Madeira Events 2024

Madeira Events 2024: What's on The Island's Calendar?

If you’ve set your sights on a walking holiday to Madeira, you’re in for a treat. The calendar year of 2024 is brimming with events and experiences beyond the trail.

Madeira events 2024

Picture this: A year filled with vibrant events, catchy rhythms, and unbeatable experiences. Madeira in 2024 is where the party’s at, and you’re invited.

Whether you've got your trip all mapped out or are still considering it, here are some of the exciting events happening in Madeira 2024.

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Madeira’s Big Party

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When: 1st December - 7th January 2024

Where: Funchal

This island certainly knows how to throw a celebration, and in December and January, the island bursts with Christmas and New Year cheer. The entire month transforms into a festive fiesta, spreading joy throughout the streets of Funchal.

Our holidays take you to Madeira in January, where you can still catch the tail end of celebrations. It’s a month-long party you won’t want to miss and a wonderful way to see in the New Year.

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Funchal Marathon

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When: 24th January 2024

Where: Funchal

Get those running shoes ready. Funchal’s Marathon is a highlight for athletes worldwide.

With three races to choose from, you have the unique opportunity to sprint into the heart of Funchal’s vibrant streets while enjoying the race, or if you prefer, you can channel your inner sports commentator and cheer on the incredible athletes in action.

Whether you’re chasing personal records or just chasing a good time, this event is your chance to experience Funchal in a whole new way.

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Carnival Festivities

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When: 7th - 8th February 2024

Where: Funchal

Madeira’s Carnival is a highlight on the festival calendar. From parades to festivities across the island, it’s a wave of joy that spreads throughout the archipelago.

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Madeira Rum Festival

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When: 16th-21st April 2024

Where: Funchal

Rum-ble into spring at the Madeira Rum Festival. Learn all about the island’s prized Agricultural Rum, enjoy masterclasses, and chat to the artisans behind the brew.

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Flower Festival

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When: 2nd- 24th May 2024

Where: Funchal

Madeira bursts into colour during the Flower Festival, with bright decorations and lovely scents everywhere. The Flower Parade is the star of the show, symbolising hope and new beginnings.

Read more about this floral extravaganza in our guide to the Madeira Flower Festival

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Atlantic Festival

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When: 31st May- 23rd June 2024

Where: Funchal

Summer starts with a bang at the Atlantic Festival, ringing in summer with tunes, sparks, and show-stopping acts. The festival is a vibrant showcase of culture that spreads its magic across Madeira.

The festival kicks off with pyromusical acts so eye-catching, you might just forget to blink.

Fancy some sparkle? Don’t miss the International Madeira Fireworks Competition. If acrobats and screens are more your thing, the Multimedia and Circus Shows won’t disappoint.

For those with an artsy flair, the Regional Arts Week will be a canvas of inspiration. And if you’re kneading something different, roll on over to the Funchal Lyons Club Bread Fair.

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Classics at Magnolia

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When: 27th - 28th July 2024

Where: Funchal

Step back in time with ‘Classica at Magnolia.’ This event is more than just a car show, it’s a journey through the golden age of motoring. It’s a showcase of the oldest cars in Madeira, a tribute to the automobile and motorists of the early 20th century.

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Madeira Wine Rally

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When: 1st - 3rd August 2024

Where: Funchal

Rev up your engines for the Madeira Wine Rally. It’s been attracting rally enthusiasts from around the world since 1959. The race combines motorsport with breathtaking landscapes. Drivers race, while Madeira’s gorgeous views photobomb the background. Come for the vroom, stay for the views.

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Wine Festival

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When: 25th August - 15th September 2024

Where: Funchal

Cheers to Madeira’s Wine Festival. Sip and savour the legendary Madeira wine as Funchal’s streets come alive with festivity. From bustling boulevards to quaint vineyards, discover the 400-year-old drink in all its glory.

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Madeira Wine Lounge

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When: 1st - 15th September 2024

Where: Funchal

If you’re keen on getting a true taste of Madeira’s wine scene, then this is your cosy corner.

Head to the Madeira Wine Lounge for wine and food tastings, live music, and conversations with wine producers. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy Madeira’s wine culture.

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Estreito’s Wine Harvest Festival

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When: 14th September 2024

Where: Estreito

Hop over to Esteito, just a 20 minute road trip from our Funchal resort, to celebrate the Wine Harvest Festival and enjoy food and live music.

It’s a great opportunity to take part in one of the Island’s traditions, sample its finest wines, and bond over shared experiences with both locals and visitors alike.

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Nature Festival 

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When: 1st- 6th October 2024

Where: Funchal

Consider yourself a thrill-seeker? The Nature Festival offers a range of adrenaline-pumping sports activities set against Madeira’s stunning natural backdrop.

Want to scale some peaks? They’ve got mountains. Keen to trek through hidden gems? There are valleys waiting. Fancy making a splash? Dive into their water activities.

It might be fresh on the Madeira event calendar, but trust us, it’s quickly becoming the go-to for adventure lovers.

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