Maltan huikeat tapahtumat – täynnä elämää

Maltan huikeat tapahtumat – täynnä elämää


Valletta Baroque Festival – 11.01.-28.01.2024 : Since its launch in 2013, the Valletta Baroque Festival has treated audiences to a unique event featuring some of the best soloists and ensembles in the baroque music scene. Taking as its main venue one of the oldest working theatres in the world, Teatru Manoel, this prestigious two-week festival also plays out within many wonderful baroque and historical venues, such as St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and The Verdala Palace. Organised every January the festival highlights the enormous versatility of the baroque idiom and its mass appeal. Above all the festival’s strength lies in the wonderful baroque settings that one finds in Valletta and the Maltese archipelago; a precious legacy that each and every one of us Maltese treasure.


CARNIVAL MALTA – 09.02.-13.02.2024: Once a year, in mid-February – start March traditional carnivals are held in Valletta and Nadur on Gozo Island. Colorful parades take place in the streets. Trucks that carry giant colorful dolls, playing bands, children and adults are wearing funny, grotesque masks to macabre masks and costumes to create joyful carnival atmosphere. The central events are held in Valletta. Similar but smaller events are held on the nearby towns and villages. The events in the periphery carry mysteries and gloomy nature. Food consumed during carnival includes perlini (multi-colored, sugar-coated almonds) and the prinjolata, which is a towering assembly of sponge cake, biscuits, almonds, and citrus fruits, topped with cream and pine nuts. During the carnival’s days the visitors (locals and guests) enjoy freedom feelings and genuine happiness.


Muzika-Muzika – 14.03.-16.03.2024: Mużika Mużika is a prestigious festival produced by Festivals Malta, that brings together different genres of Maltese music in an annual competition. Starting on Thursday with the semifinal, Mużika Mużika’s semifinalists will compete for a place in the finals. On Friday the festival will continue with an evening of classic Maltese songs, where the 20 semifinalists will interpret various Maltese hits together with established local singers. At the end of the second show, the 12 finalists of the festival will be announced. On Saturday the 12 finalists will compete for the winning title.


14.06.-30.06.2024 -The Malta International Arts Festival: runs for 15 days between June and July and presents a varied and multi-disciplinary arts program that embraces music, visual arts, theatre, dance, opera, installations, films, community projects, and interactive and participatory events that explore and build upon cultural heritage. Drawing audiences during the height of the Maltese summer, the festival revels in Malta’s unique historical and geographical setting by featuring site-specific productions with performances staged by such distinctive sites as Neolithic temple sites, Baroque architecture and the stunning Grand Harbor. With a focus on artistic excellence, The Malta International Arts Festival connects local talent with international artists, fostering cross-border and interdisciplinary collaborations, commissioning new work and hosting artist residencies, masterclasses, and workshops. Accessibility is at the heart of the festival, with a diverse program that appeals to different audiences while promoting broader tastes in culture and the arts. With Malta’s remarkable position in the middle of the Mediterranean and abundance of natural and historical attractions, the Malta International Arts Festival presents an appealing highlight of the summer calendar for locals and visitors alike


19.06.-23.06.2024 International Wine Festival: Join us at the Malta International Wine Festival for an incredible experience featuring over 300 wines from around the world. Expert sommeliers will guide you through 13 unique wine experiences, offering something for every taste. Enjoy live music and dance with friends while sipping on your favourite wine. For those wanting to deepen their knowledge, industry experts will offer Masterclasses on wine tasting, pairing, and history. Experience the ultimate celebration of fine wine and culture at the Malta International Wine Festival.



08.07.-13.07.2024 – Jazz Festival: Considered by the international jazz community as a ‘true’ jazz festival and a beacon of artistic integrity, the Malta Jazz Festival is organised in mid-July by Festivals Malta and presents a panorama of jazz music in all its facets. In a climate where jazz festivals increasingly water down their line-ups with non-jazz elements, the Malta Jazz Festival stands out as an event that achieves a perfect balance between the savant and more popular elements of jazz, offering a program of world-class musicians that doesn’t compromise on the ‘jazz’ element. Since its inception in 1991, by the late Charles ‘City’ Gatt, the Malta Jazz Festival has hosted the most important jazz musicians, some of which have passed into the annals of jazz history, including Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz and Paul Bley, among many others. The festival also has a strong local dimension and strives to stimulate the local jazz scene through exchanges, collaborations, commissions and free masterclasses. In the lead-up to the festival the streets of Valletta and other localities resonate with jazz with the ‘Jazz on the Fringe’ peripheral activities.


