Portimão Sardine Festival
Traditional annual sardine festival in PortimãoWed Aug 1st 2018 to Sun Aug 5th 2018 at 18:00 until 23:55
Algarve, Zona Ribeirinha de Portimão, PortimãoAlgarve https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/festival-da-sardinha VISIT WEBSITE
The most famous annual sardine festival on the Algarve coast!
Sardines have been a part of the tradition and culture of the Algarve for many years and this little fish has remained a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the region - grilled to perfection over charcoal and eaten with traditional Portuguese bread - delicious!
Most restaurants in the Algarve will have sardines on the menu but the best time to eat sardines is in August, during the annual Sardine Festival in Portimão.
This year the festival opens on 1st August and runs until 5th. If you want to sample local sardines, this is the place. The sardines are freshly caught and at their best at this time of the year.
You'll find grilled sardines, served with bread, for sale along the riverfront. Or you can dine at one of the events associated traditional restaurants. For a list of participating restaurants and a map click here.
It's always a lively occasion with live music, entertainment and and a fantastic summer vibe!
The 2018 music programme, which takes place on the river front:
1st August - Matias Damásio
2nd August - Xutos Total
3rd August - Raquel Tavares
4th August - Ana Bacalhau
5th August - Black Mamba
Download the programme her - below.
For more information visit the website.