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5. August

What’s on in August

Portimão Sardine Festival - "Festival da Sardinha" 3rd - 7th August 2016 - western Algarve: Taking place at Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão this fantastic 5 day food festival is not-to-be-missed! Not only are there bucket loads of the Algarve's finest and freshest sardines, but there's music and entertainment well into the night too!

The ‘White Night’
Towards the end of August, Loulé bids summer good-bye with a trendy party where everyone must wear white! During the evening, chill-out music sounds through the bustling streets of the city’s historic centre, extravagant painters, fire-eaters and street musicians thrill visitors and dancing goes on until the early hours – a great experience for a unique night out!

Family Golf Parkin Vilamoura is now open every day from 10am until midnight!
Plus, throughout August the Family Golf Park will be running FREE art workshops for both children and adults. Join the fun evenings and get creative! Every day there is a different workshop on offer. A great way to entertain the kids.
See the Arts Workshops programme on the Family Golf Park's Facebook page.
For more information call: 289 300 800 or email: info@familygolfpark.pt

FIESA 2016 – 14th Edition of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Pêra, Algarve: FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, attracting thousands of visitors every year. This year the theme is music and as always the sand is hand-carved by sculptors from around the world using 40,000 tonnes of sand, covering 15,000m², with some sculptures reaching 12 metres in height! Entrance costs 9€ for adults 4.50€ for kids from 6 to 12 years (up to 5 years get in free) and there’s a 15% discount for over 65s. For more information visit FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival.

"Festa da Ria Formosa" - Seafood festival in Faro 28th July to 7th August 2016: Enjoy the best seafood from the Ria Formosa (along with other regional specialities) and in true Algarve food festival style, there's a whole lot of entertainment too! The event's being held at Largo de São Francisco square and it's free to get in!

Olhão Seafood Festival - "Festival do Marisco" 9th - 14th August 2016: Local seafood at it's finest and a side order of Algarvian style food festival partying to go with it! One of our most famous Algarve events and one of the biggest in Europe attracting over 60,000 people. Hosted at the Jardim Pescador Olhanense, Olhão with fabulous views over the Ria Formosa nature reserve, the festival takes place from 7.30pm until 1.30am and tickets cost just €9 for adults, €4 for children 7-12 yrs (free entry for 6yrs and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office on arrival any evening from 6.30pm.

Silves’ Medieval Fair
Every August, the city of Silves hosts a magnificent Medieval fair in its historic centre, during which enthusiastic jugglers and musicians entertain visitors, colourful market stalls fill the streets and amusing activities revive the spirit of the Middle Ages. 

FATACIL – Handicraft, Tourism, Agriculture, Trade and Industry Fair
Held in Lagoa every August, this entertaining fair is one of the most popular summer events to take place in the Algarve. Live performances by famous Portuguese and international acts, countless stalls displaying traditional crafts and pottery, as well as a rich variety of typical gastronomy are all on offer at this regional fair.

Vale de Lobo Grand Championship ATP Seniors Tour 
Every August, the trendy Vale do Lobo resort hosts the most popular tennis tournament in the Algarve, inviting prestigious tennis players from all over the world to participate in the event and attracting large crowds of tennis lovers. 

‘Mundialito’ Beach Soccer Tournament
This beach soccer tournament has become one of the most anticipated summer events in the Algarve. Taking place in Praia da Rocha in August, have fun watching international teams play exciting matches on this sunny beach.

Vilamoura
Until August 31 – ‘The Lost Warhols’ art show bringing long-lost photos of iconic American artist Andy Warhol to life with the help of Portuguese and international street artists giving the photos an “urban twist”. Temporary gallery at Vilamoura Marina. 964 276 580

David Guetta in Concert

One of the biggest summer concerts this year is on the 14th August, when David Guetta takes over the Municipal Stadium at Quarteira. There are still some tickets available for the evening, priced at €30. Buy online here. Be warned – its’ going to be busy.

