Activities In Malta April 2024

Many Things To Do In April To Fill Up Your Time

Date Last Updated: 1st May 2024

Discover all the fun-filled activities in April 2024 that Malta has to offer. As the weather warms up during this month, tourism also starts to pick up just before summer. Explore events in April such as the Strawberry Festival, the Malta International Fireworks Festival, the Mechanical Fireworks Festival in Floriana, as well as Easter and Good Friday celebrations.

This comprehensive guide provides all the information you need to make the most of your visit to Malta in April, including events, attractions, valuable insights, tips, and FAQs.

Enjoy Malta's captivating beauty, cultural richness, and festive ambience throughout April!

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april Events In Malta

During this month there are a variety of activities in which you can participate. Make your plans to visit Malta during this month by taking a look at the following list.

1. Strawberry Festival (Festa Frawli) 2024

Strawberries at the Strawberry Festival MaltaStrawberry Festival Mgarr Malta

The annual Strawberry Festival is organised by the local council with the participation of the local agricultural community selling countless amounts of freshly picked strawberries. Other products made from strawberries are sold like smoothies, jam, milkshakes, gateaux and cakes. Local folk groups offer their talents to entertain the crowds.

  • Organiser: Mgarr Local Council
  • Venue: Mgarr
  • When: Sunday 7th April 2024
  • Time: 10:00 to 17:00
  • Email: festafrawli@gmail.com

2. Malta International Fireworks Festival 2024

Fireworks show at Malta International Fireworks FestivalFireworks Festival - Activities in Malta April

The Malta International Fireworks Festival is a very popular event in Malta. A spectacular fireworks show that will surely leave you with unforgettable memories.

Various local and international fireworks factories participate presenting impressive shows of their capabilities. Fireworks have 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.

Nowadays, fireworks are organized as a part of a festival by the Malta Tourism Authority and the Ministry for Tourism. The fireworks festival takes place each year at the end of April and commemorates the country’s accession to the European Union on the 1st of May 2004. As usual, this spectacular event will be held in the Grand Harbour of Valletta and a few other locations.

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 display is free of charge, so everyone can attend it.

Malta International Fireworks Festival Dates and locations

  • Date: Saturday 20th April 2024 at Valletta
  • Date: Wednesday 24th April 2024 at Valletta
  • Date: Friday 26th April 2024 at Marsaxlokk
  • Date: Saturday 27th April 2024 at Nadur Gozo
  • Date: Sunday 28th April 2024 at Mellieha
  • Date: Tuesday 30th April 2024 at Valletta - Postponed to Friday 3rd May at the Grand Harbour Valletta
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3. mechanical fireworks festival floriana

The Mechanical Ground Fireworks Festival is held in 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.

  • Organiser: Floriana Local Council in collaboration with MTA
  • Venue: Floriana Granaries (Il-Fosos)
  • When: Saturday 13th April 2024
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3. perspettiva - matthew kassar Exhibiton

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Perspettiva is a solo exhibition by local Maltese artist, Matthew Kassar. It bring together 20 paintings showcasing Kassar's latest work and new artistic techniques. Perspettiva's main influence is the juxtaposition of light, texture and local landscapes.

It shall be showcased in Sashebo, Sliema in aid of St. Patrick's Salesian School.

  • Venue: Sashebo, 14, St. John Bosco Street, Sliema
  • When: Friday 26th April to Friday 24th May 2024
  • Exhibition Opening (26th April): is from 19:00 to 23:00
  • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00
  • Admission: Free

Free Parking is available at St. Patrick's School football ground.

4. Village Feasts Malta

Taking advantage of the cultural richness of the island, Malta Village Feasts are a delightful way to showcase the richness of the island. A variety of religious customs and lively celebrations take place during these festivities.

Explore all the village feasts for April and all year round!

Gozo Heritage Day Pass

With the Gozo Heritage Day Pass, you will be able to explore Gozo's rich history and culture on a self-guided tour, including ferry transfers, open-top bus excursions, and admission to seven excellent cultural sites, including the world-renowned Ggantija Temples. With this pass, you will be able to experience Gozo's rich cultural history and tapestry easily and thoroughly.

  • A combination of boat cruises, open-top buses, and seven heritage sites.
  • You may save money on entrance fees, buses, and ferries by purchasing the combined multi-site one-day passes.
  • You may take a catamaran voyage to Gozo from Sliema and Bugibba in Malta, which includes the return journey.
  • Explore Gozo in a hop-on-hop-off bus with a 12-language audio tour.
  • Discover Victoria's magnificent capital, the Citadel.
  • Explore seven museums and historical places to get insight into the rich history of Gozo.

Weather In Malta In april

One of the most picturesque months of the year is April in Malta when the island is covered in rich greenery and vibrant floral blooms. Enjoy the pleasant weather and bright days by exploring outdoor activities. Locals are embracing summer by heading to the beaches for early swims as the days become hotter. Whether you are visiting Malta for business or pleasure, the welcoming atmosphere makes April one of the best months to visit the island.

Echium Candicans blossoming in Malta in April.Orgullo de Madeira (Echium Candicans)

What To Do In Malta On Your Holiday In april

Delve into a variety of activities for your holiday through our comprehensive list. To facilitate your search, we have divided them into three sections: Malta, Gozo, and Valletta.

