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Colour Fest! Celebrate spring through music, visual art, dance, food and more this April at the Valletta Waterfront
An event with something enjoyable for people of all ages!

GuideMeMalta.com

Step into a month of vibrant colours and cultural celebrations at Valletta Waterfront's lively Colour Fest, making a return this April with a jam-packed schedule of diverse activities.  

Valletta Waterfront

Nestled within the historic bastions and offering captivating sea views, Valletta Waterfront sets the stage for a month-long celebration of spring and popular culture. With its iconic coloured doors and the picturesque backdrop of the Grand Harbour, the Waterfront exudes an irresistible charm that invites visitors to join in the festivities.

The historic significance of Valletta Waterfront, dating back to 1752, adds depth to the vibrant atmosphere of Colour Fest. Amidst azure waters and golden bastions, Valletta Waterfront's Colour Fest celebrates the rich history and cultural heritage of Malta.

From the bustling activity of sea vessels to the echoes of bygone battles and the magnificent Pinto and Forni Stores flanking Floriana and Valletta on the other, every corner of the Waterfront resonates with stories of the past, creating a unique ambiance for this colourful celebration.

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Gorgeous views of the Grand Harbour, a laid-back atmosphere, ample parking and countless activities, ideal for various ages and interests, make the Valletta Waterfront a great place to be this springtime.

So many fun-filled moments await at Colour Fest, including a mix of live music, children’s activities, and so much more. There are plenty of reasons to head on down to the Waterfront, have a tasty meal and give your kids a chance to meet some of their favourite characters including Sonic, Skye and Princess Ariel to mention a few.

But apart from all of that, the beautifully-restored vaults at Valletta Waterfront aren't just historic relics – they're bustling hubs of culinary delights, entertainment, and relaxation offering a diverse array of dining options catering to every craving.

From a simple coffee to a fully-fledged meal; you can get your hands on Asian, American, Mediterranean and local cuisine.

Nevertheless, Valletta Waterfront isn't just about food! Kickstart your weekend on a Friday evening by the enchanting harbour while enjoying some live music that sets the perfect mood.

Valletta Waterfront

And why not make Saturday a family affair? While the little ones have some fun in the sun, sip on cocktails and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. From live music by a number of local artists, to performances by street artists and activities aimed for all ages, including crafts made from recycled wood, art with colourful sand, bubble fun and animation, as well as dance and magic sessions, there's never a dull moment at Colour Fest.

And yes, even adults can unleash their inner artist with activities like Sip & Paint! Try your hand at some art combined with some refreshing drinks like an ice-cold beer, a gin and tonic, a glass of wine or even a Frappuccino®.

Plus, don't miss the impressive display of over twenty motorbikes from the La Valette Malta - Etna Chapter, Harley Owners Group, and the lively music from EnKor animating the central part of the promenade with a selection of pop and gospel music.

And here's the best part – all these events are completely free, courtesy of the Valletta Waterfront restaurants and Valletta Cruise Port!

Additionally, music enthusiasts with more classic tastes will have the opportunity to attend a piano concert in the historic Sagrestia Vault performed by Natalia Rakhmatulina. Entrance to this concert is from the Chapel of the Escape to Egypt. Tickets at €10 plus booking fee for this specific activity are available from ticketline.com.mt or at the door.

Valletta Waterfront

Colour Fest isn't just an event – it's an experience that ticks all the boxes.

So, mark your calendars and join in on a vibrant celebration of art, music, and culture at Valletta Waterfront.

Plan your visit by clicking here, for fun moments at Valletta Waterfront's annual Colour Fest this April!

11th April 2024


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