure facilities and a program of holiday animation that promises to warm the heart of guardians and visitors