Activities In Malta October 2023

Your Guide To The Best Stuff To Do And See During October

Date Last Updated: 10th October 2023

The activities in Malta for October 2023 is full of exciting events such as the Notte Bianca, Rolex Middle Sea, Malta Classic and much more.

During this month the weather starts to get cooler but we still have sunny days which are exceptionally warm.

Make sure you don't miss out on all the fun events and things to do in Malta during October!

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1. Notte Bianca 2023

Notte Bianca festival

The Notte Bianca art and cultural festival light up the capital city Valletta for one night. It is the biggest festival that the capital experiences during the year a one special night where many people visit the capital to music performed at different locations, dances in squares and streets, theatres open their doors for short performance, visual arts and all museum open their doors to everyone to see.

Various other historical buildings and state palaces open their doors for exhibitions and theatre performances.

Restaurants and bars open their doors to the public, attracting visitors to dine apart from being entertained by several varied street performances spread along the way.

Entrance is free of charge. It is advised to take the public transport which service will be extended to accommodate everyone.

notte bianca details

  • Organizer: Malta Council for Culture and the Arts
  • LocationValletta Streets, museums, palaces, gardens and restaurants.
  • When: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023
  • Phone+356 2339 7000

2. Malta Classic 2023

The Malta Classic attracts car enthusiast from Malta and foreigners who come purposely for this event. It is organized at the old capital city Mdina. Three main competitions are held the hill climb classified by the speed, power of car and age.

The display of elegance which entails the finest historic and collector automobiles. The grand prix set in the most picturesque country streets beneath the Mdina fortifications.

malta classic details

  • Organizer: Malta Classic
  • Location: Mdina
  • When: Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2023
  • Phone: +356 2133 9165

3. Rolex Middle Sea Race 2023

Boats racing in the Rolex Middle sea race

The Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the world’s most exciting and demanding offshore races been labelled on the international scene as “one the most attractive routes in the world” bringing together some of the best sailing crews in the world. It is organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC).

Since 2021 Rolex has sponsored the race, the first race was in 1968 where slowly it grew in popularity becoming world famous. The 606-nautical mile race circumstances the island of Sicily.

The race starts and finishes from the spectacular Grand Harbour in Valletta seeing the yachts navigate the fortifications surrounding the harbour from all flanks is something to be witnessed.

rolex middle sea race details

  • Organiser: Rolex Middle Sea Race
  • Venue: Valletta
  • When: Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October 2023
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4. Malta Book Festival 2023

Malta Book Festival is one of the most prominent book festivals on the national cultural calendar. This event attracts 40,000 visitors and more than 50 exhibitors each year, offering numerous networking opportunities.

This year, the Malta Book Festival will also host as its international guests John Boyne, the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and the Maltese-American Joe Sacco, who is hailed as one of the world’s greatest cartoonists, who turned his research into graphic journalism.

Malta Book Festival Details

  • Venue: MFCC - Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta' Qali
  • When: Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd October 2023

5. The Hamrun Chocolate Festival

The streets of Hamrun will once again host the chocolate festival. Many stalls will be on display where chocolate will be the ingredient of innovation and display in food and art. You will be able to buy various products made from chocolate and taste recipes created for this festival

Other attractions are centred on painting on canvas, sculptures, tattoos not least body painting. It is an opportunity for families to take their children to be entertained in this festival.

hamrun chocolate festival details

  • Organizer: Hamrun Local Council
  • Venue: Hamrun
  • When: Saturday 21st October 2023
  • Contact: +356 2122 2020

6. Birgufest 2023

Birgufest celebrates its rich history and the beautiful architecture within its fortifications. The festival is celebrated at Birgu also known as Vittoriosa which is one of the oldest historical cities on the island.

It is celebration on three days including historic re-enactments, reduced entrance fees for museums, exhibitions, entertainment and the most popular is the Birgu by Candlelight event where the old narrow winding roads including the house facades are illuminated with candles creating a magical romantic charming atmosphere.

If you intend going you gave to plan much before as the city is invaded with locals and tourists and parking might be difficult but it will be an unforgettable experience with several photos for your memories.

