Major Lego exhibition returns for a second year Kids of all ages (big ones included) will be delighted by the Fun Brick exhibition taking place at Portimão Arena from 16th August to 4th September. Following on from last year’s successful inaugural event, the exhibition features the largest collection of Lego constructions in the country. Designed and built by a single collector, the exhibition is spread over more than 90 sq metres and features around five million Lego pieces. Sights to spot in the display include a medieval town with an imposing castle where hundreds of warriors and men on horseback are seen mid-fight on the battlefield. Elsewhere there are pirates, famous monuments, Star Wars scenes and a space city to be explored, as well as a Lego Friends' section. And for those who feel inspired by the incredible display, there is a Play Zone where you can build your own Lego creative, and a Fan Zone where you can purchase official products. What’s more, Lego enthusiasts from the local area have the opportunity to get involved with the initiative by displaying their own creations in the Fan Zone 2. Anyone interested should email email@example.com. The exhibition is open between 2pm and 10pm Monday to Thursday and from 2pm to 11pm on Fridays. Weekend hours are 10am to 11pm on Saturdays and 10am to 8pm on Sundays. Tickets cost €3.50 for adults, €2 for children aged four to 10, and kids under four go free. For every ticket sold, Portimão Câmara will donate 10 cents to a local IPSS charity.
Enjoy sardines every which way at annual Portimão festival The annual Portimão Sardine Festival takes place this month and, as ever, will celebrate the fish that is so synonymous with Portugal. From 3rd to 7th August, stalls will line Portimão’s waterfront promenade serving up a variety of tasty sardine treats. It’s been a tough year so far for the local sardine fishing industry, with a ban from Brussels stopping fisherman taking to their boats during the early part of this year in a bid to boost local reserves. But since that ban was lifted at the start of May, sardines are now firmly back on the menu. There’s plenty to choose from on that menu, too. It’s hard to beat the taste (or the smell) of perfectly grilled sardines simply served with a side of bread and salad, but sardine sandwiches and dishes
incorporating the fish in marinated form will also be available. And when your belly is happily full, there’s live music every evening to entertain the crowds. Acts scheduled to play include Carolina Deslandes, a former finalist on the Portuguese version of Pop Idol, and an accordion orchestra. Other scheduled entertainment includes craft stalls, a book fair and the latest addition to Portimão’s riverside, the ferris wheel. The Portimão Sardine Festival is open 7pm - 11pm from 3rd to 7th August. Entry is free. For more information, visit: www.festivaldasardinha.pt.
Silves Medieval Fair 2016 Prepare to grab your joust, charge your tankard and don your finest tunic, because the annual Silves Medieval Fair returns for its thirteenth year next month. Taking place within and around Silves Castle in the historic centre, this year’s event will once again transport the city back to the historic medieval period when it was the capital of the Algarve, celebrating its Moorish and Christian heritage. The Royal Banquet will recreate a hearty and exquisite medieval meal with Arabian dishes such as couscous, harira and tagine.
Add to that dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, acrobats, musicians and more on hand to entertain, plus food and drink stands to feed and water visitors. It's a fun evening out for young and old alike. Running for 10 days between 12th and 21st August, the fair is open from 6pm to 1am daily. Entry is €2 a day and, for those really wanting to embrace the spirit of the event, costume hire is available at a cost of €3 for adults and €2 for kids. See you there!
The rhythm of summer rocks at Boavista Zumba, and aqua-football are amongst several activities on offer and when it’s time to cool off, take a dip in one of our inflatable pools.
The next meeting of the Alzheimer/ Dementia support group will be on August 24th at 11am. The monthly meetings take place at Restaurant Pirilampo in Rua do Moinho do Azeite in Lagos. Everyone is welcome.
Boavista Golf & Spa Resort will stage its first Summer Fest on August 13th August 2016. From 3pm onwards our guests can listen to sensational music, participate in a variety of sporting activities and savour delicious food - all to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment.
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This promises to be a memorable event with music by DJ Soul Beat, DJ Just and the sound of reggae by JahLita Friends.
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And having worked up an appetite, feast on paella, spit-roast pork (which will be served during the afternoon) or try a delicious hamburger after 7pm. Tickets are available at a special price for early reservations.
Published on Jul 25, 2016