The summer season brings the anticipated 8th edition of the “Coolest Market in the South”
– July 4, 2023
Portimão marks the beginning of summer with the riverside “Lota Cool Market” event, taking place between July 5-9 from 6pm to 1am, focusing on environmental awareness under the “Blue Fever” theme.
This year’s Lota Cool Market will be “bigger and more dynamic” with the addition of the “Young Cool Vibe” zone in Jardim Visconde Bivar, a space dedicated to young artisans who give small workshops on their art late in the afternoon.
There will be artisan and local producers’ stalls set up in the usual catering area as well as food trucks and small vehicles in the square in front of the old fish market, preparing a wide range of street food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizzas, empanadas, and sweet and savoury crepes. To accompany these delicious flavours, drinks include renowned Alentejo Black Pig gin, ginja cherry liqueur served in chocolate cups, Granny’s Flavor Algarve liqueurs and the region’s best wines.
Artisans and new design brands will inspire visitors to reuse and recycle materials, with crafts including crochet and macramé, clothing, botanical jewellery, and natural cosmetics.
There will also be live concerts every night with the Choque Frontal ao Vivo event, a “Happy Van”, which is a VW minivan Photobus, set up to capture the event’s greatest memories, as well as henna paintings and inflatables for children.
𝟲 July (Thursday)
8pm – João Vila Nova e André Pereira
10pm – Fernando Leal
𝟳 July (Friday)
8pm – Macadamia
10pm – Domingos Caetano (Íris)
𝟴 July (Saturday)
8pm – Carmen Danen
10pm – Tercio Nanook “One man show”
𝟵 July (Sunday)
8pm – José Francisco
10pm – Knightriders (tribute to the 80s)