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Calendar of Events

Moments to cherish all year round

For those wondering what to do in Funchal, Madeira, events at Belmond Reid’s Palace will help fill your calendar with unforgettable moments. From extravagant banquets to intimate jazz evenings, there’s always something to look forward to at this storied hotel.

Belmond Reid's Palace Events

Festive season, madeira

Festive Season

1 December 2020-6 January 2021
Get caught up in the festive magic at Belmond Reid’s Palace. From sophisticated Grand Balls and enchanting concerts to exclusive tours and culinary treats, we’ll help you celebrate Christmas and New Year in style.

Easter holiday package, Madeira

Easter Break on the "Island of Eternal Spring"

3-9 April 2021
Join us for family activities choc-full of fun. Prepare caramel-dipped almonds and learn about the legend of the Easter bunny. Sample seasonal delicacies from our Michelin-starred chef and embark on an eggstraordinary treasure hunt!

Flower festival, Madeira

Flower Festival

7-9 May 2021
Join Simon Lycett, celebrity florist and Belmond Good Living Experience Maker for a botanical weekend at Belmond Reid’s Palace. Simon’s fabulous floral itinerary celebrates Madeira’s world-famous flower festival, starting with a unique journey through our own sub-tropical gardens.

Food festival, Madeira

The Art of Flavours - Gastronomic Festival

4-6 June 2021
Tantalise your taste buds at the 3rd edition of our annual festival, The Art of Flavours, hosted by our Michelin-starred chef Luí­s Pestana. The three-day event kicks off with a series of masterclasses, continues with a lavish outdoor party with chefs at live cooking stations serving up authentic delicacies, and culminates in a tasting menu dinner at William Restaurant, prepared by Michelin-starred chefs.

Summer party, Madeira

Summer White Party

17 July 2021
The summer’s most hotly anticipated event. Dress in white, head to our pool, and look forward to culinary excellence. Cocktails, a delicious buffet dinner and spirited live entertainment make for an enchanting, family-friendly evening.

End of summer party, Madeira

Bye Bye Summer Party

18 September 2021
You needn’t be sad saying goodbye to summer thanks to our spectacular party at Belmond Reid’s Palace.

Island Events

Madeira Carnival

Carnival Festivities

10-21 February 2021
Anticipate a week of colour and excitement as the carnival comes to Funchal. A parade of dazzling floats and samba dancers will hit the town centre on the night of February 13. On Shrove Tuesday, everyone is invited to join in the parade—fancy dress is very much encouraged.

Madeira, Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

29 April-23 May 2021
Head to Funchal for a host of fabulous experiences celebrating Madeira’s annual Flower Festival.

Classic car festival, Madeira

Madeira Classic Car Festival

May 2020
Staged at Praça do Povo, this engaging event features displays of classic and vintage vehicles, manufactured before 1980, that are typical of the Madeira Islands. On the second day, the classic car rally, Rampa dos Barreiros, sees them tackle a steep city circuit.

Atlantic festival, Madeira

Madeira Atlantic Festival

5, 12, 19, 26 June 2021
Each Saturday in June, the skies come alive with a stunning show that blends incredible music with jaw-dropping fireworks. Shows begin at 22:30 and last approximately 20 minutes. The superb location of Belmond Reid’s Palace allows you to watch from within our walls.

Jazz festival, Madeira

Funchal Jazz Festival

June 2021
Organised by Funchal City Hall and held at Santa Catarina Park, the festival features performances from acclaimed national and international jazz artists in a stunning open-air setting.

Wine festival, madeira

Madeira Wine Festival

29 August-12 September 2021
Celebrate Madeira’s traditional viticulture during the island’s grape harvest. In Funchal’s centre, decorated with casks and barrels, you can enjoy folkloric parades and live music as well as tastings and exhibitions.

Nature activities, madeira

Madeira Nature Festival

5-10 October 2021
Explore the astounding natural wonders of Madeira with an array of activities, suitable for all ages, on land, sea and air.

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