Among the many events and festivities that fill the city’s annual calendar, Funchal is the privileged stage for the most important events in Madeira Island’s tourist programme, which offers 365 days of entertainment a year. It is in the city streets that you can experience the festive atmosphere of Carnaval and see the colourful and lively Carnaval parade as well as attend the Flower Festival, where countless participants parade in costumes adorned with magnificent floral species.

Christmas is the most celebrated time by Madeirans who live these days with great enthusiasm and faith, where the streets are amply illuminated and decorated with Christmas elements, culminating the year with the exuberant fireworks, classified by the Guinness Book of Records as the greatest pyrotechnic show in the world.

However, throughout the year the city offers other festivities to its visitors, such as the Book Fair, the Atlantic Festival, Funchal Jazz, Madeira Wine Festival, Madeira Film Festival, The Classic Motor Exhibition, Fica na Cidade, Jardim dos Sabores, among others.

There is a panoply of events of different styles and times of the year to choose from.

Funchal is festive!

Funchal is fun!