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Malta Calendar of Events

Festas are a regular feature in Malta's calendar of events.

At any time of the year something is happening in Malta and that usually means celebration, fun and merriment. Malta enjoys an events calendar featuring an exciting mix of local and international events. Whatever your particular interest may be, you are certain to find activities to enjoy. Take your pick from performances by international contemporary music stars, classical music concerts and jazz festivals, amongst many others.

Malta's vibrant performing arts scene also offers a surprisingly diverse repertoire of theatre, opera, and dance. Moreover, the Maltese islands play host to an exciting array of international sporting events.
If you are looking for an authentic Maltese experience, then look out for traditional events such as village festas, Carnival and Holy Week celebrations.

Please use the below selection boxes and filter by month or resort to view calendar events in Malta and Gozo.

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Chamber of Mysteries Dinner Show 4th March - 31st December 2015

Since 2011, guests from all over the world have visited the Chamber of Mysteries to enjoy and experience the authentic unique setting and entertainment offered during a whole evening of food and wonder, making this Malta's Most Amazing night out.

 

Jurassic Street 30th May - 31st August 2015

Visitors to Bay Street, Malta’s leading shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment Complex in St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, will travel back several millennia in time over the summer months. The main attraction; a life-size, baby T-Rex dinosaur is set to terrify all those who enter the Jurassic themed paddock in the Rotunda on Level Zero at Bay Street.

 

Trackage Scheme Presents Rooftop Live Sessions 10th June - 16th September 2015

Trackage Scheme has teamed up with The Roof Top to give you a series of exciting and innovative nights this summer. These nights will showcase Malta’s finest musical talent both on stage as well as behind the decks. 

 

Ta' Marija Folklore Dinner Show 7th Apr - 30th Dec 2015

Ta’ Marija’s folklore dinner shows held every Wednesday and Friday evenings are truly a Maltese celebration sprinkled with a lot liveliness...feast yourselves on a traditional sumptuous 4-course dinner by our award winning chefs, flowing quality local wines, water and coffee

 

Obsidio Melitae 18th May - 16th Aug 2015

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of 1565, the National Library of Malta is organizing an exhibition entitled “Obsidio Melitae: the 1565 event in National Library holdings”.

 

Malta International Arts Festival 10th Jul - 3rd Aug 2015

The Malta Arts Festival is a showcase of top quality events and sees local and overseas' artists and performers side by side.

 

Malta International Music Competition 27th Jul - 1st Aug 2015

Malta International Music Competition® open for piano, violin, guitar, saxophone, composer, chamber music, viola, cimbalom, saxophone ensemble, guitar ensemble, flute ensemble, chamber music of any orchestral instruments with or without piano, and piano four-hands. 

 

Farsons Great Beer Festival 27th Jul - 5 Aug 2015

The Farsons Great Beer Festival 2015 is a whopping ten-day event which showcases the best in local and international award-winning beers in a brilliant, busy atmosphere of music, food and fun. 

 

Feast of St. Gaetan 6th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Gaetan is celebrated in the town of Hamrun in Malta. The feast is widely regarded as the signature event for the much acclaimed 'Marc tal-brijju' (or 'festive march') which is held on the day of the feast, starting in mid-morning and ending in the afternoon.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The feast of the Assumption is honoured all around the Maltese Islands, and also has a prominent place in the history of Malta. Celebrations are held in seven different villages for a whole week up till the 15th of August, the day of the Assumption.

 

Mid-Day Gun Salute 1st May - 16th Aug 2015

Every year, hundreds of thousands witness the daily spectacle of the Noon-Day gun firing.
The Saluting Battery is located on one of the best vantage points overlooking the Grand Harbour. Its origins are as old as those of the City itself, having been built as part of it, in 1566, by the Order of St. John.

 

Changing of the Guard 31st Jul - 31st Jul 2015

This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta. 

 

Feast of St.Joseph 2nd Aug - 2nd Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the village of Qala in Gozo.  

 

Feast of St. Peter in Chains 2nd Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Peter is celebrated in the town of Birzebbuga in Malta.

 

Joseph Calleja Concert 3rd Aug - 3rd Aug 2015

The Joseph Calleja Annual Concert featuring the American singing sensation Anastacia along with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Malta’s own Red Electric. 

