Events in the Algarve in October 2019
October is a great time to visit the Algarve. The weather is lovely and sunny. Moreover, flight and hotel prices are lower than during high season. And there is still plenty going on. Find out below the best events in the Algarve to attend on your holiday trip in October.
Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival (Albufeira)
When: October 1-6
In the five star Pine Cliffs Resort in Albufeira, the 4th annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival is being held. Enjoy the best jazzy sounds over dinner in a privileged location overlooking the ocean. If you like jazz, don’t miss this festival.
When: 26 September – 6 October
In the heart of the Algarve, you find the Vila Vita Biergarten. This Bavarian restaurant is located in Porches and is THE place to be during Oktoberfest. Here you can celebrate Germany’s favourite festival together with 700 other party people. Drink and dance along the wooden benches and enjoy the best German beers. The waiters are of course dressed in the traditinal dirndl and lederhosen. Forget rainy Munich, go celebrate Oktoberfest in the Algarvian heat.
Sagres Birdwatching Festival (Sagres)
When: October 10-13
From October 10-13 you can visit the Birdwatching Festival in Sagres. The 2019 edition will be the 10th time that this popular birdwatching festival is being organized. In addition to birdwatching, there are boat tours and other activities. If you like being in nature, don’t miss this festival.
Feira De Santa Iría (Faro)
When: October 19-28
In honor of Saint Irene, the city of Faro organizes a big fair for the entire family. Adults and children can go in the ferris wheel and many other carnival rides. There is live music and lots of stalls where you can buy local produce. You can find the fair in the square Largo de São Francisco between the historical old town of Faro and the Ria Formosa.
Portugal Masters (Vilamoura)
When: October 24-27
From Thursday October 24 until Sunday October 27, the Portugal Masters Golf Tournament is organized on the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura. This is considered to be one of the most important golf tournaments of Europe. The best players of the world will come to the Algarve and play to compete for the Masters Title.
Halloween at Zoomarine (Guia)
October 15 – November 2
Every year, Halloween is held at the 31st of October. The popular family park Zoomarine turns into an awesome Halloween themed park. For more than two weeks you can emerge yourself in a scary world full of dark surprises. There is a spooky walkthrough with zombies to scare the entire family. Throughout the park you can find creepy creatures performing live entertainment. Kids especially love to visit here during Halloween.
Sand City (Lagoa)
When: 11 June – 8 November
While this event already starts in June, you can still enjoy it in October. Check out Sand City, the biggest sand sculpture festival of Portugal.