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What a better time to go to the Azores than the Sea Week Festival

The Azorean islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas

  • August 10, 2018 16:00
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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During one week in August, the sea is the key theme underlying the year’s most important event in the island of Faial. The extensive program includes music shows, handicrafts exhibitions, cuisine fair, whaling boat regattas and various sporting activities that enliven the bays of Horta and Porto Pim. The “Semana do Mar” is celebrating its 42nd year.


The nautical Festival is the main event within the Sea Week and includes sporting competitions in various modalities such as swimming, diving, water polo, sail- and whale-boat regattas, rowing, canoeing, jet skiing, and angling. On land, the animation is complemented by music and folklore performances, exhibitions, handicrafts and gastronomy fairs. The week ends with a grandiose fireworks display over the Bay of Horta.

Source: Visit Portugal



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