Things To Do In Malta In April

  • Take in the breathtaking views, explore Mdina's ancient narrow streets, and marvel at the Baroque and medieval architectural styles.
  • Explore the beautiful landscapes, fascinating walking trails, the Victoria Lines route and the islands' varied geography.
  • Golden Bay offers a stunning sandy beach with crystal-clear water, making it one of the island's most popular sunbathing spots.
  • During your visit to the Mosta Dome, you will be able to explore its fascinating history as well as marvel at its magnificent design.
  • At the Domus Roman ruins you will be able to explore Maltese history and historical ruins from the Roman era.

Things To Do In Gozo In April

  • The island of Gozo is home to breathtaking landscapes, historical sites, and a wealth of cultural attractions.
  • You can go up to Mixta Cave and enjoy the breathtaking views facing Ramla Bay's sandy beach from a high elevation.
  • You can enjoy the gorgeous Marsalforn, relax by the sea, and take in the charming atmosphere of the coastal area of Gozo.
  • Explore the history of Gozo, walk around the Citadella, and take in the panoramic views of Victoria and the surrounding villages.
  • Dahlet Qorrot Bay is a serene spot on Gozo's northern shore, offering breathtaking views of the island's coastline.

Things To Do In Valletta In April

  • A unique learning experience awaits you at Malta's Fortifications Interpretation Centre where you can discover Malta's history, its fortifications and defenders.
  • Experience a trip back in time at the Casa Rocca Piccola and discover the treasures and memorabilia of a renowned Maltese aristocratic house.
  • View Valletta's Grand Harbour from Lower Barakka Gardens, which offers expansive views of nearby fortifications, towns and villages.
  • Valletta's Toy Museum displays toys, dolls, and playthings from all ages, reminding us of our childhood. This small museum will captivate both young and old.
  • From the City Gate, stroll down Republic Street to Fort St. Elmo. Photogenic old stone buildings housing restaurants, shops, 1homes, offices, and the city's main attractions.

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Tourist Attractions To Visit In april

With our selection of sights that you just must not miss, we would be pleased to assist you in exploring this charming island.

Blue Lagoon Comino

Blue Lagoon Comino.

Blue Lagoon is acclaimed for its quiet oasis, clean seas, and safe shelter for snorkelling. A must-see natural treasure on the island of Comino, it is busy in the summer yet breathtakingly serene, peaceful and calm.

Lower Barakka Gardens

Lower Barrakka Garden in Valletta Malta.

The Lower Barraka Gardens are located in Valletta and offer spectacular views of the Grand Harbour, the Fort Ricasoli, the Fort St. Angelo, as well as the surrounding fortified cities.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Malta

As part of Malta's historical treasure trove, explore its Megalithic Temples, ancient buildings full of cultural resonance and Neolithic echoes.

Skorba Temples

Skorba temples in Malta.

Skorba Temples are distinctive ancient buildings from 3600–3200 BC that have megalithic walls, interesting entrances, and emphasise Neolithic architecture which are included in the UNESCO list of sites.

Hypogeum Of Hal Saflieni 

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A burial complex dating back to 4000 BC in the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the world's oldest burial complexes.

Where To Stay In Malta During april

Explore Malta's diverse lodging options! Malta and Gozo have a wide range of accommodation options, from cosy apartments to luxurious 5-star hotels. As a result of the warmer weather and springtime, a great number of tourists flock to the popular tourist areas of St Paul's Bay, Valletta, Sliema, Bugibba, and Qawra. There are a variety of lodging options available during this time of year, so take the time to browse booking.com to find the right one for you.

Our hotel recommendations are listed below, or you can find out which area on the island is best to stay in by viewing the following pages.

You can find detailed information and affordable prices about many accommodation options using Booking.com.

To help you plan your vacation, we have given you information about events and activities taking place in Malta in April. Our goal is to provide you with information that will enable you to derive maximum benefit from your experience. We hope this guide has given you some insight into the April atmosphere on the islands of Malta. If your vacation schedule changes, you may also see what the islands have in store for you in March or May.

Frequently Asked Questions For Activities In Malta april

Is April in Malta a good time to visit?

It is often said that April is one of the most beautiful months of the year. Residents will be more inclined to go outside for picnics and al fresco meals as the days get longer, brighter, and warmer. Although the sea is still cold, sunbathing is ideal. Tourist numbers increase due to the more favourable weather conditions.

How expensive is Malta in April?

April sees a drastic increase in tourist arrivals so prices tend to be higher. Easter usually occurs in April, and during that particular week arrivals are higher. All year long, the costs of transportation, dining, shopping, and activities remain the same.

How busy is Malta during the month of April?

Due to fewer tourists, lodging and airfare may be more affordable. It is the same price for tourist attractions all year round. The level of activity in Malta in April can be described as fairly busy. This is a less busy time of year when compared to July and August when there are the most tourists. As a result, sights and activities may be a bit more crowded in April than they were in the months prior.

Does Malta host any unique festivals or cultural events in April?

Good Friday and Easter celebrations, which may take place in March or April and are much anticipated by the community, coincide with Holy Week. The Malta International Fireworks Festival, which attracts contestants from across the world, and the Strawberry Festival (Festa Frawli) in the village of Mgarr are two other significant festivities.

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