Date Last Updated: 5th October 2020
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.
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.
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 2020 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.
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.
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.
A comic and satirical show performed by the best of local comedians in Maltese. They utilise everyday happening especially political developments that are around us creating a show of laughter. These shown are very popular and are still looked for when a new show is launched.
Music is a strong element within this show played by a versatile band with lyrics written purposely to entertain the public. It is great show to attend, very entertaining, great laughter and it is in the Maltese language.
The Malta Tattoo Expo has been organized in Malta since 2014 an international conference organized at the MFCC conventions centre Ta’ Qali. It is the promotion of art and the artist becoming over the years very popular in Malta and with the number of artists increasing every year coming from at least 15 different countries.
The weekend will be full of shows, entertaining music and surely tattoos.
Pink October was started in Malta back in 2014. The aim is to raise funds to help improve and better provide breast screening and medication. IT is an initiative to raise awareness and help people realise that they have to live a healthier way of life at the same time raise funds to improve research and purchase equipment required for this purpose.
On the Maltese islands breast cancer effects many men and women every year
During the month of October several landmarks are lit in pink supporting the initiative. Many companies create activities where they encourage workers to wear pink attire from socks, to ties and tops. People bake sweets with a pink colour and sold in fund raising activities, all sorts of occasions to increase the funds collected.
The Teatru Astra of Gozo organised the yearly Festival Mediterranea spread on many weeks between October and November of every year. It is a celebration of culture at the heart of the Mediterranean island engaging the best of both islands musical and vocal artists apart from foreign artists brought on purpose for this festival.
The festival programme culminates in the presentation on two night an opera bringing together the Malta Philharmonic orchestra, singers, stage designers, foreign actors and several choir singers that has achieved a very high standard of performance through many past years. The programme also features classical and symphonic music and vocal performances.
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.
It is the summit that brings together local and international innovators to discuss, gain experience from each participant and putting into practice what has been achieved.
The Malta Innovative Summit has a specific aim of bringing together those persons and organisations that are constantly pushing forward innovation within their organisations. The gathering can be attended by top executives, managers, professionals, teachers, professors, architects, designers, all those persons who work to push forward development by inspiration.
The ancient tradition of kite flying is being organised at the village of Gharb in Gozo. It is an opportunity to feel part of nature, to experience the joys of this old tradition both for adults and children. The International Kite & Wind Festival will be guided by traditional and qualified kite experts.
It takes place near the San Dimitri chapel on the north side of the village of Gharb on high ground where flying will not be difficult. All this will be complemented with food stalls and entertainment to embellish the festival to all those who visit and does not have any kite to fly.