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8-12 August: Festival do Marisco Olhao

Today we invite you to visit the Shellfish Festival, taking place in Olhao, in the “Jardim Pescador Olhanense” near the “Ria Formosa”. The huge range of shellfish on offer, cooked in the traditional manner, regional sweets, handicrafts and concerts create a tourist event of the highest quality.
You’ll enjoy it!

The “cubist” town of Olhão is a special landmark on the Algarve tourist route. The typical ways of its people, the town’s exotic architecture, its cuisine and the islands nearby are all good reasons to visit.

Seafood devotees head to the fishing town of Olhão for the Festival do Marisco, for days of fresh cockles, conch, clams, oysters, conquilhas, octopus, squid and cuddle fish. Situated in the southern town in the Algarve region of Portugal, the festival celebrates the town’s history as a seaport and the subsequently delightful local cuisine – for those who love finger-licking good shellfish. Expect stall after stall of hot, grilled, steamed, sautéed and buttery seafood. And plenty of non-fishy smells and sights, too. In addition to the whitewashed walls and flattops of the Moorish architecture, folk dancing and concerts will keep visitors entertained as they eat.

Live music line up:

8 Tony Carreira


10 Beatles Tribute band

11 Rui Veloso

12 Banda Calypso

Opening hours: 7.30 pm – 1.30 am

Price: €8 for adults, children between 7 and 12 years: €3, under 6 years for free.

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Seafood and Mariza in the Algarve

Algarve Housing rent holiday homes in the Algarve, the most southern part of Portugal. This summer is a lot happening in the Algarve, and we like to inform you about a few highlights for coming week.

14 August, 10 pm

Mariza and Guest

Zona Ribeirinha, Vila Real de Sto. António

The famous Portuguese Fado singer Mariza, will sing in her own country for YOU! Her powerful singing voice, beautiful appearance, made her in 7 years time a world wide known artist! 5 platina albums she made already, so don’t miss the opportunity to see her live! Tickets are 15 and 20 euros.


www.ticketline.pt, FNAC, Worten and Agências Abreu
Reservations: T. +351 707 234 234

Please have a look a the following YouTube video, to get in the mood:

Till Sunday you can enjoy the famous Festival do Marisco (Shellfish Festival) in Olhoa, the east of Faro.

The combination of fantastic seafood and great bands performing makes this festival worth a visit.

Tickets are at the door – €8 for adults; €3 for children from 7 to 12 years; children 6 and under go free, from 7pm you can enjoy the huge variety of shell fish dishes typical of the region, while listening to a wide range of live bands performing at a huge stage, to end with fire work display.

Also till Sunday, Medieval Festival Silves, see previous post.

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