Saturday, 31 October 2009

Radio Alvor FM Acoustic Festival, Portimão, 31 October 2009

The Best of Acoustic Music is in Portimão!
Saturday 31st October 2009 at 9.30PM

Xico Barata (African music)
Tuniko Goulart (Brasilian guitarist)
Tuka Moura (Brasilian reggae and funk)
J. White
Bubblebath (Algarvian band)
Reflect (Hip Hop)
Sara & Edgar
Edmundo e Vintém (ex-D’Zrt)

Venue: Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium, Av. Miguel Bombarda
8500 Portimão, Portugal, Tel. 282 470 823

Portimão’s Municipal Auditorium is excellent for musical events and is located in the centre of town (Avenida Miguel Bombarda; near Portimão’s main tourist office). It’s easily accessible from Praia da Rocha, Alvor, Monchique, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra and Lagos.
Tickets: Free of charge! Collect tickets at 9PM from the booking office at the venue
Google map:

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Links & Notes:

‘Acoustic music comprises music that solely or primarily uses instruments which produce sound through entirely acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means.’ (Wikipedia)

Algarve Holiday Studio:
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Football matches in Portimão at Portimonense Sporting Club

Enjoy watching a game of local football whilst in the Algarve!

If you are at Praia da Rocha or in Portimão you can walk it to the grounds (in the centre of Portimão & next to the main city tourist office).

Portimão is within a short ride from Alvor, Ferragudo, Monchique, Silves, Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Armação de Pêra, Albufeira, Vilamoura, Salema, Burgau, Lagos and Sagres.

Portimão is currently celebrating football success following it’s promotion to the first Division in the Portuguese League!

It’s football party time!

More to come next season!

Go Portimão!

Links & Notes:

Portimonense Sporting Clube (official website in Portuguese)

Algarve Holiday Studio:
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Saturday, 24 October 2009

St Martins Fair, 347th in Portimão, nr Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Time to the enjoy traditional roasted chestnuts, the fried-dough pastry ‘farturas’ (known also as churros in Spain and other countries), grilled octopus, popcorn and lots of other foods at the restaurants present at the Fair.

At the Fair (Feira) you will find entertainment for people of all ages and tastes!

You will find exhibit stands of different industries, food products, bric-a-brac, metalwork, porcelain, items made of copper, clothes and shoes, quilts and many others.

Feira de São Martinho is a traditional fair dating back to 1662 during the reign of King Afonso VI of Portugal (The Victorious). The fair was created to celebrate St. Martin's Day (November 11).

The fair is one of the most important Fairs in the annual calendar! Well worth a visit if you are at Praia da Rocha or elsewhere in the barlavento (western side of the Algarve) !

Friday 6th November 2009, 4PM – 1AM
Saturday 7th November 2009, 10AM – 1AM
Sunday 8th November till Thursday 12th November 2009, 10AM – Midnight
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November 2009: 10AM – 1AM
Sunday 15th November 2009: 10AM – 11PM

Entrance is by the Riverside or by Portimão’s bus depot.
Venue: Parque de Feiras e Exposições de Portimão
Location: google map

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Links & Notes:

St. Martin started out as a Roman soldier who is understood to have been a kind man who led a quiet and simple life.

The most famous legend of his life is that he cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the beggar from dying of cold.

Throughout Portugal, St. Martin's Day is celebrated by eating roast chestnuts and drinking sweet wines (Jeropiga)

Algarve Holiday Studio:

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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Halloween in Loulé, Saturday 31st October 2009

Not really a Portuguese tradition but Loulé (near Faro) celebrates Halloween as it knows best: with allegoric cars, parades and music! Worth a visit we think!

The centre of activities will be Praça da República, Largo Gago Coutinho, Loulé Castle & Rua 5 de Outubro where you will find many witches, vampires wizards, zombies, and werewolfs! Bring your mask and costume and have fun!

By Loulé’s Castle there will be a space for little ones with bouncy castles, face painting, and other treats!

All Free of Charge!

Saturday 31st October, 9PM

Venue: Streets in the centre of Loulé
Address: Praça da República, Largo Gago Coutinho, Loulé Castle & Rua 5 de Outubro, 8100 Loulé, Algarve, Portugal
Links & Notes:

Shops in Loulé are being decorated according to the Halloween theme.

Haloween (the night of the witches – 'a noite das bruxas') is increasingly celebrated in Portugal!

Algarve Holiday Studio:

For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve!