Regional Events Month of July

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11 to 13 July – 53rd Livestock and Agribusiness Fair – Porto Moniz
Organized for the first time in 1955 in order to encourage development of animal rearing, this has become a rural event of particular importance to the Region. Various exhibits of animals and objects related to local farming are available for visitors to see in Santa – Porto Moniz. This takes place in a rural environment, and there are many outdoor stands providing home-made bread, espetada (beef skewer) and drinks.

19 to 20 July – 5th Regional Banana Fair – Madalena do Mar
The parish of Madalena do Mar is the venue for the Regional Banana Fair. This event, with several forms of revelry, is held in honor of one of the most important local agricultural products: the Madeira banana.

20 July – 5th Traditional Madeira Fishing Boat Regatta – Funchal
Funchal bay will be the scenery for the 5th Traditional Madeira Fishing Boat Regatta, which will start at 4 pm. The regatta course starts at Funchal pier and ends in Barreirinha, in the old part of the city. This annual event brings together sea folk from and outside the city and is part of the commemorations marking the 500th anniversary of Funchal city.

23rd July – Madeira International Athletics Meeting – Ribeira Brava
This is an athletics event, promoted by the Athletics Association of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. It is held in the Madeira Sports Centre, located at Ribeira Brava, on the West Coast.

23 to 26 July – Roots of the Atlantic (Raízes do Atlântico) Festival – Funchal
This is a traditional music festival with the participation of national and international artists within the area of World Music, as well as the best groups of traditional music from Madeira. The festival shall take place at the Municipal Garden auditorium in Funchal, with concerts starting at 9:30 pm every day.

31 July to 2 August – Madeira Wine Rally
This is one of the most important trials of the European Championship, and the most important sport event in the region. World-famous rally drivers bring their cars to this competition. Thousands of people fill the mountain slopes in order to find a good spot to watch the cars speeding.

Source: Madeira Tourism Board