Algarve summer events

street view of silves during medieval festival

With over 200 events taking place throughout August, visitors are spoilt for choice of things to do.

Highlights include Fatacil, in Lagoa, and the Medieval festival in Silves followed by Medieval Days in Castro Marim.

From August 10-20, Silves comes alive with the town taking on a medieval theme.

From stalls and music to jousting and tomfoolery, the festival promises to deliver all that a medieval town should.

Silves, the former capital of the Algarve, offers a journey back in time. Its cobbled streets will be lined with stalls, merchants dressed in medieval costumes (visitors can also dress up in keeping with time) the castle and the cathedral will be the backdrop for entertainment and many squares will have medieval taverns selling food and drink.

For information on tickets click here. Tickets can be bought on the day at the festival.

The theme continues at Castro Marim’s Medieval Days also taking place in August, 24-28.

As in Silves the arts and crafts, musical and theatrical entertainment offers visitors an insight into life in the Middle Ages. And there are banquets to enjoy along with re-enactments of war games.

Fatacil is returning after a two-year hiatus, due to the pandemic. Think county fair and you’ll be close to Fatacil.

With farm animals vying for that top position, dressage, exhibitions, handicrafts, gastronomic delights, concerts and much more, visitors can enjoy all that Portugal, not just Algarve, has to offer.

And finally, Tavira continues to offer live music at the Palácio da Galeria Park.

On August 11 Diogo Piçarra (composer and singer from Algarve) takes centre stage with Dino D’Santiago following on August 17.

Of course, there is so much more going on across the region this month. For more information, click here for a downloadable guide.

Click here to find out more about the region and why it is such a hit for family holidays.

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