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Madeira Flower Festival
Apr 24 @ 12:00 am

Floral species originating in many parts of the world bloom in Madeira, as the island meets specific climatic conditions that allow species from both tropical and cold regions to flourish.

The Flower Festival is a tribute to spring, and the celebration of metamorphosis and rebirth, fertility and the abundance of the flowers that colour, perfume and inebriate the surrounding environment and that give value and take the good name of this tourist destination across borders. Find out more about what to expect from the Madeira Flower Festival, which will take place between the 2nd to 26th of May.
Floral Sculptures
The Madeiran flora’s diversity widely contributes for the establishment of these artistic manifestations which combine the beauty of the flowers with the characteristic Madeiran traditional and cultural elements. The floral sculptures are a great contribute for the magnificence of the city decorations, which construction is shared and admired by our visitors. These marvellous sculptures shall be displayed on the last weekend of the Flower Festival in Avenida Sá Carneiro, at the entrance of the pier of Funchal, and near the Regional Parliament of Madeira.
23rd to 26th  May
Floral Sculptures “600 years in Bloom” – Avenida Sá Carneiro, at the entrance of the
pier of Funchal and at the Regional Parliament.
Flower Exhibition
The Flower Exhibition goes back to the 1950’s when it used to be held at the former Ateneu Comercial do Funchal.
Nowadays, this unique flower display takes place at Praça do Povo, in the centre of Funchal, and shows the finest
flowers grown with much care and devotion all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various
categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.
The Flower Festival is also a cultural event. Tradition is particularly associated with the event, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets. At the same time, homage is paid to flowers at the magnificent Flower Exhibition and the city is animated with music concerts and variety shows.
Other initiatives that are included on the schedule:
Flower Market
The flower market contributes to raise public awareness to the countless ornamental and floral species on the island. Visitors and locals can buy them in a picturesque setting.Flower Exhibition and Workshops

The Flower Exhibition is held in the centre of Funchal, at Praça do Povo. This exhibition is an extension of the exhibit held at the former Ateneu Comercial of Funchal. This unique flower display shows the finest flowers grown with much care and devotion, all around Madeira. The flowers in display are judged under various categories and the best are awarded prizes by a panel of experts.

In addition the Praça do Povo will also be the centre stage of several workshops and crafts exhibits.

Flower Carpets and Decorations

The abundance of Madeiran flora has greatly contributed to the establishing of this art form. This traditional creation of flower carpets thrives a little bit throughout the island and had its origins in the decoration of religious processions. Due to its undeniable beauty and detail, for the past several years, the flower carpets have been reproduced on the streets for the Flower Festival, establishing alongside the floral sculptures, a major contribution to the magnificence of the city’s decorations, as their careful construction is shared and admired by visiting tourists. These wonderful pieces of floral art are displayed in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga.


Live Jazz, Saudade Madeira, Funchal
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Live Jazz with Sofia Petito e Bruno Monterroso

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
Every Wednesday Night it’s Music Night at House Jazz. Excellent Russian Violinist playing Jazz standards. 20:00 – 22.00. Enjoy home cooked food whilst listening to Andrei.
Book your table – 962844116.


Miguel Pires, Lido Bar, Vila Porto Mare, Funchal
Apr 24 @ 8:45 pm
From Broadway to Lido
Madeira Mandolin Orchestra, Congresso Hall, Funchal
Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm

Beautiful music with the Mandolin Orchestra

Carolina Deslandes concert, Praça do Município, Funchal
Apr 24 @ 9:30 pm

Open air concert with Carolina Deslandes

Liberty Day, Madeira
Apr 25 all-day

The Portuguese celebrate Freedom Day on 25 April every year, and the day is a national holiday in Portugal. The Carnation Revolution was a military coup started on 25 April 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, coupled with an unanticipated and extensive campaign of civil resistance.

Madeira Rum Festival, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm

Rum tasting, masterclasses, cocktails…

Miguel Pires, SCAT Funchal Music Club & Restaurant, Funchal
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Miguel Pires & piano


Concerto “Canções de Abril”, Machico Forum, Machico
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm

Next Thursday, April 25, at 9:00 pm, in the auditorium of the Machico Forum, the Choral Group of Machico and the group Cantarias – Group of Traditional Songs from Between the Rivers, Penafiel, will sing “Abril”.
The group Cantarias is in Madeira, at the invitation of the AGCM, to carry out a cultural exchange with the purpose of celebrating with us the 25 years of the Choral Group of Machico and the realization of this thematic concert.

