Madeira is a Portuguese sub-tropical island in the Atlantic Ocean lying some 500 miles South West of Lisbon.
The Island is one of Europe's most established travel destinations and is famous for its very high rate of repeat business.
The sub tropical climate offers great temperatures all year round averaging a maximum of 24 ºC during the summer months (July through to October) and a minimum of 17 ºC during the winter months.
The Island is famous for its spectacular scenery which can be enjoyed by driving around or by one of the many walks available to do on the island.
Madeira is also known as a safe resort with very low levels of crime.
Events on the Island - 2011
4th March - Festivities in the Lower Town
5th March - Great Allegoric Parade
8th March - Fun Parade
Madeira Flower Festival
5th and 06th May - Exhibitions and Musical Performances
7th May - The Wall of Hope Ceremony
8th May - Great Allegoric Parade
Madeira Island Open (PGA European Tour) - Porto Santo Island
19th to 22nd May
4th, 11th, 18th and 25th June - Fireworks Contest
XXIV Classic Car Rally (FIVA World rally)
June (days to be confirmed)
Madeira Wine Rally (European Rally Championship)
4th, 5th and 6th August
Madeira Wine Festival
1st to 4th September - Shows and Exhibitions in Funchal
3rd September - Live Harvest in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
Columbus Festival - Porto Santo Island
15th, 16th and 17th September
End of the Year Madeira Festivities
25th November to 6th January 2012 - Christmas Lights, Decorations and Exhibitions
31st December - New Year´s Eve Firework Display
Programme subject to change