Sardine festival returns to Portimão

THE TWELFTH edition of Portimão’s famous Sardine festival takes place this year from August 4 to 13 at the city’s Zona Ribeirinha, down by the waterfront. Celebrated annually, visitors have the chance to taste the Algarve’s speciality fish in a variety of ways, including the ever-popular sardinha no pão, sardine baked in bread.

The festival attracts thousands of visitors, every year, who flock to see the variety of food, music and activities on offer. On the first day of the event there will be a Guinness World Record attempt to make the largest soup in the world. Local chefs hope to cook 6,000 litres of the traditional Portuguese soup, Arjamolho, which will then be served to passers by. Concerts take place every night, usually starting at 10pm. This year’s highlights include Santamaria on August 4, Xico Bareta, Pau d’Arara and Beto Kalulu on the 7th, Tony Carreira on the 10th and Martinho da Vila on the 13th.  

Call 282 470 700 for more information.