Açoteia – Faro Rooftop Festival
July 7th to 8th| 18:00 – 00:00
Faro will be the scene of a festival that brings together, in 35 açoteias scattered throughout the city, concerts of names such as Tiago Nacarato, Tatanka, Milhanas, and Viviane, but also exhibitions, theater, and conversations.
The festival is the result of a partnership between the Municipality of Faro and the Municipal Theatre of Faro, and its main goal is for the public to get to know the iconic buildings of the city and visit the city’s rooftops that, usually, are not accessible to the public.
The Açoteia – Faro Rooftop Festival will start at 18h00 and end at 00h00. The tickets, which must be purchased at the door of the adherent rooftops, will cost 5 euros per person per day. For children up to 12 years old the ticket is free. Some of the rooftops will have free entrances.
Loulé’s Popular Fair
July 14th to 17th
The Popular Fair is back in Loulé and will offer four nights of great animation, including crafts, gastronomy, and Portuguese music. The program includes several activities, among them the exhibition and sale of handicrafts and agri-food products, taverns with regional snacks, children’s entertainment, and daily musical shows.
The entry is free. To learn more about the program of the Popular Fair, click here.
41st Faro International Motorbike Meeting
July 20th to 23rd
Commemorating its 41st anniversary, Faro International Motorbike Meeting is considered one of the best meetings of motorcycles in Europe. Faro, the capital of motorcycling, becomes every year a space full of concerts, exhibitions, and street entertainment in which the love for motorcycling unites people from all over the world.
More information here.
Salir no Tempo
July 21st to 23rd
Loulé will host “Salir no Tempo”, an event that will make you travel in time. “Salir no Tempo” transforms Salir into a past experience where music, dance, performing arts, itinerant animation, stories, exhibitions, and gastronomy are some of the components of this medieval festival.
At this festival, you can also find a market with traditional products, handicrafts, and gastronomy that recreates medieval cuisine. More information here.
July 22nd and 23rd
The British championship travels for the first time to the Algarve to hold its seventh race of the calendar and the only one held outside its territory. The British GT is going to take place at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. More information here.
Ria Formosa Fest
July 27th to August 6th
For 11 days, Faro will host its biggest gastronomic event “Festa da Ria Formosa”. In Largo de São Francisco, you will have the opportunity to taste Ria Formosa’s best seafood, based on recipes and traditions from Faro. Every day, local and regional artists will go on stage.
Entry is free. You can find more information on the event here.
Feira da Serra wants to show the best of what the interior has to offer. At this festival, traditions, handicrafts, gastronomy, dances, and songs will celebrate the mountains. Every year, on the last weekend of July, São Brás de Alportel becomes the stage of the largest event of its kind in the region, an unavoidable reference of the Algarve tourist poster and a true paradigm in the defense of the values of the interior.
See the program here.
Make sure you book these events on your agenda and take advantage of the best Algarve has to offer.