17.07.-23.07.2024 Food Festival: Looking for an unforgettable food and music experience? Look no further than the Malta International Food Festival! With mouth-watering food from around the world, plenty of entertainment, and exciting challenges, this event is sure to satisfy your cravings.Enjoy acoustic sessions and full band gigs on the main music entertainment stage, while exploring local and international brands exhibiting their products. And for those looking for healthy options, our new section called Balance offers workshops and discussions on healthy living, food intolerances, and veganism. Join us at Triton Square, Valletta from 18:00 onwards and indulge in the finest cuisine the world has to offer. Don’t miss out on this must-attend event for foodies and music lovers alike. Sponsored by Visit Malta, Vibe FM, Kinnie, and Cisk, the Malta International Food Festival is an experience you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more information on the challenges and surprises we have in store for you.


02.08.-04.08.24 -World Club Dome Island Edition Malta: Our exclusive event will feature some of the top global DJs, performing at epic pool and boat parties, as well as magical evening raves at Malta’s finest open-air nightclubs and beach clubs. During the day, guests will have the chance to explore Malta’s stunning landscapes and picturesque sites, indulge in the local cuisine, and soak up the Mediterranean sun with their friends. By night, Gianpula Village, Malta’s most popular clubbing destination, will host the Friday and Saturday night events, featuring an exciting lineup of various artists to be announced soon.To wrap up the event on Sunday, August 7th, we will host our closing party at the legendary Café del Mar. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event!


11.08.-14.08.2024 GLITCH Festival: Electronic music enthusiasts from all over the world are called to gather at the gates of the mystical House-and-Techno fortress in what promises to be another unmissable adventure on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Malta. Glitch Festival is back, and this year, they are bringing 65 acts to the Mediterranean island of Malta for a four-day rhythmic adventure. The festival boasts seven stages that have been carefully curated to provide attendees with the perfect spots to get lost in the music. The festival will kick off on Sunday, 13th August, with an explosive opening held under the glorious fortifications of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The festival’s main event will take place on the 14th and 15th of August at Gianpula Village, against the backdrop of the ancient medieval city of Mdina. And on the 16th, the festival will end with a boat party followed by a heartfelt closing party.


15.08.-18.08.2024- PINTA – Valletta Beer Festival: is show casing more than 300 types of authentic beers from the most revered and respected breweries across the world! CA. ~ 20.09.-23.09.2024 The Malta international Folk Festival: Due to its position in the center of the Mediterranean, Malta has been a crossroads of exchanges and peoples for millennia, which over time have formed the cultural and identity of the island. Different folk traditions will meet once again in Malta through this event for a mutual cultural exchange and enrichment.


20.09.-23.09.2024 The Malta international Folk Festival: Due to its position in the center of the Mediterranean, Malta has been a crossroads of exchanges and peoples for millennia, which over time have formed the cultural and identity of the island. Different folk traditions will meet once again in Malta through this event for a mutual cultural exchange and enrichment.


05.10.2024 Notte Bianca: is one of Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festivals. For one special night, every first Saturday of October, the Valletta cityscape lights up with a spectacular celebration of the arts that is open to the public free of charge. Valletta’s streets, piazzas, churches, state palaces and museums are transformed into venues for a myriad of live performances and concerts, while many cafés and restaurants extend their opening hours. The entire city of Valletta, from City Gate to Fort St Elmo, comes alive for Notte Bianca, guaranteeing a memorable night that truly holds something for everyone. Originating in Berlin in 1997 with the Notte Lunga dei Museii, followed by Paris and Rome, the Notte Bianca has gained enormous popularity as a showcase of performing arts in unusual locations throughout the capital city. It offers a vast and innovative program of roaming and site-specific projects, with many of Valletta’s churches, state palaces and museums opening their doors to music, dance, theatre, the visual arts, literary events and the digital arts. Notte Bianca highlights the close bond between Maltese artists and audiences while forging international collaborations. At Notte Bianca, every which way you turn, you are bound to stumble upon another festival treat.