Summer is almost over, and with September approaching, the end of those lazy beach days looms over us. Yet Malta isn’t ready to stop celebrating just yet! This month brings forth a vast selection of bustling activities and summery events which extend that holiday vibe. The festa season ends during this month too, making its festas even more special. The yearly summer regatta at the Grand Harbour is also an event to look forward to, one steeped in tradition, as it has been taking place since the middle ages. Make sure to head to the Grand Harbour in the afternoon of Saturday 8th September, to experience some authentic Maltese tradition!
The 8th September also marks the feast day of the Nativity of our Lady, a festa which is celebrated in 4 different localities. Set off to Naxxar, Senglea, Mellieha or to Xaghra, Gozo after the Regatta ends, and immerse yourself in another beloved Maltese tradition: the renowned festa!
Let’s take a look at the other events taking place during the month of September in Malta:
The artist who gave us the instant hit ‘Million Voices’ will be headlining the Gianpula stage on the 8th September, supported by local artists such as JD Patrick and Alvin G. This Swedish superstar is a regular face on the international dance scene, headlining festivals such as Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. You’ll surely be dancing the night away at Gianpula (maybe after going to the festa?)!
If you want to step into a world of colour and vibrant atmosphere, then Elrow is the festival for you! Following the festival’s success in New York, Ibiza, and Dubai to name a few, this circus-themed electronic music festival is heading to our rock for the very first time. Headlined by heavyweight techno DJ Dubfire, Elrow is a sure must for electronic music lovers!
Malta Pride is back! Taking the streets of Valletta by storm in a festive, rainbow-hued parade, the pride march celebrates diversity – in a fabulously fun way! Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC) organise this event, which has gained more popularity with each passing year. And with Malta being one of the best countries for LGBT rights in the world, we can safely predict that this event will be bigger and bigger each year!
The Bubble NGO present The Bubble – a week-long festival of life! This week-long event includes live music shows, art workshops, yoga, and many more activities. The intention behind this festival is to create an increased positive awareness of the environment, the arts, and the Bubble community – through a colourful and fun environment. The Bubble NGO donates 100% of the funds raised from the festival to various environmental and humanitarian causes each year. The beneficiary projects this year include The Youth Hub in St. Lucia Malta, The Jose Depiro Kabataan Orchestra in the Philippines, The Gaia Foundation, Majjistral Park and Get Trashed Malta amongst others.
The Malta Military Tattoo is a yearly event which brings together the island’s military bands in one spectacular show. This year, the event coincides with Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture, making it even more impressive! The bands play a mix of contemporary, classical and popular tunes, which are sure to appeal to audiences of all ages. Make sure to head over to Valletta for a truly sensational show!