Algarve events for 2017

Calendar of festivals and Algarve events for 2017

Carnival, Loulé
February 25, 26 & 28

Three days of celebration, including parades, music and dancing makes this the Algarve’s biggest carnival, Algarve events.

Carnival, Loulé, Algarve events

Admission: €2
More informationcm-loule.pt

Traditional Sausage and Ham Fair, Monchique
March 3-5

Not only is this the place to taste all parts of the renowned black pig but also sample any of the produce from this charming mountain town, from honey to Strawberry Tree liqueur (medronho).

The place to taste all parts of the renowned black pig, Algarve events

The place to taste all parts of the renowned black pig

Admission: free
More informationcm-monchique.pt

Nature Week
May 5-14

Discover nature’s secrets in the Algarve: bird watching, donkey riding, boat trips and walks.
More informationalgarvenatureweek.pt

Algarve nature week offers 130 different outdoor activities for over 6000 visitors, Algarve events

Algarve nature week offers 130 different outdoor activities for over 6000 visitors

Rally of Portugal
May 18-21

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and named Best Rally in the world on five different occasions, this will start in Guimarães and head to the Algarve, where the last two legs take places along fast open roads and narrow gravel tracks, with plenty of blind crests challenging the driver.

Named Best Rally in the world on five different occasions, this will start in Guimarães and head to the Algarve, Algarve events

Named Best Rally in the world on five different occasions, this will start in Guimarães and head to the Algarve

Admission: free
More informationuk.rallydeportugal.pt

FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival, Pêra
May – October

This impressive festival of sand sculptures takes place each year with a different theme.

Sand City is the one of the largest in the world and hosts the FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival every year, Algarve events

Sand City is the one of the largest in the world and hosts the FIESA International Sand Sculpture Festival every year.

Admission: see website for details
More informationfiesa.org

Med Festival, Loulé
29 and 30 June and 1 July

This Mediterranean music Festival lasts five days and brings dance performance, street theatre and exhibitions of handicrafts, as well as food and music to the historic centre of the town. Expect music from Morocco, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as Portugal.

This Mediterranean music Festival, Algarve events

Admission: see website for details
More informationfestivalmed.pt

Portugal Masters, Vilamoura
September 21-24

This renowned golf tournament is a popular annual event bringing the golfing crowd to watch the players perform on the longest 18-hole golf course in the country.

Vilamoura is a popular tourist destination and this renowned golf tournament is a popular annual, Algarve events

Vilamoura is a popular tourist destination and this renowned golf tournament is a popular annual event

More informationeuropeantour.com

Birdwatching Festival, Sagres
October

The peninsula of Sagres is a migratory corridor for storks, vultures, eagles, hawks and falcons. The festival includes workshops, field trips, boat trips and environmental education.

The peninsula of Sagres is a migratory corridor for storks, vultures, eagles, hawks and falcons, Algarve events

The peninsula of Sagres is a migratory corridor for storks, vultures, eagles, hawks and falcons

More information: birdwatchingsagres.com

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