Date Last Updated: 15th July 2020
Summer has already commenced in Malta, with people already going to the beach and sunbathing on the sand. The season of activities is also just starting. Here are the list of activities in Malta in June.
The largest Alternative Music Festival, the Earth Garden Festival has been held in Malta since 2007 attracting many foreigners who come specifically to our island during summer held during June. It is a celebration of music, diversity and life.
It takes place at the National Park Ta’ Qali the largest open space on the island is ideally located and easily adapted for this festival where it has attracted 30,000 music lovers.
It is not just a festival it is about cultural diversity, collectiveness, healing, innovation and motivation. Five music stages, with 100 acts representing international reputation actors across the world of music, ska, dub, reggae, electronic music, Hip-Hop, blues apart from workshops, wellbeing and art.
It is one of the oldest feasts where two religious saints, Saint Peter and Saint Paul feast day is celebrated. The L-Imnarja feast start from the day before at the Buskett gardens about a kilometre from the village of Rabat. Various activities are organized, the most traditional ones are the fresh fruits, vegetables and the animal exhibition, then other traditional crafts, kids activities and band marches have been added to this festivity in recent years.
For the Maltese this is an important event where they flock to the Buskett gardens to feasting, participate in the exhibitions, it is a time where many families meet up together.
Traditional horse and donkey races are held on the outskirts of Rabat on the afternoon of the feast day 29th of June.
The island of Gozo is proud to be the host of the Victoria International Arts Festival created by an energetic group of cultural lovers from Gozo where they dedicate their spare time to coordinate and rehearse from year to year in order to put up the five weeks of orchestral concerts, choral and chamber music events.
Through the many years that it has been organized they succeeded to make a name for this island by bring over several international great names and in this way it rapidly developed and flourished at a steady pace.
The oldest and largest commercial fair event on the island, was always held between the end of June and beginning of July. During these last recent years it is held at the Ta’ Qali Conventions Centre in the open air.
It is an opportunity for local companies to exhibit their products from furniture to household appliances, tools, cars to solar products. It is the annual events where people come to buy what they require at reduced prices, comparing prices before making the purchase. At the same time it is an enjoyable family outing.
Spread on a two-week period from June to July of each year, the festival aims to present top quality performances to the local cultural calendar with a mixture of events from visual presentations to music and dancing productions to the public.
Over the years the Malta Arts Festival has been the perfect dynamic platform for local artists both establish and emerging to showcase their work to local audiences.
It also distinguished itself to bringing overseas artists to the Maltese audience and not least to many foreigners who are very much attracted to such events being held in the open air in the peak of summer. The venue locations are varied from Birgu to Floriana, Vittoriosa, Mdina and various sites around Valletta.
At the capital city the Valletta Film Festival is the annual event held in June that bring together many producers from different countries to present around 65 feature and short films. They are screened at various indoor and outdoor theatres and venues over a period of ten days. The screening starts in the afternoon to late evening. Films are repeated on various day to make it practical for people to watch them.
The word ghana is the traditional Maltese folk singing. It celebrates the Maltese cultural heritage that has been influenced by so many varied cultures that visited and lived here.
It takes place during the beginning of June and spread over two days, at the open-air Argotti Gardens at the edge of the Valletta fortifications with a formidable view.
The Ghanafest explores other styles of traditional music by inviting other singers and groups from different countries to participate and share their folklore inspired by their home-land traditions.
It is the first showcase festival of wines from Malta and around the world. The Malta International Wine Festival is designed purposely for wine lovers and those who are not at all familiar with wine. Representative from over 100 companies are available to share their knowledge about the various varieties of wine while tasting some of the great varieties on display.
It takes place at the Cospicua waterfront beside the number 1 dock a perfect setting for such an event. Visitors can buy wine by the glass or by bottle, good food and live entertainment.
This activity has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the current circumstances hence we are giving you the dates for next year.