In August 2017, in Marco de Canaveses, the 1st ever Hitchfest took place. Over one thousand persons visited the festival.
The program took place for five days, filled with presentations, concerts, workshops, performances, group dynamics, exhibitions. It was a time to share about different ways of traveling and places of the world, about activism, ecology and self-discovery.
Five days that gathered inhabitants of the nearby communities, young people from all over the country and travelers hitchhiking from places like Istanbul or Copenhagen.
The festival itself was voluntarily created and organized by a small group of passionate travelers, who didn’t know each other before.
Magical connections were made!