Festival da Sardinha (Sardine Festival)
What to expect
Festival da Sardinha in Portimão is one of the best opportunities to eat freshly grilled sardines, straight from the sea. You can smell the delicious scent of grilled sardines already from far away. The Portuguese people like to eat sardines with a salad and bread, so you can expect those as well. Afterwards you can enjoy a delicious dessert. There are tables, where you can sit and eat. There are more than 2000 seating spaces available, and you can see many people standing as well. The festival is not only about eating sardines. There is live music, dancers, entertainment and you can enjoy various activities. There are thousands of people, all coming there to join the fun. It is one of the biggest events of Portimão and it really is a party. If you enjoy sardines, this festival will make you truly satisfied.
The event is held every year in Portimão, near the waterfront between the museum and the bridge, in an area called Zona Ribeirinha.
The Sardine Festival starts in the beginning of August and lasts for 5 days. During those days, it starts at 19.00 and lasts until 01.00.
Dates for 2022: still unknown, but in previous years it was from August 7-12
What is the entrance fee?
Festival da Sardinha is a free festival. There is no entrance fee.
If you would like to know more about this event, check out their Facebook page.