Events and Life in Malta

Events in Malta & Gozo in May 2018

The island that surrounds us – 10th March to 1st July 2018

Exhibitions and installations in 3 venues in Valletta - The cisterns opposite the law courts in Republic street Valletta, Examination centre and Pixerija. Price 5 euro.

Picasso & Miro Exhibition 1st May till 30th June Grandmaster's Palace Valletta

Entitled The Flesh and the spirit consists of 100 etchings by Picasso and Miro and 40 paintings by Miro.

Malta Fashion week and awards - 28th May to 5th June

The 8th Edition is marked by a series of fashion events. Valletta becomes a catwalk unveiling the Maltese fashion industry

Street photography exhibition - Palazzo De la salle Valletta 31st May to 6th June

Capturing compelling instances from 12 countries - STREET explores raw society. This exhibition is a thought provoking journey in contemporary concerns

Events in Malta & Gozo in June 2018

Village festas in June

2nd June - The village of Tarxien fireworks start at 21.45. 3rd June - The village of Gwardamangia celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Fatima 3rd June - The village of Ghaxaq celebrate the feast of St Joseph

In Guardia Parade - 3rd June Fort St Angelo Vittoriosa

A re-enactment portraying about 50 re-enactors performing miliary drill and 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.

The 220th Anniversary of the 2 year French blockade

5th June - French troops will by marching through the village of Naxxar stopping by the church. 6th June - French troops landing in Mistra bay. There will be some fighting with Maltese Militia. Troop then march to Selmun and Mellieha. 8th June - French troops march from Chadwick lakes. They will face some Maltese Militia. They then proceed to Rabat and Mdina. The victorious troops celebrate outside Mdina.

Anastacia Live at the MFCC at 19.00

Anastacia's performance forms part of her Europe-wide tour that began this April.

Events in Malta & Gozo in June (cont) 2018

Valletta Pageant of the seas 7th June

Fourteen leading klezmer (Yiddish) and lautari (Roma) musicians, unite to lead a multi-cultural experience creating powerful, deeply emotional music.

Carnival in Valletta 9th February - 13th February

The Maltese carnival dates back to the rule of the Knights of the Order of Saint John (Carne valle). For four days Valletta's historical streets come to life with marching bands, carnival floats, fancy dress competitions and dancers in elaborate costume.

Malta International Violin making Competition 9th February - 14th February 07:00 - 23:30 held in Mdina and St. Julian's

Central Academy of Arts in collaboration with Violin Limited Company will be organising the Malta International Violin Making Competition between Friday, 9th February and Wednesday, 14th February 2018, featuring professional and amateur violin makers from around the world. Phone Academy of Arts on 356 99097717 or send an email to

Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck. Public Holiday and Religious Feast - 10th February - Valletta

On his way to Rome St Paul was shipwrecked in Malta. He converted the Maltese to Christianity. Religious ceremonies/festivities are held in and around St Paul's Shipwreck Parish, Valletta.

Events in Malta & Gozo in March 2018

Feast of St Joseph - Public Holiday - 19th March

The actual feast, which takes place in the village of Rabat (Malta), may be held on a different date, depending on the timing of Lent/Good Friday.

Holy Week and Easter. Commemorating Christ's Passion & Resurrection - 26th March - 1st April

Holy week starts on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter. On Thursday evening and Friday morning, churches have their paintings draped over in purple or black velvet. The Maltese traditionally visit and pray in seven different churches.On Good Friday, late afternoon, about 17 different towns and villages commemorate the Passion of Christ with very solemn processions of statues and villagers dressed in biblical costumes who walk after the statues. Each statue represents a particular episode in the Passion of Christ and is carried by pallbearers. Many processions include men in penitence bearing a cross and sometimes dragging chains as well tied to their bare feet as penitence.