5 Things to Do in Malta This Summer

During the Summer months, Malta's events calendar becomes jam packed with all sorts of events, from cultural events, to live concerts, and various themed festivals. 

We have compiled a list of some of our favourite events

1. A Village Festa - Every weekend in Summer

From the end of May, right through to the middle of September, every town or village in Malta will at some point celebrate the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. The streets of the village are decorated with banners, papier mache statues raised on wooden column and festoons are hung along the streets.

A typical Maltese festa lasts for 3 days (some even last a bit longer too), and on any of these evenings the streets of the town or village are busy with hundreds of people celebrating! Stands selling traditional Maltese food and sweet delicacies will be scattered around the village square. 

If you would like to check which feasts are on during your holiday, you can click here.

2. The Marsovin Summer Wine Festival, Valletta - 15th - 17th July 2016

This annual event is organised at Hastings Gardens in Valletta. This year's edition promises a combination of some of the best local musicians performing daily, as well as a selection of over 30 certified D.O.K and I.G.T quality wines from grapes grown around Malta and Gozo. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a €15 token package fee, which includes a premium festival wine glass to take home, as well as €15 worth of wine tokens. These tokens can be used to taste up to 20 different wines, or to drink a selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. 

If you would like more information, you can click here to visit the official Facebook event page. 

3. The Malta Jazz Festival, Valletta - 21st - 23rd July 2016

The Malta Jazz Festival is an annual event organised by the Malta Arts Council. The 26th edition of this festival will feature a new format under the artistic direction of Sandra Zerafa. It promises to create a vibrant jazz atmosphere around Valletta and will feature some of the most important bands and musicians from this genre of music such as the Mike Stern/Bill Evans band, Snarky Puppy and Omer Avital. 

If you would like to check out the programme for this event you can visit the event's website by clicking here

4. The Farsons Beer Festival, Ta' Qali - 22nd - 31st July 2016

The Farsons Beer Festival is one of Malta's most awaited annual Summer events. Running over 10 days from Friday 22nd to Sundaay 31st July, this year's edition of the outdoor festival will bring together over 50 local and international artists, as well as a mix of over 50 different beers and ciders from Malta, Belgium, France, Italy and the UK. 

If you would like to check out the official Facebook page for this event you can click here.

5. Joseph Calleja Concert, Floriana - 28th July 2016

Maltese-born tenor Joseph Calleja, is one of today's most acclaimed and sought-after tenors. His annual concert in Malta will this year be held on Thursday, 28th July 2016 at the Granaries in Floriana. This year's concert will feature special guests Antonella Veditti and Suzanne Vega together with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the BOV Joseph Calleja Children's Choir. 

If you would like to purchase tickets to this concert, you can do so by clicking here.

If you would like more information about any of the above events, or any other events happening in Malta, you can drop us an email by clicking here. 


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