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Things to do in the Algarve in August

Algarve and August

August in the Algarve, is a month full of entertainment, so many things to do in the Algarve. The Algarve is alive and kicking! Most beaches are crowded, you see the children’s air castles popping up everywhere, the nets to play ball games, massages at the beach, live music, happy, laughing and dancing people everywhere. Gin tonics and ‘sex’ on the beach….That is the Algarve in August!

Some highlights of entertainment in the Algarve in August not to be missed and minor detail (wink, wink) a nice private holiday villa!

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Thing to do in August in the Algarve

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Are you on holiday in the Algarve? Or do you live here? August is a busy and warm month! Make sure you protect yourself well against the sun and drink enough water.

Apart from that, there is so much to do regarding festivals, live bands performing along the coast plus various DJs who will guide you through the long hot summer nights in the Algarve.

Hopefully you have a nice place to stay in the Algarve. IF not, check our website for nice villas in the Algarve. We already receiving many bookings for 2019. So contact me for more information regarding your paradise in the Algarve!

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What to do in August in the Algarve

August in the Algarve
Happy Beach Time

August in the Algarve, is the busiest month of the year. Apart from lots of foreigners all over the world visiting the beautiful Algarve, the Portuguese also have holiday. Meaning, busy beaches, bars and restaurants, but also lots of entertainment, like festivals. Below Algarve Housing will inform you with a few large festivals of the Algarve in August.

You do not like crowds? No problem! There are many beaches, and very large beaches, so if you do not like crowds, I recommend the West coast, or find one of the many large, white stretched sandy beaches of the Algarve, and just walk a bit to the left or right and you have more or less your private beach! Do not forget to bring your parasol, water or other drinks, and ofcourse sun cream!

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Algarve Festivals in August

Algarve Festivals
Algarve Festivals

Algarve Festivals in Augustus

August in the Algarve, meaning lots to do, lots of festivals.

Algarve Housing, like to share a few with you!

Medieval Festival Silves
Medieval Festival Silves

7-16 August

Silves-Medieval Festival

The Silves Medieval is one of the biggest and best summer festivals. The town of Silves is a hugely atmospheric and historical town and is the perfect stage for the annual Medeival Festival.

Dress in Medieval costumes, eat and drink medieval fare, cross paths with jousting knights, mysterious moors, leprous beggars and more.


Tickets: 2 euros p.p.

Hire a medieval costume: 3 euros for adults, 2 for children

Festival do Marisco Olhao
Festival do Marisco Olhao

10-15 August

Olhao- Festival do Marisco

Festival of the shellfish, nice food, every night live bands, like Ana Moura, Danielle Mercury and much more, and fire displays at the end.


Tickets: between 9 and 12 euros, children 4 euros.

Lagoa Fatacil Festival
Lagoa Fatacil Festival

21-30 August


Already for the 36th time. Large festival, presenting lots of stalls with clothes, art work, jewelery, food and drinks, plus every night live band playing, among others Os Azeitonas, Carminho and Richie Campbell.

Lagoa Fatacil Festival
Lagoa Fatacil Festival


Tickets: 3.50 euros

12-16 August

Sardine Festival Portimao
Sardine Festival Portimao

Portimao-Sardine Festival

Eat fresh sardines provided by the local restaurants according traditional recipe’s. Live music and dance ensembles provided from 9pm.

Children’s entertainment you will find here aswell.

You do not like sardines? No problem, other nice food is served as well, and of course nice drinks!

Tony Carreira will start the festival on the first day!

Enjoy your summer, and if you are in Portugal, enjoy August in the Algarve!

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