All the events are by monthly order
Gastronomic Festival of the Eel - Santo André Lagoon
The eel is a delicacy of its own, caught in the Santo André Lagoon which is a nature reserve. Every year there is a greater demand, both from people in the municipality, and from outside and some very distant places. It is a festival of reference at national level. The fact that it went from 10 to 17 days, after the request of the participating restaurants, says it all. Book your seat in one of the participating restaurants (ask the reception):
A Cascalheira, Chez Daniel, Faz-te Esperto, Ti Lena, Quinta do Giz and Tasquinha do Ilídio
Jan 29th-Feb 14th 2021
Location: Restaurants near Vila Nova de Santo André
Melides Village Market 10 minutes by car
Crafts, local products and trade.
FITA - Alentejo International Theatre Festival 10 minutes by car
FITA is a theatre festival with an Ibero-American character that takes place every year during the month of March throughout the Alentejo. Based in the city of Beja, it is from the capital of Baixo-Alentejo that the programme spreads throughout the region, reaching on average ten other municipalities per edition.
Location: António Chainho Auditorium, Santiago do Cacém
Spring Fair - Sines 25 minutes by car
Spring gives colour to the historic centre of Sines, with traditional market and entertainment programme, in early May. This fair has a traditional market in the historic centre, with typical products from the region, handicraft, hand-made products and arts and crafts displays, with the participation of 80 exhibitors.
There is street entertainment in the historic centre, including Tomás Ribeiro Square, Largo Poeta Bocage and Castelo, "gigantones" and "cabeçudos" parades (giant puppets) and lots of music in the street. In the castle there is usually street food, street theatre and concerts by Portuguese artists.
Localtion: Historical Centre of Sines
World Music Festival
The FMM Sines - Festival Músicas do Mundo is a music festival held in the municipality of Sines every July, is a public cultural service festival populated by spectator-discoverers. Adopting "Music with a spirit of adventure" as its signature, it is defined by a diversified program presented in historical and urban settings of great beauty and authenticity, near a coast with protected landscape. Spend a few days tasting food from the world and dancing in the streets.
23- 31 June 2021
Location: Sines and Porto Covo
Annual fair in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Brunheiras Market Place
Annual August Fair - Sines
15 August (holiday) and next days
Annual Porto Covo Fair
With live shows and lots of animation.
Location: fairground near Rua da Praia Pequena
29 August and next days
Feira do Monte - Santiago
The Santiago do Cacém Fair and Exhibition Park hosts the traditional "Feira do Monte" (Mount Fair) with a programme full of proposals to enjoy. Besides the fair there are many musical, modern and traditional shows, show cooking, the Children's Space, Tuk-Tuk rides, "garraiadas" (young bulls are chased), traditional games, workshops, "ruadas" (people singing and dancing in the streets) and dance exhibitions, without forgetting the amusements, crafts, snacks and treats.
Tomato Festival of Alvalade and Mimosa
The tomato has its festival in Santiago do Cacém! It takes place in September in a land that is trying to recover its enormous heritage linked to this hybrid between fruit and vegetable. We talk about the "Festival do Tomato de Alvalade | Mimosa - Gastronomic show in restaurants". There is no lack of starters, main courses and desserts where the tomatoes give the motto and flavour.
Location: Restaurants around Santiago do Cacém
Saints Fair - Deixa-o-Resto
Regional products and handicrafts
Annual Melides Fair
3rd weekend of November
Annual Market Deixa-o-Resto
From 30 nov to 1 dec
Annual Fair of the Village of Santo André
As always, many visitors come to this fair in search of regional sweets, nuts, dried figs and regional handicrafts.
From 30 nov to 1 dec
Christmas Fair - Vila Nova de Milfontes
First weekend of December.
Centre of the Village