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We have a packed calendar of summer events here in Malta, and we would love you to share the best of our island with you.

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Here’s a quick look ahead, covering the biggest events in Malta this over the coming months. So plan ahead and make Hotel Juliani your base, right here in beautiful Saint Julian’s, Malta.

July 3rd-16th: 2023 U19 EURO finals in Malta

World class football comes to Malta with the stars of tomorrow descending on the island for the 2023 U19 EURO finals. The hosts will be joined by seven teams progressing from the elite round , and the top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals. The Malta Football Association (MFA) previously staged the 2014 U17 EURO. That was the only previous occasion on which a team from Malta played at a UEFA final tournament. Can Malta do it again in 2023? Discover more here and join us in Malta for this celebration of football and its bright future.

July 17th-23rd: International Food Festival

Welcome to Malta’s largest food event, a joyful celebration of the world’s greatest cuisinesDelivering a unique opportunity to interact, share passions, and indulge in freshly-prepared food from all around the globe, our iNternational Food Festival is not to be missed! You can find all the details here.

July 18-23: Isle of MTV Malta

Isle of MTV Malta 2023 is Europe’s biggest free music festival, featuring a lineup of international acts headlined by Grammy-nominated OneRepublic. An annual feature since 2006, Isle of MTV Malta is well known all over Europe, and is a popular draw for people to visit Malta especially for this event, with up to 50,000 attendees. This event is usually attended by a massive number of 50,000 people. See here for details and come and join the fun this summer.

August 13th-14th Delicata Classic Wine Festival

The Delicata Classic Wine Festival takes place over two nights at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta on 13th and 14th August, from 7 pm till midnight each evening. The event promises to be as magical as ever with a great line-up of wine, food and music. Expect starlit Maltese summer sunsets, great music, warm hospitality, and fabulous wine. Discover more here.

August 18th-20th: Malta Summer Carnival

With full details yet to be announced, this is the big one. Malta comes together in celebration of summer, and we’d love you to join us! We will post more information as soon as it becomes available, watch this space, but plan your trip now.

August 24th: Robbie Williams concert

Superstar Robbie Williams will be performing in Malta as part of his European Tour, which will coincide with the release of his new Greatest Hits album marking 25 years of hits. Tickets and info can be found here.

September 7th-17th: EuroPride Malta

EuroPride 2023 is a place for celebration for everyone, taking place 7th to 17th September. It’s set to be a 10-day non-stop party with Pride Marches in Valletta, and Gozo, concerts and theme parties galore, with international superstar Christina Aguilera announced as the headline artist.

Malta’s history of gay rights is a shining example of progress, acceptance, and celebration. The small Mediterranean island has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as a trailblazer in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. We are excited and honoured to continue our journey this September, hosting EuroPride 2023. Discover more here and come join the party!

September 8th: Victory Day

The 8th of September is a very special holiday in Malta, as it celebrates three different events: the religious festival of the birth of the Holy Virgin Mary, the end of the siege of 1565, and the defeat of the Italian army by the British in the Second World War. Festivities take place in Senglea, Naxxar, Mellieha, and Xaghra, on Gozo. Since 1878, the harbour has hosted a rowing regatta every year between six teams of Malta’s biggest harbour areas – a huge spectacle not to be missed.

September 21st: Independence Day

Malta won its political independence from Great Britain on the 21st of September, 1964. During the night, the Maltese flag was raised in the Independence Arena in Floriana, to the cheers of a huge crowd of people. Since then, the nation comes together to celebrate. We would love you to join us in a celebration of our culture, heritage, and beautiful island home.

“The Mdina Grand Prix – 2014” by ChristSim is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

October 5th: Mdina Grand Prix

Mdina comes to life with the annual Grand Prix. Winding through the scenic streets of the old, rustic town and through the beautiful countryside, the classic cars taking part vie for the trophy. Numerous cultural activities run alongside the race to keep visitors busy,  many of whom come from overseas especially for the event. Further details will be announced shortly.

October 21st: Rolex Middle Sea Race

Taking place over a few days in October, this classic annual event is a must-do for any sailing fanatic. Beginning in the beautiful Grand Harbour beneath the imposing structure of the Saluting Battery, the race attracts thousands of visitors.  Watch the action from both sides of the harbour, soak up the jovial atmosphere and enjoy golden autumn sunshine. Further details will be announced shortly.