Black & White Night brings 20,000 to Carvoeiro

Over 20,000 people turned up on Saturday (June 20) for Carvoeiro’s second Black & White Night, establishing it as a new “must” on the Algarve’s tourist calendar.

With the number of visitors “doubling” from last year, the event saw locals and tourists taking to the streets to enjoy the event’s dazzling list of entertainment.

“Burlesque and vintage” were the themes this year, which took people back to the 1920s and 30s before bringing them forwards again to the 21st century with “dance hits that have marked the first 15 years”.

A number of stages were set up throughout the town, with performances by Burlesque singers and dancers, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra and DJs.

Streets were closed to traffic and shops were open until the wee small hours.

Organised by Ibérica Eventos and Lagoa council, the event closed with a party on the beach led by DJ Charlie Spot which went on until 3am on what by happy chance was a perfect summer night.

Not surprisingly, the council has already confirmed Black and White Night will be back next year (June 18).