Things to do in Malta

The Malta International Fireworks Festival
21st – 30th April 2018

2018 sees the 17th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival, organised by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority. This year’s Malta International Fireworks Festival will be different in more ways than one. The chosen theme for this edition, ‘Where Fire and Culture Meet’ reflects the way cultural aspects will be incorporated with features that have never been seen before in Malta and Gozo.

The opening of this spectacular festival will take place on Saturday 21st April in Xagħra, Gozo. Phoenix Fireworks Ltd (UK) and Rozzi Fireworks (USA) shall be performing on this opening night, against spectacular backdrops that intrinsically demand admiration. Another spectacle will be held on Friday 27th April in Marsaxlokk, where Martarello S.r.l (Italy) and St. Mary Fireworks Factory (Ħal Għaxaq, Malta) will be setting the sky alight. The event in Marsaxlokk will be based on a traditional Maltese feast, where the colourful decorations and a local band dedicated to Madonna ta’ Pompei will take centre stage.

The Grand Finale on Monday, the 30th April will be like no other pyrotechnic show that the Maltese islands have experienced. Fireworks which will be synchronized to live singing and a live musical orchestra, which will perform music written for the occasion from a floating stage in Malta’s majestic Grand Harbour, Valletta.

Strawberry Festival, Mġarr
8th April 2018

The Festa Frawli , now in its 11th year will take place around the parish church square in Mgarr, and will feature a constant supply of freshly picked strawberries as well as a great variety of strawberry-themed desserts, preserves, snacks and beverages on sale throughout the day. Novelty strawberry-based gourmet dishes will be prepared by professional chefs for the duration of the festival, while a prize will be awarded for the tastiest strawberry cupcake during a specially organised baking competition. Entertainment will feature Maltese musicians playing traditional instruments and tunes, accompanied by folk dance troupes. Offering train rides, horse riding, fun games and animators, this event promises fun for all the family. On this occasion, the ancient temples of Ta’ Haġrat and Skorba will be also open to the public in the morning at a discounted entrance price.