The best Madeira events in May 2015
Flowers blooming and the sun shining, the weather gorgeous and the Island in its spring element: this is what you can find here around this time of year, so let’s take the time to review the best Madeira events in May 2015 and plan a wonderful Madeira escape!
The month of May begins with a day off, as the entire world celebrates the International Workers’ Day on the 1st of May. But in Madeira, the partying and the celebration never stops. In fact, even on this day, if you are in Madeira, you have an alternative choice: you can join the Sao Tiago Menor Festival, where music and fun is in store for the old town procession celebrating the patron saint of the Island of Madeira.
Lemons crowd Madeira and fill it with its scent. The Lemon Festival (or Festa do Limao), held in Santana between the 9th and 10th of May, is an annual celebration which offers farmers the opportunity to present their products and boast with their 90 tonnes of lemon production, a quarter of the island’s total. For those of you less inclined towards agriculture and more interested in cars, the same dates is when the Belmond Reid’s Palace Classic Auto Show takes place, a beautiful display of the most wonderful vintage cars on the island.
How about some music? Some… loud music, to enjoy the vivid Island life? On the 10th of May, Ribeira Brava hosts the Regional Brass Band Meeting, another yearly event that honors the importance of traditional music through the participation of several Philharmonic Houses.
A tour around the Island of Madeira or a walk around the Laurisilva forest is another “event” in itself, and that is always available and advisable in May. For this, you can always book a Madeira airport transfer or Madeira tour online.