7 great things to do in Malta this September

Summer is almost over but Malta has still so much to offer.

Instead of packing away your hats and flip flops, here’s what you can be doing instead!

1. Malta Gay Pride 2018

Following a record number participation in 2017, Allied Rainbow Communities, supported by 89.7 Bay will organize the Malta Pride Parade on Saturday 15 September in Valletta.

People from all over the globe will be joining Malta’s celebrations for being amongst the best countries for LGBT rights in the world!

2. ‘Tal-Vitorja’ in Mellieħa

Get ready for one of Malta’s finest feasts. On September 8, which happens to be a public holiday, a number of towns celebrate Our Lady of Victories, one of which is Mellieħa.

The town is particularly known for its picturesque scenery and therefore it’ll surely go down well with the ‘festa’ fireworks.

3. Children’s Cinema Day

Visit the Eden Cinemas on September 1 for Children’s Cinema Day with fantastic movies, and great entertainment throughout the day.

Children Cinema Day isn’t just for kids, it’s a great family day out, featuring all the latest and greatest kids, teen and family movies.

4. ‘Żejt iż-Żejtun’

The event celebrating the olive picking season and olive pressing for oil will be held in Żejtun during the evening of Saturday 29 and on Sunday 30 September.

A defilè of village folk and farmers on carts carrying the olive harvest for pressing, will then parade along the streets of Żejtun.

They will also be accompanied by drummers and flag bearers in medieval costumes, together with folk singers and dancers.

5. Malta Regatta

The traditional rowing event that has been held in Malta since the Middle Ages. The Regatta is held twice a year, on March 31 to mark the departure of the Royal Navy from Malta, and on September 8, known as Victory Day.

The event offers four to five hours of races, with the best crews forming rowing teams from the cities bordering the Grand Harbour.

6. Żabbar’s ‘Tal-Grazzja’ feast

Get ready to samba! In Żabbar this is not just a normal ‘festa’ it’s a whole weekender of party – the last feast of summer.

The Feast of Our Lady of the Graces will be celebrated on September 9.

7. Rockestra

No need for introductions.

Celebrating it’s 10th year, Malta’s finest rock concert, Rockestra, is back on Saturday 15 September at MFCC in Ta’ Qali. It’s in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund and sponsored by 89.7 Bay.