Events for Madeira and Porto Santo...

MADEIRA EVENTS CALENDAR 2019/2020

Madeira is an island blooming with flowers and events. There is an interesting event almost every month to delight both tourists and the local population. Some of them are even known worldwide, as is the case of the Flower Festival or the New Year's Eve Fireworks. Curious?!

Check out our Event Calendar to learn more!

January

Madeira Orienteering Meeting (MOM) –
17-19 January 2020
Madeira Orienteering Meeting is a nature sport event part of the Foot Orienteering calendar in Portugal. This competition, which lasts three days, has three routes of middle distance within the mountains and a sprint course in the city of Funchal.

February

Madeira Carnival
19th February to 1st March 2020 (Main Parade 22nd and Fun Parade 25th 2020)
Madeira Carnival is an extravagant bonanza, celebrated in the capital, Funchal. Costumes, music, food… Everything you could ask for is here. No costume is too crazy for this beautiful Carnival!

April

Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT 2020)
25th April 2020
Madeira Island Ultra Trail, commonly known as MIUT, is an annual event promoted by Clube de Montanha do Funchal. Already considered one of the main international trail events, it attracts participants from all over the world. It consists of a sea-to-sea trail race across the island, from Porto Moniz (northwest) to Machico (southeast), crossing the highest mountain peaks in Madeira, Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro. Participants, who cannot endure these 115 km, may choose shorter circuits: the 85 km of the “Ultra”, the 42 km of the “Marathon” or the 16 km of the “Mini”.

May

Madeira Flower Festival –
30th April to 24th May 2020 (
Parade "Wall of Hope" 2nd and "Flower Parade" 3rd May, 2020)
The Madeira Flower Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world to witness what is, arguably, one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see! Fresh flowers flood the streets and a delicate fragrance fills the air. If you choose to visit Madeira, make sure you attend this event. It is not to be missed!

Madeira Classic Car Revival – Praça do Povo
The Madeira Classic Car Revival is an annual automobile event organized by the Classical Car Club of Madeira, taking place at Praça do Povo. The event features a wide variety of classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles, buses, firetrucks, police vehicles and more.

June

Atlantic Festival Fireworks Competition – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June 2020
This breathtaking festival boasts some of the most impressive firework displays you will ever see. Combining fireworks with the best classical music creates a feast for your eyes and ears!

São João Festival – 12th-29th

This festival takes place on the island of Porto Santo, just off the coast of Madeira. Though it is of a religious origin, it also symbolises the beginning of summer festivities for all Madeirans. The festival encompasses beautiful firework displays, music and plenty of local gastronomy to try out!

July

Funchal Jazz Festival
– Parque de Santa Catarina
Jazz fans flock to this festival, which is already a reference in the jazz world, taking place annually at Parque de Santa Catarina, in Funchal.

NOS Madeira Summer Opening 2020 – Parque de Santa Catarina
NOS Madeira Summer Opening is an annual outdoor Music Festival held at the Santa Catarina Parque in Funchal. This three day event combines great music and lots of nature fun activities. For tickets visit the following shops: Fnac, Forum Madeira, lojas Worten, Ctt

August

Madeira Wine Rally (European Rally Championship)
If racing is your thing, visit Madeira in August to witness some of the best rally car racing in Europe!

Madeira Wine Festival – Shows and Exhibitions in Funchal – 30th August - 13th September 2020

This festival commemorates Madeira's wine-growing roots with traditional old-style wine making processes, such as the treading of grapes, along with many other activities. Any wine lover cannot afford to miss this!

September

Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island – 17th -19th 2020
This festival celebrates the life and adventures of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus, who lived in Porto Santo for a couple of years. The festival takes place on Porto Santo Island itself, with various activities taking place, the highlight being the re-enactment of Columbus' arrival at Porto Santo Harbour.

December

Madeira Christmas Lights
– 1st December 2019 - 6th January 2020
From December to early January, there will be fantastic decorations and exhibitions all over Funchal.

End of the Year Madeira Festivities 31st December The Grand Finale New Year's Eve Fireworks
Madeira celebrates the festive season in style, and when we say in style, we mean it! Mind-blowing firework displays, street parties and people flooding through the streets to celebrate. Madeira is the perfect place to celebrate your Christmas or New Year, and make it one to remember!

Further details on Madeira Live or Madeira Web