Events in Loulé - Algarve - Portugal
Here you will find lots of information about events in Loulé in central Algarve, Portugal! See when and where the markets are in and around Loulé, what great annual events take place and when the Algarve bank holidays are so you don't miss out on something or, on a practical note, get caught out by the supermarkets closing.
You can also find events in some of the villages around Loulé, like Querença, Salir and Alte, plus Faro and Quarteira are both only a short distance from Loulé!
FEBRUARY 2018 ALGARVE EVENTS
NOT TO BE MISSED!
BEST ALGARVE CARNIVALS:
LOULÉ • QUARTEIRA • PORTIMÃO • MONCARAPACHO • ALTE • ALTURA • MESSINES • SAGRES
The month of love is here and we certainly love our February Algarve events!
Of course Valentine’s Day is the day we associate most with February, where the shops are laden with gifts and the restaurants lay on special romantic menus, but our favourite event this month is the Carnaval! And this year the colourful carnivals take place across the Algarve 10th to 13th February, with the 13th being the official Mardi Gras day to mark the last day before Lent. Carnival de Loulé is our biggest and most famous carnival, with 3 days of processions, amazing floats, costumes, dancing, music and partying, starting from 3pm from José da Costa Mealha Avenue, the main road through the town.
Wherever you are in the region, you won’t be far from joining in with one of the carnivals and although dressing up isn’t obligatory, it’s a whole load of fun, the locals’ love it and the supermarkets and Chinese shops are packed with outfits and accessories to choose from! Paderne (Albufeira), Quarteira, Odiáxere (Lagos), Portimão, Altura (Castro Marim), Moncarapacho (Olhão), São Brás de Alportel, Alte, São Bartolomeu de Messines and Sagres are just some of the places putting on a carnival and there are also “bailes” (dances / parties) in the evenings too!
For sports lovers, what could be more apt than one of Portugal’s top events “Volta ao Algarve” kicking off on Valentine’s Day?! The 44th edition of the Tour of Algarve, a 5-day cycling event, will run in stages from Albufeira to Loulé, 14th to 18th February ’18. Apparently this year will hold a few surprises, so definitely not to be missed!
For information about these events and more check out Visit Algarve February 2018 Events Guide, the Visit Algarve website, or pop into any tourist information office when you get here to make sure you don’t miss out on something!