October in the Algarve, the weather can still be nice, but it is a bit of a risk, so bring some warmer clothes with you, as evenings get more chilly. If you lucky you still can sunbathing during the day! Beaches are less crowded, but bars and restaurants are still open, plus cheap deals for rentals! Ideal for your half term holidays!
Algarve Housing, villa rentals Algarve, found a variety of things to do in October in the Algarve, we mention a few, please read below. Have fun, and enjoy the October Algarve, and extend your summer with one of the nice villas we rent!
Sagres Birdwatching Festival
In October, on the west coast of the Algarve, the Sagres peninsula becomes the main crossing point in Portugal for many varieties of migratory birds, as they head towards the warmer climes of Africa.
The Sagres Birdwatching Festival is an annual event with some of the best opportunities in the world to observe migratory birds from both the land and the ocean.
7 and 8 October
BLIP-Better Living in Portugal
Portimao Arena- the largest exhibition of its kind I Portugal.
Organised by Afpop, BLiP Expo has been bringing businesses and visitors together for 15 years, to raise awareness of products and services available in Portugal
There will be a wide range of exhibitors from a diverse range of sectors including health, financial services, outdoor living, leisure, fashion, security, property, food and wines, and much more. Plus there will be lots of prize opportunities for visitors!
Free entrance, and free parking.
The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Cine-Teatro Louletano
A tribute to Lenard Cohen marking his 83rd birthday
17 October till 1 November
Halloween at Zoomarine
Witches, ghouls and zombies will be out and about at Zoomarine to spook the whole family!
Zoomarine park will be transformed into a Halloween wonderland for 15 days. There will be scary themed decorations, surprises and fun performances. Prepare yourself for a day shrouded in dark mystery – if you’re brave enough!
Zoomarine is one of the biggest Algarve attractions and it gets better every year. It’s a fun day out for all the family and the chance to interact with the dolphins is unmissable.
Classical Concerts by Orquestra Classico do Sul
Orquestra Clássica do Sul (OCS) celebrates the arrival of autumn with a new musical tour and concert to mark the opening of the new academic year. The tour will continue with a programme of concerts throught October, with chamber music, a guest conductor and a concert honouring John Avery being some of the autumn highlights for lovers of classical music.
OCS will being their “Light Classics” tour with an ‘opening’ concert at the Municipal Auditorium of Albufeira on October 7th and at the Municipal Museum of Faro on October 8th.
“Stories and Characters” is the opening concert, directed by young conductor Nil Venditti. The young orchestra director is a native of Italy and will be performing for the first time in Portugal.
7th – Albufeira – 9:30 pm
8th – Faro – 6pm
OCS’s “Musical Autumn” cycle features “Baroque Inspirations”, an intimate moment played by a string quartet in the auditorium of the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism at Penha Campus.
12th – Faro – 7pm
Entrance is free and the event is organised by the University of the Algarve.
Chamber music returns to the Noble Hall of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Faro with “American Composers”, which aims to mark the centenary of the death of Scott Joplin and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Amy Beach .
13th – Faro – 7pm
The Chamber Music cycle continues in Silves, in the Church of Alcantarilha with the concert “Baroque Inspirations”.
14th – Alcantarilha – 9pm
OCS will perform the “Concert of Nations” at Cineteatro Louletano as part of the “Loulé Clássico” series. Dedicated to the United Kingdom, the concert will feature works by great British composers. Conducted by Maestro Rui Pinheiro, this concert will feature the solo violinist Jennifer Pike.
19th – Loule – 9.30pm
The John Avery celebration concert will close the October programme.Led my OCS’s Associate Conductor, the concert will be performed at the Grande Auditório de Gambelas and will be presented by well-known writer and storyteller Jorge Serafim.
European Le Mans Series Weekend
Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will be hosting the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) Weekend.
This 3 day event is much more than a race, it’s a great day out for all the family!
Tickets cost €10 each.
This and much more things to do in October in the Algarve. This article is brought to you by Algarve Housing, villa rental company in the Algarve.