During the month of June, the 9th edition of the Marches Festival will be held in the municipality, with nine marches, in an initiative of the Municipality of Odemira and seven different collectivities. The marches mobilize hundreds of people annually in the choreography, music, wardrobe, arrangements and props.
The marches will be presented in Colos (1 June), Sabóia (7 June), Longueira (8 June), Vila Nova de Milfontes (14 June), Boavista dos Pinheiros (15 June), S. Luís (21 June), Zambujeira do Mar (22 June), Odemira (28 June) and S. Teotónio (29 June).
The town of Odemira receives, on the night of June 29, at 9:00 pm, the Grand Final of the 9th Popular March Festival of the Municipality, with the participation of all the marches promoted by the collectivities of the various parishes and sardine offered to the population. The tickets are free, similar to the other meetings within the Festival.
The marches are promoted by the Cultural, Recreational and Sports Association of Longueira, Zambujeirense Recreational and Sports Cultural Association, Boavista dos Pinheiros Festivities Association, D. Ana Pacheco Humanitarian Association (Sabóia), Association of Retired, Pensioners and Elders of the Parish of S Teotónio, House of the People of S. Luís and Sport and Cultural Center of Odemira.
As part of the Marches Festival, a Fair Exhibition of Marches Festival will be held at the José Saramago Municipal Library in Odemira, from 1 to 29 June, an initiative that aims to highlight and showcase the works of wardrobe, in the feminine and masculine models, confectioned for the marches of 2018.