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22, may 23 | Reading: 7 min.

Algarve Summer Events 2023 | Casas do Barlavento

The Algarve is the most popular holiday destination in Portugal. Families and groups of friends come here in search of pleasurable moments. On the beaches, at the pools, on the terraces and at the events, tourists create the best memories of summer. If you haven't decided when to spend the holidays, we recommend that you look at the upcoming events. Here are our suggestions for summer events in the Algarve in 2023. Make the most of the hottest season of the year!


​cover picture of the article: Summer events in the Algarve 2023. A crowd of people raising their arms in front of a stage is pictured.

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Events in June in the Algarve


  1. Popular Saints march 2023

| Portimão - 2 to 30 June |

The popular saints are celebrated in June with colourful marches, sardines and songs in honour of Santo António, São João and São Pedro. In Portimão, the marches begin on the 2nd and end on the 30th of June. The celebrations pass through the Pavilhão Arena, Mexilhoeira Grande, the old fish auction in Portimão, and the waterfront area of Alvor and Rocha Beach. Come and take part in these celebrations full of joy and tradition!

*Follow the programme of the celebrations here.

Spend your holiday between Portimão and Alvor and watch all the festivities in an apartment with a shared pool.


| Lagos - 10 to 12 June |

Lagos also celebrates this Portuguese season with popular marches and festivities. From the 10 to the 12 of June, there will be musical entertainment, food, dancing, and a parade of popular marches by various groups from the Algarve and surrounding areas, including the Clube Artístico Lacobrigense and the NECI - Núcleo Especializado para o Cidadão Incluso.

* Find the schedule for each of the popular festivals in Lagos here.

Stay in the centre of the festivities and choose a holiday apartment in Lagos -Apartamento à Porta.


article image: Summer events in the Algarve 2023. Image of a Portuguese street decorated with the typical Santos Populares paper balloons.

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  1. GC32 Racing Tour

| Lagos - 21 to 25 June |

Lagos Bay will once again host the GC32 Racing Tour, one of the most spectacular catamarans sailing circuits in the world. The flying boats return to the coast with the GC32 Lagos Cup. This regatta has already become a reference for the city, which welcomes it with enthusiasm and, from 2022, with renovated infrastructures.

*For more information about the GC32 Racing Tour, visit this page.

Are you looking for an apartment with free dates for the GC32 Racing Tour? This 2-bedroom apartment with a sea view, just minutes from Meia Praia, can be found in our portfolio of holiday homes in Lagos.


article image: Summer events in the Algarve, 2023. The image was taken from a white catamaran sail, standing out against the sky.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema – Unsplash



  1. Afro Nation

| Portimão - 28 to 30 June |

For the third time, the Afro Nation Festival comes to Praia da Rocha in Portimão. The African rhythms were a huge success at the previous two editions and will delight festival-goers once more in 2023. Afrobeat, hip-hop, R&B, dancehall and bashment will be heard in Portimão at the end of June with artists such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Booba and 50 Cent.

In addition to the music, activities such as the famous Boat Parties, Private Beach and Sky Terrace are expected.

*For more information and to buy tickets, visit the Afro Nation Festival website.

Book a villa with a private pool now to enjoy the Afro Nation Festival to the fullest.


article image: Summer events in the Algarve 2023. Image showing people dancing outdoors with trees in the background.

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Events in July in the Algarve


  1. Rolling Loud Portugal

| Portimão - 5-7 July |

The biggest hip-hop festival in the world will also take place in Praia da Rocha in Portimão. After making a splash in the United States, Rolling Loud is coming to Europe for the second time and promises to bring big names in hip-hop and the trap subgenre. Following the success of the 2022 edition, the three-day festival will feature Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, and Meek Mill as headliners. Alongside these names, artists such as Central Cee, Kodak Black, Lil Durk and Glorilla will also be present.

Because the festival does not have a camping area, it is best to book a holiday apartment. Choose one of our apartments that are still available during the Rolling Loud Festival dates. You can check in whenever you want and enter and exit the flat whenever you want.

*Please visit the Rolling Loud Festival page for more information on tickets and other questions.

Rent a villa with a private pool for your holiday in Portimão.


 image of the article: Summer events in the Algarve 2023. image of a young man dancing hip-hop in the street.

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  1. Photo exhibition "Manoel's Jazz

| Portimão - from 20 May to 3 September |

The temporary exhibition "Manoel's Jazz" is on display at the Portimão Museum and will run until 3 September. The exhibition highlights the love of music and passion for jazz of Manuel Guerreiro (1932 - 2005). His musical path was relevant and creative, and is what this exhibition honours. Various stages of the musician's life are recreated through objects, photos, posters, and memories, including a replica of the stage and furniture of "Manoel's Jazz Club" in Monte Carvoeiro.

*For more information about the photo exhibition, visit the website of the Museu de Portimão.

Spend your holiday in Alvor, just a few minutes from the centre of Portimão, in a 3-bedroom villa with a private pool.


article image: Summer events in the Algarve in 2023. In the centre of the image is a girl playing the saxophone, a jazz-style instrument.

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Events in August in the Algarve


  1. Sardine Festival

| Portimão - 1 to 6 August |

The Sardine Festival is a landmark event in the city of Portimão and returns to the riverside area of the river Arade in 2023 with concerts, craft stalls, traditional sweets and, of course, grilled sardines. The main artists of the summer nights are Carlão (Day 1), Áurea (Day 2), André Sardet (Day 3), Virgul (Day 4), Cuca Roseta (Day 5) and, finally, Tony Carreira (Day 6). On 1 August, there will be a historical reenactment of the unloading of the sardine and a "sardinhada" for all visitors. Admission to this summer event is free.

*For more information about the Sardine Festival in Portimão, visit the municipality's page.

Would you like to spend your August holidays in the Algarve in a villa with a private pool and outdoor space for family meals? Check out this three-bedroom holiday villa in Portimão.


article image: Summer events in the Algarve 2023. Riverside area of the Arade, in Portimão in the unloading zone for fish and passengers of the tourist boats.


  1. Banho 29

| Lagos - 28 to 29 August |

Lagos Banho 29 is a popular tradition of bathing in the sea on the night of 28-29 August. One bath on this day is said to be equivalent to 29 baths, and this end-of-summer ritual is passed down from generation to generation. So far, the municipality has not announced any concerts for this tradition. However, midnight bathing always takes place on the city's beaches, and a competition in old swimming costumes is held in the city centre.

*Follow the news on the Lagos City Council page.

Would you like to be part of this tradition in Lagos? Book your holiday home near where it all happens.



The festivities are here, another summer in the Algarve! Make the most of your holiday and enjoy the events in the various towns of the Western Algarve. Count on Casas do Barlavento to guarantee you safe holiday accommodation.