Date Last Updated: 25th March 2023
Activities in Malta April 2023 brings you activities to enjoy with your family.
Meanwhile April is the month for advent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday where many Maltese are fervently interested in exhibitions, performances and processions related to the Passion of the Christ. In every village you will find exhibitions by individuals, associations and band clubs. These are usually open during Holy Week.
On Friday 31st March almost all villages and towns in Malta and Gozo hold a procession in honour of Our Lady of Sorrows. The starting times are from around 17:30 to 18:00 and last for around 90 minutes. Who will be interested will have to check on individual parishes for a more detailed program for the church functions.
Important dates during Holy Week:
During this month there are a variety of activities in which you can participate. Do not miss the Strawberry Festival at the village of Mgarr. The Malta International Fireworks Festival with the participation of various local well renowned village fireworks organisations apart from international participants. Have a good look at the following list and make your plans when visiting Malta during this month.
The crowds begin to gather late evening on Maundy Thursday, and the walk begins at midnight on Friday 7th April and goes on through the early hours of Good Friday. The walk will have two starting points. One from Mellieha Sanctuary Square and end at the Granaries Floriana.More updates about the walk here
The annual Strawberry Festival organised by the local council with the participation of the local agricultural community selling countless amounts of freshly picked strawberries. Other products mafe from strawberries are sold like smoothies, jam, milk-shakes, gateaux and cakes. Local folk groups offer their talents to entertain the crowds.
Various local and international fireworks factories participate presenting impressive shows of their capabilities. Fireworks has been a very long tradition for the Maltese since the time of the Knights of St. John came to Malta in 1530 where they introduced fireworks which became an integral part of our traditions.
Year after year it has become a staple in our calendar attracting numerous people to see the displays where local and foreign fireworks factories participate in a competition of technique and colour where they have the chance to show their skills. The festival takes place in three main areas at the Grand harbour, Marsaxlokk and Bugibba.
The Mechanical Ground Fireworks Festival is held at the village of Floriana. All that is fireworks in Malta will surely see large gatherings of pyrotechnic enthusiasts flocking to the main Granaries square in from of the village square.
It is a specialised technique where several well organized and talented fireworks village groups take part in this competition. They showcase their ability to create intricate moving colourful designs even more elaborate than their counterparts had designed.
Apart from the many events that take place in Malta, here is a list of things to do in Malta in April:
In conclusion, there are plenty of things to do in Malta in April, whether you are looking for cultural experiences, outdoor adventures, or simply relaxing on the beach.
Visit the best four archaeological sites of Malta. Together with a certified tour guide you will visit Ghar Dalam, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples, Limestone Heritage. For your final stop you will visit the famous Blue Grotto. Everything included - transfers to and from your accommodation and entrance to all sites (except Blue Grotto Boat Trip).
Discover one of Malta's oldest burial ground. Thousands of people visit every year. Hypogeum Malta is known to be one of the best preserved prehistoric sites in the world. An tour not to be missed. Tickets should be booked from weeks before. Make sure you get yours now!