January 

  • Festival of “Chouriças” (Sausages), - also known as the Festival of S. Luís
  • Janeiras Festival - Silves. 

February 

  • Carnivals typically on Shrove Tuesday and the preceding weekend
  • Volta ao Algarve - Cycling Tour of the Algarve 

March 

  • Feira do Pão Quente e Queijo Fresco - festival of hot bread and cheese - Vaqueiros.
  • Traditional Sausage Fair - Monchique
  • Gastronomy Festival - Serra in Tavira 

April 

  • 'Liberation Day' on April 25th - fireworks, music and entertainment across the Algarve
  • Vodafone Rally of Portugal  at the Algarve Stadium (sometimes takes place in May)
  • Baja Terras d’El Rei - off road racing championships 

Easter 

  • Folar Fairs - music and entertainment with the opportunity to eat traditional 'folar' cakes - cakes with hard boiled eggs 
  • Easter Sunday - Flower Torch Festival - São Brás de Alportel
  • Festa Pequena - Feast of The Sovereign Mother - Loulé 
  • Palm Sunday - Triumphal Procession - Tavira - 

May 

  • May Day - celebrations and festivities include dancing and music 
  • May Fair - Azinhal - demonstrating traditional skills such as bobbin lace, basketwork, embroidery, tapestry and weaving of esparto grass.
  • Festival of the Pine Cone - Festa da Pinha - Estoi 
  • Gastronomy of the Sea Festival - Tavira
  • Snail Festival - Castro Marim
  • Feisa - sand sculpture festival - Pêra runs to October

June 

  • 'Feira da Terra' - Aljezur on 1st Saturday of each month to October
  • Handicrafts Fair - Alcoutim
  • Popular Saints Festivals - St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter
  • Portuguese Gastronomy week in Lagoa
  • Caldeirada (Fish stew) Festival - Armação de Pêra
  • "Pleasures of the Sea" Festival - Aljezur - 
  • "Festival Med" - Loulé

July 

  • "Arte Doce" Competition and Fair in Lagos - traditional sweets as an art form with music at night
  • Loulé Handicraft Fair
  • Fair of the Serra -São Brás de Alportel
  • Fair of Traditional Smoked Ham - Monchique
  • Algarve International Motorbike meeting - Faro

August 

  • The festival of 'Our Lady of the Oracle' 
  • Municipal Day - Albufeira - entertainment and fireworks
  • Vaqueiros Festival - Alcoutim
  • Burgau Festival
  • Barão de S. Miguel festivals
  • FATACIL - Lagoa -  major fair of handicrafts, tourism, agriculture, includes horse shows, evening entertainment and gastronomy
  • Medieval Fair - Silves
  • Medieval Fair - Castro Marim
  • Sardine Festival - Portimão 
  • Shellfish Festival -Olhão - live music every night

September 

  • Praia dos Pescadores - Fishermen's festival - Albufeira 
  • Festival in Alcoutim
  • Festival in Martinlongo

October 

  • Santa Iria Fair in Faro - lots of entertainment, fairground rides and stalls at this 400 year old fair.
  • Festival for Nossa Senhora da Alva - Aljezur
  • Festival and fair - Raposeira
  • Partridge Fair - Martim Longo
  • Sweet Potato Festival - Aljezur
  • Gastronomy fortnight - Almancil
  • Portugal Masters - Vilamoura 
  • Annual Fair - Monchique

November 

  • St. Martin's Fair - Portimão
  • Gastronomy week - Messines
  • Casinos do Algarve Rally 

December 

  • Loulé Mountain Fair 
  • Albufeira Christmas Grand Prix 
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