4 unmissable events this October in Malta

4 unmissable events this October in Malta

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4 unmissable events this October in Malta
  • Malta Tips
  • October 1, 2022

Are you looking for fun events and things to do in Malta this October? You’re in the right place.

Apart from the stunning beaches, and charming towns and cities bustling with history to discover, Malta’s calendar of events attracts both local and international visitors, looking for an unforgettable experience. 

October is a great month to visit Malta. Although it might be a little cloudy, with some rain, you can still expect plenty of warm and sunny days, making it a top destination for a relaxing break this autumn. 

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best events to attend in Malta in October 2022. So whether you’re visiting for business, for leisure, for the first time or not, we’re sure you’ll find something that suits your tastes just perfectly. 

Notte Bianca


Kicking off Malta’s event calendar this October, Notte Bianca will take place in Malta’s capital city, Valletta, on October 1, 2022. Once home to the Knights of St John, the history-rich city of Valletta will be the backdrop for one of the most awaited festivals on the island. The city’s streets, piazzas, churches, state palaces and museums will host numerous concerts and live performances. Cafés and restaurants extend their opening hours too, so you can taste some of the delicious local cuisine, while experiencing Valletta like never before. 


07.10.2022 – 09.10.2022

Held in one of Malta’s old fortified cities, Birgu (also known as Vittoriosa), this event draws locals and tourists alike every year during the start of October. Birgufest will run between October 7 and October 9, 2022, and is a once-in-a-lifetime event to enjoy during your visit to Malta. Watch as the city’s mediaeval streets light up with thousands of candles, as the streetlights are turned off, making way for a charming and unforgettable experience. 

Defected Malta

07.10.2022 – 09.10.2022

Malta’s partying scene is known all over Europe and beyond—and for good reason. This island loves a good party, and if you do too, then Defected Malta is the event for you. Taking place between October 7 and October 9, across five venues including the beach club Café del Mar and the island’s famous UNO club,  the incredible line-up includes names such as Kerri Chandler, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada with a DJ set, and much, much more in a three-day festival that’s a must for all house and electronic music lovers. 

Rolex Middle Sea Race

17.10.2022 – 27.10.2022

This one’s for the adrenaline seekers (and not only)! The Rolex Middle Sea Race will happen between October, 17 and October, 27 2022, and is once again expected to attract sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. Departing from Malta’s scenic Grand Harbour on October 22, spectators can view the series of starts from any of Valletta’s fortifications, making for some incredible views. Racing participants will travel through the Gulf of Messina, connecting the Ionian Sea with the Strait of Tyrrhenia, and also have the opportunity to sail past the active volcano Stromboli, and the island of Lampedusa. That is, before returning to Malta for the Prize Giving ceremony on October 29, held at the historic Mediterranean Conference Centre. 

The perfect stay in Malta

Where you base yourself can often make or break your holiday, right? Finding a centrally-located, and comfortable hotel is key if you want to make the best out of your upcoming holiday in Malta. Situated in the bustling town of St. Julians, be.HOTEL Saint Julians is close, and well-connected the island’s main event venues, and historical cities and towns. 

If you’re looking for a four-star accommodation to welcome you after your adventures in Malta, book your room now, or message us for more information to discuss your dream getaway. 

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