The madeiran government, more specifically, the Regional Directorate for Culture once again, promotes the Madeira Organ Festival, organizing a set of twelve concerts, headlined by nationally and internationally renowned Master Organ players.
From October the 31st to November the 1st, the festival is organized by Casa do Povo do Curral das Freiras to promote this important agricultural product, the Chestnut Festival is an opportunity for visitors to taste the gastronomic specialities made with this dry fruit: roasted chestnuts, liqueurs and delicious cakes.
On the 8th and 9th of october, one of the most significant Madeiran religious festivities happens in the municipality of Machico, east of Madeira.
On the 4th,5th,8th and from the 11th to 12th of November, the Association of the Friends of the Madeiran Conservatory of Music are proud to present once again the second musical festival: Madeira Piano Fest.
From the 27th to the 29th of October, Madeira Island annually hosts the Madeira Island International Swim Marathon (MIISM), a sports initiative organized by the Funchal Naval Club, in partnership with the Madeira Swimming Association, aiming to attract an increasing number of “open water swimmers”.
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, an event held on February,1st,3rd,4th and 8th.
Once again, Madeira Island hosts the 3rd Funchal Eco Trail Race, a competition very similar to other trail running events with the difference that this type of race takes place in the cities.
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.