Madeira July Events
Plenty to keep you entertained! Browse through and experience some of the great celebrations throughout the month.
All Events have been postponed until further notice.
Day of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and Madeiran Communities. On this day all of Madeira Island will celebrate its anniversary of the political Autonomy of Madeira, with various ceremonies in the centre of Funchal and throughout the region.
Madeira Big Game Fishing Championship – 4th July
Big Game Fishing is one of the most exciting sports in Madeira, which is recognised as one of the world’s best hot-spots for this activity. Proud to be part of the Blue Marlin World Cup Championship, Madeira holds the world record and was the First Prize winner in 1995, 1996 and 1997. This one-day event takes place in July in various locations across the Atlantic Ocean, each in their time zone between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is described as ‘an extremely rewarding experience, a one-of-a-kind tournament with none other like it in the world’. According to the official rules of the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship Tournament, the winning catch is the largest Blue Marlin caught, weighing at least 500 pounds, backed up by photographic evidence and witness statements. Madeira’s marlin season lasts from May to October and at Funchal Marina you may find some of the best, fully equipped boats and experienced crews for hire, professionals and newcomers are welcome.
The 24 hours Dancing festival is a Regional Folklore event held in Santana, where groups from many regions of Madeira and other Countries are invited to perform during a 24-hour period. There are several food and drink stalls and exceptional entertainment throughout the night.
Funchal Jazz Festival – Parque Santa Catarina
Funchal presents a unique beauty, surrounded by privilege views of the mountains and deep blue sea. This year the beautiful Park of Santa Catarina will vibrate to the rhythms of Jazz, with great performances by famous artists from Madeira and international musicians.
Festa da Lapa (Limpet festival) – Paul do Mar
The Limpet festival is a popular annual event taking place in the picturesque harbour of Paul do Mar. This is one of the most famous local traditional festivals, it runs for 3 nights and is filled with lots of entertainment, concerts and traditional food and of course fresh grilled Lapas (limpets) and Beer.
Madeira Classic Rally (Volta à Madeira)
This month Madeira Island will be hosting for the 26th time, the Volta à Madeira Classic Rally race event.
The Clube Automóveis Clássicos da Madeira has organized once again the famous historic classic and vintage automobile event, which is part of FIA and the international FIVA calendar, respected and well known worldwide. This competitive tour takes place in June through Madeira’s picturesque mountains and valleys, allowing participants to admire Madeira’s fascinating beauty and nature.
NOS Madeira Summer Opening – Parque Santa Catarina
Puppetry Productions presents the NOS Madeira Summer Opening. This Festival is 100% Portuguese overlooking the Atlantic, marked by great bands, great atmosphere and stunning scenery of Funchal.
Visit the following shops for tickets and more information:
Fnac (Madeira Shopping)
Balcão MMM Ticket (Fórum Madeira)
Lojas Viagens Abreu
Lojas CTT (Madeira e Porto Santo)
Banana Exhibit (Mostra Regional de Banana) – Madalena do Mar
Every year in July, Madalena do Mar celebrates one of the most important local products with the Regional Banana Exhibition. Owing to the fact that Madeira’s biggest banana plantations found here the Festival, which serves to promote the product and old traditional practices, is recognised as a major cultural event. Visitors can enjoy great entertainment, banana sampling and traditional delicacies.
Sea week is one of the most important events in Porto Moniz, also as part of the regional calendar of events, it offers a vast program of activities that invites hundreds of participants and visitors to the district. Besides the music, there are several contests, sea trips, canoe regatta, cultural and athletic activities and of course the Sea Games, with team representatives of several districts of the Region competing.
Madeira Round the Island by Bicycle
Round the Island Bicycle tour race is an annual event organized by the Madeira Sports Association (Associação de Desportos da Madeira) offering great routes and ideal conditions for young, amateur and professional cyclists.
Discover Madeira Island by Bicycle and enjoy its natural history and the most spectacular views during the autumn season.
Gastronomic Week – Machico
The city of Machico celebrates once again the 28th annual gastronomic week, with live concerts and impressive culinary traditions, including a cocktail festival and many other activities such as sports tournaments and great entertainment. Visitors can enjoy a week of different flavours and tastes right by sea.