MADEIRA EVENTS in March 2024

Experience Madeira Island like never before this March, as you explore a myriad of events that showcase the island’s rich culture, traditions, and natural beauty. Girassol.rent, your trusted car hire company in Madeira, is here to ensure your travel around the island is seamless and comfortable. With our fleet of new cars, all equipped with automatic transmission, your journey across Madeira becomes an enjoyable adventure.

Festa da Anona (Cherimoya Fruit Festival) – Faial, Santana

Celebrate the Cherimoya Fruit Festival, a traditional event hosted in Faial, Santana. This festival honours the Anona, also known as the Custard-apple or Cherimoya, a fruit widely cultivated and enjoyed in this region. Join the locals and other visitors in appreciating this delicious fruit, while also enjoying local entertainment, and traditional food and drink specialties.

Porto Santo Half and Mini Marathon

Embrace the thrill of a marathon race on the picturesque island of Porto Santo. This sporting event includes a Half Marathon (21 km) and a Mini Marathon (10 km), offering a challenge for every level of runner. Experience the exhilaration of a marathon amidst the breathtaking scenery of Porto Santo Island.

Madeira Literary Festival (FLM) – (dates to be announced)

The Madeira Literary Festival is a must-visit for literature lovers. Hosted in the majestic Municipal Theatre Baltazar Dias, this event brings together writers, poets, journalists, and literary critics from around the globe. Engage in stimulating discussions about the world of writing, attend seminars, debates, and workshops, or simply immerse yourself in the world of literature. With simultaneous English & Portuguese translations available for some sessions, this festival is accessible to a wide audience.

Book Fair (Feira do Livro) – Funchal

Stroll beneath the stunning jacaranda trees on Funchal’s Avenida Arriaga during the annual Funchal Book Fair. This week-long event invites you to browse through a variety of bookstands representing local bookshops and Portuguese publishing houses. Participate in book launches, poetry sessions, literary seminars, children’s entertainment, exhibitions, and live music performances. With a vast selection of books for all ages, this fair is a haven for book lovers.

Earth Hour Funchal Race – 25th March

Join in the spirit of Earth Hour with the annual ‘Earth Hour Night Run’ in Funchal. Organised by the Athletics Association of Madeira, this 2.9 km race attracts runners from all over the island. Open to children, juniors, seniors, and veterans, this race offers an opportunity to participate in a unique event as Funchal glows under the light of a thousand candles. Put your best foot forward and experience this electrifying race!

Regional Sugar Cane Fair, Ponta do Sol

Travel back in time to Madeira’s sugarcane era at the Regional Sugar Cane Fair in Canhas, Ponta do Sol. Learn about the island’s sugarcane production history, indulge in sugarcane-infused cakes and drinks, and even try your hand at cutting sugarcane. This fair is a tribute to Madeira’s ‘sweet salt’ past, offering a unique opportunity to explore and taste the island’s sugarcane-derived delicacies.

Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts of Madeira (Festival do Vinho do Bordado e do Artesanato da Madeira) (Biennial) – (dates to be announced)

Indulge in the richness of Madeira’s unique crafts and winemaking traditions at the Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts. Participate in workshops on Madeiran embroidery, tapestry, and ceramic tile painting, or simply enjoy wine tasting, wine auctions, and exhibitions of beautiful embroidery. This three-day event, hosted by the Madeira Wine Institute, promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience.

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