Weekend events for Algarve visitors

lagos world beer festival

With the longer evenings the Algarve has something for every one, and this weekend is no exception.

From Loulé, Lagoa and Lagos to beyond there are festivals, wine and beer tastings, concerts, exhibitions to mention just a few of what is available.

MED Festival – Loulé

Currently performing on the stages at the MED Festival in Loulé are groups covering Fado, Indie, classical music together with Alentejo and folkloric groups. There will also be theatre and poetry readings and films with an eclectic choice of artists stepping out on the various stages.

With historical Loulé providing the backdrop for the 16th festival, visitors can enjoy the street entertainers along with the many restaurants and cafés.

The festival is on until June 30. For more information on who is performing where and when click here.  

Lagos World Beer Festival

Beer and cider are taking to the stage in Lagos this weekend with the Lagos World Beer Festival running until June 29.

The large square, Praça do Infante, is the location for not just entertainment, street food and beer-related games but also an opportunity to try 25 local and international beers and ciders. 

There is also the opportunity to bathe in beer whilst enjoying a pint of your choice! Also to add to the fun, the Bebe e Pedala (Drink and Pedal) challenge offers visitors to ride a bicycle with 17 others whilst enjoying a drink.

The festival begins at midday and ends at midnight with free admission.

Candlelit Culture Market

Lagoa will be hosting the sixth Candlelit Culture Market – Mercado de Culturas… À Luz das Velas – from July 4 – 7.

Over the four nights, from 7pm to 12.30am, in São José Convent itself and also the surrounding streets, visitors will find craftmanship, music, art and food from countries such as Greece, Italy and Croatia with this year’s theme being Mediterranean Cultures.

There will be an area dedicated to aromatic Mediterranean herbs and also three streets will be transformed with Arabic, African and Oriental themes.

There will also be an exhibition at the São José Convent of historical musical instruments and the festival will have many stalls offering food, drink and handicrafts, street entertainment throughout. Of course, to follow the former years, there will be thousands of candles lit each night to form shapes that are inspired by Mediterranean-related symbols.

To read online, or download, more information on events taking place in the region throughout July click here.  

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