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Madeira Local Events

There are numerous cultural celebrations, religious festivals and events in Madeira throughout the year. Check below regularly to find out the latest news and Madeira events which will help in planning your Madeira holiday!

Place: Funchal (01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015)

Held in the month of June, this festival is filled with animation and culture, comprising of three different components: The Madeira Music Festival, The International Firework Contest and street performances by philharmonic bands.


Place: Madeira (01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015)

This is an event for old and classic cars in perfect condition of conservation and originality.

Place: Madeira (01 Aug 2015 - 03 Aug 2015)

This is the most spectacular sporting event in the Region and one of the most important competitions of the European Rally Championship bringing cars from the most recognized producers from all around the racing world.

Place: Camacha (12 Aug 2015 - 15 Aug 2015)

Camacha Art Festival is dedicated to the local cultural traditions and traditional music of Madeira!

Place: São Vicente (23 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015)

The São Vicente Festival is probably one of the biggest and most attended festivals on the island.

Place: Funchal (01 Sep 2015 - 08 Sep 2015)

The Madeira wine festival is held in September during harvesting season on the island, and recreates ancestral customs of the Madeiran people.

Place: Santo da Serra (06 Sep 2015 - 07 Sep 2015)

This festival celebrates the traditional way of making cider in Madeira!

Place: Porto Santo (19 Sep 2015 - 21 Sep 2015)

The Columbus Festival in Porto Santo festival takes place in various shows with lots music, exhibitions, street entertainment and medieval scenes! 

Place: Camacha (04 Oct 2015 - 19 Oct 2015)

Come out to try delicious organic apples and participate in the Apple Trail!

Place: Curral das Freiras (01 Nov 2015)

Enjoy the unique landscape of Curral das Freiras and the various cultural and traditional aspects.

Place: Madeira (01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)

At the end of every year, Madeira becomes an island full of festivity to celebrate the end of another year, with a firework display that won the Guinness world record in 2006!

Place: Funchal (28 Dec 2015)

This event is based on great tradition celebrating athletics of the region!

Place: Santa Cruz (14 Jan 2016 - 15 Jan 2016)

The Santo Amaro Festival is a religious festival that closes the celebrations of Christmas. "Sweeping of the Closets" is another popular name for this festival.

Place: Santana (01 Feb 2016 - 03 Feb 2016)

It is a festival to officially open Carnival, which was born as the tradition of celebrating the female fellows and male fellows.

Place: Funchal (06 Feb 2016 - 13 Feb 2016)

During Carnival in Madeira, the streets of Funchal are decorated with bright motifs and invaded by carnival music.

Place: Faial (23 Feb 2016 - 24 Feb 2016)

The Anona Festival is held in the parish of Faial on the north side of the island between February and March. This is an exhibition specially dedicated to this fruit and its derived products.