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Posted by algarveresident on November 08, 2013

May 24 to 27 – Snail Festival. Faro, Alameda João de Deus. 5pm to 12am. Free admission

May 24 to 26 – ALGARSAFE’18 at Portimão Arena, civil protection and relief fair, featuring a “unique programme” covering all security and safety issues. Around 100 exhibitors and entities are taking part, with over 50 activities scheduled. The fair is also directed at families, and there will be plenty for children to see and learn. The first day will start at 9am with a guided visit of the fair followed by the seminar “Emergency Response in Portugal”. Free registration for the seminar should be done via email at The full three-day programme can be downloaded from the “civil protection page” on the Safe Communities Portugal website

May 25 to 27 – Terra de Maio Fair. This fair aims to promote and develop traditional, quality products, and the know-how still kept in the memory of may, food, Algarvian wines, Castro Marim’s salt, Algarvian goat, folklore and Portuguese traditional music. This year’s event will include the singer Raquel Tavares and Chef Vitor Sobral. Azinhal, Pavilhão Multiusos. 25th: from 6.30pm; 26th & 27th: from 9am. Free admission (except for dinner)

May 25 – Faro Unveiled | A stage visit to the city of Faro’s historical past. Tickets €10. 966 655 941

May 26 – Fantastic Moments with Heritage | Sites with history. Monte dos Amantes, Vila do Bispo, 3pm. Tickets €5. 282 680 120

May 26 – Handicrafts Showcase. Tavira, Mercado da Ribeira, 10am-6pm

May 26 – Street Food Fest by the Loulé’s municipal market. For €10, visitors will be able to try four savoury creations as well as two desserts created by the winners of a recipe competition. They can also meet each of the participating chefs or try a series of local wines and products. From 7pm. For more information, visit

Until May 27 – 15th Tavira Sea Food Festival. Menus featuring varied and healthy dishes invite you to sample the flavours and textures from the Algarve coast. For participating restaurants and menus visit

May 30 – Faro Unveiled | A stage visit to the city of Faro’s historical past. Tickets €10. 966 655 941

Until May 31 – Snail Route. São Brás de Alportel, participating establishments.

June 1 – ‘Silent Party’ to celebrate International Children’s Day at Alameda square in Portimão. Instead of using a speaker system, music is broadcast to wireless headphones which are handed out to partygoers at the entrance. There will also be bouncy castles for children to enjoy. 5.30pm to midnight. Free admission

June 1 – Craft Beer Fest at Vila Vita Biergarten in Porches. Enjoy excellent craft beer in an authentic Bavarian beer garden setting with a live performance by award wining portuguese band Dead Combo whose sounds are a unique mix of jazz, fado, rock, african and south american rhythms. There will be street food available. From 6.30pm. Free entry

June 1 – Stories in the Moonlight with Rodolfo Castro. CIV Young Storytellers, musical moments, world flavours. Vilamoura International School, open to the public, free entry

June 1 & 2 – International Children’s Day celebrations in Lagoa. Municipal Auditorium square, 9.30am to 11.30am and 5pm to 9.30pm. With street entertainment, face painting, bouncy castles, workshops and much more

Until November 10 – Fiesa 2018. Pêra. 10am to 10pm.