Year-Round Malta: 2016-2017 Event Guide

12 Sep 2016

You only need to glance at Malta’s jam-packed calendar to see that the islands are a year-round destination. There’s almost too much choice, so we’ve cherry-picked our favourite events and festivals to make choosing one easier for you. Here’s our go-to-guide…

Malta International Airshow 2016
24-25 September, 2016
Expect aerobatics and impressive stunts, plus family-friendly activities.

Notte Bianca
1 October, 2016
State palaces and museums will hold visual art exhibitions and theatre performances, while the open-air streets and piazzas will showcase the talents of local and international musicians and dancers.

Rolex Middle Sea Race
22-29 October, 2016
The 606-mile offshore race kicks off in the clear waters close to Valletta and finishes at the magnificent Grand Harbour.

Carnival Week (pictured above)
February, 2017
Extravagant floats and colourful costumes take to the streets, particularly in Valletta where the party is especially festive.

Isle of MTV
June, 2017
A top line-up of artists will play in a free live concert on the Granaries in Floriana in front of a 50,000-strong crowd.

Għanafest 
June, 2017
Għana is traditional Maltese folk singing. This 3-day World Music Festival takes place every year in June in the surroundings of the Argotti Botanical Gardens in Floriana.

Malta Jazz Festival
July, 2017
The eclectic programme in Valletta includes free entrance to some of the headline concerts on the Thursday.

Changing of the Guards
Last Friday of the month
In this ceremonial event, the new guard marches out from the Main Guard in St George’s Square in Valletta to replace the old guard at the palace. 


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