Algarve celebrates Saints days

June sees celebrations of popular saints St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter all over the country, with the Algarve region also preparing a programme of events to commemorate this special occasion.

The celebrations will see streets decorated with balloons and colourful paper arches and parties that last until dawn, with loud, traditional music, grilled sardines and plenty of wine.

Where to see the parades:

Portimão – June 18 (Alvor riverside area), June 23 (Polidesportivo da Figueira) and June 25 (Praça 1º de Maio in Portimão), all from 9.30pm.

Olhão – June 22 at Jardim Pescador Olhanense

Quelfes – June 23 at Pavilhão Polidesportivo

Fuseta – June 25 at Pavilhão Polidesportivo

Pechão – June 26 at Pavilhão Polidesportivo

Moncarapacho – June 29 at Pavilhão Polidesportivo

Lagos – June 19 and 26, Esplanada do Clube do Grupo de Amigos do Chinicato from 6pm

Olhos d’Água – June 23 and 28, Largo dos Pescadores de Olhos d’Água, from 8pm

Quarteira – June 23 and 28 at Avenida Infante de Sagres, from 9pm