Valletta’s most colourful festival returns next week

It’s become of the most colourful highlights of the year in Malta’s capital city.

And now the date has been confirmed for the 2019 edition of the Valletta Green Festival.

89.7 Bay can reveal the spectacular event will be held in the capital from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 12 May.

Organisers said St George’s Square outside Main Guard and the Palace will once again be transformed into a huge bed of flowers, attracting thousands of tourists, families and green-fingered enthusiasts to Valletta.

The theme of this year’s festival aims to raise awareness about the environment and particularly plastic pollution.

Valletta Cultural Agency chief executive Catherine Tabone said: ‘The display this year will use flowers to depict the beauty of our land and sea, and waste collected from around the island to depict the harsh reality of the pollution we create and live with day by day.’

On Saturday, Maltese band Sterjo Tipi will perform in the streets, starting from City Gate and travelling down Republic Street to finish in style in St George’s Square.

The three-day festival is free for everyone to enjoy.

It’s a great excuse to pay a visit to Valletta next week.

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