Algarve in June: Events & Festivals, Holidays, & Weather Guide

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June is probably the best summer month to visit the Algarve. It’s warm, but nowhere near as July and August are on on the Algarve. And, although it’s summer time, June is one of the most affordable summer months on the Algarve. There’s plenty going on too, making it a great month to visit this part of Portugal.

Reasons to visit the Algarve in June

  • It’s warm, and isn’t that one of the main reasons that most people visit the Algarve? Expect temperatures ranging from the early 20s until the early 30s. It’s not unheard of for it to reach into the mid 30s as well.
  • It’s not as warm as July and August, and that’s a good thing. It’s not uncommon for temperatures in July and August to reach the late 30s, which can be too hot to do very much.
  • June is slightly quieter than the other months. Although plenty of people visit the Algarve in June, it’s nowhere near as busy as it is in August and the end of July.
  • It’s still possible to find cheap accommodation (and flights as well) as June is considered mid-season rather than the high-season. It won’t be anywhere as cheap as the non-summer months, but you should still expect to get much better value than July and August.

For cheap hotels in the Algarve, is always a good place to look. For car rental, comparison sites like are worth looking at. 

What’s on in the Algarve in June?

Dia de Portugal

Dia de Portugal (Portugal Day), Portugal’s national day, takes place on June 10th. The day is a public holiday, and celebrations take place all over Portugal. In the Algarve, celebrations take place in Albufeira’s Largo dos Paços do Concelho square where a free outdoor concert usually takes place from around 21:30.


The annual festival of sand sculpture takes place in Pêra from March until October. Every year, artists from all over the world travel to the Algarve to build huge themed sandcastles based on that year’s theme.

Sculpture of the Rolling Stones at Fiesa

For more information about FIESA, dates, and ticket prices, visit

Carvoeiro Black & White Night

Carvoeiro’s Black & White Night is one of the most popular summer events in the Algarve, with crowds expected throughout Carvoreiro Town Centre and across Carvoreiro’s beach (Largo da Praia). Expect DJs and summer fun from around 20:00 until the early hours.

For more information, dates, and times, visit

Castro Marim Festa da Cataplana (Cataplana Festival)

One for the foodie’s diary, the Cataplana Festival in Castro Marim celebrates this famous Algarve dish. The festival usually takes place throughout the month of June, with restaurants in Castro Marim participating and offering special cataplana dishes.

Marchas e Santos Populares, Portimão

A traditional festival with parades, costumes, and lots of grilled sardines. This is a fun, local festival that’s worth taking a look at.

Festival MED, Loulé

Festival MED usually takes place towards the end of June. Expect international music, food, and entertainment.

More information and ticket prices can be found on the Festival Med Facebook page.

Silves Beer Fest

A relatively small beer festival, Silves Beer Fest normally takes place at Praça Al-Mutamid in Silves. Expect to be able to try around 50 different types of beer from across Portugal and worldwide.

Fore more information, visit the Silves Beer Festival Facebook page.

For more events happening this summer in the Algarve, check out the month-by-month guide to events on the Algarve

Weather in the Algarve in June

Expect temperatures in the mid-20s, but possibly as hot as the early 30s: perfect weather for relaxing on one of the Algarve’s many beaches or by the pool.

Have you visited the Algarve in June? Do you recommend that as a month to visit. Share your thoughts or ask a question by leaving a comment below. 

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James Cave is the founder of Portugalist and the author of the bestselling book, Moving to Portugal Made Simple. He has visited just about every part of Portugal, including Madeira and all nine islands of the Azores, and lived in several parts of Portugal including Lisbon, the Algarve, and Northern Portugal.

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Originally published: June 2017 & Last Updated: July 24, 2023.