Festas da Praia 2012
What: Festas da Praia 2012
AKA: Praia Fest
Location: Praia marina, downtown praia
When: August 3-August 11
For more information: http://www.festasdapraia.com/index.php (English language website available, full schedule of events on website)
This is a major food and music festival. Vendors from mainland Portugal set up restaurants along the water and provide full service dining. Other activities include music performances, with this year including October Flight, Puddle of Mudd, Shaggy and others. Bullfights will take place nearby and traditional crafts will be for sale. This is a good time to pick up some local goods from the Azores. In the past, military members and their families were able to park in the base beach area in Praia. Make sure to check it out, you won’t regret it!