sardinhas assadas.jpg

Sardine festival back in all its glory this year

Portimão’s popular sardine festival is back again this summer after being replaced last year for a more budget-friendly and low-key event ‘Festa da Sardinha’.
But now back in all its glory, the ‘Festival da Sardinha’ will take place at its usual Portimão riverside location from August 13 to 17, where visitors can enjoy everything from the charcoal-grilled sardines to a vast line-up of Portuguese musical acts, such as José Cid, Os Azeitonas and local acts Sabrosas Funk and La Plante Mutante.
There will also be handicrafts, regional sweets and much more for visitors to enjoy.
New on the menu this year will be a special “wallet-friendly” dish including a slice of bread, four sardines, boiled potatoes and an Algarve-style salad for €6 at six of the participating restaurants.
Cheaper even will be the ‘sardinha no pão’ snack – a slice of homemade bread with a grilled sardine on top and a drink for €2.80 near the old ‘Lota’ fishing market.
The festival is open between 7pm and 1am and entry is free.