Annual festivals and events in the Algarve 

The Algarve has an endless programme of events running throughout the year, located across the region. 

During the summer months while the weather is at its best, open air concerts will be found alongside gastronomy festivals, local produce and tradition is celebrated with lots of street dancing and outdoor fun! 

Annual sporting events attract spectators and competitors from across the world, including kite surfing, surfing, cycling, tennis, golf and the long standing annual motorbike convention

Cultural events are plentiful throughout the year with most towns having art galleries showing varied exhibitions from both international and local artists.  

Religion is a big part of Portuguese life and many celebrations centre around these religious dates and saints, with wonderful processions and street parties taking over whole towns. 

Whatever time of year you visit the Algarve there will be something going on, below is a list of some of the main annual festivals and events in the Algarve

January - Chourico (local sausage) festival - Querenca

February/ March - Carnival - Loule and many other towns

March - Easter - Flower torch festival - Sao Bras

           Festival of Sovereign Mother - Loule

April - Liberation day - celebrated by towns across the region

May - Caracols (Snails) festival - Various towns

June - celebrations of the popular saints - across the region

          Festival Med (music)- Loule 

July - Motorbike concentration - Faro 

         Ria formosa festival - Faro

August - Fatacil (local businesses, agriculture and handicrafts) - Lagoa

             Medieval fair - Silves

             Sardine festival - Portimao

             Seafood festival - Olhao

September - Fisherman's festival - Albufeira

October - Festival of birdwatching - Sagres

              Golf - Portugal Masters - Vilamoura

November - Sweet potato festival - Aljezur

December - Father Christmas walk - Albufeira

Various Christmas events and celebrations will be held across the region