Events in Monte Gordo

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Events in Monte Gordo – Algarve – Portugal

Here you will find lots of information about events in Monte Gordo in eastern Algarve, Portugal! See when and where the markets are in and around Monte Gordo, what great annual events take place and when the Algarve bank holidays are so you don’t miss out on something or on a practical note, get caught out by the supermarkets closing.

You can also see what’s happening in areas around Monte Gordo as well, like the beautiful tiny village of Cacela Velha at the beginning of the Ria Formosa and Manta Rota – a lovely seaside town that has a beach front which is perfect for various watersport competitions. Plus Vila Real de Santo António is just a comfortable stroll or gentle bike ride away from Monte Gordo! (There are regular buses too!)


Algarve Events June 2019 - Festival Med

Here are just some of the highlights from the Visit Algarve June 2019 Algarve Eventsprogramme!

  • Festival Med 27-30th June- Loulé – 4 days, 10 stages, over 80 hours of music with performances from 280 musicians from 22 countries!
  • Carvoeiro Black & White Night – 15th June – The Algarve’s first big Summer party will take place at the square behind Carvoeiro’s town beach, black and white clothes are a must and the party goes non-stop from 8.30pm to 3am!
  • “Marchas Populares” in Faro, Lagos, Portimão, São Brás de Alportel and Alcoutim – throughout June – Parades, music, dancing, entertainment, food and drink and entry is free!
  • Porches Craft Beer Fest 8-9th June – Vila Vita Parc in Porches – Sunshine and beer from 5pm!
  • Lagos World Beer Fest – 27-29th June – A choice of 25 Portuguese beers and ciders to try from 12am to 12pm!
  • Quarteira Popular Saints – 12th, 23rd, 28th June – Don’t miss one of Quarteira’s most traditional events on the seafront from 9pm!
  • Tavira Day of the City Commemorations – 19-29th June – All sorts of wonderful festivities to enjoy!




Annual Events in Monte Gordo and surrounding area

  • February or March: Carnivals in Praça Marquês de Pombal in Vila Real de Santo António on the Sunday before Shrove Tuesday and along the Avenida Marginal in Monte Gordo on Shrove Tuesday
  • June: Festival of Popular Saints takes place in Vila Real de Santo António, Monte Gordo and Vila Nova de Cacela. 12th (Santo António), 23rd (São Pedro) and 28th (São João). Music, dancing and good food help the celebrations along.
  • July (beginning): Festas de Santa Rita
  • July: Noites da Moura Encantada takes place over 4 days in Cacela Velha. Re-creating the times of the Arab occupation with music, traditional food, belly dancing and a traditional Souk market selling both arabic and algarvian goods.
  • August (3rd weekend): Traditional fair in Cacela Velha as part of the celebrations in honour of Nossa Senhora da Assunção.
  • August (24th to 30th): Festas de São João da Degola (St.John the Baptist Festival)- in Manta Rota
  • September (2nd weekend): Festas de Nossa Senhora das Dores – the patron saint of Monte Gordo. A religious procession marks the festival but there is also a market along the beach front, musical entertainment at night and a fireworks display to end the festivities.
  • September – the 1st Sunday: Festas de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação with a procession through Vila Real de Santo António at 6pm, after which there is a musical spectacular in Praça Marquês de Pombal and fireworks at midnight.
  • October (10th to 15th): Feira da Praia in Vila Real de Santo António – market stalls along the Avenida da República selling all sorts – clothing, kitchen utensils, craft work and the Praça Marquês de Pombal has the food stalls, with dried fruits, cheeses, sausages etc. Visitors come from all over and it’s particularly popular with the neighbouring Spanish residents.

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Algarve Bank Holidays 2019

  • Municipal holiday: May 13th
  • New Year’s Day: January 1st
  • Carnival (“Carnaval” – Mardi Gras; Shrove Tuesday): March 5th
  • Good Friday: April 19th
  • Easter Sunday: April 21st
  • Liberation Day (celebrating the 1974 revolution): April 25th
  • Labour Day: May 1st
  • Portugal Day: June 10th
  • Corpus Christie: June 20th
  • Assumption of Mary: August 15th
  • Republic Day: October 5th
  • All Saints’ Day: November 1st
  • Restoration of Independence Day: December 1st
  • Immaculate Conception Day: December 8th
  • Christmas Day: December 25th

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Markets in the Monte Gordo area

  • Market in Vila Nova de Cacela: 3rd Sunday of each month next to the Market
  • Market in Tavira: 3rd Saturday of the month in Rua Vale Caranguejo
  • Market in Santa Catarina: 4th Sunday of the month in Rua 1.º de Maio
  • Flea market in Vila Real de Santo António: 2nd Saturday of the month in Praça Marquês de Pombal starting at 10am
  • Flea market in Monte Gordo: 4th Saturday of the month, next to the Tourist office, starting at 10am.
  • Antique fair and flea market in Tavira: 1st Saturday of the month on Avenida D. Manuel I (next to the new market)

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Popular activities here in Monte Gordo