Sardine Festival Portimão – 3 -11 August 2012
You’re never too young to eat sardines. But…if you haven’t yet acquired a taste for these little ocean creatures, you’re never too young to CELEBRATE sardines. And the perfect place to do it is at the Portimão Sardine Festival, running 3-11 August.
Each day starts with a parade from the Portimão Museum, along the waterfront, to the festival grounds. (While you’re near the museum, you might want to visit the sardine canning exhibition. Read about it here.).
Inside, eight restaurants are serving up sardines (of course!) and other Portuguese and festival favorites.
For kids, a special space is set aside with bouncy castles, a roundabout, a mini big wheel, petting zoo and activities.
Entertainment is also served up each night on three stages. Following are performance times:
Times: 22.30 / 24.00
Music, comedy and great rhythms will be taking to the main stage:
■ Friday, 3 August | Mónica Ferraz;
■ Saturday, 4 August |c ;
■ Sunday, 5 August | Xico Barata;
■ 6 & 7 August | LOL Festival of Humor, with Serafim, Quim Roscas, Zeca Estacionancio, Herman José & guests.
■ Wednesday, 8 August | BOSS AC
■ Thursday, 9 August | Led On
■ Friday, 10 August | Ar de Rock & Convidados Especiais
■ Saturday, 11 August | Calcinha Preta
SARDINHA (Stage 2)
Times: 19.40 / 21.40
Large variety of entertainment every day from music, comedy, folk music, jazz …
■ 3, 8 & 11 August | Desbundixie provides a history of jazz in Dixieland style.
■ 6 & 7 August | Stand-up Cooking – “Comídia” combined with a wooden spoon and a top chef!
FADO & PETISCOS (Stage 3)
Times: 20.00 / 22.00
Silence please for some FADO singing!
■ Every day, fado will be performed at the Sardine Festival by popular Portuguese singers.
* On 6 and 7 August – the stage will be making way for the up and coming talents from the Open Mic competition of the Lol fest – casting Lol Fest – where the best contestants win 10 minutes of fame and perform on the Fado stage.
A light, sound and fantasy show, with a procession of characters, brings the evening to a close.
For more information, visit the Sardine Festival website.
Portimão Fair and Exhibition Park
GPS: 37º 8′ 43”, -8º 32′ 2”
Hours: 18.30 to 01.00
Parade begins at the Portimão Museum at 18:45
Family/Group Ticket (1 day/4 persons) – € 16,00
Festival Ticket (9 days/1 person) – € 30,00
3-day ticket (3 days/1 person) – €14,00
Single ticket (1 day/1 person) – € 5,00
Children up to the age of 10 (free)