Popular Faro Events taking place in 2014 for the more sporty people include Motorcycle rallies, tennis tournaments, bike rides, rugby and football events. The Faro International Motorcycle Rally is a very big festival and is known throughout Europe. This happens in July. The Faro POR F1 Tennis tournaments is in February. Algarve Sevens Rugby is during July. The Guadiana International Trophy, which is a football tournament occurs during July. “Movers & Shakers Algarve bike rides” is a walking and biking event that happens in December.
For those who are interested in culture there is ballet, theater, art and music. The Ballet that will be performed is Coppelia and will performed in June. The CinePraia is a beach cinema festival and this will take place in July and August. One of the big music festivals is the Popular Saints Parade where there is dance, food and drinks to celebrate some of the big Saints. This is happening in June. A big sculpture exhibition, called “‘9 kings, 9 studies’ by Villares ” is happening from March to June. The big Theater piece performed this year is Romeo and Juliet and takes place in June.
A music and food festival not to be missed is the ” 19th Festival of the Ria Formosa”. This is a seafood festival with the opportunity to let your taste buds explore all the creatures of the ocean. Liberation day is a day for celebrations. This is celebrated with music and festivities in April. In August the annual festival of the town “FolkFaro” takes place. This festival has different forms of entertainment.
Another big festival is the “Feira dos Doces, Frutos Secos e Bebidas Regionais” which is a festival of sweets, drinks and dried fruits. This occurs in the last two weeks of August. A festival of celebrating the elevation from town to city occurs during the first two weeks of September. This festival is called “Festas do Concelho / Comemorações do Dia da Cidade” and involves sports, music and exhibitions. A festival to celebrate the various forms of art occurs in the last two weeks of October. This festival focuses on craft work, art, exhibitions. It’s focus is also on family entertainment. It is called “Feira de Santa Iria in Largo de S. Francisco”
Faro is certainly rich in culture, music and sports. Do not miss these unique celebrations.