Artisans return to the street for Portimão Summer Markets

After a successful first edition last month, the Portimão Summer Markets (Mercados de Verão) are back in town with a wide range of unique, handmade items.

Twenty exhibitors will be showcasing their products, from clothing and jewellery to dolls and toys, at Jardim 1º de Dezembro, in front of TEMPO municipal theatre.

The Summer Markets will be held this weekend (August 27 to 29) from 6pm to 11pm, on September 3 from 8.30pm to 11pm and on September 4 and 5 at the normal times of 6pm to 11pm.

Handmade items are not mass produced, which means visitors will find a vast selection of artisan goods which are truly unique.

New brands include Indian and ethnic wear by Anahí, “capulana” ethnic fashion by Shyrénia’s Creations, crochet and amigurumi (Japanese art of knitting) toys by Por Um Fio, ragdolls and mandalas by Mafalda Osório, silicone baby products by Pandina and ceramics by ZM.

“The Summer Markets will be an opportunity to support local small businesses and artisans,” said Associação Teia D’Impulsos, which is organising the event with the support of the local municipality and parish council.

Teia D’Impulsos will also be selling ‘passports’ (guide booklets) to the popular “Rota do Petisco” gastronomic route (click here). Each ‘passport’ costs €1.5, with all proceeds going to charity through the Rota Solidária initiative.

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