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10 Events You Must Attend in Malta this Summer 2018 - ICTQ Malta

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The mediterranean island of Malta is bursting with things to see and do. Check out the Top 10 events to attend while visiting the island this summer.


1. Malta Fashion Week 28th MAY – 2nd JUNE:

This year marks the 20th edition of the Malta Fashion Awards and the 8th Edition of Malta Fashion Week. During this week, the capital city becomes a platform for unveiling Malta’s top-shelf talent and all that the local fashion industry has to offer the international scene. Designers, catwalk models, stylists, makeup artists and many other creative professionals set a glamorous scene while photographers and bloggers capture the essence of each showcase. Malta Fashion Week also offers a unique opportunity for guests and influencers to network and exchange ideas over awards parties, fashion shows and exhibitions, design workshops, pop-up shops and much more. For more information visit: https://www.fashionweek.com.mt/

2. Valletta Film Festival 8th – 17th JUNE:

Organized by the Film Grain Foundation, the Valletta Film Festival is Malta’s largest cinematic event, screening over forty feature films and twenty-five short films at indoor and open-air cinemas around the city. The festival is made up of three competitive sections adjudicated by international juries and a number of sidebars that focus on films from different islands around the world, coming-of-age cinema and a retrospective dedicated to an established film director. Another section titled ‘Without Borders’ – that focuses on a different region of the world each year – will feature the cinema of East Asia. A biennial conference on the Cinema of Small Nations will also be held during the 2018 festival, together with a series of talks, debates, workshops and other activities that make it a contemporary and relevant event within our European Capital of Culture. This event is being supported by the Valletta 2018 Foundation. For more information visit: http://www.vallettafilmfestival.com.

3. ST.John Bonfire in Mellieha 24th JUNE:

The Mellieħa Local Council will be organising ‘St John Bonfire’  on Sunday, 24th June 2018 from 19.00 hrs onward.A wonderful event for the whole family which will be complemented by music, stories, food and more! For further information please contact the Mellieħa Local Council on 00356 21521333 or visit: http://www.mellieha.gov.mt.

4. Isle of MTV Malta 27th JUNE- 1st JULY:

Now in its 12th year, the Isle of MTV franchise has seen past performers such as The Chainsmokers, DNCE, Steve Aoki, Jason Derulo, Jess Glynne, Martin Garrix, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Will.i.am, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, David Guetta, Kid Rock, Kelis, The Scissor Sisters, Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, The Chemical Brothers, Enrique Iglesias, N*E*R*D, Shaggy, Garbage, Jazzy Jeff, Gorillaz and OneRepublic rock the Isle of MTV stage. For more information visit: http://www.isleofmtv.com/mt/

5. MALTA Music Week 28th JUNE – 1st JULY:

In the days leading up to the Isle of MTV concert, G7 Events in Collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority will be hosting the Malta Music Week, featuring various activities such as club nights and sunset beach parties headlining international guests.

6. MALTA International Arts Festival 29th JUNE – 15th JULY:

Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) seeks excellence in artistic integrity while reaching out to the community by aspiring in placing Malta on the world’s cultural map. This festival creates an environment whereby the want to aspire and thrive are constants factors from which experimentation, expressivity, innovation and celebration of art come from within. MIAF aims at leading Malta as the 2018 host of the European Capital of Culture through its forefront position on culture and arts experienced currently. MIAF aids in creating commissioned works of art, and in creating calls and platforms for interdisciplinary facets to artforms. For more information visit: http://maltaartsfestival.org/

7. MALTA International Jazz Festival 20th – 22nd JULY:

This annual musical festival wows not only with its lineup of some of the most renowned international jazz stars but also with its setting at the water’s edge at Ta’ Liesse in Grand Harbour. For more information visit: http://maltajazzfestival.org/


The feast of Santa Marija, or as it is known the feast of the Assumption, is the most popular titular feast in Malta and Gozo. It is celebrated in seven different localities on August 15 and in two other localities, Dingli and Mġarr, on the Sunday prior to the 15th.


The Malta Summer Carnival aims to present a summer version of the traditional carnival that is normally held in February. Costumed and masked revellers parade in the main streets of the locality to the sound of musical recordings and a festa band.


Held annually each September since 1993, at the Malta International Airport (ex: RAF Luqa), the Malta International Air Show hosts many aircraft that come from all over the world. Some of the aircraft are military while others vary from one another according to purpose.