Welcome to the What’s On Guide for Madeira and Porto Santo

May
23
Wed
Trout Festival, Santana
May 23 all-day

Cider and trout are two culinary elements that visitors can learn about and have the opportunity to savour these products during this festival. Through visits to the Ribeiro Frio aquaculture station; participation in trout fishing contests; presentations and food tastings based around trout and cider; and exhibitions that demonstrate the handmade cider production process – a drink that is very much appreciated by the people of Madeira.
The event extends to the localities of Achada do Cedro Gordo, Pico do Cedro Gordo and Chão do Cedro Gordo, in the parish of São Roque do Faial, municipality of Santana.

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
May 23 @ 9:00 pm

Spring Concert – A programme of light classics.
Vivaldi • Ketèlbey • Monti •
Waldteufel • Strauss • Ponchielli
www.madeiramandolinorchestra.com

May
24
Thu
Trout Festival, Santana
May 24 all-day

Cider and trout are two culinary elements that visitors can learn about and have the opportunity to savour these products during this festival. Through visits to the Ribeiro Frio aquaculture station; participation in trout fishing contests; presentations and food tastings based around trout and cider; and exhibitions that demonstrate the handmade cider production process – a drink that is very much appreciated by the people of Madeira.
The event extends to the localities of Achada do Cedro Gordo, Pico do Cedro Gordo and Chão do Cedro Gordo, in the parish of São Roque do Faial, municipality of Santana.

May
25
Fri
Trout Festival, Santana
May 25 all-day

Cider and trout are two culinary elements that visitors can learn about and have the opportunity to savour these products during this festival. Through visits to the Ribeiro Frio aquaculture station; participation in trout fishing contests; presentations and food tastings based around trout and cider; and exhibitions that demonstrate the handmade cider production process – a drink that is very much appreciated by the people of Madeira.
The event extends to the localities of Achada do Cedro Gordo, Pico do Cedro Gordo and Chão do Cedro Gordo, in the parish of São Roque do Faial, municipality of Santana.

Music at the Museums, Funchal
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

During 2018, it will take place a new cultural initiative, where several music groups will present their work at museums located in Funchal.

Dolcemente, Xaranbanda, Si que Brade, among other local music groups, will present their repertoire in the following Museums: “A Cidade do Açúcar” and “Henrique e Francisco Franco”.

In turns and once a month, from January to December, don’t miss the opportunity to listen to local bands in both museums, for free, and always at 7pm.

This concert at A Cidade do Açúcar will feature Ridrogo Serrao

May
26
Sat
Madeira Classic Car Revival, Funchal
May 26 all-day

Some say there are over 1000 Classic Cars on Madeira … and over 700 will be on display on Saturday 26th. The Madeira Classic Car Revival is an annual auto event taking place in the areas surrounding Praça do Povo in Funchal. Cars are in place by 10h00 and the exhibition closes at 18h00.
From vintage racers to modern classics, enthusiasts can share their passion for classic and vintage cars, old motorbikes, scooters and bicycles. Vehicles on display, manufactured prior to 1980, are a glamorous showcase of automobile history and all cars are judged for the most original and elegantly restored. An award ceremony takes place at the end of the day for the most original, best restored and best of show vehicles in various classes. Awards are also given for motorbikes, scooters and bicycles.
Attracting visitors and spectators from all over the world, this exhibition also includes car restoration demonstrations, with the owners always on hand to proudly explain the history of their Classic Car.
On Sunday 27th, there will be held a commemorative race called “Rampa dos Barreiros”. The “Rampa dos Barreiros” was the first speed race held in Madeira in 1935 and was won by Ribeiro Ferreira at the wheel of a fabulous Bugatti.
The object of the race is for the cars to make three separate circuits of a short course in exactly the same time. The car that manages the closest time to their original run wins the competition.
There will be 60 classic cars competing along the route very similar to the original route in 1935. The cars will all start from Avenida Sa Carneiro and finish at the gate of Quinta Magnolia. One of the best places to view the cars will be at the bridge of Ribeiro Seco. Every car in the race will arrive at 30 second intervals – and in between you will be entertained by the exhibitions’ very own “special policeman” on duty at Ponte do Ribeiro Seco.

