Madeira Flower Festival 2020

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Madeira Flower Festival – Festa da Flor – not only takes place in the fall, but also changed its form. Here’s what it looks like this year as well as practical tips on getting your free tickets to flower dance performances.

Festa da Flor 2019

Last year’s parade, which we showed you and described in our post: Madeira Flower Parade 2019 was a pleasure to attend. This is a short summary:

We really enjoyed the entire Flower Festival 2019. We participated not only in the main parade, but also in the Children’s Parade called “Wall of Hope” as well as many other performances and concerts. We have visited the Flower Pavilion, the Flower Market many times and admired flower carpets and different flower arrangements. This year, however, the festival looked a bit different …

SEE ALSO: VISITING MADEIRA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Festa da Flor 2020

The 2020 Flower Festival in Funchal was not canceled due to the pandemic, but postponed until September and merged with the Madeira Wine Festival.

Many elements of the festival have been preserved. There still were flower arrangements in the city center, you could still take photos with beautifully dressed “Flower Ladies” or visit the flower market.

In all these busy places, you were required to respect the social distancing rules and cover your nose and mouth.

What changed the most was the main Flower Parade itself. It was replaced with half-hour shows of dance groups on closed stages, which gave the organizers a bit more control.

Three main stages have been constructed in the city center. Before entering the tribunes, all spectators had their temperature checked, received disinfectant gels and were reminded about the requirement of wearing masks.

Small groups of spectators were separated from the rest; all tickets for the show were double or triple tickets, and there was always one empty seat in between.

If you are arriving in Madeira soon, you will still have a chance to watch the shows of the remaining dance groups. Here are the shows planned for the 19 & 20th of September 2020:

Saturday, September 19th

Location: CR7 Square
15:00 – 16:00
Performances by teams: Tramas & Enredos ”Blooming flowers” and Animad “Lollypop”


17:30 – 18:30
Performances by teams: Animad “Lollypop” and Tramas & Enredos “Blooming flowers”


Location: Pier 8
15:00 – 16:00
Performances by teams: Império da Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover” and Geringonça “Flowers partying”


17:30 – 18:30
Performances by Geringonça “Flowers partying” and Império da Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover” groups


Location: Heliport
16:30 – 17:30
Performances by Tramas e Enredos “Blooming flowers” and Império da Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover” groups


19:00 – 20:00
Performances by Animad “Lollypop” and Geringonça “Flowers partying” groups

Saturday, September 19th

Location: CR7 Square
15:00 – 16:00
Performances by Animad “Lollypop” and Tramas & Enredos “Blooming flowers” groups


19:00 – 20:00
Performances by Animad “Lollypop” and Império da Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover”


Location: Pier 8
15:00 – 16:00
Performances by Império da Ilha Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover” and Geringonça “Flowers partying” groups


19:00 – 20:00
Performances by Tramas & Enredos “Blooming flowers” and Geringonça
“Flowers partying” groups Heliport

17:00 – 19:00
Performances by Animad “Lollypop”, Império da Ilha “Madeira, a universe to discover”, Tramas & Enredos “Blooming flowers” and Geringonça Flowers partying” groups

Both the “Pier 8” and the “Heliport” are located nearby the Funchal Marina / Praça do Povo / Av. do Mar.

These aren’t, of course, all of the festival events. On the Avenida Arriaga promenade, apart from the pavilion, market & flower arrangements, you will also find a stage where various concerts take place in the evenings. On September 12 and 13, the outdoor Madeira Flower Collection fashion show will take place.

SEE ALSO: MADEIRA FLOWER COLLECTION 2019

The complete and detailed program of the Madeira Flower Festival in English can be found on the OFFICIAL PAGE.

If you are planning to attend the dance shows, remember to get your tickets on time. How and where to get them?

Madeira Flower Festival Shows – Tickets

Free (2 or 3-person tickets) will be available at:

AVENIDA ARRIAGA TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE

Avenida Arriaga nº16, 9004-519 Funchal

According to information provided by the office, tickets for the September 19 and 20 shows will be available no sooner than on Wednesday, September 16.

The office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 20.00, and on weekends and public holidays from 9.00 to 15.30. Contact:

+351 291 211 902; e-mail: info.srtc@madeira.gov.pt

Flower Festival 2020 – Videos

Last Sunday we had the opportunity to watch performances of three dance groups. Here are our videos:

Caneca Furada “Madeira in bloom”

Dream Flowers “Roses”

Sorrisos de Fantasia “Matilde, a beautiful flower!”

Flower Festival 2020 – Pictures

Here are some of our favorite Flower Festival pictures. If you are one of the artists presented and would you like your picture to be removed, or would you like to receive a full-size copy? No problem, simply contact us!

Dream Flowers “Roses”

Caneca Furada “Madeira in bloom”

Sorrisos de Fantasia “Matilde, a beautiful flower!”

All 200+ pictures can be found on our FB account.

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