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TAVIRA FESTIVALS

Tavira festivals are those special events that bring family friends together to celebrate. Tavira festivals are also occasions where the people of Tavira highlight their customs, produce, and entrepreneurship to the many visitors the area has throughout the year. At Tavira-Today we will try to highlight the festivals as well as recording them on our Events page. 

FEIRA DA DIETA MEDITERRÂNICA

The spring/summer cycle of festivals begins in June and a very busy month it is. 

When : 2nd weekend in June

Where : The Historic centre of Tavira

When : 3-5th weeks of June

Where : Tavira and most Freguesia´s

When : 2nd and 3rd  weekends of July

Where : Santa Luzia (opposite the Fisherments Huts)

When : 2nd weekend  July  Friday-Sunday

Where : Tavira -Rua de Cais

When : 1st weekend August Friday – Sunday

Where : Conceição Tavira

When : 2nd week of August Friday-Monday

Where : Santa Luzia 

When :  Last weekend in August

Where : Luz de Tavira

When :  1st weekend in October

Where : Parque de Feiras e Exposições, Tavira

 

When : 2nd or 3rd week of November

Where : Tavira and many other Freguesias

When : Weekend before Christmas

Where : Largo da Igeja Santa Luzia, Tavira 

When : Depends on Easter

Where : Throughout Tavira

More details and information about the individual events below

FESTIVAL SÉRGIO MESTRE

When : 2nd weekend in June

Where : The Historic centre of Tavira

About : Music Dance Crafts

Sérgio Mestre was born in Mozambique in 1953 and was brought to Tavira by his parents in 1956.Hence he is known as a son of Tavira. He came to prominence through his music and his collaboration with the finest Portuguese musicians in pre revolution Portugal and especially his association with José Afonso. 

SANTOS POPULARES

When : 3-5th weeks of June

Tavira and most Freguesia´s

Music Dance Religious Processions/Ceremonies

Santos_Populares_Tavira

June is the month of the popular Saints. In honor of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter the streets of the concelho de Tavira fill with balloons and bows of paper to the colors.


There are dancers in the little broad and altars for the Saints to ask for luck. 

There is feasting, drinking and street parties. Just a great time to be in Tavira and celebrate with the locals. For more details check out our events page where we have highlight the various dances.

FUTEVÓLEI IN SANTA LUZIA

When : 2nd and 3rd  weekends of July

Santa Luzia (opposite the Fisherments Huts)

Local and National Futvoei Championships

Futvolei_Santa_Luzia

Each July the Jardim Publico de Santa Luzia is transformed into a mini beach with a few tonnes of golden sand imported to create the playing surface for the two tournaments that take place there each year. 

The first one is the local championship. The following weekend the finest of Portugal come to compete in the Santa Luzia leg of the National Championships.

Over the past few years CRD Santaluziense have been developing the Futvolei section and this year has started training a junior section

TAVIRA OS DIAS DO VINHO - WINE FESTIVAL

When : 2nd weekend  July  Friday-Sunday

Tavira -Rua de Cais

A wine fair with 42 stands representing Portugal’s wine producers

Food and Wine Festival Tavira

After last years inaugral wine fair we are pleased to see another bigger and better exhibition of the finest wine producers of Portugal

FACARTE FEIRA DE AGRICULTURA, CAÇA E ARTESANATO CONCEIÇÃO

When : 1st weekend August Friday – Sunday

Conceição Tavira

Agriculture, Hunting and Crafts Fair

A local fair with a difference celebrating the rural nature of the Freguesia of Conceição. Combining the agriculture, hunting and local craft production

FESTA DOS PESCADORES SANTA LUZIA

When : 2nd week of August Friday-Monday

Santa Luzia 

Celebration of the fishermen of Santa Luzia

Festa_dos_Pescadores Santa Luzia

Santa Luzia each year celebrates it´s position on the southern coastal fringe of Portugal with a Festival in honour of the villages fishermen. It lasts for four days and the village stops everything it is doing to party. It really is an event to come and enjoy. The locals celebrate  in style and all are welcome to come and join in.

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOLCLORE LUZ DE TAVIRA

When : Last weekend in August

Luz de Tavira

International Folclore Festival

Each year Luz de Tavira hosts this wonderful event that attracts performers from around the world as well as providing a showcase for the very special local folclore groups

FESTA DE SÃO MARTINHO

When : 2nd or 3rd week of November

Tavira and many other Freguesias

Celebration of the São Martinho 

Festa de S. Martinho Santa Luzia

On November 11th, the Portuguese celebrate the day of São Martinho. So on or around this date there are various celebrations across the Tavira area where the locals will be  eating chestnuts accompanied  jeropiga. This is a fortified wine produced in Portugal. In Santa Luzia it is celebrated with all the children from the local schools performing for the older local inhabitants.

Festa de S. Martinho Santa Luzia
Festa de S. Martinho Santa Luzia
Festa de S. Martinho Santa Luzia
Festa de S. Martinho Santa Luzia

VILA NATAL SANTA LUZIA

When : Weekend before Christmas

Santa Luzia, Tavira 

Christmas celebration

Vila_Natal_Santa_Luzia Tavira

Vila Natal is a very local festival created by the people of Santa Luzia to celebrate the coming of Christmas. It is very much a time for the children of the village and surrounding areas. There are craft exhibits, musical performances and of course Pai Natal(Father Christmas)

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