Malta: an Eventful Country all year long
Malta, known as the Island of the Knights of St John or the Jewel of the Mediterranean sea. It is an archipelago of three islands that is rich in culture and has serene views of the Mediterranean sea. The island is not only good to look at but has plenty to do and see when it comes to history and their culture. Human population has inhabited Malta for 7000 years which means there is plenty of buildings full of art or baroque architecture, to ruins that date back to 3600BC. Throughout the year there are a large number of events that are held within the country from Valletta to Gozo.
Would you like to know what are the upcoming events during your stay?
Then look below as we have all the information you need in order to make your experience in Malta an unforgettable one.
Fri 23 June - Sat 15 July
Malta International Arts Festival
The Arts Festival is a famous event that happens annually bringing visitors from around the globe. The event consists of a variety of different performers and artisans from around the world that show off their fabulous displays in either ballet, acting, performing and other fascinating displays of art. For art lovers and hipsters alike this should be one place that you should put on your to-do list.
Tue 27 June
Isle of MTV Malta
Isle of MTV is a musical event that attracts many locals and tourists from all corners of the globe. The event brings together a group of renowned celebrities to sing and play their songs at the festival. This year it is known that DNCE, The Chainsmokers, Cheat Codes, Jonas Blue, Don Diablo and Kungs are coming to the festival, so if you want to join in the fun then hurry before it is sold out.
Fri 23 June - Sat 15 July
This traditional Maltese feast is among the most historical events that are still celebrated in the Maltese Archipelago as it is meant to celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul. The event is held in Malta and Gozo on the 29th of June and is known to the locals as a way to relax from a hardworking year and to celebrate by having a drink, something to eat and enjoying themselves.
Fri 14 July - Sun 16 July
Feast of St Sebastian
This is one of the most renowned religious feasts that is known throughout the island. This event attracts a large number of people not only from the village of Qormi but even from other Maltese villages and towns. Be prepared to experience a mixture of strong religious fervour and conventional celebrations.
Fri 28 July - Sun 6 August
The Farsons Beer Festival
The Farsons Beer Festival attracts a huge number of people at the National Park of Ta’ Qali every year. During this sponsored event, people will have the opportunity to taste a variety of local and international beers. Food stalls, music concerts and other forms live entertainment will make the atmosphere even more fervent and entertaining.
Mon 31 July
Opera vs Pop Under the Stars
Opera vs Pop Under the Stars will be composed of two forms of music showcasing: the traditional, yet beautiful opera and the more modern, upbeat pop music. This outdoor event will take place in Victoria (Gozo), under the stars, offering you an experience you will never forget.
Sun 13 August - Tue 15 August
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady
The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady will take place in a variety of Maltese villages (Għaxaq, Gudja, Attard, Mosta, Mqabba, Qrendi, Victoria). This midsummer feast is considered to be one of the most important religious feasts in Malta.
Fri 22 September - Sun 24 September
Qala International Folk Festival
This International Folk Festival will take place in the village of Qala in Gozo.
The event allows you to experience the cultural attributes of folk dancing and music as well as seeing the original and unique costumes from Malta and around the world.
Fri 8 December - Tue 2 January
This is one of the most important events taking place in Gozo. Throughout the Christmas period, there will be exhibitions and re-enactments where people will be dressed up in the traditional clothing of the time, giving a special ambient environment and unique experience.
Tue 26 December - Sat 30 December
The Malta Christmas Festival
This is a religious festival where a variety of activities will take place with a welcoming and festive atmosphere during the Christmas and New Year period. They will be held in the capital cities of the Malta and Gozo: Valletta and Victoria.