Algarve’s a host to so many notable yearly events, that it’s almost impossible to give the necessary highlight to all of them. It has a multitude of regional celebrations going on. along with festivals and exhibits. 

We just collected a few of the more well-known yearly events and at the bottom of the page there’s a couple of links to handy-guides and calendars, where you can research events by your desired dates and location! We couldn’t have made it easier for you!


Silves Medieval Festival

Typically held over August, Silves lets out its full medieval charm. There’s fair in its entire historic centre, filling the streets with entertainment, music, merchants and plenty of all around merriment!

MED Festival

Held in Loulé usually somewhere in June, it also has plenty to eat, see, shop and do. It’s most famed though for the high-quality World Music Festival that is held here every year!

Loulé International Jazz Festival

A highly-renowned event, usually with a number of prestigious musical guests to fill up its card! July is the target month for this festival.

Loulé Carnival 

February is Carnival month! The most popular and colourful one in Algarve is undoubtedly Loulés offering. Its allegorical floats, general sense of cheer, contagious sounds and parades of dancers are frequent high points of each year’s edition!

Festival F

A relative newcomer (held since 2016), this musical bonanza takes place over the course of almost a whole month between August and September in Faro’s picturesque Old Town. Top-rated musicians abound and there even some stand-up comedy gigs and even magician’s performances thrown into the mix!

FIESA Sand Sculpture Festival

This unusual treat comes from Pêra and is considered the world’s premiere event of its kind! This event has been here since 2003 and attracts artists from across the globe. It has a different theme each year and can be checked out between March and October.

Faro Motorcycle Rally

Attracting thousands upon thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all corners of Europe, this is one of the Old Continent’s most enduring rallies (held since way back in 1982)! The celebration of lovers of two-wheel vehicles takes place around July, at a lot, halfway between Faro Island’s bridge crossing and the Faro International Airport.

And a whole lot more…


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