Trout Festival, Santana
May 26 all-day

Cider and trout are two culinary elements that visitors can learn about and have the opportunity to savour these products during this festival. Through visits to the Ribeiro Frio aquaculture station; participation in trout fishing contests; presentations and food tastings based around trout and cider; and exhibitions that demonstrate the handmade cider production process – a drink that is very much appreciated by the people of Madeira.
The event extends to the localities of Achada do Cedro Gordo, Pico do Cedro Gordo and Chão do Cedro Gordo, in the parish of São Roque do Faial, municipality of Santana.

Festival Aleste, Funchal
May 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Aleste Festival has a commitment to the diversity and quality of the musicians that it has brought to Madeira since 2014. The event, which attracts international interest, features a line up of alternative music at Barreirinha beach in Funchal.

This year’s edition includes already various artists such as Surma, Bitchin Bajas, Bruno Pernadas, Bispo and Celeste Mariposa, in a show where music and landscape merges into a perfect evening.

Tickets €20.

Dinner Dance, Theo’s Bazar Bar, Funchal
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

Music, 6 course dinner with wine, dancing…

Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
May 26 @ 9:00 pm

Coimbra Fado is a music genre that assumes the nature of the ballad, and can be very different to traditional Fado. The group Fatum entertains for an hour with fabulous guitars and voices.

May
27
Sun
Madeira Classic Car Revival, Funchal
May 27 all-day

Some say there are over 1000 Classic Cars on Madeira … and over 700 will be on display on Saturday 26th. The Madeira Classic Car Revival is an annual auto event taking place in the areas surrounding Praça do Povo in Funchal. Cars are in place by 10h00 and the exhibition closes at 18h00.
From vintage racers to modern classics, enthusiasts can share their passion for classic and vintage cars, old motorbikes, scooters and bicycles. Vehicles on display, manufactured prior to 1980, are a glamorous showcase of automobile history and all cars are judged for the most original and elegantly restored. An award ceremony takes place at the end of the day for the most original, best restored and best of show vehicles in various classes. Awards are also given for motorbikes, scooters and bicycles.
Attracting visitors and spectators from all over the world, this exhibition also includes car restoration demonstrations, with the owners always on hand to proudly explain the history of their Classic Car.
On Sunday 27th, there will be held a commemorative race called “Rampa dos Barreiros”. The “Rampa dos Barreiros” was the first speed race held in Madeira in 1935 and was won by Ribeiro Ferreira at the wheel of a fabulous Bugatti.
The object of the race is for the cars to make three separate circuits of a short course in exactly the same time. The car that manages the closest time to their original run wins the competition.
There will be 60 classic cars competing along the route very similar to the original route in 1935. The cars will all start from Avenida Sa Carneiro and finish at the gate of Quinta Magnolia. One of the best places to view the cars will be at the bridge of Ribeiro Seco. Every car in the race will arrive at 30 second intervals – and in between you will be entertained by the exhibitions’ very own “special policeman” on duty at Ponte do Ribeiro Seco.

Trout Festival, Santana
May 27 all-day

Cider and trout are two culinary elements that visitors can learn about and have the opportunity to savour these products during this festival. Through visits to the Ribeiro Frio aquaculture station; participation in trout fishing contests; presentations and food tastings based around trout and cider; and exhibitions that demonstrate the handmade cider production process – a drink that is very much appreciated by the people of Madeira.
The event extends to the localities of Achada do Cedro Gordo, Pico do Cedro Gordo and Chão do Cedro Gordo, in the parish of São Roque do Faial, municipality of Santana.

Regional Philharmonic Bands Meeting, Ribeira Brava
May 27 @ 12:00 pm

Promoted by the Regional Directorate for Culture, this cultural initiative was created to safe keep Madeira’s musical heritage and to pay tribute to the important role played by the regional Philharmonic bands in favour of the public entertainment initiatives and the indisputable joyfulness that they instill into Madeira’s traditional feasts.

This event takes place on Sunday with a procession of all the regional bands throughout the main streets of this village. Then all bands get together at the coastal avenue and each band presents its individual musical repertoire.

This meeting ends with a combined anthem composed specically for the occasion. Trophies are then handed out, followed by a celebration.

May
30
Wed
Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
May 30 @ 9:00 pm

Spring Concert – A programme of light classics.
Vivaldi • Ketèlbey • Monti •
Waldteufel • Strauss • Ponchielli
www.madeiramandolinorchestra.com

Jun
2
Sat
Dinner Dance, Theo’s Bazar Bar, Funchal
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm

Music, 6 course dinner with wine, dancing…

Jun
9
Sat
Dinner Dance, Theo’s Bazar Bar, Funchal
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm

Music, 6 course dinner with wine, dancing…