The Maltese Islands are the backdrop for some of the region’s coolest arts, culture and sports events and you can find a variety of festivals and events pertaining to all kinds of art forms.
In fact, the Maltese love a good celebration and any opportunity to be merry. So if you are after a wide variety of performances, events and traditional festas to choose from, Malta can offer you the perfect location to travel to. And to top if all off, all these events are happening on a lively, sunny island that’s a real hub of entertainment in the Mediterranean.
We’re about to give you a small list of what’s happening where and how on the Maltese Islands.
VILLAGE FESTA (all year round, especially June – September)
There are over forty village feasts pertaining to the parishes of different localities around Malta and Gozo. An integral part of Maltese culture, these traditional events are a celebration of the patron saint of the local parish. Fireworks are a huge feature of the ‘festa‘, as are brass bands and food stalls serving Maltese food and drink.
FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (April)
The crème de la crème of international fireworks enthusiasts comes together under one sky against a unique Maltese backdrop. To this effect, the Malta international fireworks festival competition is set across three days in different locations and the Cugó Gran Macina is right in the middle of all the action.
VALLETTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (July)
Few events have a setting as spectacular as the Malta Jazz Festival. An open-air stage on the water’s edge at the Grand Harbour, shimmering with the warm reflections of lit-up fortifications, hosts jazz music by internationally acclaimed musicians. Most certainly, this is one of the most prestigious music events in Malta and a definite must if you’re on the island in July.
Experience the largest gathering of love & diversity Malta has ever seen. The Europride in Valletta, a 10-day event featuring world class concerts, parties and more will take place in September. Over the last decades, Malta has proudly achieved the status of LGBTIQ+ friendly place, ranking top of the ILGA Europe Rainbow Index for five years in a row. Malta welcomes and recognises all forms of couples and families, irrespective of their gender, while displays of affection in public areas can be witnessed without attracting any attention. There is no gay neighbourhood, as the LGBTIQ+ community is welcomed everywhere across the islands.
MIDDLE SEA RACE (October)
If you’re into yachting, then the Middle Sea Race is definitely for you. The racecourse sees over 100 yachts from all over the world negotiate winds through 606 nautical miles. Starting from the Grand Harbour, Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the fleet heads North along the Eastern coasts of Sicily up towards the Straits of Messina. The setting Is simply wonderful and the race can be watched from any of Valletta’s fortifications, which create a sight worth waiting for.
As you can see, there is plenty to choose from when it comes to events in Malta. And few places in the world can boast such impressive locations as those in the Maltese Islands. To book your room for one of the above events visit https://bit.ly/3xxXBCS.
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