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Madeira May Events 2024

May 2024 in Madeira is a month filled with diverse and engaging events, showcasing the island’s rich culture and springtime beauty. Visitors can experience a variety of traditional celebrations, including folk festivals that highlight Madeira’s unique customs and heritage. This time of year is also ideal for enjoying the island’s stunning natural landscapes, with outdoor activities and events taking full advantage of the pleasant spring weather. From cultural festivities to nature excursions, May in Madeira offers a wonderful blend of experiences for travelers looking to immerse themselves in local traditions and natural wonders.

Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic
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Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic

We are pleased to announce a unique golf tournament on the island of eternal spring, join us to celebrate the flowers of Madeira at the third edition of the Palheiro Gardens Golf Classic!

Date: 03/05/2024 8:00 to 04/05/2024 17:00
Locality: Funchal

São Tiago Menor Festival

The São Tiago Menor Festival on Madeira Island is a distinctive cultural and religious celebration dedicated to Saint James the Less, one of the Apostles. This festival, specific to the region, blends religious reverence with local traditions. It typically includes religious ceremonies such as special masses and processions, alongside a range of cultural activities like folk music, traditional dances, and regional cuisine. The festival is a significant event in Madeira, showcasing the island’s rich cultural heritage and community spirit, and it provides an opportunity for both locals and visitors to engage in the unique customs of the island.

Date: 01/05/2024
Locality: Funchal

Allegoric Parade
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Allegoric Parade

On Sunday afternoon, the streets of the centre of Funchal are once again filled with music, colour and soft scents with the sumptuous parade of floats that harmoniously combine multiple floral species with creative decorations.
The Allegorical Parade of Flowers is one of the highlights of this event, which has been held since 1979. This parade stands out for the magnificence and sumptuousness of its floats, decorated with magnificent flowers, and for the beautiful costumes worn by the hundreds of participants, mostly children, who parade to the sound of lively musical themes and perform simple or elaborate choreographies.

Date: 05/05/2024 16:30 to 05/05/2024 19:00
Locality: Funchal

Madeira flower festival 2014 - Videos
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Performances by the Flower Groups

The groups participating in the Flower Festival Parade will perform at the Heliport, showcasing their costumes and choreography. Spread over 3 days of 2 weekends, the performances celebrate flowers, beauty and joy in a festive atmosphere. Tickets for these shows are free and will be available at the Tourist Office, located on Avenida Arriaga, and limited to the capacity of the venue. (clike here for more information about Flower festival)

Date: 11/05/2024 15:00 to 19/05/2024 20:00
Locality: Funchal

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Madeira Flower Classic Auto Parade

Itinerary: Starts at Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses (north lane) until Praça da Autonomia do Mar, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses (south lane), Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, Rotunda Harvey Foster (roundabout). Display in Avenida Francisco Sá Carneiro, until 18h30.

Date: 12/05/2024 – 16:30
Locality: Funchal

Flower concerts

Four musical concerts will take place in emblematic places of Madeira Island, with the purpose of decentralizing the festivities and reinforcing the entertainment offer, as part of the Flower Festival programme.

Date: 16/05/2024 17:00 to 19/05/2024 21:00
Locality: Funchal, Calheta, Santana

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This Endurance race combines an adventure in Madeira with the best of Mountain Biking! In the “Bike Camp Experience” athletes will camp each day in places of spectacular beauty. More info

Date: 21/05/2023 – 25/05/2023
Locality: Funchal, Calheta, Machico, Santana, São Vicente

Onion Festival
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Onion Festival

he onion festival is one of the most emblematic festivities of Caniço, whose main attraction is the onion parade, involving several decorated floats and an auction, an event that takes place from 19 to 21 May.

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Locality: Santa Cruz

Madeira Classic Car Revival
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Madeira Classic Car Revival

This event, which takes place in Praça do Povo on the last weekend of May, is organized by the Clube de Automóveis Clássicos da Madeira with the object of showcasing and rewarding the best and most elegant antique and classic vehicles in the Region. The Madeira Classic Car Revival contributes to the dissemination of the diversity and historical wealth of these numerous cars, in an atmosphere of great animation created for the occasion, enchanting the car enthusiasts.

Date: 24/05/2024 – 26/05/2024 (10:00)
Locality: Funchal

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