February brings almond blossom walks, piano recitals and stargazing to Algarve

February brings almond blossom walks, piano recitals and stargazing to Algarve

In February, there are many experiences and events to be enjoyed in the Algarve – witness the beautiful almond blossom, enjoy piano recitals by renowned musicians and take part in a series of stargazing initiatives.

These are all events included in the ‘365 Algarve’ programme which aims to show that the region has much to offer, even in the winter.

The first edition of the ‘Festival das Amendoeiras em Flor will take place on the first two days of February in the rural community of Alta Mora in Castro Marim.

The event is being organised after the massive success of a series of hikes held in the area last year focusing on exploring almond blossom routes.

Apart from the many hikes that are planned, the festival will also feature street entertainment, workshops, delicious food and live music.

There will be a €14 fee to take part in the hikes which will include breakfast, lunch, beverages and insurance. Price for children aged six to 12 is €8.

Another highlight will be the Algarve’s fourth International Piano Festival, which will feature three recitals in February. The first will take place on Saturday, February 8 at Portimão’s Tempo theatre, starring up-and-coming pianist Vasco Dantas who will be interpreting pieces by Portuguese composer Tavares Belo.

Loulé will also be hosting a recital by three pianists – Pedro Burmester, Borges Coelho and Hugo Peres – who will be paying homage to Bach on February 16 at the Cine-Teatro Louletano.

Last but not least, the festival will return to Portimão’s Tempo theatre for a performance by Eduardo Jordão and João Vasco, aka ’20 Fingers’, on February 29.

The month will come to an end with “all eyes fixed on the skies” with the return of the ‘Out-(In)verno Festival’, which will bring concerts, walks, art exhibitions and several astronomy events to Vila do Bispo between February 28 and March 1.

‘À Babuja’, a unique ‘Algarvian epic’ show featuring two actors and a musician, will also be touring the Algarve in February with performances in Faro (February 15), São Brás de Alportel (16) and Loulé (28 and 29).

More information about these and many other events can be found on the official 365 Algarve website.

https://www.365algarve.pt/

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com