Madeira Flower Festival
May 5th to 29th
With the arrival of spring, the city of Funchal turns into a inebriating floral stage filled with enchantment.
The magic of this event starts on Saturday morning, with the Children's Parade, on which, hundreds of children dressed for the occasion dishallow to the Municipio Square where, a beautiful flower mural is built, symbolically named "the Wall of Hope" (Muro da Esperança).
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of downtown Funchal will be filled with music, colour and soft aromas, through the sumptuous parade comprised by several floats, which harmoniously combine numerous flower species with blooming decorations full of creativity.
Alongside these events takes place a set of ludic and recreational activities filled with charm and symbolism, such as, the construction of delicate floral carpets of unrivalled beauty along the main streets of Funchal, as well as musical concerts, folklore performances from Regional groups, shop window ornamentation and the Flower Exhibition in the Largo da Restauração.