Date Last Updated: 17th April 2020
The peak of summer with activities in Malta August 2020.
Discotheques, festival and concerts are at their best.
The weather is always very gorgeous, and plenty of events take advantage of it.
It is the month of festivals with the Delicata Wine Festival in Valletta and Gozo. The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast is celebrated at their vineyards at Marnisi Marsaxlokk.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES FOR 2020 ARE CANCELLED AS NO ORGANISED ACTIVITY CAN BE HELD.
It is just the beginning of a month full of activities. Numerous feasts celebrated to the villages saint during this month with spectacular fireworks, colourful decoration band marches with the participation of most of the village people.
The summer carnival with a colourful parade
The introduction of the summer carnival has been very well welcomed by the locals. It is the perfect time to present the carnival traditions and cultural aspect of these island to tourists.
The summer carnival is held outside Valletta, always close to the beach in popular locations like Marsaxlokk, Bugibba and Qawra utilising the promenades for the carnival parade with a spectacle of floats and the main square as the main central location for the dance companies to perform their dances.
OFFICIALLY CANCELLED BY ORGANISERS
Organiser: Arts Council Malta
Nadur village through the collaboration of the Local Council and Emmanuel Delicata family winemakers brings to life again the annual wine festival attracting many Maltese, tourists and Gozitans alike.
It is held during August where the islands enjoys many visitors who come here to relax so too this festival blends itself well.
It takes place at the Nadur garden overlooking a panoramic view of Gozo, the evenings blends themselves very well with wines, food entertainment and atmosphere. Upon arriving you can buy a souvenir wine glass where you can enjoy a variety of 20 Maltese grown grapes Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon, Chardonnay and others.
Live entertainment is provided every night of the three day festival by Maltese and Gozitan musicians.
The Malta International Food Festival Gozo edition is hosted during summer in the village square of Xewkija just beside the imposing village church.
It is the ideal time to taste different world delicacies and wines hosted all together, it is a free street festival where you can also taste genuine Gozitan delicacies.
Live music by the local talent will set the pace to help you indulges in this overwhelming choice of different foods.
Venue: Xewkija Main Square
Headliners to perform in this event: David Guetta, Alle Farben, Loco Dice, James Arthur, Paul alkbrenner, Tyga
Lineup: David Guetta | James Arthur | Paul Kalkbrenner | Tyga | Green Velvet | Loco Dice | Alle Farben | Danny Howard | Tenishia
Venue: Various locations around Malta
When: Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th August 2020
Age: People under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
The Gianpula Village is the host for the Glitch Festival which is labelled as a Maltese house and techno gem. It is a highly anticipated event where electronic music enthusiasts from many different countries gather in Malta during the peak summer hot month to celebrate
A variety of events are held from boat parties, secret cave raves along the picturesque coastline.
Venue: Gianpula, Limits of Zebbug
When: Saturday 14th to Monday 16th August 2021
The yearly anticipated concert by the world famous tenor Maltese born Joseph Calleja is very well attended at the Floriana Granaries an amazing location for concerts where international renounced singers are invited The most recent were Eros Ramazotti, Rebecca Ferguson, Zucchero Fornacari, Ricardo Cocciante and Lucio Dalla. Popular Maltese singers both pop and classical emerging singers join this incredible concert.
NO CONCERT BEING HELD THIS YEAR
Location: Fosos, Floriana
The August Moon Ball is an annual activity organized within the gardens of the Verdala Palace, Buskett. It is attended by around 1000 people everyone dress in evening clothes with the patronage of the President of Malta. A lavish dinner is served including live music apart from the incredible atmosphere the location can offer.
With a splendid setting of the magnificent country house and fortress. It was built by the Knights of St. John purposely located as a hunting lodge with fertile vegetation surroundings.
The Malta Community Chest Fund is the principle philanthropic organisation on the Island. It is under the Chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Malta.
This organization has been running for 30 years. It’s main activity is to generate substantial amount of funds to use them for specific needs of the Maltese population for specific expensive medications people cannot afford and helping people who need operations abroad through
The aim is to help families and individuals in need and to help local organizations to keep up with their expenses in running charitable programmes.
This activity is in aid of Malta Community Chest Fund.
Venue: Verdala Palace Gardens, Siggiewi
Contact: +356 2205 3500 | +356 2122 6226
Book Tickets: www.augustmoonball.com or The Palace in Valletta or from San Anton Palace, Attard
The picturesque bastions of the Citadel in the heart of Victoria is the focus for the featuring of the Gozo Film Festival. It aims to bring together short and feature movie productions from Gozo, Malta and foreign film-makes. It also aims to an element of productions for children and teenagers.
Throughout the three days there are organized workshops, lectures and documentaries through which those interested will have more opportunities to learn more about this industry or succeed to explore within themselves their capability and start participating in the various roles this sector provides.
Location: Cittadella, Rabat, Gozo
When: Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2020
Time: 20:30 till 23:30
A festival of ceramics takes place at Xlendi Bay in the peak of summer where the location is full of visitors. The Gozo Ceramic Festival takes place during the evening where local and international ceramic artists come together to display their personal capabilities of shaping, carving and decorating with their magical hands.
The evening is also combined with music and food which are two main ingridient to bring people together. There will be a ceramics art exhibition, a hands-on experience section for children with the help of experienced pottery teachers where the children get very busy crafting their own creations.