August ends with much to do

portuguese dancing

This coming weekend may be the end of August but, there is still much to visit and enjoy in the region. We have picked a few happenings along the Algarve that you may be interested in. 

In Praia da Luz on August 31, starting at 7pm, visitors can enjoy an introduction to Zumba (brazillian dancing) free of charge. It’s easy to do, fun for all the family and is followed by a party (baile) during which visitors can enjoy the Rancho Folclórico da Figueira showcasing traditional Portuguese dancing. The following two evenings are also full of fun with Sunday kicking off at 5pm and Monday at 7pm. All is taking place around the beach area and admission is free.

Staying at the western end of the Algarve, Vila do Bispo is hosting its annual goose barnacle festival, Festival do Perceve, from August 31 to September 1. Now in its 13th year, this three-day event includes live music, shellfish galore together with other tasty local gastronomic delights. Taking place in the middle of Vila do Bispo, with easy parking, what reason can you have for not joining in the festival? 

If you fancy something a little further afield you could visit Castro Marim’s Medieval Fair, on now until September 1 with events and stands opening at 5pm each day. The cost of tickets starts at €3 and can be bought locally or online

Finally, Loulé will be celebrating its White Night party on August 31 in the city’s historic area where, of course, everyone must wear white. The invitation from Loulé requests that you  “… feel the spirit of urban life in full and enjoy having fun with family and friends at the official Algarve summer farewell party”. Starting at 8pm, there will be street entertainment including circus acts, food, fashion and painting.

Image: ©Rumo ao Sol

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