Events
An insider’s guide! Discover the hottest summer events in the Maltese Islands
Some of Malta’s well-known faces share their picks from the island’s events

Rebecca Anastasi

Melanie Erixon, Art Curator

Melanie Erixon

Clint Scerri Harkins

“Malta’s thriving art scene boasts numerous venues showcasing diverse works. Of course, I am biased and must mention the exhibitions that I curate, at least once per month, at il-Kamra ta’ Fuq in Mqabba, where I am the resident curator and coordinator of the exhibitions programme. The exhibition space is situated on top of a typical hanut tat-te, the New Life Bar, which is, in itself, an experience. Travellers to Malta would benefit from exploring the vibrant contemporary art scene. While perhaps considered a niche market for tourists, contemporary art exhibitions provide an enriching experience, showcasing the diverse talents and perspectives of local artists. One event I also eagerly await each year is the Pyro Musical show, held on 14th August in Mqabba, preceding the feast of St Mary. Also referred to as the Tower of Light, this event features fireworks launched from a towering structure, synchronised to beloved tunes. The resulting spectacle is awe-inspiring and must be experienced firsthand; videos simply cannot capture its magic.”

Keith Demicoli, TV and events presenter

Keith Demicoli

“I enjoy attending traditional events that evoke childhood memories, such as the Imnarja celebrations held at the end of June. Typically, I head to Buskett, where farmers and agriculturists showcase their stands, offering a taste of Maltese produce, like the local gbejna (cheeselet).

This summer, my wife and I are attending Take That, The Greatest Weekend. Although they’re not my favourite band, their song ‘The Greatest Day’ holds sentimental value as it was the song we danced to for our first dance at our wedding. My wife is adamant about attending, so we’re going. I’m also excited for the show as it’s the first to be held in the new concert area at Ta’ Qali.

Later in the year I will head to my village feast in Zabbar. Despite not being much of a festa-type of guy, I look forward to reconnecting with old friends, family and the community. It’s also an enjoyable experience for tourists, as our celebrations are very animated. Part of the festa includes the motorbike and bicycle pilgrimage, known as il-pelligrinagg tal-muturi u roti. This year marks its 60th anniversary, and over 100 participants will join a bike run from Rabat to Zabbar. It’s rewarding to be involved and even to spectate.”

The article first appeared on Malta Insider 2024/2025For more events, check out the GuideMeMalta's Events page.

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7th July 2024


Rebecca Anastasi
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Rebecca Anastasi
Rebecca has dedicated her career to writing and filmmaking, and is committed to telling stories from this little rock in the Mediterranean.

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