Malta's Grand Harbour has always been an important centre of trade and commerce, and the iconic Valletta Waterfront has been a witness to its rich history. It was on August 10th, 1752, during the late Baroque period, that Grand Master Pinto inaugurated the new stores built along the waterfront.
Today, the elegant Valletta Waterfront stands as a proud symbol of Malta's cultural heritage and a renowned destination for tourists and locals alike.
The honey-hued limestone edifices and coloured doors of the Valletta Waterfront provide a stunning backdrop for a unique celebration of architecture, history and culture with plenty of Mediterranean ‘joie de vivre’. The Pinto Stores, restored to their former glory, are the inspiration for the ongoing Colour Fest, which takes place annually throughout the months of April and May.
Fun-filled weekends along the Valletta Waterfront promenade with spectacular Grand Harbour views including street art, live music, pop-up cabaret and magic shows, children's characters, and more. 🎨🎶🪄🍃 🖱️vallettawaterfront.com/colourfest. #vallettawaterfront #valletta #malta #colourfest #lovemalta #lovinmalta #waterfrontdining #maltarestaurants #maltaeats #restaurantsmalta #livemusic #streetlife #eventsmalta #may #springPosted by Valletta Waterfront on Thursday, 12 May 2022
Offering the perfect opportunity to escape from the crowds on most days, with an added bonus of free activities for all ages over public holidays and weekends, Valletta Waterfront is the perfect location for families, couples, and friends looking to enjoy the picturesque harbour views and soak up the spring sun.
From Mediterranean or local cuisine to fresh seafood, grills or sushi, the restaurants lining the waterfront offer a variety of culinary delights for every palate.
But the Valletta Waterfront's Colour Fest is not just about food and drinks. It also features talented street artists and performers who will leave you astounded, live music that will get your feet tapping, and cute children's mascots such as Baby JJ, Peppa and George Pig, Pikachu, Super Mario, Princess Peach, Sonic, and more. Interactive freebie activities will keep little ones occupied, from reclaimed wooden crafts to sand art that they can take home. And yes, grown-ups can also join in the activities: grab your favourite drink and indulge in a spot of sip and paint, guaranteed to help you kick those blues away. Fluffy rabbits from the Malta Rabbit Club will bring a touch of cuteness to the strolling Valletta Waterfront promenade.
Colour Fest is a celebration of Valletta Waterfront’s history and culture that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're a local or a tourist, this event is an excellent opportunity to experience the rich heritage of Malta and have some fun with your loved ones in a casual setting.
To learn more about the full program of events, visit vallettawaterfront.com/colourfest and mark your calendar for a fantastic time at Valletta Waterfront.