FATACIL, Silves Medieval Fair, and Seafood and Sardine Festivals cancelled, only to return in 2021
What many already expected has been officially confirmed this week: FATACIL will not be going to take place next August,” revealed Lagoa’s Informa newspaper.
“The final decision was already taken and was validated Monday afternoon at the AMAL (Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve) meeting, following the indications in the communiqué of the Council of Ministers on May 7th, which required the cancellation of all festivals until September 30th, due to COVID-19 “, says the newspaper.
For Lagoa Informa, “the decision will not be exactly come as a surprise and several municipalities in the Algarve have been convinced, for a few weeks, that the main cultural events in August would not take place.
Thus, in addition to FATACIL, this Monday afternoon’s meeting between the Algarve’s mayors yielded the joint decision to cancel also the Sardine Festival (Portimão), the Medieval Fair (Silves) and the Seafood Festival (Olhão).