Portugal Tech Week comes to Lagos this November 18th
Nov09

Portugal Tech Week comes to Lagos this November 18th

Portugal Tech Week brings a day of exciting tech talks about web development, cloud, generative AI, community, and business – November 9, 2023 The event features a series of talks taking place between November 12 and 22 in different cities in Portugal – Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Braga, Guimarães, Fundão, Aveiro, Funchal, Leiria, Coimbra, Lagos – and online. Technology enthusiasts will have the opportunity to network with industry experts...

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Arade Wine Experience: Lagoa to celebrate World Wine Tourism Day with special event featuring local producers
Oct20

Arade Wine Experience: Lagoa to celebrate World Wine Tourism Day with special event featuring local producers

A full day of local wine tastings – October 20, 2023 In celebration of World Wine Tourism Day, Lagoa will host a special event, the “Arade Wine Experience”, on Saturday, November 11. The event will take participants on a wine tour around the municipality, starting with a meet-up at Ferragudo’s Praça Rainha Dona Leonor at 9.30am. This will be followed at 10am by a tasting of wines from the Algarve Golden Terroir, the joint bid of...

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Vila Vita to host Truffle Week & four-hand dinner with chefs Vincent Guimerà and João Viegas in honour of exotic ingredient
Oct19

Vila Vita to host Truffle Week & four-hand dinner with chefs Vincent Guimerà and João Viegas in honour of exotic ingredient

Atlântico restaurant to host a special dinner experience during ‘Truffle Week’ at Vila Vita Parc Resort – October 19, 2023 Chef João Viegas from Atlântico restaurant and visiting chef Vincent Guimerà from L’Antic Molí restaurant in Spain will join forces this October 29 for a special dinner. “An unmissable dining experience featuring the truffle, one of the most popular ingredients of all time will be the highlight of a week...

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3rd edition of the Algarve Harp Festival returns to Lagoa and Monchique in November
Oct12

3rd edition of the Algarve Harp Festival returns to Lagoa and Monchique in November

The festival aims to promote not only the harp but its repertoire and performers as well – October 12, 2023 A rich programme will be presented by Danielle Riegel on Harp, Helena Madeira on Voice and Harp, Leonor Maia on Harp, and Francisco Barbosa on Flute at the festival taking place in Albufeira on November 10, Lagoa on November 25 and Monchique on November 26. The festival aims to promote not only the harp but its repertoire and...

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Oktoberfest is back to Vila Vita and starts this Thursday
Sep20

Oktoberfest is back to Vila Vita and starts this Thursday

Live music, Bavarian delicacies and good beer await you at the Biergarten celebration – September 20, 2023 The annual Oktoberfest, organised by the Vila Vita Resort, is back this September to the resort’s genuine German beer garden in Porches. The event will take place between September 21 and October 8, at the Biergarten – a typical German food restaurant with authentic touches, including long benches and murals featuring scenes from...

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Lagos welcomes 3rd edition of the International Contemporary Circus EmRaizArt
Sep20

Lagos welcomes 3rd edition of the International Contemporary Circus EmRaizArt

The International Contemporary Circus EmRaizArt promises to delight kids and adults alike this October – September 20, 2023 Following the success of previous editions, the 3rd edition of the EmRaizArt Circus will be held for four days for school groups (free) and for the general public on the weekend of October 14 and 15. EmRaizArt Festival takes place in the idyllic cork oak forest of Cotifo, Quinta Velha, Lagos, bringing...

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Lagos is hosting the Algarve’s biggest literary event of the year
Sep19

Lagos is hosting the Algarve’s biggest literary event of the year

The 13th edition of the Lagos Book Fair takes place until September 30 – September 19, 2023 The 13th edition of the Lagos Book Fair (Mostra de Livros) takes place until September 30 at the newly renovated Armazém Regimental in Praça do Infante. A distinguished line-up of foreign authors will be present for visitors to meet on two separate evenings. Their diverse backgrounds offer readers a varied range of experiences and imaginative...

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Grab your Tapas! Algarve’s Rota do Petisco begins this Friday!
Sep14

Grab your Tapas! Algarve’s Rota do Petisco begins this Friday!

176 establishments across the Algarve will participate in the event until October 15 – September 14, 2023 Rota do Petisco (Tapas Route), one of the most popular gastronomic events in the Algarve, is back. To participate in this exciting event, participants must purchase the event’s passport – which costs €1.50 and also serves as a guide –, and explore the 176 participating establishments’ tapas across the region, from Aljezur,...

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Arrebita Street Food Festival brings 24 top chefs to Portimão this weekend
Sep14

Arrebita Street Food Festival brings 24 top chefs to Portimão this weekend

The Food Festival will feature an impressive lineup of 24 top chefs, each revealing their culinary secrets with show-cooking experiences – September 14, 2023 Taking place this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at Alameda Praça da República, the Arrebita food festival will invite 24 renowned chefs to prepare a variety of delicious dishes for €6.50 each. “There is no love like the first, and how we missed Portimão, the city that gave birth...

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Lagoa’s International Guitar Festival returns this September with performances by renowned musicians all around town
Aug31

Lagoa’s International Guitar Festival returns this September with performances by renowned musicians all around town

The municipality will host emblematic guitar performances next to monuments and cultural spaces, as well as outdoor concerts in Carvoeiro’s Main Square and Estômbar’s natural park – August 31, 2023 It’s almost time for Lagoa’s International Guitar Festival, which will be held between September 9 and October 1 at a variety of venues in the municipality. In addition to ensuring a quality artistic offer, from both national and...

