Algarve concerts, cycling and festivals

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February will be busy as ever with events in Algarve going ahead as planned.

Algarve International Piano Festival

Starting with the return of the Algarve International Piano Festival showcasing at Portimão’s TEMPO theatre pianists will be entertaining audiences until the end of May.

Mrika Sefa, an award-winning pianist from Kosovo, plays on February 5 and South Korean Youngho Park will debut at the festival on March 5.

For more information about the festival, including the Algarve Symphonic Orchestra playing with Brazilian born Leonardo Hilsdorf, click here.

Volta ao Algarve

Volta ao Algarve, the 5-day cycling event tests cyclists for endurance and also in a time trail for the first time.

The first day, February 16, starts in Portimão with entrants cycling almost 200kms finishing in Lagos. For more information on the stages click here.

Orange festival

Silves’ orange festival starts on February 18 running over three days. Click here to read about last year’s event which was online!

This year visitors will be able to enjoy all-things orange – orange-based products including liquors, desserts and of course oranges themselves.

Mostra Silves – Capital da Laranja will also host live music as in past years. Click here for more information.

Al-Mutamid music festival

Returning every weekend between February 19 and March 5 is the Al-Mutamid music festival. The festival brings a variety of Middle Eastern music to Albufeira on February 19, Lagoa on February 26, Silves on March 4 plus Lagos and Loulé on March 5.

For more about Al-Mutamid, including walking/cycling routes and cultural information click here.

Football for all

Under-16 teams are currently training at Vila Real de Santo António’s sports complex in UEFA’s Under-16 Development Tournament

Games are scheduled as follows: Women’s – Germany vs England on February 4, Portugal vs Germany on February 7.
Men’s – Portugal vs Germany on February 9, Germany vs England on February 12 and Portugal vs England on February 15.

Doors open at 2pm with free admission but visitors are required to show a negative Covid-19 test and matches beginning at 3pm.

For more information on events across Algarve during February click here.

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