Portimão Sardine Festival
Traditional annual sardine festival in PortimãoWed Aug 7th 2019 to Sun Aug 11th 2019
Algarve, Riverfront, Portimão https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/portimao-sardine-festival 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 'Festa' starts a day before, on August 6th, with an historical recreation of the famous 'sardine unloading' which, forty years ago, was a very picturesque reality by the riverside in Portimão. There will be grilled sardines for lunch with a celebration which start at 10am. It will be broadcast live on national TV channel, RTP1.
This main festival opens on 7th August and runs until 11th. 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.
It's always a lively occasion with live shows on stage every night and a fantastic summer vibe!
For more information visit the website.
My Guide Website?