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    Malta Calendar: what’s on in Malta (April – June)

    Malta Calendar: what’s on in Malta (April – June)

    It’s about that time again where we check out all the exciting events that are about to take place on the lovely island of Malta. So, whether you’re looking out for sporting events or arts and cultural performances, there’s plenty of it to go around between April and June!

    April

     

    1st – 19th: Gaulitana: A Festival of Music (13th Edition) (Various localities around Gozo)

    6th: Manon Lescaut (Opera by Giacomo Puccini) (Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Victoria)

    7:30pm – 10:00pm

    6th – 7th: Festa L-Kbira (Valletta)

    All Day

    7th: In Guardia Re-enactment (Fort St. Elmo, Valletta)

    11:00am – 11:45am

    7th – 19th: Il-Misteru Tal-Mewt U L-Qaqmien Good Friday Exhibition (Centru Parrokkjali San Guzepp Haddiem, No. 71 Bwieraq Street, Birkirkara)

    11th – 14th: Tour Ta’ Malta (Various localities around Malta & Gozo)

    Tour Ta' Malta

    Image credit: tourtamalta.com

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    If you’re a keen cyclist, the Tour Ta’ Malta will surely pique your interest. The race has been coined the term “The Tour of Friendship”, so there is most certainly an emphasis on togetherness and teamwork rather than stealthy competition and prize money. The Tour Ta’ Malta looks to reunite people based on their love for cycling, in turn attracting a number of cycling lovers from around the world. The race features four stages across Malta and Gozo, so it most definitely provides a range of landscapes along the way. The race doesn’t offer any prize money, but that doesn’t stop people challenging for the top places! So, get your helmet on and get on your bike!

    13th: Sacred Utterances (Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana)

    7:30pm

    13th – 17th: Nickelodeon (Various localities)

    All Day

    14th: San Publiju (Floriana)

    All Day

    In Guardia Re-enactment (Fort St. Elmo, Valletta)

    19th: Good Friday (Various localities, Malta & Gozo)

    5:00pm

    20th: Mellieha AC Duathlon (Dingli)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    21st: Easter Sunday (Various localities, Malta & Gozo)

    Easter in Malta

    Image credit: exploring-malta.com

    All Day

    Malta is a fantastic place to be during the Easter holidays. Why? Well the celebrations are simply joyous! Good Friday serves up a more solemn mood, whilst Easter Sunday ups the ante with a wide range of festivities. Decorations are hoisted up and brighten a variety of places within Malta including the streets as well as churches. Expect parades throughout the streets as locals march down them with statues of the Risen Christ. This is also the day where Christians break their fast for Lent, with many cooking up succulent and tasty feasts. Of course, many little ones will be pleased to receive their Easter eggs on this day too! So, there’ll be many sweet treats on offer including pastries filled with almonds and other chocolate-ty delights.

     

    24th: Malta International Fireworks Festival (Malta)

    7:00pm

    26th: Changing of the Guard (St. George’s Square, Valletta)

    10:30am

    27th: A Spring Symphony (Teatru Manoel, Valletta)

    8:00am & 9:30am

    Malta International Fireworks Festival (Gozo)

    7:00pm

    ‘Lejla Maltija’ Traditional Maltese Night (Gori Mancini Street, Birkirkara)

    28th: Had-Dingli: Hidma Agrarja U Tradizzionijiet (Dingli)

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    In Guardia Re-enactment (Fort St. Elmo, Valletta)

    30th: Malta International Fireworks Festival (Valletta)

    Malta International Fireworks Festival

    Image credit: maltatoday.com.mt

    7:00pm

    Fireworks are a big deal on the island of Malta, so there’s no wonder that fireworks have its very own festival. In fact, the Maltese have won various global accolades thanks to their firework displays, so they know how to put on a show! This year sets the festival off on its 18th edition and hosts a range of local and international firework talent. Various fireworks companies show off their work as spectators enjoy the displays. As well as that, you’ll get to enjoy music to which the fireworks are synchronised to.

     

    30th – 10th May: Malta International Music Festival (Dingli)

     

    May

     

    2nd – 5th: Annie Mac Presents… Lost & Found (Various localities)

    Annie Mac Lost & Found Festival in Malta

    This festival isn’t one to be missed! The UK’s very own Annie Mac heads to Malta for her 5th edition of Lost & Found festival. DJ Annie Mac brings together a blend of other DJs and musicians for an unforgettable weekend. Party with the festival’s line-up at top venues, boat and poolside parties for the ultimate holiday feeling. For it’s 5th anniversary the Lost & Found festival will surely be at its biggest and best for a memorable experience.

