Pack your long weekend full of fun with these 8 events in Malta
The event calendar is as excited as we are that we get three lie-ins in a row.

Jo Caruana

It’s finally February and the first public holiday of the year is upon us. The fact that it is on a Monday simply adds to our joy at being able to extend our weekend plans for one more day. And, of course, the planners out there haven’t disappointed; there’s literally hundreds of events to choose from. These are some of our favourites.


6th February

MUZA, Valletta

Combining the beauty of top local dance talent and the magic of some of Malta’s most impressive historic venues, ŻfinMalta is collaborating with Heritage Malta (and we love it!) This workshop will come alive in the capital’s museum for art, MUŻA, and you can be part of it. This is the first of five sessions taking place over the next few months.

Toi Toi Baby Series: Baby Instrument Band

6-9th February

Teatru Manoel, Valletta

One for mums and dads (aunts, uncles, friends and so on!) keen to get their beloved little ones into music. This regular series takes the form of a small musical group that mixes baby toy instruments with other instruments – for a very special result. Get set for some baby sing-a-longs and a few musical surprises along the way.

Tea Tasting at Lola’s

7th February

Villa Madama, Balzan

Hoping to find that perfect cup of char? We’re excited by this morning of free-flowing tea at beautiful Villa Madama in Balzan (right next to the gorgeous gardens of the President’s San Anton Palace). Meet local artisans including artist and designer Stephanie Borg, and warm up with a mug of Tettiera tea.

Quentin Tarantino Night

8th February

The Beer Cave

Quentin fans unite, for this celebration of the very best soundtracks from his inimitable movies. This quirky underground Valletta bar is the ideal host, with DJ Benny Jones choosing the sounds, a themed drinks menu and special Pulp Fiction cheese royal served throughout the night.

Strauss Composer & Conductor

8th February

Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta

Switching to the more highbrow of entertainment options over the long weekend, this orchestral concert presents two masterpieces of the early 20th century and features the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be performed by conductor Raoul Lay and violinist Anna Göckel.

Bring It Back – Reliving The 2000s

8th February

Gianpula Village

Let loose on the Saturday night (safe in the knowledge that you’ve still got two days to work off that hangover) and party like it’s the 2000s at Gianpula. It promises to be the ultimate wander down memory lane, with cheesy sing-alongs and house classics.

The Importance of Being Earnest

7-9th February 

Teatru Manoel, Valletta

This iconic play by Oscar Wilde is back on stage at the stunning Manoel Theatre (one of the oldest working theatres in Europe) for a second weekend – promising lots of old-fashioned giggles but very contemporary themes. The acting is superb, and the story provides insight into the societal norms of yesteryear. It is performed in English.

Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck

10th February


Finally, remind yourself what this weekend is really all about with a glimpse into Maltese festa life; plus, it’s the first festa of the year! Religious ceremonies, street parties and fireworks displays will abound, while the capital will be at its most beautiful (and bedazzled) best.  

6th February 2020

Jo  Caruana
Written by
Jo Caruana
Jo is a magazine editor and actress who is passionate about all things foodie and cultural on her island home. Her favourite pastimes include writing in cafes, performing at the Manoel Theatre, and exploring the countryside with her three beloved dogs.

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