Events

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01/04/2021 - 04/04/2021
The Street Theatre Fest is promoted by the City Council of Funchal and brings theatre to the streets, squares and parks of the island’s capital. This festival includes experimental theatre, puppet shows and children’s stories. Its alternative, varied and culturally...
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14/04/2021 - 18/04/2021
‘Fica na Cidade’ is an urban music festival of different sounds, covering many streets and squares of Funchal with different stages, offering several music concerts of rock, indie, pop or even traditional music. It takes place late in the afternoon...
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Are you a trail running lover? Then you can’t miss “Porto Moniz Ultra Trail”! This event takes place in the north side of the island, where you may find some of the most stunning scenarios of Madeira. Amongst the green...
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If you happen to be in Porto Santo and are passionate about trail running, don’t hesitate to take part in the Porto Santo Nature Trail. It’s an event which is becoming more and more relevant each year for those who...
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The patron saint of Funchal, “São Tiago Menor”, is annually remembered in the Old Town (Zona Velha). Santa Maria Street and its surroundings are fully transformed for this event gaining a special charm. These festivities started in the XVI century,...
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21/05/2021 - 30/05/2021
For ten days you can wonder along Avenida Arriaga, crowded with book stalls that will make you feel the sense of culture.With decades of history, Funchal’s Book Fair gets the visit of many book authors. It is also a meeting...
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01/06/2021 - 05/06/2021
This Enduro race combines an adventure in Madeira with the best of Mountain Biking!! In the “Bike Camp Experience” the athletes will camp, every day, in places of spectacular beauty.At TransMadeira, the objective is to cover about 200 km of...
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This annual event receives participants from different countries who are passionate about this radical activity.Swapping experiences and socialising is one of the mottos of this event, while you get to know some of the most authentic and hidden places of...
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In June, the festivities multiply throughout the archipelago. The biggest celebrations happen in Porto Santo, Calheta and Santa Cruz, where you can witness the marches in honor of St. John. In Ribeira Brava and Câmara de Lobos the feasts are...
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08/07/2021 - 10/07/2021
Since 2000, Funchal Jazz Festival takes in some of the greatest names in the jazz panorama, both national and international.At “Santa Catarina’s” Park these are truly inspiring moments, specially because of the improvisation and spontaneous nature of this musical genre....
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10/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
For quite a few decades the “24 Horas a Bailar” folklore festival features several folklore groups from the Island and from all over the country. In the city of Santana thousands of emigrants plan their annual return to the Island...
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17/07/2021 - 18/07/2021
The Limpets Feast (limpet – mollusc very popular in Madeira) is a recent event that aims to gather locals, tourists and anyone who would like a taste of this traditional delicacy.The sunny village of Paul do Mar (fishermen village) puts...
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18/07/2021
This competition takes place in “Porto da Cruz”, a small parish in the northern east of the island.The different and intense shades of green of the Laurissilva forest and the stunning cliffs with the blue of the Ocean right next...
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26/07/2021 - 01/08/2021
The culture, music and gastronomy, as well as the nautical sports are the motto for the Sea Week. This Festival features a series of activities and games, which happen across the harbour and the amazing natural pools, where hundreds of...
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The Madeira Wine Rally attracts thousands of enthusiasts of this sport to the island’s roads since 1959. Year after year, this international rally competition has been able to maintain its quality bringing in renowned drivers from all over the world....
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06/08/2021 - 27/08/2021
Santa Curtas Film Festival happens every Friday evening in August, and its aim is to promote the exhibition of short films that are not exhibited in the traditional circuits of cinema in Portugal.This outdoor festival takes place at the lovely...
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21/08/2021 - 27/08/2021
The Transquadra International Regatta is a two-stage sailing event that connects Europe with America. The first stage begins in Lorient and Marseille and ends in Madeira. Race lengths are 1100 and 1300 nautical miles, respectively.In the second stage sailors travel...
29/08/2021 - 12/09/2021
This Wine Festival is, overall, a cultural and ethnographic event.The Festival honours this sector of extreme importance to Madeira, attracting tourists as well as locals to several locations.A live harvest in a traditional estate is one of the highlights as...
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10/09/2021 - 11/09/2021
This Wine Festival intends to promote the grape varieties of this Island. It occurs every year at the end of August or in the first days of September. The party begins with the picking of the grapes and includes tasting...
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16/09/2021 - 18/09/2021
According to legend, several hopeless fishermen promised to build a chapel in honor to Our Lady of Piety if they were saved from the sea’s rage. This promise was fulfilled and now, for many years, on the third weekend of...
22/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
Columbus festival it’s just one of the many good reasons that will make you visit the so called “Golden Island”.With a totally different landscape, Porto Santo is known for having one of the most beautiful beaches in the country with...
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04/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
The purpose of this event is to promote the practice of mountain biking while getting to know the Island. Based on Porto Moniz, the one-week itinerary includes visits to various locations, water sports, themed workshops, lots of fun and socializing.Participants...
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08/10/2021 - 09/10/2021
Every year, in the bay of Machico, the city switches off all its lights leaving the candle and torches light guiding the religious procession along its streets. The legend tells the story of the image of the Lord of the...
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This Vertical Kilometer at Porto Moniz is included in the Skyrunner® National Series circuit. It stands out for its vertiginous rise, starting by the sea, in the small town of Ribeira Funda (78 meters of altitude), and ending in Fanal...
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23/10/2021
Funchal is one of the cities that encloses the concept of the Ecotrail, which was originated in Paris in the last decade. Funchal is the fourth European city out of the seven capitals to have such an event. There are...
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01/12/2021 - 03/12/2021
The Madeira Mandolin Orchestra was founded more than 100 years ago and makes a remarkable job with local youth musicians via the several concerts they give throughout the year.The International Mandolin Festival is organised by the Madeira Mandolin Association and...
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The true Madeiran Christmas traditions are shown in different locations throughout the island on different dates. The most well-known is the market night at the Farmers’ Market in Funchal on the 23rd of December. Many locals come from all parts...
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05/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
Madeira’s Laurissilva forest, which is a world heritage site since 1999, and the natural patrimony of the archipelago are the reasons why this festival is celebrated.Activities like “levada” walks, canyoning in the waterfalls of the coastline or in the shores...
16/07/2021 - 24/07/2021
This is the biggest Summer festival in the archipelago with a set of extreme variety of music styles – hip-hop, soul, funk, rock, rap, reggae and so much more.The entertainment is guaranteed during three summer evenings when live music concerts...
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05/06/2021 - 26/06/2021
With almost 20 years of existence this is the ofcial event that opens the door for Summer in Madeira. Every Saturday in June an international competition takes place in Funchal’s bay, where each participating country chooses a theme and exhibits...
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