Valletta 2018 Official Opening

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Explore events such as the Festa, musical performances, exhibitions, history and more!


It’s the year for the European Capital of Culture 2018 in Valletta. The official opening will take place from the 14th to the 21st January. The opening is going to start off with the traditional Maltese Festa, bringing life to the capital’s streets.


The cultural programme will make its start in Valletta and move to towns and villages around Malta and Gozo. The opening week and the other events to come will draw tourists and locals to our capital city towards cultural events, entertainment, music, and more. Exhibitions and events will also be happening during the week of the 20th January. This will be the ideal time to discover Valletta at its glory.


On the 20th January, Erba’ Pjazez (Four Squares) will be presenting original spectacles every hour at various locations including Triton SquareSt George’s SquareSt John’s Square and Castille Square.


Various activities will be happening around the capital for the entire week leading up to the official opening. The events are divided into six different themes including:


2018 is Valletta’s year! Book your stay at the AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest so you won’t have to miss out on a single event!