Carnaval in Figueira is a fiesta of elaborate costume (of just about any theme!) , samba , drums and dancing along the main boulevard beside the beach.
It's a very family oriented affair and with participants from about 5 years old to any age whatever. It's spectacular, noisy, fun and impressive and it costs just €3 for entry.
Carnaval is in March - on the first Tuesday and repeats the following Sunday and on a smaller scale again one day in August.