Weekend with lots of seafood and sardines in Algarve August

There is no substitute for fresh seafood or for fatty sardines embedded in bread, so the end of […]

There is no substitute for fresh seafood or for fatty sardines embedded in bread, so the weekend invites you to have a snack at the Sardine Festival, in Portimão, and at the Seafood Festival, in Olhão. Two tasty proposals to spend the late afternoon and evening at the table with friends or family, until Sunday.

Small fish lovers have a good opportunity to satiate their appetite at the Sardine Festival, taking place since the 03rd at the Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão. From 18pm onwards, the grilled sardines are served accompanied by a mountain salad and a good wine, preferably regional.

The festival ends on Saturday, with a concert by Pedro Abrunhosa at 22:30 pm, but tonight the sound on the main stage will be by the collective Ar de Rock, with Miguel Gameiro, Luís Portugal, Zé Manel (ex-Fingertips) and Rui Pargal da Cunha.

As an alternative to sardines, and for more complex mouths, the Festival do Marisco de Olhão is another landmark these days. Until Sunday, seafood will not be lacking on visitors' tables: spider crabs, lobsters, shrimp, shells, clams, crabs and fried prawns are just a few delicacies available at this festival, which also offers a lot of music.

Today the Bandit Beatles take the stage, tomorrow Rui Veloso and on Sunday the Banda Calypso. Everything from 19:30 pm, in the Pescador Olhanense garden.

But seafood isn't the only one to be on the rise in August. Between the 17th and 26th, it's time for easy, one of the most important general events in the south of the country. In addition to handicrafts and traditional products, there will be music at the Lagoa Fair and Exhibition Park, with Cuca Roseta and Teresa Tapadas, Boss AC, André Sardet, José Cid, Quim Barreiros, David Carreira, Amor Eletro, Tim & Companheiros de Aventura, Aurea and Paulo Gonzo, in that order.

And for those who like to (see) dancing, there's nothing better than passing by the dock of Faro between August 18th and 26th for the rhythms and dances of the peoples of the world. O FolkFaro returns this year with groups from various countries and continents, totaling 300 participants, to color the city with dances, songs and folk costumes. The opening gala is on the 18th, at Teatro das Figuras, at 21 pm.

On the same day, but at the Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão, the sounds will be different and will recall the greatest successes of the Pink Floyd. Who doesn't remember 'Wish You Were Here', 'Another Brick in the Wall' or 'Money'? The concert in honor of the English group will last for two hours and will take twelve musicians on stage, starting at 22 pm.

From Portimão to Castro Marim, for four days and four nights of the Middle Ages: the XV medieval days they will take the village back to a time inhabited by kings and queens, nobles, monks, fearless knights and monsters. From the 23rd to the 26th of August, at the castle and in the village of Castro Marim, the evenings will be animated with tournaments, traditional games, street animations and the execution of tasks from that time. From 15 pm to midnight.

Meanwhile, in São Brás de Alportel, the Rural Festival of Peral, included in the city's summer poster. 26th, 27th and 28th, at 21 pm, with all the tradition of dances and ranchos in the region.

Now the sport: the Vodafone Motorsport is back at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve for a journey that puts some of the best national motorcycling riders on track. In order not to lose them, just go to Portimão between the 25th and 26th.

And the theater continues to stand out with the show mendes.come, which reviews the best moments of Fernando Mendes' 30-year career. Ideal for those who like to laugh without asking permission, it remains until the 26th at the Teatro Municipal de Portimão.

All these moments of entertainment are integrated in the program «Algarve com Eventos», also available in www.visitalgarve.pt, which intends to bring together the programming of Municipal Councils and other entities in the Algarve, disclosing it in a common leaflet that will facilitate the search of those looking for what there is to do in the region.