Madeira April Events
Spring is here and so is Madeira’s most spectacular events
Regional sugar cane fair (Feira Regional da Cana-de-Açúcar) – Ponta do Sol (date to be confirmed)
The Regional sugar cane fair is an annual event taking place in the farmers market in Canhas, Ponta do Sol. The festival features an exhibit of the sugar industry and a sugar cane presentation, where visitors get a chance to learn how honey molasses are produced, sample foods and also take part in the cutting of the sugar cane, followed by traditional entertainment, contests, food and drink.
Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MIUT 2017) – “East to west” – 22 April
Registrations are now open for the Madeira Island Ultra Trail – a long distance trail running event that spans the island of Madeira. There are four races Trail 20, Trail 42, UT 85 and UT 115 of 20 km, 42 km, 85 km and 115 km (with a time limit for completion) travelling east to west from sea level to the mountainous peaks of pico do Arieiro and pico do Ruivo (1861 m) and through the stunning Laurissilva forests. Challengers endure changes in temperature and visibility during this race and require self-sufficiency in the mountains.
The Madeira Film Festival – 17-23
The Madeira Film Festival will take place at Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias and at the prestigious Reid´s Palace Hotel. This is a project designed by the Scottish director Aitken Pearson, which aims to promote numerous initiatives in arts, education, ecotourism and solidarity. This year's event will include several cultural events, with enthralling cinematic experiences, musical concerts, workshops, talks, master classes, fashion parades, gala dinners, cocktails and parties.
Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias
Hotel Reid´s Palace
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Porto Santo Ultra Trail (date to be confirmed)
Another edition of the Ultra Trail takes place in Porto Santo. This event consists of three races that will cover the entire island: 42 Kilometres (main race), 21 kilometres (second race) and the shortest, 7.5 kilometres.