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Seasonal Calendar Of Events During The Year

There are always exciting Malta events to visit and do. In each season of the year, you find traditional, artistic and enjoyable activities to attend. We highlight some of the best activities you can find on the islands.

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You can also take certain excursions in Malta. Other things to do in Malta are the festivals, Malta festas and fireworks which you find throughout summer and also during the other months.

Malta is known for its nightlife and many parties that happen all over the island. These are generally the most popular during the summer months.

Look up the Maltese calendar of events on the site and you will find what is happening every month on our beautiful island. You can also find the links for the activities of Malta on every monthly page.

The links will help and guide you accordingly.  Apart from these many events during the year, Malta has quite a few public holidays you should know about.

Throughout the year, there are several international events and very well-known Maltese events.

Winter Malta Events – December, January & February

Pjazza Tritoni in Valletta transformed into Santa's City Fairyland.Fairyland Santa's City, Valletta - Events in Malta

Christmas time is very special for the Maltese, with decorations, presents, feasting, and parties. The Maltese are very religious and you will find that every village celebrates Christmas with church functions, pageants, and church embellishments.

The Maltese archipelago located in a subtropical climate zone the southernmost country of Europe enjoys a mild winter. Probably it is one of the best reasons to come over in winter.

New Year’s Eve to the new year is highly celebrated with parties and dances there is an abundance of where you can go. Pantomimes are very popular in both English and Maltese with packed theatres.

The traditional Christmas cribs are very popular with exhibitions at people’s houses which are open for viewing. The very popular live crib in Gozo the Bethlem f’Ghajnsielem an international attention as a top 10 worldwide destination during Christmas.

Other Activities During This Season

February is special for carnival, the most colourful event of the year is both traditional & extravagant.

New Year's Eve is celebrated very highly in Malta. Find all New Year's eve Malta events here.

Malta Events in Spring – March, April & May

St. Catherine's church of Italy in VallettaChurch of Saint Catherine of Italy, Valletta - 1576

It is probably the best time to visit Malta! Thought towards temperatures soar and the countryside dries up. Many things happen during these months.

March is still in the shoulder period for tourism although the numbers increase so do the temperatures towards the end of June.

March and April bring with them the very popular Holy Week which brings with it incredible Good Friday processions and those of Easter Sunday. See how the Maltese celebrate Good Friday.

Tourists are drawn to this pageantry as they are unique and found only in a few countries worldwide.

The strawberry festival takes you to the rural village of Mgarr which is very popular for its high-quality strawberry produce.

other activities during this season

International festivals like Lost and Found are an opportunity for many foreigners to come to t sunny Malta whilst other festivals the Gualitana Music Festival and the popular international choir festival draw another type of audience, showing that there is something for everyone’s tastes.

St. Patrick’s Day has become very popular too drawing large crowds.

The international fireworks festival brings with it sounds of bangs and crackles drawing thousands to see the aerial shows and with it also comes the national ground fireworks with mechanised colourful wheels. The artistry of the Maltese craftsmanship is really of very high standard.

Malta’s fashion week and awards draw the local talents to exhibit their best, and where Mdina medieval festival at the old capital takes you back a few centuries of how things were then.

English café malta events

Photo By English Café Malta

If you are new on the island or you want to make new international friends, you should check out English Cafe Malta! They have organised almost daily events for the international community since 2014! Meetups, karaoke nights, games nights, hikes and so forth! Their events are extremely popular with an average of 100+ people attending each event and an extensive number of fans on social media! Their events take place in some of the most iconic locations of Malta like Surfside or the most fascinating natural sites! What is the common denominator of their events? Sparkling, dynamic, friendly, inclusive, fun, open-minding and empowering vibes! 

Summer Events in Malta – June, July & August

People sunbathing at Golden Bay sandy beachGolden Bay Malta during May hot weather

July signals the beginning of heat all through these months. The pinch of the season and the hottest weather is in August. At this time tourist arrivals reach their peak.

