Sunday, 31 August 2008

What’s On in the Algarve in September 2008

The Summer is not over in the Algarve !

Summer weather and lots to see and do is the hallmark of September in the Algarve.

Check out What’s On and enjoy the music, dance, art exhibitions, sport and much more!

You’ll find this brochure in hard copy at Faro Airport (in the Tourist Office) and in all Tourist Offices in the Algarve or you can download it from here:

What’s On in September 2008 brochure

Enjoy the Algarve! There is more to it than ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’!

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Sunday, 17 August 2008

End August in style by attending FATACIL 2008, Lagoa, Algarve

Attend the Algarve’s most spectacular Fair covering handicraft’s, tourism, agriculture and Industry: Fatacil 2008 with a comprehensive line up of cultural and musical events!

Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st of August, from 4 PM (doors open) to 1AM
Venue: Fatasul, Lagoa, Algarve

Fatacil’s cultural events includes: Music Concerts by re-known Portuguese Bands, Portuguese Folk Dancing, Portuguese Horse Riding Shows and Displays, Children’s ‘Let’s play with clay’ workshop, Fado Evening, Dog shows, Table Football Competition, Algarve Wine Competition & Bullfighting.

Detailed Programme here

A major attraction at this fair is the variety of musical events as well as the opportunity to sample the region’s gastronomical delights!

Everyday is a special day at Fatacil! Could you be in a better place if you are in the Algarve between the 22nd and 31st of August?

Ticket prices: €5 (Family ticket for 4: €15); Children free of charge
Further details here

Fatacil is held at Fatasul in Lagoa (Showground for Fairs and Exhibitions; Parque Municipal de Feiras e Exposicões) and is within 20mins by car or taxi from Praia da Rocha & Portimão.

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Notes & links

‘FATACIL, the “Craft, Tourism, Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Fair of Lagoa,” occurs annually (since 1980) for 10 days in August in the Parque de Feiras e Exposições (Fair and Exhibition Grounds) of Lagoa (Algarve)’. (Wikipedia)

Evening Music Concerts (main stage; 22:30PM):

Friday 22nd August - Algarvian Rock Band: Íris + Orquestra
Saturday 23rd August – Ex-Trovante singer Luis Represas
Sunday 24th August – Portuguese Pop Duo: Anjos + Família Supertsar
Monday 25th August
– Portuguese Singer Jorge Palma
Tuesday 26th AugustTito Paris / Nancy Vieira – Lovely music from the Cape Verde islands
Wednesday 27th August – Tribute to Queen Band: Killer Queen
Thursday 28th August – Popular Portuguese singer: Pedro Abrunhosa
Friday 29th August – Popular Portuguese singer: Tony Carreira
Saturday 30th August – Popular Portuguese Band: Xutos & Pontapés
Sunday 31st August – Brazilian Singer Elba Ramalho

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Iris Official Website
Iris radio Iris sing: Oh mãe

Iris sing: Gaivota

Luis Represas
Luis Represas Official Website and songs/videos

Anjos sing: Olhar - te Uma So Vez

Jorge Palma
Jorge Palma sings: Encosta-te a Mim
Jorge Palma sings: Escuridão

Nancy Vieira
Nancy Vieira Official Website

Nancy Vieira sings: Peca Sem Dor

Nancy Vieira sings: Manu

Tito Paris
Tito Paris in myspace

Killer Queen
Tribute to Queen band: Killer Queen Official Website

Pedro Abrunhosa
Pedro Abrunhosa in myspace
Pedro Abrunhosa sings ilumina-me

Tony Carreira
Tony Carreira Official Website
Tony Carreira sings: Tu levaste a minha vida

Xutos & Pontapés
Xutos & Pontapés Official Website
Xutos & Pontapés sing: Homem do Leme

Elba Ramalho
Elba Ramalho Official Website
Elba Ramalho sings: Chão de Giz

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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Flamenco and Bullfighting at the Marina of Portimão, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

‘Noche del Triunfo’ is an interesting spectacle of flamenco dance and bullfighting. A most natural combination!

The horse rider Luís Roxinol, ‘matador’ Luís Gonçalves and the group of ‘forcados’ from Lisbon will be present. The bulls are from Pontes Dias. The group Serva La Bari will perform the flamenco.

Thursday 7th August, 10PM
Venue: Marina the Portimão at Praia de Rocha

Ticket prices: €20
Tickets on sale at the venue and at the box office of Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium and at the Parque de Feiras e Exposições (Monday to Friday’s) and online at

The Marina of Portimão is actually at Praia da Rocha. The Marina is one of the most attractive parts of Portimão and Praia da Rocha. Located by the estuary of the river Arade it is surrounded by excellent restaurants with fantastic views of the beach, the sea and the river.

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Saturday, 2 August 2008

Welcome to the Algarve Mr Paolo Conte!

‘I’swonderful’ to have you here singing for us!

What a fusion of Italian music, jazz, cabaret, Mediterranean music and an outstanding voice you bring!

This legend compositor and Italian singer will sing such classics as ‘Lo Zio’ and ‘Via Com Me’ and many others.

Tuesday 6th August, 10PM
Venue: the Restinga Stadium in Alvor
Ticket prices: €30
Ticket sales and reservations:
T: +351 707 234 234
Tickets can also be bought in shops of Fnac, Worten, Agências Abreu & Megarede

The Restinga Stadium is not just the football grounds of the Portuguese club Alvorense but is also a venue for music concerts. It’s next to Alvor’s beach. Within reach of Alvor’s Riverside. It’s easy to get to it by car or taxi from Praia da Rocha, Portimão or Alvor.

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After the concert continue with an ‘after party’ at Sasha Beach Restaurant (Praia da Rocha, next to the Marina (included in the ticket price).

‘Paolo Conte is an Italian singer, pianist and composer notable for his grainy, resonant voice (evocative of Francophone singers like Jacques Brel) and wistful, sometimes melancholic lyrics.’ (Wikipedia)

Paolo Conte Official Web Site (in Italian)

Paolo Conte (myspace)

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