What’s on Malta? May 2023

May is a particularly exciting month, with many events taking place to excite locals and visitors alike. You're sure to find events you'd like to attend with your family and friends in our collection. So let's see what May has in store for us!

Darkness Into Light Walk

If you like special and memorable events, then you should definitely take part in the Darkness into Light Malta sunrise excursion. This year, the challenge is being brought to Malta to raise funds for Walk and Talk, an organization that provides support and events to raise awareness about mental health. The walk will start at the Triton Fountain on the 6th of May at 03:15am sharp and will be a fast-paced walk to reach the walk's destination in Sliema at sunrise. Whether you walk the full route or join us along the way, together we will symbolically move from darker days to brighter days to support mental health awareness. Breakfast will be provided at the end. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate to a worthy cause, you can do so at the link below. Sunrise

Sundays - Boutique & Pre Loved Clothing Markets

Looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday while supporting female entrepreneurs? Look no further than Women Entrepreneurs and the Pre Loved Clothing Market! Not only can you shop for unique and one-of-a-kind items from local women-led local brands, but you can also get great deals on second-hand clothing. And if you need a break from shopping, enjoy delicious food and drinks at the Sunday Market, the perfect place to relax and unwind. With plenty of parking available, there's no reason not to come out and support these amazing women while having a great time. Come, shop, eat, drink and relax on 7th May at Ivy House Malta. ivy house clothes

Rock the South Malta 10th edition

The three-day event features the best rock bands from Malta and beyond on one stage. From classic rock to heavy metal, there is something for every rock fan at this festival. Thanks to the many food and drink vendors, you can enjoy a delicious snack while listening to your favourite bands. So gather your friends and join us for an unforgettable weekend of music and fun. Get your tickets now and get ready to rock the South!

  • Performers on 5th May: Bo Ningen, Beangrowers, The Areola Treat, Radju Haj, The Violent Violets, KYM PEPE, Cher Camilleri, Roza, Alias 1, Eastranyesa

  • Performers on 6th May: Pulled Apart By Horses, AIM, Brodu, Shostakovich’s Nightmare, Balck Plague, Massacre House Party, Beesqueeze, The Velts, Spots&Stripes, Edgar Allan Paul, Zkeletonz (DJ)

  • Performers on 7th May: Beheaded, BNI, Bila, Club Murder, Haine, Krishna, Five Years From Now, Hanek, Amplifier, Ghost, dalam, Grotium, Mirage, Ferret, Niket, Morsrot, Tina, Child, DJ Hades Rock the South Malta

Birthing the Parent

An expert-led educational seminar for expectant and new parents is being organised with the support of Prohealth to celebrate World Maternal Mental Health Day 2023. The seminar, which will take place on Saturday 13th May at 8.45am at Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek, Mtarfa, is an essential for all new parents to attend. Children over 2 years will enjoy the animation provided, while parents will learn valuable information on maternal mental health. The agenda is as follows:

  • 8:45-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-9:35 Newborn First Aid Practical Tips (Pauline Borg)
  • 9:35-10:00 Taking Care of Yourself After Birth
  • 10:00-10:45 Sexuality after childbirth (Dr. Nicholas Briffa)
  • 10:45-11:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30-11:50 Prohealth: La Roche Posay (Karen Curmi)
  • 11:50-12:25 Breast Feeding (Helen Borg)
  • 12:25-13:00 The Benefits of Baby Massage (Denise Holmes)

As space is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and applications will be processed only after payment is received. So don't wait! Sign up today for just €15 per couple and take the first step towards better maternal mental health. Tickets also include an on-site gift pack. Birthing the parent

A POPP Day Out (In the Park)

Get ready for a day out in the sun, because this Spring’s edition of a POPP Day Out is heading to Salina National Park! On Saturday 20th May, from 12:00 till 20:00, bring your friends, family, pets, and picnic blankets to enjoy craft beer, street food, desserts, and great coffee in the stunning surroundings of this National Park. With quality music and a vintage and craft market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, kids will love the fun activities on offer. Just remember to dispose of all waste responsibly and carpool where possible to reduce traffic. Don’t forget to bring your reusable cups for drinks, which will be served in recyclable paper cups or your own reusable cups. With entrance being free, it's the perfect opportunity to spend a day in the sun, surrounded by nature and great company. popp

Lejl Imkebbes - Festival of Lights - Cittadella

Discover the hidden treasures of Gozo at Lejl Imkebbes, the annual festival of lights in Cittadella! On Saturday, 20th May, from 6pm onwards, wander through the fortified city of Cittadella, illuminated by over 30,000 candles in every shape and size, and enjoy a magical atmosphere that will take your breath away. You will be mesmerised by the stunning views of Gozo's hills, valleys, villages, and churches as well as a breathtaking view across the sea to Malta. This enchanting event also features historic re-enactments, live entertainment, discounted museum entrances, and children's activities, making it a perfect night out for everyone. Hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Gozo and Cultural Heritage Directorate, admission is free, so gather your loved ones and join us for a night to remember. Don't miss out on this incredible experience! Light Festival 2

Health & Green Fair

Get ready to celebrate healthy and sustainable living at the first edition of the Health & Green Fest in partnership with VeggyMalta. The festival will take place in the picturesque Salina Park and will feature an array of vegan and gluten-free food trucks and stalls showcasing an eclectic mix of delicious and healthy food. Visitors can also view a selection of eco-friendly products and talk to medical and nutrition experts to learn more about healthy living. They also offer a range of educational and fun activities for the little ones, making it a fun and informative day out for the whole family. The festival will showcase a wide range of food and products for gluten intolerant people to mark International Celiac Disease Day. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to celebrate healthy living and sustainability on Sunday 21st May from 10am to 10pm. Admission is free! Health Fair

Grandios Sensibel at Storeroom

Melissa, also known as Grandios Sensibel, is a talented musician and artist who is renowned for her piano skills, authentic lyrics, and atmospheric synths. Her music is characterized by soulful cello harmonies that create an emotional and intimate atmosphere. In her upcoming performance, she will showcase a collection of heartfelt ballads from her latest acoustic album, "Jugend," which she collaborated on with the British cellist and bassist Josh Platman. Additionally, she will also perform new and unreleased songs as well as some interpretations of popular tunes from the 90s and 00s. Grab your tickets now on Chitzo!

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Marsaxlokk Market

The Marsaxlokk fish market is a popular attraction in the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk in south-eastern Malta. The market is held every Sunday and is a lively and bustling place, offering both locals and tourists a unique experience. As well as fresh fish, visitors can find a variety of local produce such as vegetables, fruit, spices, cheeses and honey. But you can also buy clothes, home accessories and souvenirs. Colourful traditional Maltese fishing boats, known as Luzzus, add to the charm of the market. If you can, be sure to visit the market and pick up some of the best Maltese flavours.