One of Portugal’s most dynamic and renowned Medieval Fairs takes place each summer at the Castle of Silves. For 2017, the festivities run for ten days from 11 to 20 August. Visitors take part in recreations of activities as they may have happened ...
The 38th edition of Fatacil Festival, celebrating the heritage of the Aglarve, returns 18-27 of August in the Municipal Festival Grounds of Lagoa. Kids and adults alike enjoy exhibitions, demonstrations,
The International Algarve Fair promises two full days of fun, entertainment and food for the entire family. This 12th edition of the fair is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 3 & 4 June, at the Faticil Showground in Lagoa. The International algarve Fair celebrates all of the nationalities that call the Algarve home through a potpourri of...
Legos rock Portimão! For the second time, the Portimão Arena plays host to Fun Brick, a mega construction exhibition featuring millions of Lego pieces. The entire family will enjoy this special event featuring exhibits and activities. Fun Brick takes place 16 August to 4 September. Over five MILLION pieces are in this exhibition.
It doesn’t have a crazy windmill or a wacky castle, but it does have a spitting frog and a pull-yourself raft. Pro Putting Garden is a miniature golf fun park for serious golfers…and their families! The beautifully-landscaped garden with frolicking maiden sculptures is just a three-minute walk from the historic center of Lagos in the western Algarve.
In the 15th century, due to its location on the southwestern-most point of the country, Lagos became the center of Portuguese maritime exploration. Ships sailed south to trace the shoreline of Africa in order to find routes to India. As well, ships loaded with spices and goods from the “new worlds” flowed back into Lagos. Over the centuries, the port city has always remained an important maritime gateway from Portugal to the world.
Bring the family to Portimão to celebrate São Martinho. Feira de São Martinho is one of the most highly-anticipated of the Autumn season, complete with rides, crafts stalls and lots of food! It’s the oldest community event in the western Algarve, dating back to 1662.