    4th: Malta Mechanised Ground Fireworks Festival (The Granaries, Floriana)

    9:00pm

    The Xterra Gozo Trials & Mountain Bike Challenge (Ghajnsielem, Gozo)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    4th – 5th: Medieval Mdina Festival (Mdina)

    Medieval Mdina Festival

    Image credit: visitmalta.com

    10:00am – 5:00pm

    History buffs will love this one! These two days are more than enough to take you back in time to Malta’s medieval times. We’re talking 1200 – 1500 AD! During the festival, you can expect all things medieval and especially re-enactments. Various groups get into the medieval spirit by getting into costume and re-enacting battle scenes amongst other things. This can be seen in several areas of the town, gathering crowds of people together as they watch on in suspense.

     

    17th – 18th: Malta World Music Festival (Valletta)

    18th: The Xterra Cross Triathlon (Majjistral Park, Malta)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    The Armed Man (Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta)

    The Armed Man musical

    Image credit: maltaorchestra.com

    8:00pm

    The Armed Man musical brings together moral and religious tones to create a cathartic experience for its viewers. Catholic and Islamic elements are brought together for a musical masterpiece. You can expect to hear the touching Islamic call to prayer which will be sung by a muezzin. The musical reflects war and pain, but also the idea that the future is bright, and grief can be conquered.

    19th: Ocean Lava Malta 113K Triathlon (Coast Road, Bahar Ic-Caghaq)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    25th: La Remembranca (Robert Sammut Hall, Floriana)

    8:00am – 10:00am

    30th – 2nd June: Earth Garden (Ta’ Qali National Park)

    Earth Garden in Malta

    Image credit: earthgarden.com.mt

    7:00pm – 12:00am

    The importance of climate change and working towards a greener planet doesn’t go unnoticed in Malta. As a result, the Earth Garden is a festival which highlights people’s efforts towards the work of appreciating our planet and promoting a healthier environment. This promotion is all done through the means of art, culture and music. It also encourages new musicians to perform alongside more well-known international and local acts.

     

    31st: Brahms & Dvorak (Teatru Manoel, Valletta)

    8:00am – 10:30pm

    Changing of the Guard (St George’s Square, Valletta)

    10:30am

    June

     

    6th: Steve Hackett Live (Republic Hall, Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta)

    7:30pm

    7th: Sette Giugno (Valletta)

    All Day

    9th: Valletta Concours d’Elegance (St George’s Square, Valletta)

    Valletta Concours d'Elegance

    Image credit: thesaintjohnmalta.com

    All Day

    Welcome all vintage and classic cars… as the Valletta Concours d’Elegance fires back up once again. It first started in 2017 and will no doubt become a yearly occurrence in the Malta calendar. Of course, with a large number of cars entering the competition, there will be several categories up for grabs.

    With an expert judging panel set to be present during the competition, which vintage cars will be winners is completely up to them (and the all-important set of criteria)! But who will win the most prestigious award of all? The coveted overall winner of the Concours d’Elegance will be the best in a range of areas, from design to originality.

    Triathlon -BSJ Serie Race 1 (Bahar ic-Caghaq)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    12th – 15th: Victoria International Arts Festival (Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozo)

    14th-17th: Abode on the Rock (Various locations, Gozo)

    12:00pm & 3:00pm

    14th – 23rd: Valletta Film Festival (Various sites in Valletta)

    All Day

    The Valletta Film Festival is the biggest of its kind on the island of Malta. The festival shows over 40 feature films and 25 short films. Screenings of these films will be held in various venues across the island as more than 10,000 visitors visit Malta for the festival. A number of films compete for coveted awards.

     

    21st – 22nd: Ghanafest

    28th: MPO-MYO Joint Concert (Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta)

    9:00pm -11:00pm

    Changing of the Guard (St George’s Square, Valletta)

    10:30am

    29th: L-Imnarja – San Pietru U San Pawl (Buskett Gardens, the streets of Rabat and at Mdina Cathedral, Mdina. In Gozo, at Nadur)

    All Day

    Aquathlon – St. Patrick’s (Marsascala)

    7:00am – 1:00pm

    29th – 13th July: Malta International Arts Festival (Various locations)

    Malta International Arts Festival

    Image credit: timesofmalta.com

    The Malta International Arts Festival brings about a series of interesting galleries and exhibitions. They include a diverse range of artistic qualities. Expect visual work as well as music and interactive events. There’s so much to look forward to at the festival and with eye-catching and breath-taking pieces to soak up, you can’t go wrong with a visit.

     

     

     

     

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