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Malta in summer is packed with events and parties across the picturesque islands.

This year’s calendar of events has something for everyone, from cultural celebrations to music festivals and wine tastings to beach parties.

So if you’re visiting Malta this summer, get ready to immerse yourself in a thrilling lineup of festivities that will create unforgettable memories. 

Are you drafting your holiday itinerary? 

This comprehensive blog will delve into the top 10 summer events in Malta you must attend. 

So, brace yourself for a summer filled with music, dance, art, and culinary delights that will make your trip to Malta a memorable one. 

Malta International Arts Festival 

Dates: 16 – 25 June 2023

The Malta International Arts Festival is a captivating showcase of diverse artistic disciplines. With some of Malta’s unique heritage sites as backdrops, these two weeks perfectly combine art and history.

The festival combines local and international artists across various disciplines, including music, visual arts, theatre, dance, opera, installations, films, and community initiatives. 

Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking to witness some of the best local talents, don’t miss the opportunity to join this extraordinary experience while on holiday in Malta. 

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The Malta International Wine Festival 

Dates: 21 – 25 June 2023

Prepare to indulge in a wine lover’s paradise at the Malta International Wine Festival. 

Nestled in the exquisite surroundings of Floriana’s Argotti Gardens, this grand event stands as one of Malta’s premier wine festivals. 

Immerse yourself in a world of flavours as you sample an impressive selection of local and international wines and learn more about wine-making with industry experts who will share their expertise and passion. 

This festival offers a wonderful combination of delicious food stalls and captivating musical performances, giving you a delightful experience for your taste buds and ears.

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The Malta Jazz Festival

Dates: 10 – 15 July 2023 

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Malta Jazz Festival, an annual extravaganza that draws jazz aficionados from across the globe. 

Launched in 1991, this festival has welcomed some of the most renowned jazz icons. This year, you’ll find local and foreign talent in what promises to be one of the best editions yet.

Prepare to be immersed in the soulful melodies and electrifying energy of the Malta Jazz Festival, an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your musical journey.

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The Malta Beer Festival 

Dates: 27 July – 05 August 2023

Raise your glass to one of the favourite events among locals and visitors alike—the Malta Beer Festival. 

Held annually during the summer season at the scenic Ta’ Qali National Park, this festival is a week-long celebration of beer in all its delightful forms. 

Entry to the festival is free, and you can sample the best local and international beers.

You’ll also find alcohol-free and gluten-free varieties, mouth-watering street food stalls, and captivating live music performances. 

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Isle of MTV Malta

Date: 18 July 2023

Now in its 15th year, Isle of MTV Malta is a yearly appointment drawing music enthusiasts worldwide every year. 

Featuring a lineup of top international artists and DJs, Isle of MTV Malta delivers an electric atmosphere that pulsates with energy. 

This year, Grammy®-Nominated OneRepublic will be headlining the event, but news about the remaining acts is yet to be announced. 

Entry is free, and the venue is the open-air Granaries in Floriana, just 500 metres from Valletta. 

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Malta Pride

Dates: 7 – 16 September 2023

Experience a lively adventure as the capital city’s streets come alive with colours, parades, and joyous festivities during Malta Pride.

Malta is among the top countries championing LGBTQ+ rights in Europe, making this annual event increasingly popular among locals and visitors alike. 

As always, this year’s event will serve as a powerful platform to champion LGBTQ+ rights and raise awareness about discrimination. 

Come and participate in the celebration promoting a more inclusive society. Show your support for acceptance, love, and equality for all during this two-week event.

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Earth Garden Festival 2023

Dates: 2 – 4 June 2023

Music festival lovers — this one’s for you! 

Malta’s largest alternative festival, Earth Garden, will be held again at the National Park, Ta Qali, this summer.

Voted as one of the top 20 festivals in Europe twice, this festival is one of the island’s most niche yearly events — featuring five distinct stages, hosting a range of music genres including Hip-Hop, House, Techno, Psychedelic Trance, Drum and Bass, Ska, Dub, Funk, Reggae, and World Music.

There are also daily workshops and talks in the Healing Fields, an Ethnic Market, and a Kids’ Fun Park. 

To add to the festival vibe, visitors can now choose to camp on-site, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience. 

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Glitch Festival 2023

Dates: 13 – 16 August 2023 

Now in its 6th edition, Glitch Festival attracts electronic music enthusiasts from all over the globe and is one of Malta’s most anticipated events. 

Get ready for a four-day musical journey at Glitch Festival, featuring seven unique stages, rooftop pool parties, underground cave raves, an unforgettable Boiler Room stage, and more. 

The main festival unfolds at Gianpula Village, while the opening party will be held right under the Valletta bastions. 

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Stay with us at 1926 Hotel this summer

Malta’s best events and parties this year are spread across the island, so staying in a central location to reach all places easily is ideal. 

Plus, who wouldn’t want to relax after a long night of celebrating and partying? 

1926 is located in the heart of Malta, Sliema, offering luxurious, modern, yet sustainable accommodation. 

We’re also well-connected to many of the best spots in Malta, meaning you won’t need to worry about travelling around Malta either. 

Book your room now, or contact us at or + 365 21333565 for more information.