A very colorful holiday is Sardine Festival (Festivais da sardinha), during which you can get acquainted with the rich local culture and traditions. The action takes place in early August and always attracts many visitors from all over the world since the festival is really distinctive. Contests are organized, music is heard everywhere, people are savoring every moment. In addition, you can learn all the ins and outs of eating this fish - after all, this also has its own traditions. You'll surely know about them from locals during the tasting of stunningly delicious fried sardines.
On December 8, Vilamoura celebrates Largo de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, the feast of the cityâ€™s patron saint. On the eve of the religious celebration, there is a religious procession starting from Nossa Senhora da ConceiÃ§Ã£o Church and ending at Igreja Sao Pedro do Mar. On the day of the holiday, the procession moves further, reaching the above-mentioned fishing village of Quarteira. Along with solemn divine services, there are fun and festivities, like in any other Portuguese religious holiday. The thing is that cheerful locals cannot but have fun even on a Catholic holiday.
Of course, the apogee of the festival year in Vilamoura is the New Year. Festive fireworks in celebration of the holiday are organized in the village of Quarteira. At this time, it seems to be magical - everywhere you can hear Christmas music, the whole village is decorated with Christmas symbols. To get to New Year's celebration in Vilamoura is a dream of anyone who is able to experience aesthetic pleasure because this holiday is just created to bring pleasant impressions. Besides that, the hospitality of local residents will definitely be appreciated by tourists.