Portimão hosts series of exciting sports events this month
Apr12

Portimão hosts series of exciting sports events this month

A variety of sports events will take place this month throughout the municipality of Portimão, including skateboarding, motorsports, pétanque, athletics, kayak, surf, underwater fishing, and more – April 12, 2024 April 12-14 This weekend, the riverside area of Portimão will host an official stage of the Liga Pro Skate LPS skateboard championship. Praia da Rocha will also be the centrepiece of the Arade Classic, with surf,...

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Portimão’s [Cal-Day-Rah-Dah] interactive mural mixes food, art and culture
Apr08

Portimão’s [Cal-Day-Rah-Dah] interactive mural mixes food, art and culture

A project inviting visitors to “explore the city and discover all the hidden fish”, inspired by the traditional fish stew “caldeirada” – April 8, 2024 | Text Alexandra Stilwell | Photos @Natty_Peach / Natty Peach Following the success of last year’s Março Jovem initiative, MODO Association will continue to paint its [Cal-Day-Rah-Dah] – the phonetic pronunciation of “caldeirada”, the traditional Algarve fish stew – interactive mural....

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Jorge Martín wins the Portuguese GP, Miguel Oliveira finishes in the top 10
Mar25

Jorge Martín wins the Portuguese GP, Miguel Oliveira finishes in the top 10

Portimão’s International Racetrack welcomed this year’s second stage of the MotoGP World Championship, which took place between Friday (March 22) and Sunday (March 24) – March 25, 2024 | Photo Lukasz Swiderek Organisers of the event reported an audience attendance of more than 200,000 for the Algarvian “roller coaster”. Jorge Martín (#89) started from the third position, quickly took the lead and did not let the competition have any...

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“Stories Brought by the River”: Results and findings of scientific research of the Arade River showcased in temporary exhibition at Portimão Museum  
Mar25

“Stories Brought by the River”: Results and findings of scientific research of the Arade River showcased in temporary exhibition at Portimão Museum  

Portimão Museum is hosting an exhibition with findings from research carried out over the last few decades, showing finding proofs that the region has been occupied since prehistoric times  – March 25, 2024 | Photos Portimão Museum The inauguration of the exhibition “Stories That the River Brings Us” aims to show the general public the result of scientific research carried out over the last few decades.  The research has brought...

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This summer’s Lota Cool Market dates have been announced, with artist registrations now open   
Mar22

This summer’s Lota Cool Market dates have been announced, with artist registrations now open   

Portimão’s Zona Ribeirinha will welcome Lota Cool Market between July 24-28 – March 22, 2024 | Photos Lota Cool Market This year’s event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Portimão’s city status, taking place near the old fish market known as ‘Lota’ from 6pm to 1am, this year under the motto ‘eCOOLegacy’.  The organising association Teia D’Impulsos says the event will aim to show “where we (Portimão) have come from and where we...

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Rallye Casinos do Algarve is back this March 15 and 16, with service park stationed at Fatacil Lagoa
Mar15

Rallye Casinos do Algarve is back this March 15 and 16, with service park stationed at Fatacil Lagoa

The event passes through five Algarve municipalities: Lagoa, Lagos, Portimão, Silves, and Vila do Bispo – March 15, 2024 Photo: CAAL This year’s edition of Rallye Casinos do Algarve marks a significant milestone as the rally will be held in five Algarve municipalities, a feat not seen since 1996. Marking the second race of the 2024 Portugal Rally Championship, the headquarters will be once again at the Hotel Algarve Casino in Praia da...

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8th Algarve International Piano Festival welcomes renowned Portuguese pianist António Rosado this March 9
Feb16

8th Algarve International Piano Festival welcomes renowned Portuguese pianist António Rosado this March 9

Portimão’s TEMPO Theatre will welcome “one of the greatest Portuguese pianists of our time” – February 16, 2024 Portuguese piano soloist António Rosado will perform this March 9 at 7pm at Portimão’s TEMPO Theatre. “One of the greatest Portuguese pianists of our time”, António Rosado, will perform a programme that is “extraordinary in its richness and diversity”.    With his extensive piano repertoire, António Rosado has...

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The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30
Feb09

The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30

The 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon brought in 157 photography lovers of 10 nationalities – February 9, 2024 | Text Alexandra Stilwell Theme: There are still wooden boats The winning images of the 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon have been revealed and are on show in the city’s Museum until March 30. The latest edition of the popular photographic contest was held both “live” and online. The initiative saw 157 photography lovers...

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Nicki Minaj to perform in Portugal for the first time at Afro Nation festival in Portimão
Jan24

Nicki Minaj to perform in Portugal for the first time at Afro Nation festival in Portimão

The Trinidadian-born rapper and singer has been confirmed as a headliner for this year’s edition of the summer festival – January 24, 2024 | Text Michael Bruxo Photo by Afro Nation Nicki Minaj has been confirmed by Afro Nation for another edition of the festival in Praia da Rocha, Portimão, taking place between June 26 and 28. Known as the “Queen of Rap”, Nicki Minaj is a chart-topping rapper and singer who has sold over 100...

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Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão
Jan22

Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão

The two-storey building in Portimão showcases not only a “combination of abstract and figurative” works by Meinke, but also aims to feature “workshops, yoga, live model painting, or serving as a creative retreat space”, with temporary collective exhibitions also expected – January 22, 2024 | Text Beatriz Maio A year ago, the Dutch artist opened her new art gallery. Since then, the space has grown into so much more. Dutch artist Meinke...

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