 

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord 6th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord is celebrated in the town of Lija in Malta.This is one of the more popular feasts on the Maltese islands. It is especially famous for the spectacular fireworks displays associate

 

Delicata Classic Wine Festival 2015 6th Aug - 9th Aug 2015

The Delicata Classic Wine Festival, Malta's greatest wine event is back for its 14th year, at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta on 6, 7, 8 and 9th August 2015, from 7.00pm until midnight. 

 

Feast of St. Lawrence 9th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Lawrence is celebrated in the village of San Lawrenz in Gozo.

 

Feast of St. Lawrence 10th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Lawrence is celebrated in the town of Vittoriosa in Malta.

 

Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast 14th Aug 2015

Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Qrendi in Malta. 

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Attard in Malta.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Mosta in Malta.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Gudja in Malta.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Ghaxaq in Malta.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption, also known as the feast of ‘Santa Maria', is celebrated every year on the 15th of August and marks the ascent into heaven by the Virgin Mary. This popular Maltese ‘festa' is the peak of the summer season of religious village feasts and is celbrated in 7 towns and villages: Ghaxaq, Gudja, H'Attard, Mosta, Mqabba and Qrendi in Malta, and Victoria in Gozo. It is also a public holiday.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Victoria in Gozo.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 15th Aug - 15th Aug 2015

The feast of the Assumption is honoured all around the Maltese Islands, and also has a prominent place in the history of Malta. Celebrations are held in seven different villages for a whole week up till the 15th of August, the day of the Assumption.

 

Marine Biology Course 21st - 23rs Aug 2015

A Hands-On introduction to marine biology A stimulating three (3) day course organised by the AquaBioTech Group in Malta, including lectures on marine biology, the underwater life and the formation of the Mediterranean Sea led by Prof. Alan Deidun. SCUBA diving and snorkelling sessions with PADI certified instructors and marine biologists.

 

Feast of Our Lady of the Sea 23rd Aug 2015

The Feast of Our Lady Star of the Sea is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta.

 

Feast of St. Leonards 23rs Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Leonard is celebrated in the village of Kirkop in Malta.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 23rd August 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the village of Mgarr, Malta.

 

Feast of St. Helen 23rd August 2015

The Maltese festa’s climax is naturally the religious procession in which the statue of the town’s patron saint is carried round the streets, accompanied by bands and feted with confetti thrown by parishioners from every available window, balcony or rooftop along the route. This takes place in the evening on the last day of festivities. Except that they do it differently in Birkirkara.
The parish of Saint Helen’s in Birkirkara is the only one in the Maltese islands that holds a morning procession and the pomp and colour of this pageantry befits this ancient and historic quarter of Malta’s largest town.

 

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady 23rd August 2015

The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in the town of Dingli in Malta.

 

Marine Biology Course 25th Aug - 27th Aug 2015

A Hands-On introduction to marine biology A stimulating three (3) day course organised by the AquaBioTech Group in Malta, including lectures on marine biology, the underwater life and the formation of the Mediterranean Sea led by Prof. Alan Deidun. SCUBA diving and snorkelling sessions with PADI certified instructors and marine biologists.

 

Changing of The Guards 28th Aug 2015

This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.

 

Delicata Classic Wine Festival Nadur Gozo 28th Aug - 30th Aug 2015

Delicata in conjunction with Nadur local council will be taking its Classic Wine Festival to the viticultural heart of Gozo, Nadur. Once again this scenic, idyllic Gozitan village will come alive as the wine festival gets underway at the Ġnien il-Kunsill.

 

Feast of St. Joseph 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Joseph is celebrated in the town of Manikata in Malta.

 

Feast of St. Julian 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Julian is celebrated in the town of St. Julian's in Malta.

 

Feast of Maria Regina 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of Queen Mary is celebrated in the town of Marsa in Malta.

 

Feast of Our St. Paul 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Paul is celebrated in the town of Safi in Malta.

 

Feast of St Bartholomew 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Bartholomew is celebrated in the town of Gharghur in Malta.

 

Feast of St. Dominic 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of St. Dominic is celebrated in the town of Vittoriosa in Malta Visit the website:  www.stdominic-vittoriosa.com

 

Feast of Our Lady of Loreto 30th Aug 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of Loreto is celebrated in the town of Ghajnsielem in Gozo.

