Events in Quarteira

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Quarteira Events

Here you will find lots of information about events in Quarteira in central Algarve, Portugal! See when and where the markets are in and around Quarteira, 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.


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 Quarteira

  • Carnival: February
  • Day of the City: 13th May
  • Fisherman’s Festival: Weekend closest to 31st May
  • Marchas dos Santos Populares (Popular Saints Festivities): June/July
  • Sardine Festival: 1st fortnight of August
  • Fair of Books and Handicraft: August:
  • Festival in honour of Our Lady of Conception: 8th December. The town’s most important religious festival celebrating the Patron Saint of the fishermen. Starting the night before at 9pm the Image of the patron saint is carried in procession from the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conçeição to the Church of Sao Pedro do Mar. On 8th the main celebrations start at dawn and by 14.30 the procession continues along the coastal avenue of Quarteira to the Porto de Abrigos. The highlight is the boat trip of the Patron Saint, accompanied by the fishermen in their boats. Entertainment and merry making complete the festivities.
  • New Year’s Eve: musical entertainment on the sea front followed by fireworks at midnight

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Algarve Bank Holidays 2019

  • Municipal holiday (Loulé) – Ascension day (40th day after Easter Sunday): May 30th
  • 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 Quarteira and surrounding areas

  • Market in Quarteira : every Wednesday at Fonte Santa, from 9am to 2.30pm
  • Market in Loulé: every Saturday morning, at the end of R. da Nossa Senhora da Piedade in front of Convento de St. António
  • Market in Boliqueime: last Thursday of the month in the Church square
  • Market in Benafim: 1st Saturday of the month on Rua 25 de Abril
  • Market in Azinhal: last Saturday of the month next to the Primary School
  • Market in Ameixial: 1st Thursday of the month on the EN2
  • Market in Alte: 3rd Thursday of the month in Largo José Cavaco Vieira
  • Market in Cortelha: 2nd Saturday of the month
  • Market in Almancil: 1st and 4th Sunday of the month next to School C S
  • Flea market in Almancil: 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month next to School C S

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Popular activities here in Quarteira