1st until 5th – Gastronomy Fair in Machico:

This event is promoted by the Municipality of Machico with the goal of developing the economy of the council and provide foreigners and even locals with the taste of the regional cuisine, in particular the delicacies of this municipality located in the eastern part of the island. The event also offers a lot of entertainment with live music. Please visit the websites here under for further information:

From the 3rd to the 5th  – Madeira Wine Rally:

The “Madeira Wine Rally”, is the largest racing event in the Region organised by the Madeira Sports Club with several sponsors. Many international pilots participate in this event using fast cars and driving along the windy roads of the Island thrilling the motorsports lovers.
As several stretches of road are closed to traffic, we advise you to visit the official website for further information:

On the 4th at 09:30 p.m. – Summer Astronomy – On the peaks of Madeira (Casa do Areeiro, Chão do Areeiro, a bit below 1818 metres above sea level)
Main subject: Understant the universe (how it moves, to observe visible planets, understand the difference between stars and planets and many other concepts and live observation). It lasts for 3 hours approximately with a 15 minute break around 11:00 p.m.
Do not forget: For you to feel confortable at 1598 m (around 5200 feet), at night mostly, you should take with you warm drinks and very warm and confortable clothes.

From August to October, 6th – Concerts L – At Quinta da Rochinha – Estalagem da Ponta do Sol

Starting already at the end of June but constinuously receiving international artists until the 6th of October, there were 12 concerts programmed, depicting both Portuguese and international music in addition to more alternative and traditional sounds, such as indie, rock, jazz.
For further details please visit the website here under:

From 3rd to 5th – Religious festivity of “Nossa Senhora da Saúde” (Our Lady of Health) – In São Vicente parish – Lameiros:
The “Nossa Senhora da Saúde” festivity, is annually held in the parish of Lameiros, São Vicente. Commonly designated by locals as the “Arraial dos Lameiros”.
The religious ritual involving this festivity includes the typical “novenas” [9 masses] and a religious service held inside the church.
Outside, there are food and drink stalls and musical entertainment, with local DJ’s and folk dancing groups in addition to other music bands.
The vídeo will show you a bit of this event:

From the 10 th to the 12th– The Black Scabbard fish gastronomy festivity – in Camara de Lobos (west of Funchal):

In the bay of Câmara de Lobos hosts the Black Scabbard Fish Festival, an event organised by the Parish Council of Câmara de Lobos, dedicated to one of the most typical gastronomic specialties of Madeira.
The event combines cuisine and entertainment in a festival filled with show cooking performances, dance performances and plenty of music, in order to let people know a bit more about the fishing activity in the picturesque bay of Câmara de Lobos and show the gastronomic potential of the tasty black scabbard fish.

From the 9th to the 14th – in the village of Camacha – at Largo da Achada:


 This event is organized by the Casa do Povo da Camacha and dedicated to the cultural traditions of this parish and in fact traditions from rural Madeira of old times.
For a week, the parish of Camacha becomes a place where people gather, with entertainment, wickerwork and embroidery exhibitions and musical performances by various folk groups from the parish.


From the 17th to the 21st – Caniço Gastronmy festivity:
This event is promoted by the parish of Caniço, about 5 km east of Funchal, in partnership with local bars and restaurants. Tourists and locals gather at the centre of the parish to try typical madeiran flavours as well as enjoy joyful moments with musical entertainement. Please see their programme hereunder:
From the 18th to the 26th of  – São Vicente municipal festivity – best days will be from the 20th to the 25th
São Vicente (Saint Vincent) village is on the north of Madeira and has several festivities throughout summertime, one of them is this one as a tribute to the municipality establishment. Summer is chosen by many locals has holiday season therefore you will meet families and groups of friends enjoying the typical “espetada” with “bolo do caco” as well as listening to musical performances from regional and national bands or singers. All this mixed with the religious and cerimonial side of the event.
Please find their programme hereunder:
On the 25th of August – 28th National and International folklore festival  – Villag-e of Ponta do Sol
Organized by the Folklore group of Ponta do Sol for several years this year the event will host ten folk groups performing right in the centre of the village as follows:
Parade of the groups from the view point by the town hall to Avenida do Mar | 9:15PM
Grupo de Folclore de Ponta do Sol – Madeira
Grupo Folclórico Luz dos Candeeiros Arrimal – Leiria Folk Dance Ensemble – Poland
Grupo de Folclore CP Gaula – Madeira
Grupo Etnográfico de Lorvão – Coimbra
Grupo Folclórico da Corredoura – Guimarães
Folk Dance and Songs Emsemble MALY SLASK – Poland Rancho Folclórico da Ria Formosa olhão – Algarve Agrupacion Folklórica Estrella y Guía – Canary Islands
– Spain
Dance Company P’Indekua Morelia, MIchoacan – Mexico.
Notice: (Eventual changes can happen)
From the 26th to the 29th  of August – Sixteenth european folcklore week – At the Municipal Garden Auditorium – Funchal
This is defenitely a cultural event that can be very enriching. Organized by the Folklore and Ethnographic group of Boa Nova, aiming to disseminate the cultural and etnographic heritage of Madeira but also from other portuguese regions.
In fact the public will be able to enjoy folk music group performances.
Please find information hereunder:

For further events, please visit the Cultura Madeira website or the Cultural Agenda.

Maria do Monte Pereira – Qualified and Certified Tourist Guide

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