Lagoa to host first Sacred Music Festival
Sep14

Lagoa to host first Sacred Music Festival

Cultural association Ideias do Levante and Lagoa Council have announced the first edition of the town’s Sacred Music Festival, to be held in October and November In a statement to the press, the association says the goal is to “promote Lagoa’s religious artistic heritage, decentralise where concerts are held in the borough, introduce people to religious spaces, artists and instruments as well as to works by national and foreign...

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Lagoa Wine Experiences returns
Sep07

Lagoa Wine Experiences returns

After a “sold-out first session” last month, the Lagoa Wine Experiences wine tasting tour is returning on Saturday (September 11) between 10.30am and 6pm. Participants will yet again meet at Lagoa’s municipal pools before being taken to Dona Niza Wines in Carvoeiro, a “very recent project by a local who has an enormous passion for the land and wine” where a wine tasting event will be held. A welcome drink and lunch will be served at...

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Lagoa hosts first international Magic Fest in September
Aug27

Lagoa hosts first international Magic Fest in September

Under the artistic direction of Lagoa magician Paulo Cabrita, the event will be held over two days (September 3 and 4) and feature famous Portuguese, Spanish and Argentinian magicians who will perform several shows in the borough As part of Lagoa’s “A Cultura Sai À Rua” (Culture Out in the Street) initiative, the Lagoa Magic Fest 2021 will see artists Arkadio & Solange Kardinaly (Spain), José de Lemos (Portugal), Salguery...

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Florados de Lagoa, an ancient sweet you will want to try this summer
Aug17

Florados de Lagoa, an ancient sweet you will want to try this summer

Pastry shops in Lagoa will be serving ‘Florados de Lagoa’, an almond and egg-based sweet which has been a staple of local confectionery for years but has remained something of a secret to the general population. The initiative has been organised by the local council, which revealed in 2019 that the original recipe for making the Florados de Lagoa had been kept at the local convent for centuries before finally being revealed recently....

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Olympic medallist Patrícia Mamona chooses Lagoa for training camp
Aug13

Olympic medallist Patrícia Mamona chooses Lagoa for training camp

The 32-year-old athlete arrived in the town on August 6 accompanied by her coach José Uva Her goal is to recover from her silver medal-winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics and prepare for the World Athletics Championships next year. “The good condition of our facilities played a role in the athlete’s choice (to come to Lagoa),” the local council said in a statement to the press. Lagoa Mayor Luís Encarnação invited Mamona and her...

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Portimão cancels sardine festival but promises plenty of fun for all
Aug03

Portimão cancels sardine festival but promises plenty of fun for all

For the second year straight, Portimão’s Sardine Festival will not be held due to the pandemic. However, the town will still pay homage to its favourite fish by organising five concerts with popular Portuguese artists between August 4 and 8 at the town’s riverside. “As the pandemic still doesn’t allow the full return of the Sardine Festival, Portimão Council is organising these concerts for the whole family, where all sanitary...

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Silves Medieval promises performances, medieval cuisine, more
Aug03

Silves Medieval promises performances, medieval cuisine, more

Taking place until August 22, the event will feature a series of night-time performances and see the town’s streets decorated to look like they did in the Middle Ages, for a new, “more restrained” version of the town’s hugely popular medieval fair. Over 30 local restaurants have also joined the event and will be including a “medieval dish” on their menu, which can be a snack, a dessert or a full meal. There will be entertainment every...

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Amendoeira Golf Resort to host EGA European Championship
Aug03

Amendoeira Golf Resort to host EGA European Championship

The Algarve’s stunning Amendoeira Golf Resort is to host the European Golf Associations (EGA) European Championship for Golfers with Disability on 21-24 August for the first time. The championship, which is in its 18th year, is approved by the EGA and run by the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA). It will see 80 players descend on Amendoeira’s sun-kissed O’Connor Jnr Course, ready to compete in a range of events, including...

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