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)

Day Village / Municipality
03 Marco de Canaveses
08 Baião
10 Penafiel  e Cinfães
14 Ancede (Baião)
15 Marco de Canaveses
20 Penafiel
23 Baião
26 Cinfães
28 Ancede (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.

Dates Event Locality
31 MAY ’18 Corpus Christi Day National Holiday
01-03 JUN ’18 June Festivities Amarante
02-03 JUN ’18 Cherry Festival Resende
08-10 JUN ’18 Medieval market Lamego
13 JUN St. Anthony’s Day Ribadouro (Baião)
24 JUN St. John’s Day Cinfães, Guimarães and Porto
27-29 JUl ’18 Tijelinho Market Baião
29 JUN St. Peter’s Day  Aveloso (Cinfães)
06-07 JUL ’18 Roman Festival Tongobriga, Freixo (Marco)
08 JUL City’s Anniversary Amarante
20-22 JUL MIMO FESTIVAL Amarante
15 AUG Assumption of Our Lady National Holiday
16 AUG Our Lady of Perpetual Help Peso da Régua
24 AUG Saint Bartholomew’s Day Baião
31 AUG-02 SEP Medieval Market S. Nicolau (Marco)
08 SEP Our Lady of ‘Castelinho’ Day Marco de Canaveses
08 SEP Our Lady of Remedies Lamego
11 NOV St. Martin’s Day Penafiel


sports events tâmega sousa douro

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