Festivities, Markets, Holidays and Sports

In Portugal, many municipalities hold fortnightly outdoor markets. Thus, sellers participate in several markets per month and buyers can visit the ones that are more convenient to them each week. During late Spring and all of the Summer there are more local festivities, themed markets, popular Saints celebrations and sports events.

As a traveler, you can so much appreciate these gatherings of marketers, products and people, as you may prefer to get away from some of the excitement they cause in every town or village wink

So, for those who are staying in Quinta da Bouça, we leave this calendar (to be always updated) so you can organize your itineraries according to your preferences!

municipal markets tâmega sousa douroAt almost every local market, it is possible to find vegetables or plants, agricultural tools or cooking utensils, clothing or footwear, handicrafts and often live animals!

(listed by the day of the month)

DayVillage / Municipality
03Marco de Canaveses
10Penafiel  e Cinfães
14Ancede (Baião)
15Marco de Canaveses
28Ancede (Baião)


local holidays and theme markets

See also the list of Municipal Holidays and Theme Markets. Most likely you will find the locality center quite busy and joyful near these dates.

31 MAY ’18Corpus Christi DayNational Holiday
01-03 JUN ’18June FestivitiesAmarante
02-03 JUN ’18Cherry FestivalResende
08-10 JUN ’18Medieval marketLamego
13 JUNSt. Anthony’s DayRibadouro (Baião)
24 JUNSt. John’s DayCinfães, Guimarães and Porto
27-29 JUl ’18Tijelinho MarketBaião
29 JUNSt. Peter’s Day Aveloso (Cinfães)
06-07 JUL ’18Roman FestivalTongobriga, Freixo (Marco)
08 JULCity’s AnniversaryAmarante
15 AUGAssumption of Our LadyNational Holiday
16 AUGOur Lady of Perpetual HelpPeso da Régua
24 AUGSaint Bartholomew’s DayBaião
31 AUG-02 SEPMedieval MarketS. Nicolau (Marco)
08 SEPOur Lady of ‘Castelinho’ DayMarco de Canaveses
08 SEPOur Lady of RemediesLamego
11 NOVSt. Martin’s DayPenafiel


sports events tâmega sousa douro

14 APR ’19Montemuro Granfondo
(road bikes)
Serra de Montemuro (Cinfães)
27 MAY ’18Half-Marathon EDPPeso da Régua
07-08 JUL ’18National / Iberic Championship
Albufeira Tâmega (Marco)
08 JUL ’18Ultra Trail Douro Paiva
Serra de Montemuro (Cinfães)
14-16 SEP ’18World F2 Motonautics ChampionshipAlbufeira da Pala (rio Douro)

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