Malta Local Events
Time your trip to coincide with a fiesta, festival or event in Malta and you won't be disappointed. Valletta, the capital of Malta is the centre of much of the island's cultural life and hosts concerts, plays, street events and exhibitions at regular intervals. The quaint cityscape of Valletta forms the backdrop to many of these cultural events, and you can soak in the picture perfect atmosphere during performances by prominent opera singers and English theatre shows.
Families love the atmosphere at carnival time and the open-air performances that happen ever so often in Malta. Especially colourful are the parade at Valletta and the Nadur Carnival that takes place in Gozo each year. The fun fair rides and activities on the island, as well as the Popeye Village film set, can keep children occupied for hours. Find out the latest news and events in Malta below.
The Malta International Jazz Festival takes place in July of every year. A line-up of top international and Maltese artists present an eclectic mix of jazz styles from the current musical scene.
As well as an assortment of over 22 quality wines, there will be a variety of delicious hot & cold Maltese and International food items available and live entertainment every night.
Held annually each September at the Malta International Airport (ex: RAF Luqa) , the Malta International Air Show, one of Malta's largest outdoor events, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of Malta's top outdoor family events.
Notte Bianca is an annual all-night cultural initiative that takes place annually in various countries around the world.
The Birgufest is an annual event taking place within the fortified city of Birgu, also known as Vittoriosa. The Birgufest is the perfect time to discover one of the oldest, historicaland beautiful cities of Malta lit up by thousands of candles.
February brings Carnival to Malta! Some hate it, others bear it, while others simply live every day of the year waiting for those five short days in early Spring when the silliness, the senseless and the idiotic takes over. Carnival is a passion shared by many people, including the Maltese. Everybody is dressing up and enjoys a week full of carnival sweets and parades.
GO BEYOND! 2012 is a good year for runners from all over the world. On Sunday the 26th of February 2012 the Land Rover Malta Marathon will be held. For several years this event has been organized and the forecast is that also this year it will bring many participants to Malta.
The Malta International Fireworks Festival will be held from 29 to 30 April 2012