No matter the time of the year, on the Maltese Islands, events and festivals are never too far away. Take a look at just as few of the very best annual events….
Valletta International Baroque Festival
The Valletta International Baroque festival has been launched to celebrate Valletta as one of the finest Baroque cities anywhere.
Carnival – Various Locations
Carnival has been celebrated in Malta since 1535. Colourful parades with lavishly costumed performers, live bands and floats take over the streets of Valletta and other locations around Malta and Gozo.
Easter and Holy Week
Easter in Malta is a very Religious time with numerous Good Friday processions taking place in various locations round Malta and Gozo.
Malta International Fireworks Festival
Valletta’s Grand Harbour is a stunning backdrop to these spectacular fireworks displays, designed by the best foreign and local pyrotechnic companies.
Every village in Malta has its own patriot Saint, and once a year a celebration is held in that saint’s honour when the locals bring out elaborated street decorations, food stalls, music and fireworks to celebrate.
Malta Arts Festival
A diverse programme of music, dance, theatre and visual arts from locals and foreigners held throughout Malta’s open air venues.
Notta Bianca (Valletta)
Notte Bianca lights up the city of Valletta for one night packed with people, culture and the arts. Museums and palaces are open for free all night.
Birgu Fest (Vittoriosa)
A traditional event featuring local artisans, music and gastronomy as well as historic re-enactments and activities.
Milk Festival (Gharghur)
The village of Ghargur celebrates the importance of milk and its development with a festival allowing visitors to learn about milk and dairy production.
Strawberry Festival (Mgarr)
Every year the “Festa Frawli” brings to life the village of Mgarr’s central square with freshly picked strawberries brought from the surrounding fields.
Olive Oil Festival (Zejtun)
Zejtun celebrates the olive picking season with village folk and farmers, drummers, flag bearers and an all-round Medieval theme.
Chocolate Festival (Hamrun)
All around the streets of Hamrun one can experience chocolate delights, sampling and buying a wide range of local chocolate products.
Fish Market (Marsaxlokk)
Attracting locals and tourists, this fish market provides a diverse range of the freshest local fish and seafood at very reasonable prices.
Manoel Theatre Opera Festival
Featuring the very best local and international opera singers and musicians, the beautiful Manoel Theatre plays host to a stunning local production.
Isle of MTV and Malta Music Week
For the last 8 years Malta’s granaries in Floriana have played host to free open air concerts featuring the best international pop stars and musicians.
Malta’s best and indeed one of the world’s finest tenor singers, Joseph Calleja hosts a local concert attracting waves of his dedicated fans.
Opera in Gozo
Gozo’s two opera houses the Astra Theatre and Aurora Opera House each put on an annual fully staged opera including international soloists.
Malta Military Tattoo
This annual show is a reflection of Malta’s military music heritage, an exciting blend of musical and performances by local and international talents.
Choir Festival (2015)
Foreign choirs amalgamate to participate in musical events and competitions throughout the month at some of Malta’s finest historic venues.
The annual Vodafone Marathon attracts participants from all walks of life to run, jog or walk for charity.
Gozo Half Marathon
Various races from 13.1 miles to a 2km Fun Run will take place in Gozo on Sunday 27th April all in aid of charity.
Tour Ta’ Malta Cycling
Exciting bicycle races take place across the island as teams and individuals compete in stages and time trials.
Mdina Grand Prix
A thrilling race around the picturesque Baroque capital city of Mdina coupled with local car exhibitions, local historical and cultural activities.
Rolex Middle Sea Race
Founded in 1968 this race is a challenging offshore classic race aimed to challenge skippers and crew around some beautiful scenery.