Things To Do: Events

In Guardia Parade, Malta

The In Guardia Parade at Fort St Elmo

The In Guardia Parade is a 16th century historical event that can be traced back to the Knights of St John. The noble order – also called the Knights Hospitaller and the Order of Hospitallers – arrived in Malta in the year 1530 and settled on the islands for 250 years. During this time, the Knights would frequently hold this event, which involved a regular inspection of the fort and garrison by the Gran Bailiff who was in charge of military affairs.

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Three Palaces Festival

Discover the Three Palaces Festival!

Despite being a fairly recent addition to Malta’s cultural calendar, the interdisciplinary Three Palaces Festival has taken the islands by storm. The festival has branched out to include other beautiful locations around Malta. The Three Palaces Festival will take place between the 1st and 10th November, so don’t miss out on the spectacular event if you’re staying in Valletta!

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Rolex Middlesea Race

40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

This year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race will begin on the 19th October 2019, so book your stay in Valletta to witness the spectacular international fleet set sail in the Mediterranean. The sight of sleek yachts sailing around the majestic bastions is definitely something you need to tick off your bucket list!

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Celine Dion, Courage World Tour

Watch Celine Dion Live in Malta!

The incredible Celine Dion has recently announced that she will be performing in Malta as part of her World Tour in support of her upcoming album, Courage. On the 27th July 2020, Malta will experience the global pop icon live in concert for the first time as Dion takes to the stage at the Granaries in Floriana.

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Independence Monument, Floriana

Independence Day in Malta

After more than 150 years under British rule, Malta gained independence in 1964. The 21st of September 1964 is one of the most important dates in the history of Malta. The island’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea meant that great powers of times gone by battled it out to gain rule over her.

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Science in the City, Valletta

An Evening of Arts and Science in the City

A cutting-edge festival will be transforming Valletta into a stage for all kinds of science-themed events, as Science in the City 2019 returns to the capital on 27 September 2019. The festival will be communicating the latest research and scientific developments related to this year’s theme – ‘The Science of YOU’ – to engage people of all ages in an interactive manner.

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Gay Pride Malta

Celebrate Malta Pride Week 2019 in Valletta!

Malta is considered to be one of the most LGBTIQ+ friendly countries in Europe and the Malta Pride Week is a true testament to that fact! The week-long celebrations see people from different walks of life coming together to display pride, equality and the beauty in diversity, all throughout the streets of the island’s capital city, Valletta.

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