Loulé’s popular “Mercadinho” is back!

Loulé’s “Mercadinho” is returning to the town’s historic centre this Saturday (June 5) showcasing a variety of local and regional products just as tourists are starting to come in larger numbers.

Organised by the local council, the “Mercadinho” will take place every Saturday from 10am to 2pm until the end of October.

It is hoped the event will also bring a much-needed boost to the local economy as the town starts to open up after months of restrictions.

The “Mercadinho” is usually held twice a year, in spring and summer. This year, due to the pandemic, the spring edition had to be cancelled, thus the council has decided to hold the summer “Mercadinho” from June to October, a longer edition, in a bid to “compensate both exhibitors and visitors”.

Following all DGS health and sanitation guidelines, the event will take place at Cerca do Convento Espírito Santo, Rua D. Paio Peres Correia and Largo D. Pedro I.

Again, there will be three themes: Traditions, Pleasures and Experiences (June 5 and 26, July 17, August 7 and 28, September 18 and October 16); Urban Crafts and Design (June 12, July 3 and 24, August 14, September 4 and October 2 and 23); Recycling, Arts and ‘Trunk Market’ (June 19, July 10 and 31, August 21, September 11, October 9 and 30).

Entrance is free.