Annual Events in Malta
As anyone who has been on the island in the summer time will tell you, the Maltese don’t half love a festival! Pretty much every town, village and city has a massive one every year with deafening and spectacular fireworks let off to mark each event. There are many other music, arts and beer festivals staged on the island that you should try and get along to if you’re trip to Malta coincides with them. For example, look out for the Malta Air Show, the Nadur Carnival or the magical Birgufest with its candle-lit procession.
Music festivals are big business these days. Across Europe, massive events now take place throughout the summer, featuring the biggest names in the modern dance, pop and rock world. Tickets costing well in excess of €100 - double that figure in some cases! Malta has a massive music festival too but with one massively significant difference – this one...READ MORE
Patrons of the arts can often be found tapping their fingers impatiently in the early summer, as they eagerly await the opening of the annual Malta Arts Festival. This is a celebration of theatre, dance, music and art and provides lots of extra stuff to do and see for tourists too - if you happen to be around in July. READ MORE
Is there a sound on earth as heavenly as that of a talented, well-rehearsed, quality choir? Well, if you’re not sure then you can find out by attending Malta’s dedicated festival for choirs. Be aware that you may have a wait though because this one only comes around every two years. READ MORE
Say the word ‘jazz’ to someone and you’ll get one of two reactions – it’s either a dreamy eyed look as that person hears a Charley Parker saxophone solo in their mind, or they’ll pull a face as if someone has just served them a raw liver sandwich. There are no half measures – people love or loathe jazz! READ MORE
No matter how ridiculous you think the Eurovision Song Contest might be - with it’s bizarre range of songs, strange costumes, downright dubious dance routines and hugely predictable political voting - many Maltese people consider it to be a very big deal! READ MORE
Ask any art lover to name the best night to visit Valletta and the answer is as obvious as picking a penguin out in the flamingo enclosure. Their answer would be ‘Notte Bianca’ – the capital’s all-night festival of art and culture. READ MORE