The Algarve is a region in Southern Portugal where the sun shines for most of the year. Due to this ideal climate, you will find there are many festivals throughout the year. You will be entertained no matter the season you decide to visit this small part of Portugal.
> Carnival - FEBRUARY
Every year, the city of Loulé receives the traditional parade of tanks that will inflame the city for 3 days. Visitors from all over the world come to admire the originality of each one. During this festival of pagan origin, you can see giant parades... a real blaze of music and colours for the pleasure and the entertainment of each.
> Festival Med - JUNE
It is one of the largest music festivals in the world. With all styles of music: jazz, bossa nova, blues, afro-blues... there will be something for everyone! The heart of the city of Loulé turns into a real musical bazaar, a time for you to enjoy it and taste the local specialties. A treat for the ears and for the taste buds!
> Shellfish Festival - AUGUST
This unique gastronomic festival will delight fish and seafood enthusiasts. Situated in the heart of the fishing town of Olhao, this festival is a true must-see in the Algarve for all gourmets. A unique opportunity for you to discover the typical Algarve culture and to be able to speak with the locals.
Admission: 11 €, free for children under 8 years
> Feira Medieval - AUGUST
Enjoy this medieval fair to make a real return to the past. This fair will know how to make unanimity with all the family! You can enjoy tastings of products and local specialties, served by locals in outfits of Moorish princesses and riders. Live at the rhythm of archery tournaments and parades in period costumes.
> International Festival of Sand Construction (FIESA) - OCTOBER
In 2017 the 15th edition of this unique festival in all Portugal will be held. For the little ones and the older ones, let yourself be amazed by surprising constructions made from the sand of the beach of Pera. Far from the basic sandcastles, every year a theme is chosen to test the talents of the sculptors.
> Vilamoura Atlantic Tour - FEBRUARY
During this world-renowned equestrian competition, the city of Vilamoura welcomes horses and riders from around the world to participate in this unique jumping competition in Portugal.
> Vilamoura Champions Tour - SEPTEMBER
This equestrian festival is a must for horse lovers. The equine environment is found during this elite rendezvous where your expectations will be exceeded, but you can also watch riding champions compete in competitions for a whole week.
> Portugal Masters Golf Championship - OCTOBER
Notice to golf lovers: this festival is for you! Guests can watch golf tournaments at the legendary Portuguese golf course, the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course.