Because Summer is the time of the year to engage in activities, we don’t normally choose the rest of the year, here’s a list of the best festivals in the Algarve, during the high (and crazy!) season. Music festivals, food fairs, there’s a whole array of either modern, historical or traditional events to enrich your holidays with a healthy dose of fun.
What: Annual traditional beer festival.
When: June 8th and 9th
For whom: Beer, food and music lovers.
What: This party marks the beginning of Summer. Several stages, live music, street food and drink.
When: June 15th
For whom: party people.
What: World Music festival with 10 stages over 4 days.
When: June 27th to June 30th
For whom: hipsters and music lovers in general.
What: Beer festival with hundreds of beer varieties.
When: July 4th to July 6th
For whom: party goers and beer lovers.
What: food festival.
When: July 11th to July 14th
For whom: foodies and dance lovers.
What: 5 days entertainment on riverbank.
When: July 18th to July 20th
For whom: art, design, gourmet and street food lovers.
What: beach festival dedicated to urban music.
When: August 1st to August 4th
For whom: afrobeat, hip hop, R&B and dancehall music lovers.
What: as the name states, it’s a festival to eat as much sardines as you possibly can.
When: August 7th to August 11th
For whom: sardine and fish lovers.
What: renowned seafood festival, ideal to pile plates of you seafood of choice.
When: August 9th to August 13th
For whom: fish and seafood hugely aficionados.
What: fun medieval fair in the historical centre of the city with medieval recreation.
When: August 9th to August 18th
For whom: history and medieval times lovers, people who like to have fun.
What: a recreation of medieval days: tournaments, horseback, street theatre performances.
When: August 28th to September 1st
For whom: medieval times lovers.
Ticketed entry from 3€.
What: a festival that promotes Australian aboriginal culture, focusing on its activities in the didgeridoo.
When: August 29th to September 1st
For whom: music, dance and workshop lovers.
What: lusophone and hispanic music, stand up comedy and visual arts festival.
When: September 5th to September 7th
For whom: concert enthusiasts and lovers of Portuguese music.
What: house and techno festival, 4 days, 8 venues, day and night.
When: September 12th to September 15th
For whom: lovers of music and mega parties.