Events in Funchal during 2018
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Singing of the Kings "Cantar os Reis" (5th to 6th Jan) - In this event, families and neighbors sing traditional songs door to door.
Funchal Jazz Festival - It is a three-day music event held annually at the Parque de Santa Catarina. (www.funchaljazzfestival.com)
Festival Raizes do Atlantico (July 26th - 28th) - It takes place in Municipal Garden of Funchal and it is a free traditional event that is considered to be the oldest festival of world music of Portugal since 1994. (www.raizesdoatlantico.com)
Madeira Carnival - This event in Funchal is held forty days before Easter.
The Feast of Nossa Senhora do Monte - It is a festival in Funchal commemorating the deliverance of the people from hunger and plague.
Madeira Wine Rally (August 2nd - 4th) - It is one of the oldest and most important automobile events in Madeira Island. (www.ralivm.com)
Monte Festival (August 15th) - It is one of the biggest and famous religious festivals in Madeira Island.
Funchal City Day (August 21st) - It is the celebration of Funchal’s official status as a Portuguese city.
Canoe Tour round Madeira (August 26th - September 2nd) - It is a popular International tour event.
Madeira Forest and Tree Week (March 19th – 23rd) - It takes place in the Ecological park of Funchal.
Madeira Wine Festival - In this festival, the oldest one in Madeira, the residents celebrate the harvest of their world-famous wine.
World's Largest Photography Exhibition (September 1st – 30th) - The event takes place in Funchal and Porto Santo.
World Tourism Day (September 27th) - The event in Funchal is celebrated with various activities and cultural entertainment. There is free admission to many Gardens and Museums.
Festival of the Flower (two weeks after Easter) - It is one of the top tourist events in Funchal. A parade of cars carries displays of floral designs and there are classical concerts and live folk music.
Halloween (October 31st) - The most bars and clubs in Madeira celebrate this event.
Sao Tiago Menor Festival (May 1st) - This festival in Funchal is a celebration of the patron saint Sao Tiago Menor and it takes place in the old part of Town.
Book Fair (May 17th – 27th) - This event is held annually in Funchal Avenida Arriaga.
Festas da Sé (May 25th - June 3rd) - This is a typical Maderian Festival in the centre of Funchal.
Funchal International Film Festival (November 17th - 24th) - It is an event in Funchal held at the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre. (www.funchalfilmfest.com)
Madeira Classic Rally (June 22nd - 26th) - It is a Rally race event organized by the Clube Automóveis Clássicos da Madeira.
Christmas Lights (December 8th - January 6th) - There are celebrations, cultural events, concerts and exhibitions all over Funchal.
Childbirth Mass (December 16th - 24th) – It is the celebration of the nine months of pregnancy of the Virgin Mary.
Market Night (December 23rd) - It is a traditional celebration that lasts all night long.
Christmas Midnight Mass "Missa do Galo" (December 24th) - This event in Funchal is the celebration of the birth of Jesus and is celebrated in every Church in Madeira.
Sao Silvestre Race (December 28th) – This event is a traditional long distance race round Funchal city, one of the oldest races in Europe.
Grand Firework Display (December 31st) - New Years Eve is celebrated is Funchal with fireworks.