Festivals in Malta

Hello everyone,

What are the main festivals in Malta? Are there art, food, music, film, or other festivals expats can attend and participate in?

When do the festivals take place? How long does each festival usually last?

What activities go on during the festival? Is it necessary to buy tickets?

Are there any other events that take place in Malta that shouldn't be missed?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Many are village Feasts and all are listed here:- … is-summer.


In Gozo there is almost something going on in either one of the villages or in the capital Victoria all the year.  The Feasts in the villages last for at least a week starting off quietly and ending up the last three or four days with fireworks and the local brass bands playing giving free entertainment, we also have classical concerts, opera and opera versus pop concerts.

BirguFest is a four-day festival that takes place at the beginning of October each year (this year 6th to 9th), and each year it gets more spectacular.  It combines a short-film festival with celebrations of music, dance, artisanal crafts, traditional culture, historic re-enactments, food and fireworks. The most popular component is Candlenight, which takes place after dark on the Saturday of the festival, when the entire city switches off its electric lighting, and every home, street and business is lit by hundreds of thousands of candles. The festival is free. Public transport is extended to accommodate the thousands of visitors. The crowds are not overwhelming as they spread across the whole city, but the atmosphere is fantastic. Parking is limited, so come by bus or ferry, or stay overnight locally - or expect a long walk. If you're in Malta at this time of the year, don't miss this.

See Candlenight images here.

Your link is broken, Ray.

Try this one: … k-by-week/

This week there is the beer festival every evening until Sunday 6th August. More information:

Notte Bianca in Malta is a lot of fun. This year it is October 7th. Music, Art and Food

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