Summer music festivals and other events in the Algarve scheduled until 30 September will not take place this year, the Algarve Intermunicipal Community (AMAL) has just announced. like the Sul Informação had already advanced, the decision was taken together, last Monday.
our newspaper I had already advanced that the summer in the Algarve would not have the Sardine Festival, Feira da Serra, or F festival. It is now official that the Seafood Festival in Olhão, Fatacil de Lagoa, the Medieval Days of Castro Marim, the Mediterranean Diet Fair in Tavira, the Hunting and Fishing Fair in Albufeira, or the Ham Fair in Monchique, they will only take place again in 2021.
AMAL adds that «the Municipalities of the Algarve have still decided not to hold other smaller events that involve large concentrations of people».
The mayors fear “that the non-realization of larger events could increase the demand for other events, which could imply having an unusual turnout”.
However, this decision, emphasize the municipalities, "may not be applied to all events, and will be taken, case by case, and by each of the municipalities, considering the evaluation of the conditions for its implementation in light of the evolution of the pandemic and physical conditions of the same”.
The Intermunicipal Community emphasizes that this decision was “in accordance with what had already been defined by the Council of Ministers on the 7th of May.
“Considering that there is a moment of uncertainty in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Algarve's mayors continue to assume as priorities preventing the disease, containing the pandemic and saving lives”, highlights AMAL.