Nestled in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta shines like a jewel during summer.
With its magnificent bays, sparkling azure waters, rich history and culture, Malta embodies the essence of idyllic island life, especially in the warmer days of the year.
It’s no wonder that Malta has become synonymous with the perfect summer destination.
However, Malta’s vibrant festival scene attracts visitors during the warmer months, offering an unforgettable experience for all who seek celebration and joyful moments.
Whether you’re looking to sample some of the Mediterranean’s finest flavours, enjoy the electric atmosphere during a concert, or seek a unique way to live the local life — you’ll be spoilt for choice in Malta.
And although there are many summer festivals to enjoy in Malta in 2023, we picked some of the must-visit events that await during the coming months.
Earth Garden Festival
2 – 4 June 2023
If you’re looking for an authentic festival vibe, look no further than Earth Garden.
Held annually at the National Park, Earth Garden is Malta’s most prominent alternative festival and has attracted thousands of visitors since its inception in 2007.
This festival has been voted as one of the top 20 festivals in Europe twice — for good reason!
There are five stages, satisfying every musical craving and taste — Hip-Hop, House, Techno,
Psychedelic Trance, and Drum and Bass to Ska, Dub, Funk, Reggae, and World Music.
The itinerary includes daily workshops and talks at the Healing Fields, while the Ethnic Market offers a rich cultural experience.
There’s also a Kids’ Fun Park, ensuring the little ones are entertained too.
Malta International Arts Festival
16 – 25 June 2023
The Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) is a mesmerising display of various artistic forms, running over two weeks in June.
Set against the backdrop of Malta’s remarkable heritage sites, this festival brings together some of the best local and foreign talents with the island’s most breathtaking heritage sites.
The MIAF itinerary includes performances spanning diverse disciplines, including music, visual arts, theatre, dance, opera, installations, films, and community projects.
To quote the Festivals Malta website, “MIAF isn’t just a festival … it is an ‘experience'”, so don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary event during your stay in Malta.
The Malta International Wine Festival
21 – 25 June 2023
The Malta International Wine Festival is every wine enthusiast’s dream, set within the stunning ambience of Floriana’s Argotti Gardens.
Delve into the Mediterranean’s rich wine culture as you try an impressive range of local and international wines while getting an insight into the art of winemaking from industry professionals eager to share their expertise and passion.
You’ll also get to try local delicacies from the on-site food stalls while enjoying captivating musical performances. This festival is an all-around experience and an opportunity for a beautiful night out during your stay in Malta.
The Malta Jazz Festival
10 – 15 July 2023
Save the date for the eagerly awaited Malta Jazz Festival, a yearly spectacle attracting worldwide jazz enthusiasts.
If you’re a music lover seeking a unique and immersive experience, this festival is for you.
With a rich history of hosting renowned artists, this year’s edition promises to be just as exceptional.
The festival will occur in various spots around the stunning capital city, Valletta, and offers a diverse lineup of performances, ranging from traditional jazz to contemporary fusion.
Prepare to be enthralled by a diverse range of performances, from timeless jazz classics to cutting-edge fusion creations.
Malta International Food Festival 2023
19 – 25 July 2023
The Malta International Food Festival is Malta’s largest food event, welcoming over 50,000 visitors.
The 7-day event features food from all over the world, yet it isn’t just about eating and drinking.
This festival aims to promote the diverse culture of the local and seasonal produce, supporting its producers. You’ll enjoy a perfect night out in Valletta’s Pjazza Tritoni, surrounded by a myriad of tastes and flavours while being entertained with live performances by some of Malta’s top talents.
There is a range of additional children’s activities, too, making it the perfect event for all the family.
Entrance to the festival is €2, while children enter for free.
The Malta Beer Festival
27 July – 05 August 2023
The Malta Beer Festival is back this year, with ten days packed with good beer, food, music, and fun.
Held in Ta’ Qali, this festival, also known as the Farsons Beer Festival, has a special place in the island’s calendar of events. In fact, thousands of visitors flock to this event every year.
This festival is the perfect event to taste some of the best local and international beers (including alcohol- and gluten-free varieties), sample delicious street food, and listen to some great music — all at once.
13 – 16 August 2023
Electronic music enthusiasts worldwide gather in Malta every summer for one of the most highly anticipated events — the Glitch Festival.
This year’s event will be the 6th edition of the festival and will feature four days of music, partying, raves and more.
Seven distinct stages await its visitors, including rooftop pool parties, secret underground cave raves, and an unforgettable Boiler Room stage experience.
The festival will kick off with an opening party beneath the magnificent Valletta bastions, while most of the main events during the festival will take place at the Gianpula Village.
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