Catch up with the Latest Algarve Events for the co...

Catch up with the Latest Algarve Events for the coming months

Nutthaseth Vanchaichana from Getty Images

Photo: Nutthaseth Vanchaichana, Getty Images

The Essential happenings in the Algarve: Festivals, Live Music, Exhibitions and more

Winter Sun

A new festival has been created to stimulate Tavira’s cultural offer in winter, with music, poetry, markets, street food, children’s workshops, sports and environmental sustainability.

The Sol de Inverno (Winter Sun) Festival will take place on February 24 and March 16, between 11am and 6pm, on the city’s Largo José Joaquim Jara (Jardim do Sapal).

The initiative’s programming counts on the collaboration of several local associations. 

Winter Sun Festival Tavira (Festival Sol de Inverno, Tavira)


Artistic debut 

For art lovers and collectors, Silves will be a mandatory stop between March 21 and 24 with the debut of the Vision Art Fair at Fissul.

This international art fair will bring together more than 100 internationally acclaimed emerging artists, including painters, photographers, illustrators and sculptors, in partnership with various galleries representing more than 30 countries.

The goal is to introduce the public to high-quality works in traditional and contemporary styles.

Entry is free and the event is open to the public between 11am and 8pm. 


Wining and Jazzing 

With plenty of jazz, wine and tapas, Silves’ Jazz nas Adegas is back for its 7th edition. Until May 25, an incredible line-up of bands will take the stage among wine barrels and fermentation tanks at some of Silves’ most iconic wineries.

Upcoming concerts include the Silves Philharmonic Combo at Cabrita Wines on February 23 and 24, The Pocket Band at Herdade Barranco do Vale on March 8 and 9, and the Algarve Jazz Orchestra at Quinta do Rogel on March 22 and 23

Concerts take place on Fridays at 9pm and Saturdays at 5pm, and tickets cost €20 

©Chris Bair on Unsplash


Music in the Atlantic 

The 7th Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival, taking place from May 14 to 17, will be held for the fourth time at the Pine Cliffs Resort in Albufeira, where guests can enojy the music overlooking Falésia beach.

The line-up includes names familiar to jazz lovers: Najee, Peter White, Jesse Cook, Eric Darius, Althea René, Adam Hawley, among others.

The programme also includes guest DJs, live interviews with the artists and plenty of time to enjoy a drink, with the evenings ending with a post-show party. 

Althea René


Underwater inspirations 

Algarve artist Vanessa Barragão grew up by the sea and developed a connection with the environment from an early age.

This passion, combined with her artistic inclinations, has now resulted in a fascinating exhibition titled SUBMERSO (Submerged), on display at the Lagos Cultural Centre.

Visitors will be able to marvel at the different creations made from yarn and tapestry and learn about the production process.

From Tuesday to Saturday, between 10am and 6pm, visitors can observe the artist’s series of sculptural pieces made from textile waste until 23 March. 

Vanessa Barragão, ©Hugo Macedo


Land & Sea 

Showing at Loulé’s In the Pink fine photography gallery until March 23, the Terra & Mar exhibition brings together the work of four Portuguese photographers: João Mariano, Maria Oliveira, Nuno Cera and Vasco Célio.

The artists present a visual journey where land and sea meet, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of our country.

Their works weave stories of landscapes and people, exploring how the tides and winds determined the ways in which people in Portugal worked and lived.

You can visit the exhibition from Tuesday to Friday, from 11am to 7pm, and on Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm. 

©Nuno Cera / In The Pink


Mediterranean garden 

In a garden in Querença, you will find a collection of plants that could grow in Algeria, Jordan, Turkey, Greece or Italy.

An initiative of the Manuel Viegas Guerreiro Foundation, this is the first garden in the country dedicated exclusively to Mediterranean flora.

Junipers, laurels, thyme, rosemary, lavender and cistus perfume the air of a south-facing slope that can be visited every day.

Inaugurated in March 2023, it occupies one and a half hectares. The project was designed by Fernando Santos Pessoa, one of Portugal’s most notable landscape architects. 


Lagos Museum 

The robe worn by 16th century priests at the last mass that King Sebastian of Portugal attended before leaving for the Battle of Alcácer Quibir welcomes visitors to the new Lagos Museum – Dr José Formosinho, alongside an Indo-European ivory Christ that is unique in Portugal.

But there is much more to see, including pieces that tell the story of the Algarve and the city of Lagos.

The cabinet of curiosities, which is unique in the region, displays an eight-legged goat that was a childhood memory for many Algarvians and has now been restored. 

©Bruno F. Pires/OM Group 


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