You can find more information about the Cantarias group at

There will be interpreted themes by Fernando Lopes-Graça, Zeca Afonso, Paulo de Carvalho, José Calvário, Vitorino, Martins Júnior, José Mário Branco, Madredeus, Adriano Correia Oliveira, Duo Ouro Negro, Paulo de Carvalho, José Maria Monteiro, and José Fanha.
It is intended to honor composers and interpreters of Portuguese music who, without any shadow of doubt, are the example of men and women who have made their thinking and public performance the ultimate exponent of freedom.

Accompanying the Choral Group of Machico will be the musicians Nuno Santos (piano), Marco Silva (saxophone), Emanuel Faria (guitar), Filipe Gouveia (bass guitar) and Caio Oliveira (percussion).

For the accomplishment of this spectacle we count with the indispensable support of the MACHICO MUNICIPAL CHAMBER and the MACHICO COUNTY BOARD. Thank you in advance for the support given to the Culture of our land.

The entrance is free.
We count on your presence and enthusiasm!

Miguel Pires – Around The World, Restaurante Bahia, Casino da Madeira, Funchal
Apr 25 @ 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.

+351 291 140 424

Madeira Rum Festival, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm

Rum tasting, masterclasses, cocktails…

Miguel Pires – Quinta do Furão, Santana
Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano… wonderful!

Music at the Museums, Museum Henrique e Francisco Franco, Funchal
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm

The group “Machetes de Machim” was created in 2013 and the objective of this group is, through its varied repertoire, motivate the young people to practice the Madeiran Kordofones and contribute to a formation of audiences in this area.

This musical group performs at the Henrique and Francisco Franco Museum on April 26th at 7pm, do not miss the opportunity to see these talented youngsters.

Free admission upon reservation.

291 211 090

Whyte Blues Band, CR7, Funchal
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm

Wind down with the Whyte Blues Band – free concert at CR7

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
Apr 27 all-day


Saturday, 27th of April 2019 – Races

00:00 – Start of MIUT (Porto Moniz)

05:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of ULTRA (car park near BP Station)

05:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the ULTRA race

07:00 – Start of ULTRA (São Vicente)

07:15 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MINI (car park near BP Station)

07:45 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MINI race

09:00 – Start of MINI (Porto da Cruz)

09:00 – Concentration in Machico for the athletes of MARATHON (car park near BP Station)

09:30 – Departure of the buses towards the departure of the MARATHON race

11:00 – Start of MARATHON (Monte – Funchal)

Sunday, 28th of April 2019 – Awards Ceremony

10:30 – Delivery of drop bags from MIUT and ULTRA (Forum Machico)

11:30 – Awards ceremony for MARATHON and MINI races (Forum Machico)

12:30 – Awards ceremony for MIUT and ULTRA races (Forum Machico)

– For reasons of force majeure, the schedules and locations might be changed.

Madeira Rum Festival, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm

Rum tasting, masterclasses, cocktails…

Madeira Classical Orchestra, Madeira Regional Assembly, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Madeira Regional Assembly
Madeira Classical Orchestra
Guest Conductor: Benoît Fromanger
Soloist: Juliette Hurel
W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] – Opening As Bodas de Fígaro
W. A. Mozart [1756-1791] – Flute and Orchestra Concert in
D major, K 314 [1778]
Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827] – Symphony No. 6
“Pastoral” in F major, Op.68 [1808]

Miguel Pires, MED, PortoBay Hotels, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Miguel and his Piano…

Music Nights, House Jazz, Funchal
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Music Night at House Jazz every Saturday Night 20.00 – 23.00, with Robin Hird, blues / jazz guitarist. Featuring Alex “the singing chef” who will join Robin at about 21.45 and sing a collection of classic songs.

Make sure you book a table and enjoy a meal while listening to excellent music. Telephone for reservations:- 962844116.