Events in Tavira

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Tavira Events

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

  • Carnival (normally February) – Tavira joins in the carnival fun across the region
  • Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter) – Triumphal Procession – This is a religious event that was started in the 18th century by the Carmelite Order of the City of Tavira. The procession consists of decorated litters with gilt woodwork and images depicting the life of Christ from the Mount of Olives to his death.
  • Festival ‘Gastronomy of the Sea’ (end of April beginning of May).
  • During July and August Tavira has a programme of summer evening entertainment in the Praça de República.
  • New Year’s Eve – musical entertainment and fireworks

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Algarve Bank Holidays 2019

  • Municipal holiday: June 24th
  • 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 Tavira and surrounding area

  • Market in Tavira: 3rd Saturday of each month at the Fairs and Exhibitions Park
  • Municipal Market in Tavira: Monday to Saturday from 7am to 1pm
  • Market in Moncarapacho: 1st Sunday of the month next to Rua das Olarias
  • Market in Santa Catarina: 4th Sunday of each month in Rua 1.º de Maio
  • Santa Luzia: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
  • Market in Vila Nova de Cacela: 3rd Sunday of the month, next to the Market building.
  • Market in Quelfes: 4th and 5th Sunday of the month in front of School EB1, from 08.00 to 13.00.
  • Market in Fuzeta: 1st Thursday of the month, next to the Campsite.
  • Flea market in Tavira: 4th Saturday of the month, near to the Municipal market.
  • Flea market and collector’s fair in Tavira: 1st and 5th Saturday of the month on Avenida D. Manuel I (next to the Municipal market).
  • Flea market in Fuzeta: 2nd Sunday of the month, next to the Campsite
  • Flea market in Monte Gordo: 4th Saturday of the month at 10am, next to the Tourist Office on the beach front.

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