29th June 2012
This feast is one of the oldest feasts celebrated in Malta and Gozo.
The Feast commemorates two important Saints in Maltese religious lore, St Peter and St Paul. The word ‘luminarja' is derived from the Latin word ‘Luminare' - to light up.
Violin and Friends International Music Festival
24th June – 8th July 2012
Artists from the USA, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Japan and Malta perform musical contributions in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Jazz, Folk and New Music style.
Malta Arts Festival
1st - 24th July 2012
The Malta Arts Festival is a showcase of top quality events and sees local and overseas artists and performers side by side.
Malta International Music Competition
4th – 8th July 2012
The purpose of the Malta International Music Competition is to assist emerging pianists, violinists and chamber ensembles in their artistic development, to encourage them to pursue careers in music and to provide a forum for their talents.
The Malta Jazz Festival
19th - 21st July 2012
A line-up of top international and Maltese artists present an eclectic mix of jazz styles from the current musical scene.
The Farson Great Beer Festival 2012
Malta`s Biggest Free Outdoor Festival - the best beers in Malta, great food, unique atmosphere, 14 bars, over 40 live performances, on 2 stages, Kids Fantasyland.
KINEMASTIK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
4th - 5th August 2012
The 8th edition of the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival will be held on the 4th and 5th of August 2012, hosting film professionals from all over the world, organising workshops and throwing a great party so be sure to come!
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY
15th August 2012
The Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady is celebrated in various towns and villages in Malta and Gozo.
MALTA VS ARMENIA
7th September 2012
FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying match in Group B which includes Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia and Malta.
Il-VITORJA (VICTORY DAY)
One of Malta's National Days falls on the 8th of September. This date commemorates the end of the Great Siege of 1565, the end of the French occupation of Malta in 1800 and co-incidentally enough the armistice of the Fascist regime in Italy in 1943. In the latter, the connection with Malta was two-fold: the bombardments by the ‘Aeronautica' were over and the Italian Navy was brought to Malta to remain moored at St. Paul's Bay until the end of the war.
A NIGHT IN 'CASAL FORNARO'
15th September 2012
On this occasion, one can roam the traditionally-decorated streets of the village renowned for its bread-making, whilst appreciating several exhibitions. Customs and traditions are also reflected in the food items and all the entertainment offered which include drama, traditional shows, folkloristic dance, artistic displays, and agricultural exhibitions.
21st September 2012
Malta gained its political Independence from Britain on the 21st of September 1964. On the night of the 20-21st September, the Maltese flag was raised at Independence Arena, Floriana, amidst the cheers of the large crowd present. Malta had become an independent nation.
ZEJT IZ-ZEJTUN - The Olive Oil Event
29th - 30th September 2012
Undoubtedly one of the most sought after events by locals and tourists alike, Zejt iz-Zejtun welcomes the olive-picking season with a festival that features olive-pressing demonstrations, pageantry, crafts exhibitions and other family oriented activities, all set in one of the oldest villages in the South of Malta. Olives and their different by-products are also on sale.
The Malta Air Show 2012
29th – 30th September
The Malta Air Show is a fun day out that both families and young people look forward to each year!
29th September 2012
Notte Bianca is once again set to light up the cityscape of Valletta on the 29th of September with a spectacular nocturnal celebration of people, culture and arts. The capital’s streets and cultural venues will play host to a motley assortment of entertainment.
13th October 2012
The Teatru tal-Opra Aurora would like announce Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera Turandot for October 2012.
MDINA GRAND PRIX 2012
11th – 14th October 2012
The Valletta Grand Prix Foundation is launching the Mdina Grand Prix 2012, which will be staged between 11th and 14th October, in the picturesque setting beneath the Bastions of Mdina, Malta’s Old Capital city.
19 – 21st October 2012
This event taking place in Birgu, which is one of Malta's oldest and most historic cities, has now become an annual national event. From inception the aim was to highlight Birgu's historic and architectural beauty and the Birgu by Candlelight, now incorporated in Birgufest, was set up to highlight this in a romantic manner.
THE ROLEX MIDDLE SEA RACE
20 – 31st October 2012
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney - Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a "must do" race.
25th / 27th October 2012
Teatru Astra will continue its 10-year tradition of staging an opera on the last Saturday of October and the Thursday preceding it, with the dates chosen for next year being 25 and 27 October 2012.
27th October 2012
An annual event organised by The Hamrun Local Council. This event includes: a pageant and grand procession with Knights and the Grand Master’s Entourage in epic costumes, information about the history of chocolate, its production and presentation including tasting, promotion and sale of innovative and original chocolate products, art and hobbies exhibitions at the Hobbies Society, local talent including traditional folk music, children’s corner including face painting with chocolate, demonstrations of the various uses of chocolate and an exhibition of chocolate sculpting amongst others.
October – November 2012
An annual event on the Island of Gozo, Festival Mediterranea offers all that Gozo boasts of in the cultural and artistic arena.
MALTA OPEN DANCE SPECTACULAR
24- 25th November 2012
The 6th Malta Open Dance Spectacular - competitions for medallist and amateurs as well as wheelchair dancers, in fact something for everyone from Juveniles to Seniors, beginners and champions.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
8th December 2012
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated in the village of Cospicua in Malta. This day is a public holiday.
ANNUAL MOTORING SHOW
9th December 2012
This is the biggest annual motoring event in Malta organized for The President of Malta by acclaimed motoring journalist Tonio Darmanin to raise funds for the Community Chest Fund.
13th December 2012
On the 13th December 1974 the Maltese Constitution was amended and Malta became a Republic, having Sir Anthony Mamo as its first President.
Activities marking this historic date take place every year, mostly in Valletta.
Christmas is a highly celebrated religious festivity in this Catholic country. The season is celebrated to its full on the Islands; nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.
26th July 2012
The much awaited yearly appointment with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra returns under the starry skies in the beautiful gardens of Girgenti Palace.
29th June 2012
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra join forces with the Malta Youth Orchestra in a concert at one of the most spectacular open-air venues on the island, Pjazza San Gorg in Valletta.