Date Last Updated: 15th September 2020
Top activities in Malta September 2020 include L-Ghanja tal-Poplu a Maltese Folklore musical Festival, Qala International Folk Festival and the Malta International Music Bands Festival.
The island buzzes with energy as schools start opening again by the end of September and Malta celebrates Independence day. The George Cross Commemoration is held in Valletta.
Towards the end of the month you can attend to the Malta International Air Show at the Malta International Airport entrance from Hal Farrug area.
The Qormi Wine Festival takes place within one of our traditional villages.
A fund raising activity by Puttinu Cares, a 60 hour football and volleyball marathon to raise fund to help needy people during their medical treatments abroad.
The weather is still very hot and everyone still enjoying the sun and swimming. The Glitch Festival at the Gianpula Fields for electronic music enthusiast.
The Malta International Air Show attracts many visitors. It is held at the Malta International Airport aprons where several countries send their military aircraft to be displayed. The visitors have the opportunity to see them very closely and even go inside them. In Malta there are many enthusiasts who surely remain at the airshow from morning to dusk taking photos, taking to the pilots to learn more about their aircraft.
The peak of the show is on the final day which features a spectacular aerial display from he different aircrafts but especially a display by one of the several world remounted display teams such as the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France or the Frecce Tricolori from Italy or the Spanish team Patruila Aguoila. Every year there is a different team to give their display.
The Puttinu Marathon is organized by the Puttinu Cares foundation held at the Marsa Sports Ground. It is a 60-hour football marathon to aid the many people who require medical treatment abroad. The enthusiasm and participation is overwhelming with several teams challenge each other in a positive spirit of collecting funds for the very popular and loved foundation on the islands. The foundation has also bought land close to London where they built apartments to host Maltese cancer patients who are receiving treatment at London hospitals.
Music will be hosted by the best DJ’s in Malta, a funpark for the young and food stalls. A complete diverse activities that will help entertain whoever attends the marathon.
The Malta Pride Week celebrates the annual gay event which takes place in September where several foreigners join their Maltese counterparts for this week long incredible gathering in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.
It features street celebrations, LGBT pride coloured floats, a march which takes place at the capital city Valletta. Concerts, a fashion night display, pride pool party and boat parties. The after-Pride dance party, featuring top local & international DJ’s.
The Military Tattoo is an event organized every year which groups together military bands, the police band, scout music groups, and other elements from different countries where they provide an individual spectacle and also together.
The bands play popular tunes and classic ones executed in a military style march where the performers keep up with the rhythm at the same time performing different coordinated movement. All dressed with their best uniforms, the Malta Military Tattoo is a well-attended occasion which appeals to all ages.
The Oktoberfest Malta beer festival is held at the Montekristo Estate, Hal Farrug. It is one of the most celebrated festival all over the world.
It has been a success since its first edition as people are very fond of beer both from the local brewers and foreign apart from having the occasion to meet others at such a particular estate turned into in a typical Bavarian village. A great selection of different foods, drinks apart from beers and entertaining music that keeps that keeps the atmosphere lively.
The Qala International Folk Festival has its routs in its own local villagers where the local council and the Menhir Qala Folk Group organize this festival. Foreign groups with locals participate in a weekend of folk dancing with music at the main square of the village.
The festival has grown to attract many people from both islands and also tourists to integrate together for this cultural festival blending folklore traditions from different countries together.
Rockestra is a highly anticipated rock concert which is organized yearly by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. All profits are passed over to the Malta Community Chest Fund to help many people in need of medical treatment. It is held at the MFCC Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Millenium Stand, Ta' Qali.
It is the place where you can here music and sing to the great classics of rock. The philharmonic orchestra has the potential to rock the concert where rock classics are played by the Queen greatest hits, Led Zeppelin which was regarded as the first heavy metal bands, the famous Rolling Stones and not least the rock band Pink Floyd. Local artists perform the singling accompanied by the orchestra.
The annual festival celebrates the starting of the olive-picking season and pressing of oil. The main part of the festival is the blessing of fresh olive brought in by the farmers and pressed during the festival. There is free tasting of this oil with local bread.
Zejt iz-Zejtun is a very popular event attended by many locals where people get the opportunity to meet each other. Various presentations, exhibitions, live music, dancing and singing create a special atmosphere forging a tighter bond between the locals. At the same time it revives the rural heritage of the village of Zejtun which has been with us since the time of the Punic/Roman times.
Malta’s Science and Arts Festival transform the capital city Valletta in a vibrant evening visited by people from all walks of life not least many students who are interested in sphers of science subject and wo themselves exhibit their own school projects.
The capital is transformed into a blend of science and art with hands-on installations, theatre, science shows, live experiments and talks. These are some of the topics you will encounter, it is the occasion where you understand how with the use of science you can improve your world around and so just be there.
Around 800 participants take part in the Go Sport Attard 5 kilometre race with paticipants from thr age of 11 years. It starts and finishes from Pitkali Road which is close to the old people’s home Dar Santa Katarina. The route goes up to Ta’ Qali, out to the main Rabat road and back to Attard.
It is organized by the Malta Marathon Organising Committee where the owners of the race are the Attard Local Council. It is open for participants from Malta and also to foreigners. Application details are found and all related information regarding the participants is found on the race website.
The Malta Building Expo covers the construction, civil and industrial building requirements. It is the place where the latest innovations and technological solutions are displayed to visitors.
It is the perfect expo which intends to attract architects, engineers, project managers, draughtsman, the local construction contractors and the several companies and workers who are directly involved in this industry. It also incorporates workshops and seminars with the sole objective of integrating and discussing of present problems facing the industry, apart from the latest innovations and solutions between all stake holders.
It is held at the Malta Fair and Conventions Centre at Ta’ Qali. Entrance to the event is free.