Algarve is top for regional festivals

Portimão quayside walk way

The last week of August has a very full calendar with events taking place across the region.

We have centred our suggestions in the Portimão/Lagoa area which is easily reached from Luz and Lagos.


This weekend, August 20 and 21, sees Arrebita Portimão (Perk Up Portimão) return to the streets of Portimão.

The two-day event is held in the main shopping streets of the Alameda area of the city and showcases renowned chefs from not just the Algarve, but from Portugal also.

There will also be a dining area plus a Farmers’ Market for the first time.

Entrance is free with the event opening at 6pm and running ‘til 11pm.

Each dish will cost €6 and payment is cashless. For more information click here.

Still in Portimão, Algarve no Copo invites you to join them from August 25 to August 28 at 1º de Dezembro, when you can enjoy regional drinks from Algarve’s producers.

There will be wine-tasting sessions, mixology workshops and of course musical entertainment.

Again, entrance is free. For more information see here.


August 27 sees Carvoeiro beach hosting a party which is open to all.

With free entrance and a host of Portugal’s top DJs, it promises to be perfect for those who enjoy dancing.

Performances start at 8pm and end at 3am.


Having been suspended for two years due to Covid, Fatacil is back with the “best edition ever” running from August 19 until August 28 and opening at 7pm each evening.

Fatacil is similar to a UK county fair, with farm animals, equestrian events, exhibitions, handicrafts, gastronomic delights, concerts and so much more.

This year has a notable concert programme and the fair’s organisers have extended the equestrian programme with daily shows by the Polish “La Pattat Stunt Show” plus headlining visitors from Spain and national champions.

Closing at 1am, individual tickets cost €4, a family ticket is€14 and a 10-day pass available at €25. Children under 12 years of age have free entrance.

To find out more about Algarve, check out our news pages here, where we bring you not just events but history of the region and suggestions of places to visit whilst you are on holiday.

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