 

Viva Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 1st Sept 2015

St James Cavalier Centre for Creativitymarketing@sjcav.org

 

CAIP 2nd Sept - 4th Sept 2015

CAIP 2015 is the sixteenth in the CAIP series of a biennial international conference devoted to all aspects of computer vision, image analysis and processing, pattern recognition, and related fields.

 

Feast of St. Catherine 6th Sept 2015

The Feast of St. Catherine is celebrated in the town of Zurrieq in Malta.

 

Feast of St. Gregory 6th Sept 2015

The Feast of St. Gregory is celebrated in the town of Sliema in Malta.

 

Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady 8th Sept 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Naxxar in Malta.

 

Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady 8th Sept 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the village of Xaghra in Gozo.

 

Commemoration of 450 Years from the End of the Great Siege 8th Sept 2015

Il Vitorja (Victory Day) 8th Sept 2015

This date commemorates the end of the Great Siege of 1565, the end of the French occupation of Malta in 1800 and co-incidentally enough the armistice of the Fascist regime in Italy in 1943.

 

Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady 8th Sept 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Senglea in Malta.

 

Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady 8th Sept 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Nativity is celebrated in the town of Mellieha in Malta.

 

VI International Musical Bands Festival 2015 8th Sept - 13th Sept 2015

A six-day festival of bands, majorette, groups, marching bands, folk groups, street bands, piper bands, make up the sixth edition of Malta International Musical Bands Festival 2015.

 

Feast of Our Lady of Graces 13th Sept 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Graces is celebrated in the town of Zabbar in Malta. The Feast of Our Lady of the Graces is celebrated in the town of Zabbar in Malta. The Zabbar march is one of the great free shows of the Maltese islands and a great way to see a genuine chunk of traditional local merriment. Just pack the sunblock and a camera and let your hair down like the locals.

 

In Guardia Parade 20th Sept 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of the fort and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St. John in charge of military affairs.

 

Independency Day 21st Sept 2015

Malta gained its political Independence from Britain on the 21st of September 1964. On the night of the 20-21st September, the Maltese flag was raised at Independence Arena, Floriana, amidst the cheers of the large crowd present. Malta had become an independent nation.

 

Malta International Airshow 24th Sept 2015

LuqaMalta Aviation Societyreachair@keyworld.net

 

Changing of the Guards 25th Sept 2015

This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.

 

In Guardia Parade 27th Sept 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John.

 

Notte Bianca 3rd Oct 2015

Notte Bianca is once again set to light up the cityscape of Valletta, with a spectacular nocturnal celebration of people, culture and arts.

 

In Guardia Parade 4th Oct 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John.

 

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 4th Oct 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated in the villages of Gudja in Malta.

 

Mdina Grand Prix 8th Oct - 11th Oct 2015

The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event will be held this year between the 8th October and 11th October. As late summer beckons the arrival of early autumn, the Mdina street circuit, set in the idyllic countryside beneath the imposing bastions of the Old Capital City, will be host, for the fourth consecutive year, the Mdina Grand Prix, promising a magical weekend of classic car racing on the 10th and 11th.

 

BirguFest 2015 9th Oct - 11th Oct 2015

Every year BirguFest aims to focus on the city's historic heritage and architectural beauty and over the years it has developed into a national event, where thousands of people roam through the narrow and winding streets of this gem of a fortified City.

 

In Guardia Parade 11th Oct - 11th Oct 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

La Traviata 17th Oct - 17th Oct 2015

Verdi's La Traviata will be staged at Teatru Aurora in Victoria Gozo on October 17th 2015, with the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aurora Opera Chorus, together with an international cast directed by Colin Attard.

 

Rolex Middle Sea Race 17th Oct - 24th Oct 2015

Malta is proud to host the Rolex Middle Sea yachting race which takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. 

 

In Guardia Parade 18th Oct - 18th Oct 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

In Guardia Parade 25th Oct - 25th Oct 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

Pumpkin Festival 25th Oct - 25th Oct 2015

ManikataKoperattiva Rurali Manikatainfo@manikatafarmers.com

 

La Beheme Opera 29th Oct - 29th Oct 2015

Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozoinfo@mediterranea@com.mt

 

Malta International Choir Festival 29th Oct - 1st Nov 2015

MALTA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 29, 30, 31 & NOVEMBER 1, 2015

 

Mediterranea Festival 29th Oct - 21st Nov 2015

This is an annual celebration of culture let off at the very heart of the Mediterranean, on the history laden island of Gozo.
Mythology has it that the charm of this island aided the most beautiful nymph Calypso to halt Ulysses on his journeys and hair-raising quests, to lull him, lure him away from his travels for seven mystical years.

