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Festa dos Compadres, Santana
Feb 23 @ 12:00 am

The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.

This is an event known for its originality, marked by its gigantic figures who roam the streets of this quiet town located on the north of the Madeira island, in a parade full of humour, lots of colour and joy.
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International Rugby, FX Sports Bar, Funchal
Feb 23 @ 2:15 pm

14:15 France vs Scotland  and 16:45 Wales vs England 🍻

Live Music with João Vinagre, Restaurante Borda D’Agua, Ribeira Brava
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

Music with João Vinagre

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

Robin Hird, a blues/jazz guitarist, will be playing at House Jazz from 8pm. Come along for a great night. Good music and good food. 


Fado, Collegio des Jesuitas, Rua dos Ferreiros, Funchal
Feb 23 @ 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.

Free concert

Alternative Moments, Qasbah Lounge, Funchal
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm

This Saturday – ‘Alternative Moments’… a trip to the sound of the great contemporary classics of pop, rock, Blues & Jazz, for lovers of good music, in an electrifying environment and at the same time captivating!

International Rugby, FX Sports Bar, Funchal
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

15:00 Italy vs Ireland🍻

SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Feb 24 @ 8:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano


Miguel Pires – Quinta do Furão, Santana
Feb 25 @ 8:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano… wonderful!

Carnival, Funchal
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Caniço and Eiras Philharmonic Band
18H30 Concert by Triângulo music band

Miguel Pires, Lisboa Bar, VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira, Funchal
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm

The repertoire ranges from Portuguese to Brazilian Music, with English, American and Latin songs.

Carnival, Funchal
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by Bolo do Caco theater group
18H30 Concert by Jamie & the Marx music band

Violin & Piano Recital, Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Funchal
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

The first event of the International Forum of Musical Interpretation and Pedagogy.

With Anatoli Melnikov & Robert Andres

Sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev

Live Music – Rock@ Duo Capoeira Bar, Caniço
Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm

Take a break from the week’s hustle and bustle to sample one of our Rock @ Duo drinks with acoustic rock covers.

Miguel Pires, Lido Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Feb 27 @ 8:45 pm
From Broadway to Lido…
Carnival, Funchal
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
14H00 – 15H45 Performance by the philharmonic bands from Faial and Santo
14H30 Solidarity Carnival
18H30 Music concert by C’azoada

Miguel Pires, SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano


Miguel Pires – Around The World, Restaurante Bahia, Casino da Madeira, Funchal
Feb 28 @ 9:15 pm


The new weekly show, “Around The World”, is a journey of the senses through the World, passing through Europe to Africa, Asia and America. Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner will be able to travel to the Bahia Restaurant through the presentation and representation of some of the most emblematic figures in world music history such as Adele, Elton John and Elvis Presley, of Carmen Miranda, Célia Cruz and Edith Piaf.

It is a show especially designed for the Casino of Madeira that aims to enhance the cultural diversity of the four corners of the World on a single stage. The singers to perform at this show are the two most famous names on Madeira Island, Vânia Fernandes, winner of the RTP programs “Operação Triunfo” and “Festival da Canção”, and Portugal’s representative in Eurovision, and Miguel Pires a of the best male voices ever from the Region.

The show will also be supported by a musical band composed of seven musicians and directed by the musical director Georgy Titov, a ballet body will be led by the renowned ballerina Juliana Andrade, and the costumes will be made by the designer Madeirense André Pereira. The show is accompanied by a menu, inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, with drinks included, ideal for celebrating special moments.

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Carnival – Childrens Parade & Solidarity March, Funchal
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am

Madeira Carnival festivities offer a variety of activities you can choose from, with the option to enjoy them as a simple spectator or as an active participant.<

In Madeira, the Carnival season is experienced in a constant festive atmosphere, both with official initiatives and those of a more spontaneous character, deep-rooted in Madeiran tradition, with joy and cheerfulness prevailing in the streets, establishments and private homes, between the February,26th to March,6th.

Street Entertainment
In Funchal, in particular the central walkway at Avenida Arriaga, is captivated by the magic of Carnival, which becomes the center of numerous street entertainment events, including carnival music, performances and countless events that contribute to rousing the spirit of revelry in tourists and locals.

Theme Parties
Nightlife hangout spots also offers various themed nights, during the period preceding Carnival, such as “Hippies Night” and “Travesties Night”, inviting their clients to enjoy themselves disguising with a theme mask.

Children’s Carnival 1st March

During this period, children and their parents engage in making masks to take to school. On Friday morning, prior to Carnival, about a thousand young revellers from various schools and kindergartens of Funchal, all in disguise, parade through the city center (Avenida Arriaga), in an atmosphere of Carnival liveliness.

Solidarity Carnival  1st March

On Friday afternoon, previous to Carnival, the city center is once again the stage of another highly original and creative entertainment initiative: with contagious energy, hundreds of revellers from “Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário do Funchal” parade along Avenida Arriaga towards the Municipal Garden, where a show takes place.


Carnival, Funchal
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am

Central Walkway of Avenida Arriaga
10H00 – 11H45 Performance by Câmara de Lobos Municipal Band
10H30 – 12H30 Children’s Carnival Parade and Festival
15H00 – 16H45 Performance by the Parish Band of São Lourenço – Camacha
15H30 – 17H30 Children entertainment
18H30 Performance by Bolo do Caco theater group
21H00 Carnival concert by “Os Guerrilhas” – Banda Distrital do Funchal