Birgufest details

  • Organizer: Birgu Local Councils
  • Venue: Vittoriosa
  • When: Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2023

7. Malta Maritime Summit 2023 (Moved to 2024)

The Malta Maritime Summit was launched in 2018 as an international conference held every year bringing together the various stake holders. The summit already had a great response with participants coming form 21 different countries.
It aims to draw the most important maritime collaborators and specialists from various countries around the world to share their views on the most hot topics in the industry and the way forward in this industry.

Over the years Malta was classified at the top of the European maritime league and sixth in the world, Malta has become a major flag player but has also consolidated its position in other aspects of the maritime industry.

Malta Maritime Summit details

  • Organiser: Malta Maritime Summit
  • When: Monday 7th to Friday 11th October 2024

8. Latin American Classical Guitar Concert

Latin American Classical Guitar Concert

Visit the magnificent church of Our Lady of Victory in Valletta and experience the popular weekly lunchtime concerts organised by Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa which will kick off on Tuesday 3rd October 2023. These concerts,running from October till May on Tuesdays, are a perfect way to spend one’s lunchbreak.

Kickstarting these weekly concerts will be an exciting Latin American guitar recital by the talented guitarist Bernard Catania, on Tuesday 3 October 2023 at 12:30pm. The programme of Latin American guitar music ensures an enjoyable experience of listening to some of the finest of classical guitar solos.

The thrilling programme opens with Hector Villa-Lobos’ Prelude no.1 and Choros no.1 followed by Preludio Tristón by Maximo Diego Pujol. The programme follows with Antonio Lauro’s Vals Venezolano no. 2(Andreina) and Vals Venezolano no.3 (Natalia). This enthralling recital proceeds with Un Dia De Noviembre and Cancion De Cuna(Berceuse) by Leo Brouwer. Bernard will then be joined by female guitarist Alison Galea for a duet to perform Choro: Sons De Carrilhoes by Joao Permambuco. The delightful programme will conclude with Julia Florida by Augustin Barrios, Verano Porteno (Tango) by Astor Piazzolla and Jose Luis Merlin’s Evocacion & Joropo from Suite Del Recuerdo.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta. It was built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of St John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565. It has been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, voluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, patrons are invited for free to the cellar of the church to watch a short audio visual show about the building, history and the restoration of this gem.
Latin American Guitar Concert will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 03 October 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of 10 euro. One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: baroccobookings@gmail.com or phone 79680952.

Event Details

  • When: Tuesday 3rd October 2023
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • Venue: Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta

9. Glorious Baroque: An Organ Recital with Soprano

Maria Grazia

Barocco Foundation in collaboration with Din l-Art Ħelwa presents a special lunchtime concert at the historic Our Lady of Victory church in Valletta, featuring talented soprano Maria Grazia Grech accompanied by Mro. Abraham d’Amato on the church’s 18th century pipe organ. This recital takes place on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 12:30pm.

The intriguing programme includes a magnificent selection of Baroque songs and arias such as O del mio dolce ardor from ‘Paride ed Elena’ by C.W. Glück , Lascia, ch’io pianga from ‘Rinaldo’ and V’adoro pupille from ‘Cesare in Egitto’ by G.F. Handel. This recital proceeds with Domine Deus from ‘Gloria’ by A. Vivaldi followed by two solo performances on the organ by Mro. d’Amato. Maria Grazia will continue this enticing programme with H. Purcell’s Lord, What is Man from ‘Harmonia Sacra’, Er macht uns allen wohl getan…Aus liebe from ‘St. Matthew Passion’ and Quia respexit from ‘Magnificat’ by J.S. Bach. The concert will conclude with Care selve from ‘Atalanta’ by G.F. Handel.

The Church of Our Lady of Victory, with its painted ceiling by baroque artist Alessio Erardi, is the first church of Valletta and a magnificent setting for the cultural events. It was built by Grand Master de Valette and the Order of St John after their victory in the Great Siege of 1565. It has been restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa, voluntary National Trust of Malta.

After the concert, patrons are invited for free to the cellar of the church to watch a short audio visual show about the building, history and the restoration of this gem.

Organ Recital with Soprano will be held at Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta on Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 12:30pm. Entrance to the concert is at a suggested donation of 10 euro. One can obtain the tickets prior to the concert from the venue itself or by email: baroccobookings@gmail.com or phone 79680952.

Event details

  • When: Tuesday 10th October 2023
  • Time: 12:30pm
  • Venue: Our Lady of Victory church, Valletta

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