Summer is a great time for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying one of Malta's summer music festivals. At Victoria Gozo, the international arts festivals bring artists from various countries to perform.

And the Valletta film festival during the last few years since it started has already made headlines with its success.

Joseph Calleja the Maltese world-renowned tenor comes back to his country with a choice of foreign guests to entertain a massive crowd with his fantastic voice at the biggest open space just in from of the capital’s entrance.

Other great events are the Farsons Great Beer Festival, and wine festivals by Marsovin and Delicata wineries which draw large crowds.

Malta Music Week brings great artists from all over the world and the iconic Isle of MTV is the highlight of these months.

Other Activities During This Season

The L-Imnarja feast celebrated since the time of the Knights of St. John, 400 years back, draws many locals to the Buskett Gardens to celebrate traditions and cultural heritage.

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Autumn Events in Malta – September, October & November

Mgarr parish church built between 1912 to 1946The village of Mgarr and the parish church of the Assumption

October comes with the popular Notte Bianca which is surely a memorable night in the capital city Valletta.

Many interesting military aircraft from many countries come in September for the Malta Airshow performing spectacular aerial displays.

Malta Classic Festival shows a variety of classic cars that blend well with our old capital city Mdina, Malta Classic shows us vintage car exhibits and races around the incredible fortification walls.

The well-established Rolex Middle Sea Race brings the crème de la crème of the sailing world, a nautical spectacle.

Whisky lovers have their dream festival with the Malta whisky festival at The Phoenicia Malta.

Other Activities During This Season

The Malta tattoo expo is one of the latest additions to the fairs bringing foreigners.

Birgufest is tied to culture and traditions with the highlight of the candlelight evening of old streets with the fortified city walls.

October brings the international Malta Pride Week. There is the International Kite and Wind Festival, Festival Mediterranea, Science in the City, International Organ Festival and more!

The official lighting of Valletta's main streets for Christmas is towards the end of November.

Fundraising is never unmentioned on the local scene. Various marathons are held all year round here we mention new popular ones for this period of the year, the Puttinu Marathon, the President’s Solidarity Fun Run and the month-long Pink October.

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Frequently Asked questions - malta events

What are the major festivals and events in Malta and Gozo, and are there any music festivals or concerts taking place?

Malta and Gozo are home to a number of music and art events that include local and international performers. Events range from concerts to exhibitions of visual arts, with fireworks serving as a highlight of the traditional village feasts.

Are there any traditional or cultural activities taking place while I am on a holiday in Malta and any village feasts where I can paticipate?

During your holiday in Malta, you can engage in traditional cultural activities and participate in village feasts, experiencing local customs, band marches, church functions and local cuisine. These events offer insight into Maltese heritage and community celebrations.

Tell me about Christmas events in Malta and Gozo?

Christmas celebrations are numerous in Malta and Gozo, including events like church services, concerts, pantos, markets, and traditional cribs displays from private homes and clubs across the islands.
Families decorate their houses indulge in delicious Maltese food, while village streets are decorated and organize community activities.

What are the popular activities and attractions for families in Malta and Gozo?

Beaches, water activities, and summertime strolls by the sea are all available to families travelling to Malta and Gozo. Children may visit many playgrounds, Popeye Village, and the national park. There love going to picnics, adventures in the countryside, traditional feasts, and cultural events.

What's the nightlife like in Malta, and are there any special events or parties?

Malta's nightlife thrives with bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. Paceville in St. Julian's is famous for clubbing, while Valletta and Sliema offer dining spots and bars. Special events include beach parties, festivals, and cultural nights.

Are there any food or wine festivals happening during my visit in Malta?

Malta holds a number of wine and gastronomy events especially during the summer period. There are opportunities to taste regional wines and food at events like the Malta International Food Festival, the Marsovin Wine Festival and the Delicata Wine Festival. If you are visiting the area, look for specific dates on the event calendars there.

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