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Posted by algarveresident on November 08, 2013

July 18 to 22 – Conventual Sweet ‘Mostra do Doce Conventual’. There will be jams, sweets, honey, cakes made with traditional Algarve ingredients, a selection of delicious liqueurs and musical performances each day at 10pm. The line-up includes 5EX Band (July 18), Jigsaw (July 19), Os Compotas (July 20), Daddy Jack Band (July 21) and Gaijas (July 22). Convento de S. José in Lagoa, 7pm to 1am. Free admission

July 18 to 22 – Lota Cool Market showcasing the latest trends in Portuguese handicrafts, fashion, street food and gourmet products as well as concerts by local bands and artists. Portimão, old fish market and surrounding streets, 6pm to 1am. Free admission

July 19 to 22 – 37th Faro International Motorbike Meet. Every year thousands of motor bikers from Portugal and abroad head to Faro for four days of great concerts and lots of entertainment. Faro, Vale das Almas. www.motoclubefaro.pt

July 19 – Tavira Book Fair. Rua do Cais, 7pm to 12am

July 20 to 22 – Snail Festival. Castro Marim, Revelim de Santo António, from 6pm

July 20 to 22 – Portimão Wine Tasting. Praia da Rocha, Fortaleza Santa Catarina, 8pm to 12am. Free admission, tasting glass €1.50

July 20 to 24 – Pirate Week. Senhora da Rocha, 6pm to 12am. Free admission

July 20 to 22 – Salir do Tempo Medieval Festival. The historical recreation will take the town over 760 years back in time and will feature musical performances, dancing, street entertainment, exhibitions and handicrafts. Salir Historic Centre, from 7pm. Tickets €3

July 21 – ‘Festival do Bacalhau’ a new gastronomic festival that pays tribute to cod, featuring a variety of codfish dishes and musical performances at the Casa do Povo de Alcantarilha. From 7pm. €5 and includes a glass of white wine and a pastel de bacalhau

Until July 24 – Portimão Book Fair. Riverfront, 7pm to 12am

July 25 to 29 – Al-Buhera Festival. For five nigths the streets will be filled with music, street entertainment, local food and handicrafts. Albufeira, Praça dos Pescadores, 7pm to 1am

July 26 to August 5 – Ria Formosa Festival. Savour the best food from Ria Formosa and other regional delicacies inspired by local recipes and traditions. There will be daily entertainment by local and regional artists. Largo de São Francisco, 6pm to 1am. Free admission

July 26 to 29 – Feira da Serra in São Brás de Alportel, reveling the sounds, know-how and flavours from Serra do Caldeirão. This year’s theme is carob. 26 to 28 7pm to 2am; 29 7pm to 1am

July 27 to August 12 – Faro Book Fair. Jardim Manuel Bivar, 8pm to 12am. Free admission

July 27 to 29 – 31st Sweet Art Contest Fair. Regional confectionery made with almonds and figs is showcased alongside regional products, handicrafts and music. Lagos, Municipal Sports Hall, 6pm to 12am. Free admission

Until July 29 – Francesinha Festival. Portimão, Alameda de Portimão, 11am to 12am

Until August 2 – Sunset Secrets at The Castle in Silves. Every Thursday 6.30pm to 11pm. Concerts, relaxing massage, reinvented local gastronomy, oriental dance and poetry. Concerts: 19th July: Gabrielle e os Pedros (Soul & funk); 26th July: Nelson Conceição Trio (Tango, jazz, accordion. Tickets €5, local residents €2

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