Coming up soon, Carnival in the Algarve! Throughout the Algarve there will be parades, generally this will take place on Sunday the 10th and Tuesday the 12th of February, starting 3pm till approx 5pm. My favourites are Alte and Messines. Why? Because it is very local authentic, and nice ambiance! And looking at the weather forecast….. this will be fantastic! Sun, sun, sunnier, sunniest….
But the biggest and most famous Canrinval of the Algarve is ofcourse Loule!
The celebration of Carnival in Loulé is one of the oldest in the country. This year the Loulé Carnival will take place on February 9th, 10th & 12th of February along the main avenue of José da Costa Mealha.
The theme of this year’s carnival will be the austerity measures imposed by the IMF, the current political situation of Portugal – basically the state of the country!!
The parades will start at 3pm and will include 17 decorated floats, entertainers, samba dancers from various samba schools and stilt walkers.
To complement the parade, Loulé Town Hall has announced it is also organising a number of themed balls and parties, sporting and cultural events throughout the town.
The Loulé carnival attracts thousands of visitors each year both national and international and is a great source of revenue for Loulé at this time of the year.
Tickets to enter the main avenue and watch the parade cost €2 per person each day.
Carnival in the Algarve, do not miss it!