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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

Wellness Weekend, Madeira

Wellness Weekend at Belmond Reid's Palace

30 August - 1 September
Discover a host of holistic activities within our walls. Set off on beautiful morning walks, master the art of paddle boarding, find balance with yoga or pilates and indulge in one of our exclusive spa programmes.

Wine-tasting, Madeira

Madeira Wine Weekend at Belmond Reid's Palace

5-6 September
Complementing the Madeira Wine Festival, enjoy a series of vinous events and experiences exclusively designed for our guests.

End of summer party, Madeira

Bye Bye Summer Party

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

Festive season, madeira

Festive Season

16 December 2019 to 4 January 2020
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.

Island Events

Madeira Carnival

Carnival Festivities

27 February to 6 March
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 10. On Shrove Tuesday, everyone is invited to join in the parade—fancy dress is very much encouraged.

Madeira, Flower Festival

Madeira Flower Festival

2-19 May
Head to Funchal for a host of fabulous experiences celebrating Madeira’s annual Flower Festival.

Classic car festival, Madeira

Madeira Classic Car Festival

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

8, 15, 22 & 29 June
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

11-13 July
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

25 August to 9 September
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

1-6 October
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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