Sunshine & rainbows! Valletta Waterfront’s Colour Fest promises a weekend of family fun
Every year in spring, Valletta Waterfront puts on a show. Inspired by the iconic bright doors which grace the promenade – warehouses built during the time of the Knights of St John, now converted into lively restaurants, bars, cafes and shops – Colour Fest lays out three days of laughter in the sun, from this Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April.
Kicking off at 6:30pm on Friday, the first day of the festival’s fifth edition sets the scene for the rest of the weekend: interactive games, an art exhibition, stilt-walkers and live music will entertain young and old alike. A little kind of magic will also tread the waterways, with a roaming illusionist and fictional characters set to amaze.
The dramatic backdrop of the Grand Harbour will also see children’s entertainment continue throughout the day over the following two days starting from noon, when the sun is highest in the sky and your family can bask in the warmth of a Mediterranean April. Your kids will keep going all day, with children reading sessions sparking their imagination at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, and the prize-giving ceremony of the art competition as well as the lucky draw of a cruise holiday at 7pm on Saturday.
Once the sun has set, the festival kicks into second – more adult - gear. A cocktail-making show will pour bright colour (and alcohol, of course) into your glass, which might have you swaying to the live music of The Crowns, who hit the stage at 9:30pm with a set to last until 11pm. Performances by Ben Purplle and Kevin Paul Calleja will also mark the weekend, though be sure to catch a cab if you’ve had one too many!
All activities are free of charge and weather permitting. For more information, check out the full schedule here.