What to see in Tavira in August ’09

After July, August is one of the most intense months in the Algarve. And if you are in Tavira (or near) around this time, there are a couple of event you shouldn’t miss.

32nd International Folklore Festival of Luz de Tavira

There will be groups from: Lithuania, Panama, Northern Cyprus; and other national presences like: Pinhal Novo, Abrantes, Setúbal and Luz (Tavira).

21st of August: Dance with the group Duo Ângelo e Jaime and performance by a folklore group.
22nd of August: International Folklore Festival

21st and 22nd of August
from 10 p.m.
Praça da República – Luz de Tavira

Sand Constructions

The 52nd edition of the Sand Construction competition, an initiative organized by the Diário de Notícias newspaper, will bring fun to Tavira Island beach on August 8. Children and youngsters between the ages of 6 and 14 will be able to participate in this competition after a prior enrolment at the island’s camping park reception.
This event will also include an “Atelier de Construção na Areia” (Sand Construction Workshop) where those who are interested will have the opportunity to improve their skills concerning the art of moulding the sand.

Sand Contstructions Tavira Island 2008
Photo credit: Diario de Noticias

8th of August
from 10 a.m.
Praia das Cascas – Ilha de Tavira