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Carvoeiro’s Iconic Jazz Club Manoel’s reopens under new management
Aug18

Carvoeiro’s Iconic Jazz Club Manoel’s reopens under new management

Since its opening in 1985, the venue has been a major presence on the jazz scene in the region, welcoming famous national and international artists – August 18, 2023 Manoel’s Jazz Club, the iconic jazz venue which local musician Manuel Guerreiro opened in Monte Carvoeiro in 1985, officially reopened earlier this summer under the management of French couple Sabrina and Thomas Bourhis. The special occasion was celebrated with a...

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Praia Dourada celebrates Blue and White Party this August
Aug03

Praia Dourada celebrates Blue and White Party this August

Armação de Pêra’s beachfront restaurant celebrates summer in style – August 3, 2023 Vila Vita Parc’s beach restaurant Praia Dourada is hosting its anticipated summer event, which will take place this August 8 and 29. Starting at 9.30pm and until 4am, guests will have the opportunity to ”dance under the stars to top guest DJs”. The drinks menu will include the Spicy Pineapple made with Curado Tequila, pineapple, apricot, and jalapenos...

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Silves Medieval Fair returns this August for its 18th edition
Jul28

Silves Medieval Fair returns this August for its 18th edition

Silves Medieval Fair returns this August 10 offering visitors unforgettable and mystical experiences – July 28, 2023 | Photos Silves Municipality Between August 10 and 20, Silves’ Medieval Fair returns for its 18th edition. Over the course of 11 days, the city once known as Xilb (Silves) is transformed into a Moorish-style city. A central theme of the fair is “The Mosque, Symbol and Power” which highlights the history of its...

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Lagoa Jazz Fest’2023 starts this weekend
Jul18

Lagoa Jazz Fest’2023 starts this weekend

The Lagoa Jazz Fest’2023 takes place in Estômbar’s Sítio das Fontes Municipal Park, between July 21-23 – July 18, 2023 From July 21 to 23, jazz nights are back to Lagoa, with the Lagoa Jazz Fest, now in its 18th edition, taking place at the Sítio das Fontes Park in Estômbar. This year’s special guests include Camille Bertault, recognised by Vanity Fair as the ”new voice of jazz” and by Le Figaro as a “daring talent”. She comes...

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Lagoa Art Gallery “Lady in Red” moves to new location to “explore new creative possibilities”
Jul13

Lagoa Art Gallery “Lady in Red” moves to new location to “explore new creative possibilities”

New location is yet to be announced – July 13, 2023 Lady in Red, the art gallery located in the historic Adega Cooperative (wine cooperative) building in Lagoa, has announced it is moving to a new location. With over nine years of existence, Lady in Red “has established itself as a benchmark in contemporary art”. “While it is difficult to say goodbye to a space that has become so dear to all of us, we believe this move is...

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Club Nau Beach Lounge is preparing to host its XII Beach Fest 23 by the Sea this weekend
Jul11

Club Nau Beach Lounge is preparing to host its XII Beach Fest 23 by the Sea this weekend

The event will consist of three days of sun, sand, and lots of music – July 11, 2023 Club Nau Beach Lounge is hosting the 12th Beach Fest at Ferragudo’s Praia Grande beach this July 14-16, starting at 4pm. The event will feature several concerts of different musical genres, DJs and lots of entertainment to dance the night away. The party kicks off on Friday, July 19, to the rhythms of Rock band Ray & Ventura, followed by the...

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Lagoa’s candle market pays tribute to Ibero-American culture
Jul07

Lagoa’s candle market pays tribute to Ibero-American culture

“Over 40 candlelit symbols will be displayed in seven areas, highlighting Ibero-American mythology, traditions, gastronomy, and religion” – July 7, 2023  | Photos: Lagoa Council The eighth edition of ‘Mercado de Culturas à Luz das Velas’, a candlelit market is taking place in Lagoa until July 9. The festival celebrates a different culture every year with a unique theme. This year’s theme revolves around...

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Silves Beer Fest starts this July 12 and brings together over 70 types of beer
Jul07

Silves Beer Fest starts this July 12 and brings together over 70 types of beer

A variety of Portuguese brands and craft beers will be served at Praça Al-Mutamid – July 7, 2023 Taking place between July 12 and 16, the event will feature food trucks, handicraft stalls and live entertainment including performances by Tatiana Pinto, 5EX Band, Emanuel Martins & Tânia, Ally Winehouse (Amy Winehouse tribute), Naomi & The Raposeira Dub Collective, Xico Barata and several DJs. July 12 | Tatiana Pinto (Fado) and...

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Sunset in the Castle: Summer Concerts return to Silves
Jul06

Sunset in the Castle: Summer Concerts return to Silves

Silves Castle will once again host a series of summer concerts – July 6, 2023 Sunset Secrets, a series of sunset events taking place every Thursday until the end of July, is back at Silves Castle. The initiative started on June 29 with a concert by the Algarve Jazz Orchestra and Luis Miguel’s Time Wheel Trio and continues on Thursday (July 6) with Ana Sofia Marques of the Fado Singers of Portugal. There will also be performances...

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Lota Cool Market returns to Portimão’s Riverside this July 5, with Crafts, Street Food, and Live Music
Jul04

Lota Cool Market returns to Portimão’s Riverside this July 5, with Crafts, Street Food, and Live Music

The summer season brings the anticipated 8th edition of the “Coolest Market in the South” – July 4, 2023 Portimão marks the beginning of summer with the riverside “Lota Cool Market” event, taking place between July 5-9 from 6pm to 1am, focusing on environmental awareness under the “Blue Fever” theme. This year’s Lota Cool Market will be “bigger and more dynamic” with the addition of the “Young Cool...

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