10 awesome things you can enjoy in Malta this summer

Summer has arrived in Malta and that means lots of sunshine and hours to fill, so you’ll need plenty of ideas to keep you busy.

We’ve put together a few suggestions for fun things to do in Malta, as well as some great events to attend across July, August and September.

From Malta’s brilliant beaches to fun events, boredom will be banished this summer!


1. Chill out at the Summer Wine Festival

The Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is not just about great wine, it’s about good company and fantastic music. The tenth edition is happening on July 7, 8 and 9 at Hastings Gardens in Valletta from 8pm to 1am.


2. Enjoy one of our stunning beaches

Malta has a dozen award-winning Blue Flag beaches to choose from. Head for Pretty Bay, Paradise Bay or Riviera Bay in Malta, the stunning Ramla Bay or Marsalforn Bay in Gozo.



3. Go plane spotting at the Malta Airshow

The Malta International Airshow will be held on September 23-24. The static display will be at Luqa while the aerial display will take place at SmartCity Malta in the afternoon.


4. Take a trip to the Blue Lagoon

Comino’s Blue Lagoon is the most stunning spot in the Maltese Islands. Its turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and exploring!


5. Experience a Maltese festa

Every year during the summer months, each village and town in Malta celebrates their patron saint in the form of a weeklong celebratory festa. There’s lots of food, drink, music, fireworks and parades – and they attract thousands of people.


6. Tour the temples

Did you know that Gozo is home to the world’s oldest freestanding man-made structure? The Neolithic temples at Ggantija in Xaghra date from 3600BC and offer a fascinating insight into the island’s past. There are lots of other temples across Malta and Gozo that are also worth a visit.


7. Visit the magical city of Mdina

Mdina is the old capital of Malta. Get lost in its winding streets, visit its museums, and stop for coffee and mouth-watering cake with the best views around at one of the many cafes.


8. Check out the view from Upper Barakka Gardens

The Upper Barakka Gardens offer some of the most spectacular views Malta has to offer. Take in the panoramic view of the Three Cities and the impressive Grand Harbour and then go and explore Valletta.


9. Learn to dive off Gozo

Malta and Gozo are famous for their crystal blue waters. Spend a day snorkelling or diving at many of the fantastic locations around the Maltese Islands. There is an impressive range of wrecks, reefs, and natural caves and rock formations just waiting for you.


10. Crank up 89.7 Bay

89.7 Bay doesn’t just play ‘All The Hits’ – it makes and breaks them.

It was the Malta’s first national, commercial, hit music radio station, and today reaches more listeners every single week than six other radio stations in Malta put together.