You’re never too young to have fun…..or eat sardines! An Algarve summer event highlight is back! The Portimão Sardine Festival is an extravaganza of music, arts and crafts, activities, and of course, delicious sardines. The 2017 edition of the festival takes place 2-6 August along the riverfront in Portimão.



This year’s event is not as much as a festival as it is a PARTY! The restaurants along the waterfront are playing host to the celebration. Fresh sardines are lined up one after another on grills. Artisans produce and sell traditional Portuguese curiosities. Traditional desserts are also available to tempt your taste buds.

The agenda for 2017 is still in development.  For now, to get a flavor of the festival, you can click on this image:

portimao sardine festival 2016 mapa map



There are several parking lots through the city and close to the festival. The main festival area is on the waterfront between the museum and the “between bridges” area.

For more information, visit the Sardine Festival website.

Portimão Sardine Festival
Zona Ribeirinha (river zone)

Hours: 19:00 to 01:00

Entrance: Free

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