Read ahead to what these three cities worth seeing have in store for you. It will make your holiday in the Algarve an even bigger party. So mark the following dates in your diary.
Celebrate the summer carnival in Loulé: 19 to 21 February
For these three days, you will feel like you are in Rio de Janeiro. The rhythm of samba drumbands echoes through the streets of this beautiful city. Feather-clad ladies dance floats with their agile hips. More than 600 entertainers spread across the city will catch your attention with their skills. The parade takes place between three and half past five.
Mediterranean ‘Festival MED’ Loulé: 29 June to 2 July
Celebrate Mediterranean culture with 90 hours of music from 66 concerts on 12 stages. Street performers roam the old town providing entertainment. Food trucks line the alleys. Art, crafts, poetry, film, children’s activities, exhibitions and lectures complete this fantastic festival.
The White party / Noite Branca Loulé: 26 August
This grand festival is organised once every two years. With the thousands of visitors dressed in white and special white art objects, the city will be even brighter. It will once again be the stage for a long list of performances, live music and exhibitions. Take a seat on one of the white sofas with a white cocktail in your hand and enjoy this wondrous spectacle. The white decorated shops also stay open in the evening and offer special discounts.
We have a number of accommodations near Loulé, check Quinta Amarela, for example.
International Motorcycling meeting Faro: 20 to 23 July
Thousands of bikers flock to Faro this weekend to celebrate the sense of freedom associated with this two-wheeler. The whole thing will be dressed up with beer, rockbands and street entertainment. Even if you don’t have a bike yourself there is plenty to see and experience. The event takes place near the airport but also in the old town you will be impressed by what Faro’s motorbike club can organise.
Festival F Faro: 7 to 9 August
This music festival takes place in the historic core of Faro around an old beer factory overlooking the lagoons of the Rio Formosa. By far the most beautiful festival venue in all of Portugal.
Festival F is a cultural initiative that brings together established and emerging artists for 3 days in the city of Faro. Besides music, there are workshops, exhibitions , stand-up comedians, visual arts and artisans.
From our accommodation Quinta de Estilo in Almancil, you are already close to the capital of the Algarve.
MotoGP Portimão: 24 to 26 March
This spring weekend in March will see a lot of engine noise in the Algarve. Speed demons are heading from all over Europe to the ‘Autodromo’ in Portimão where last year’s F1 races also took place. Be quick as tickets are still available for a limited time.
Festival Afro Nation Portimão: 28 to 30 June
This three-day event is considered “the biggest festival of ‘Afrobeats’ in the world”. It takes place on the wide beach of Praia da Rocha. Dance with your feet in the sand to the sounds of 50 Cent, ‘Burna Boy, Booba and many other well-known artists from this year’s line-up.
Secret Project Festival Portimão: 17 to 19 July
House, Techno and Bass music, a line-up of more than 75 DJs and live artists, on three stages. Once again on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach. Dancing from sunrise to sunset and on to sunrise again. Time stands still for three days here.
If you stay in our holiday home Casa Almar in Ferragudo, you are already close by.
This is just a selection of all the events that will take place in the Algarve. Every village in the Algarve has its own annual festivities and there will only be more. With as many as 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, the weather will never spoil the fun.