The Atlantic Festival, an event that sets the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, is one of the most recent tourist entertainment events, held for the first time in June 2002.
This event consists of a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, with emphasis on the pyromusical shows; the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week.
The pyromusical shows are held on four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30 p.m. at the pier outside Pontinha. These wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 21 minutes each, combine fireworks and music in a unique experience for tourists and residents.
In these shows, companies will compete for a trophy awarded by public vote, through the Internet and boxes located in strategic places in Funchal city (City Pier – day of the show, Dolcevita, Marina Shopping, Tourism Office).
Other initiatives that are included on the schedule: