Eat, drink and run this weekend

feira presunto

At this time of year much is happening across the whole region of the Algarve. Whether you want to relax on the beach, play golf, visit the many historical sites or find an active pursuit — there is something for everyone.

Being a 2019 European City of Sport, Portimão is hosting many activities this year. If you are a keen runner and want to enjoy the nightlife after, although that’s not compulsory, then why not join in the Neon Run tomorrow?  You can buy your tickets and obtain your kit at Renault, by the river front, between 4.30pm and 9pm this evening or tomorrow between 10.30am and 8.30pm.

The race begins at 9.30pm with the warm up and fun beginning at 8.30pm. The party will be held at NoSolo, between Portimão and Praia da Rocha opening at 11pm. For more information visit the Neon Run Facebook page.  

If gastronomic delights are more your thing then Portimão is hosting two events over the weekend that you may enjoy. 

Lota Cool Market is inspired by the California dream; sun, sea and surf. Now in its sixth year, the event showcases the latest trends from Portugal’s craft makers together with many culinary delights from across the country. With over 40 exhibitors there will also be live music, fun for children including trampolines, floats and much more and with an environmentally-friendly ethos, visitors are asked to reuse their plastic cups and to recycle their rubbish. Taking place at the old fish market (Antiga Lota de Pesca)  with free admission, the market will be open tonight and tomorrow from 6pm to 1am. For more information visit Lota Cool Market on Facebook

For wine lovers, Portimão Wine Tasting will be showcasing local wines at the Santa Catarina fortress in Praia da Rocha. Starting today and running all weekend, visitors have free admission to sample wines whilst enjoying the wonderful views along the coast. The event is open between 7pm and midnight. 

Moving into the hills, Monchique is hosting Feira do Presunto this weekend. This fair celebrates cured meats and will have many stalls selling different varieties of presunto, dry-cured ham, together with much more to delight the palate. Medronho, local firewater, will of course be available together with local honey and sweets. The fair is held at the Parque de São Sebastião opening at 5pm and closing at 1am with free admission.

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