Make an enquiry

What’s on in August

Portimão Sardine Festival - "Festival da Sardinha" 3rd - 7th August 2016 - western Algarve: Taking place at Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão this fantastic 5 day food festival is not-to-be-missed! Not only are there bucket loads of the Algarve's finest and freshest sardines, but there's music and entertainment well into the night too!

The ‘White Night’
Towards the end of August, Loulé bids summer good-bye with a trendy party where everyone must wear white! During the evening, chill-out music sounds through the bustling streets of the city’s historic centre, extravagant painters, fire-eaters and street musicians thrill visitors and dancing goes on until the early hours – a great experience for a unique night out!

Family Golf Parkin Vilamoura is now open every day from 10am until midnight!
Plus, throughout August the Family Golf Park will be running FREE art workshops for both children and adults. Join the fun evenings and get creative! Every day there is a different workshop on offer. A great way to entertain the kids.
See the Arts Workshops programme on the Family Golf Park's Facebook page.
For more information call: 289 300 800 or email: info@familygolfpark.pt

FIESA 2016 – 14th Edition of the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Pêra, Algarve: FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, attracting thousands of visitors every year. This year the theme is music and as always the sand is hand-carved by sculptors from around the world using 40,000 tonnes of sand, covering 15,000m², with some sculptures reaching 12 metres in height! Entrance costs 9€ for adults 4.50€ for kids from 6 to 12 years (up to 5 years get in free) and there’s a 15% discount for over 65s. For more information visit FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival.

"Festa da Ria Formosa" - Seafood festival in Faro 28th July to 7th August 2016: Enjoy the best seafood from the Ria Formosa (along with other regional specialities) and in true Algarve food festival style, there's a whole lot of entertainment too! The event's being held at Largo de São Francisco square and it's free to get in!

Olhão Seafood Festival - "Festival do Marisco" 9th - 14th August 2016: Local seafood at it's finest and a side order of Algarvian style food festival partying to go with it! One of our most famous Algarve events and one of the biggest in Europe attracting over 60,000 people. Hosted at the Jardim Pescador Olhanense, Olhão with fabulous views over the Ria Formosa nature reserve, the festival takes place from 7.30pm until 1.30am and tickets cost just €9 for adults, €4 for children 7-12 yrs (free entry for 6yrs and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Box Office on arrival any evening from 6.30pm.

Silves’ Medieval Fair
Every August, the city of Silves hosts a magnificent Medieval fair in its historic centre, during which enthusiastic jugglers and musicians entertain visitors, colourful market stalls fill the streets and amusing activities revive the spirit of the Middle Ages. 

FATACIL – Handicraft, Tourism, Agriculture, Trade and Industry Fair
Held in Lagoa every August, this entertaining fair is one of the most popular summer events to take place in the Algarve. Live performances by famous Portuguese and international acts, countless stalls displaying traditional crafts and pottery, as well as a rich variety of typical gastronomy are all on offer at this regional fair.

Vale de Lobo Grand Championship ATP Seniors Tour 
Every August, the trendy Vale do Lobo resort hosts the most popular tennis tournament in the Algarve, inviting prestigious tennis players from all over the world to participate in the event and attracting large crowds of tennis lovers. 

‘Mundialito’ Beach Soccer Tournament
This beach soccer tournament has become one of the most anticipated summer events in the Algarve. Taking place in Praia da Rocha in August, have fun watching international teams play exciting matches on this sunny beach.

Vilamoura
Until August 31 – ‘The Lost Warhols’ art show bringing long-lost photos of iconic American artist Andy Warhol to life with the help of Portuguese and international street artists giving the photos an “urban twist”. Temporary gallery at Vilamoura Marina. 964 276 580

David Guetta in Concert

One of the biggest summer concerts this year is on the 14th August, when David Guetta takes over the Municipal Stadium at Quarteira. There are still some tickets available for the evening, priced at €30. Buy online here. Be warned – its’ going to be busy.

Make an enquiry
Make an enquiry