Carnival in Loulé

Carnaval de Loulé

Just before Lent, Loulé celebrates Carnaval over three days. Exuberant festivities include parades with tractor-drawn floats, live music and a grand ball. Friday is the children’s parade and Sunday's the big one.

Music in Loulé

Festival Med

This three-day world-music festival has gained a reputation as a quality event and now attracts strong line-ups of international performers, as well as dance, handicrafts exhibitions and street theatre.

Religious in Loulé

Nossa Senhora da Piedade

Linked to ancient maternity rites, this romaria (religious festival) is the Algarve’s most important. On Easter Sunday a 16th-century image of Our Lady of Pity (or Piety) is carried down from its hilltop chapel,...