Activities In Malta August 2020

Things To Do In August

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.

Currently there are 619 cases, 537 recoveries and 9 deaths in Malta

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All of the current events in Malta and Gozo are cancelled until further notice!

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

Malta Village Feasts in August 2020:

  • 2nd - Our Lady of Pompei, Marsaxlokk | St. Peter in Chains, Birzebbuga | Our Lady of Lourdes, San Gwann | St. Joseph, Qala Gozo | St. Dominic, Valletta
  • 6th - Christ Our Saviour, Hal Lija
  • 9th - St. Laurence, San Lawrenz, Gozo | San Gaetan, Hamrun
  • 10th - St. Laurence, Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • 15th - The Assumption of Our Lady: Mqabba | Qrendi | Mosta | Gudja | Attard | Ghaxaq | Victoria, Gozo | Birkirkara | Hal-Muxi Zebbug
  • 21st - St. Pius X, Santa Lucija
  • 23rd - Our Lady Star of the Sea, Stella Maris Parish, Sliema | Assumption of Our Lady, Mgarr | The Assumption of Our Lady, Dingli | Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola | St. Helen of Constantinople, Birkirkara | St. Leonard, Kirkop | The Assumption of Our Lady, Zebbug, Gozo
  • 30th - St. Bartholomew, Gharghur | St. Joseph, Manikata | Maria Regina, Marsa | Conversion of St. Paul, Hal Safi | St. Julian, St. Julian's | St. Dominic, Birgu (Vittoriosa) | Our Lady of Loreto - Ghajnsielem, Gozo

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Activities in Malta August

Blue Grotto + Marsaxlokk Half Day Tour

Combine two very popular attractions in one. A boat ride to the famous Blue Grotto which will make you want to take dozens of photos for memories. Apart from this, you will visit the only fishing village on the Maltese islands Marsaxlokk.

Hypogeum Malta - An Experience To Remember

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!

A Quick Way To Get To Your Hotel

Know what's going to happen when you land at the airport. Have your own driver and private vehicle that takes you directly to your accommodation easy and affordable. Book in advance not be disappointed. 

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Activities in Malta August

1. Summer Carnival 2020

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.

Details about summer carnival 2020

OFFICIALLY CANCELLED BY ORGANISERS

Organiser: Arts Council Malta
When: N/A

2. The Delicata Classic Wine Festival Gozo

Courtesy of Delicata Wine Festival

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.

details about wine festival gozo

  • Organiser: Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker
  • Location: Ġnien Il-Kunsill, Nadur, Gozo
  • When: TBA
  • Time: 19:00 to 24:00
  • Website: www.delicata.com

3. Malta International Food Festival 2020 (GOZO)

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.

Malta International Food Festival details

Venue: Xewkija Main Square
When: TBA
Time: 18:00

4. Summer Daze Malta 2020

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

5. Glitch Festival 2021

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.

information about glitch festival

Venue: Gianpula, Limits of Zebbug
When: Saturday 14th to Monday 16th August 2021
Website: www.glitchfestival.com

6. Joseph Calleja 2020

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.

details about this event

NO CONCERT BEING HELD THIS YEAR

Location: Fosos, Floriana
When: N/A
Time: 20:30

7. August Moon Ball

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.

august moon ball information

This activity is in aid of Malta Community Chest Fund.

Venue: Verdala Palace Gardens, Siggiewi
When: TBA
Time: 19:00
Price: €100
Contact: +356 2205 3500 | +356 2122 6226
Book Tickets: www.augustmoonball.com or The Palace in Valletta or from San Anton Palace, Attard

8. Gozo Film Festival 2020

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.

details about gozo film festival

Location: Cittadella, Rabat, Gozo
When: Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2020
Time: 20:30 till 23:30

9. Gozo Ceramics Festival

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.

gozo ceramics festival details

  • Venue: Xlendi, Gozo
  • When: TBA

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