Festa da Flor – Madeira Island Flower Festival
Update 2021: you are reading our oldest post about the Madeira Flower Festival, please check our most recent posts:
- Festa da Flor – Madeira Island Flower Festival
- Madeira Island Flower Festival – Photo/Video Impression
- Madeira Island Flower Festival Program – Main Events
Madeira Island Flower Festival – Photo/Video Impression
Here are some nice shots and videos of previous Festa da Flor editions:
Madeira Island Flower Festival Program – Main Events
The entire Madeira Flower Festival is taking place between the 2nd until the 26th of May 2019, however, most tourists will probably visit the island around the first week of May. The celebrations will start with the Wall of Hope children parade on Saturday, 4th of May, followed by the magnificent street parade on Sunday 5th of May.
Flower Parade: Great Allegoric Flower Parade in Funchal (05/05)
Considered one of the most important events of the Flower Festival. This beautiful display of decorated vehicles, beautiful costumes and choreography can be admired on one of the most beautiful avenues of Madeira Island.
When: This year the Flower Parade is going to take place on Sunday 5th of May.
Where: Along de Avenida do Mar; See the route of the parade:
Children Wall of Hope Parade (04/05)
I already introduced this beautiful and unique initiative in my post about the father of the Flower Festival – João Carlos Abreu.
A big group of local children is going to parade through the centre of Funchal until the Town Hall Square, where they will put their flowers in the flower wall. This initiative has a long history, and it is a call for peace in the world.
When: 4th of May
Where: Start of the Parade: Av. Ariaga;
End of the Parade & Flower Wall: Praça do Município (Town Hall Square), Funchal
See map above for the route.
Madeira Classic Car Revival (25/05)
When: New date: 25/05 (Please note: Previously this event was planned for the 12th of May)
Where: Praça do Povo
Madeira Flower Collection (11/05)
When: Show: May, 11th at 6 pm
Display: Between May 11 until May 26th
Where: Praça do Povo
This event, created to promote the regional fashion sector, can be summarized as a flower dress fashion show. Fashion designers are allowed to submit and present 3 outfits on the runway located on the Praça do Povo Square. According to the official website, the dresses will remain displayed to the public until the end of the Flower Festival.
Flower carpets, flower market & exhibitions, concerts, performances and activities for children
From 2 May to 19 May, some Funchal streets will be covered in flower carpets prepared carefully by locals. This tradition originates from decorations of religious processions. There will also be a market, where flowers and flower bulbs can be purchased. On Praça do Povo, close to the Marina and Cruise Terminal, Flower Exhibition will take place.
During the festival, there will also be a lot of other events and activities, such as music concerts, dance performances, shows, activities for children or competition for the best window display.
Festa da Flor Madeira 2019 – Full Program (in English)
The full and detailed program of the Madeira Flower Festival can be downloaded HERE. The link can be found on the right side of the header video. Please do not forget that it is worth checking the planning for changes, as the program is subject to change.
Coming to Madeira to see the Flower Parade 2021 or 2022? We recommend staying close to its route:
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