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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.
A popular destination of vast diversity and year round holiday attractions, Madeira’s gentle climate is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Madeira is one of the only European destinations able to grow bananas all year round, proving the 'Always Summer' accolade.
Whether you’re a first timer or a returning visitor, our unique island will leave you speechless with its stunning natural beauty and culture. We warmly invite you to explore and discover the paradise that is Madeira Island.
Look around. There’s no place on earth like Madeira.
Main special events Madeira & Porto Santo - All Year round - 2015/2016
Check out the Calendar for all year round Festivities throughout the region
Carnival Festivities – 3-10 February 2016 (Main Parade 6th and Fun Parade 9th)
II Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts in Madeira (Biennial)– February 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Anona Festival (Festa da Anona) – Faial, Santana - (Cherimoya Fruit Exhibition) 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT 2016) – “East to west” – 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Madeira Flower Festival – April 7th to 13th – Children’s parade (Wall of Hope Ceremony) 9th and Main parade 10th 2016
VII Madeira Orienteering Meeting (MOM) – 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Belmond Reid's Palace Classic Auto Show – 2016 (date to be confirmed)
Festas do Funchal or Festas da Sé (Fica na Cidade) - Funchal – (date to be confirmed)
Atlantic Festival (Festival do Atlântico) – June 2015 – Fireworks Competition
Festival of the popular saints – St. John's altars – 12-29 June 2016
Volta à Madeira - Classic Rally – June 2016
Funchal Jazz Festival – Parque Santa Catarina – July 2016
Madeira Island Summer Opening – Parque Santa Catarina – July 2016
Rali Vinho da Madeira (Madeira Wine Rally) – July to Aug 2016
Madeira Island Open – Santo da Serra – July to Aug 2016
Machico Gastronomy – August 2016 (dates to be confirmed)
Monte Festival – 14-15 August 2016
Madeira Wine Festival – August to September 2016
Live Wine harvest Festival – Estreito de Câmara de Lobos – September 2016
Columbus Festival - Porto Santo – September 2016
Madeira Nature Festival – October 2016
Lord of Miracles Festival (Festa do Senhor dos Milagres) – Machico – October 2016
Chestnut Festival (Festa da Castanha) – Curral das Freiras – 1-2 November 2016
Funchal International Film Festival – 10-17 November 2015
End of the Year Festivities – 1st December 2015 to 6th January 2016
1st December 2015 – Switching on of the Christmas Lights in Funchal centre
8th December 2015 to 6th January 2016 – General illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre, entertainment and Christmas Exhibitions
23rd December 2015 – Funchal Market Night Festivities
31st December 2015 – New Year’s Eve Firework Show
05th of January 2016 – Twelfth Night Festival and End of the Madeira Festivities (Municipal Gardens)
Funchal: Public Transportation