 

Changing of the Guard 30th Oct - 30th Oct 2015

This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.

 

Animae Gospel Choir live in concert 31st Oct - 1st Nov 2015

Entertainment.com.mt presents Animae Gospel Choir Live in Concert 2015, happening on Saturday 31st October at 19.30 and Sunday 1st November at 20.00 the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. 

 

Three Palaces: Celebrating Music 2nd Nov - 8th Nov 2015

Valletta - San Anton - Verdala Malta Council for Culture and the Arts info@maltaculture.com

 

Battle of Malta 2015 4th Nov - 9th Nov 2015

Battle of Malta 2015 is the island’s largest poker event which will take place in Portomaso Casino during 4th November till 9th November. 

 

In Guardia Parade 8th Nov - 8th Nov 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

In Guardia Parade 15th Nov - 15th Nov 2015

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

Feast of St.Martin 17th Nov - 17th Nov 2015

The Feast of St. Martin is celebrated in the village of Bahrija in Malta.  

 

Malta International Challenge Marathon 2015 20th Nov - 22nd Nov 2015

The Malta International Challenge Marathon’s first edition was held in 1991 and is still going strong. This Marathon is a unique one for the Maltese islands as it is spread over 3 consecutive days, measuring a distance of exactly 42.195KM. 

 

Feast of our Lady of Consolation 25th Nov - 25th Nov 2015

The Feast of Our Lady of Consolation is celebrated in the town of Gudja in Malta

 

Changing of the Guard 27th Nov - 27th Nov

This ceremony is symbolic of the formal handing over of responsibility from one guard to another at the Presidential Palace in Valletta. 

 

Christmas & New Year's in Malta & Gozo 1st Dec 2015 - 6th Jan 2016

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

 

Feast of Immaculate Conception 8th Dec - 8th Dec 2015

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated in the town of Cospicua in Malta.  This day is a public holiday.  

 

Republic Day 13th Dec - 13th Dec 2015

On the 13th December 1974 the Maltese Constitution was amended and Malta became a Republic, having Sir Anthony Mamo as its first President.
Activities marking this historic date take place every year, mostly in Valletta.

 

Bethlehem F'Ghajnsielem 15th Dec 2015 - 6th Jan 2016

Bethlehem f' Ghajnsielem is an animated nativity village spread on 20,000sqm of land. It offers naturalistic reproduction of the environ of Bethlehem and the timeless story of Nativity every December at 'Ta Passi' fields in Ghajnsielem.

 

Christmas Day 25th Dec - 25th Dec 2015

Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta and Gozo, both for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

 

In Guardia Parade 27th Dec - 27th Dec 2-15

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a re-enactment that portrays an authentic event that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. 

 

New Year's Day 1st Jan - 1st Jan 2016

The start of a brand new year is a day of celebration all around the world. It's also a public holiday in Malta and Gozo, a day to spend together with family or friends.     

 

Valletta International Baroque Festival 2016 16th Jan - 30th Jan 2016

Built by the Knights of St John after the Great Siege of 1565 and consequently adorned by its eight langues, Valletta not only had to serve as a powerful fort, but was also to become a strongpoint of culture, economy and politics in the world. 

 

Feast of St.Paul's Shipwreck 10th Feb - 10th Feb 2016

The first of the year's major feasts is celebrated in the Parish Church of St. Paul Shipwrecked in Valletta and in the streets of Malta's capital city. It commemorates the shipwreck of the Apostle St. Paul on the Maltese Islands, an event which took place in 60 AD and which is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

 

Freedom Day 31st Mar - 31st Mar 2016

On 31st March 1979, the Defence Treaty with Britain came to an end as the last British forces left the Island.
Activities commemorating this important historic date take place every year, mostly in Vittoriosa where the monument marking this event is situated.

 

Feast of St.Philip 12thJun- 12th Jun 2016

The Feast of St. Philip is celebrated in the town of Zebbuġ in Malta.
Zebbug holds its annual Festa on the second Sunday in June; so it’s a good time to get a feel of the village buzz. There are week long activities leading to the day, adding to the festive mood.  

 

 
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