What to do in Malta in March

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Carnival, St Patrick’s Day, Public Holidays – Here’s to an eventful March!


March is just around the corner and three months into the new year. Time flies by so fast which is why we need to make the most out of it. If like us, at the AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest, you’re always looking for something new to do on the island, you’re simply going to love our ideas for March. Here’s what to do in Malta in March if you’re planning a spring holiday on the island.


Carnival in Malta

Carnival in Malta, from the 1st till the 5th of March, is extremely popular with locals and foreigners alike. Most of the events happen in Valletta, Malta and Nadur, Gozo. Carnival enthusiasts work all year round to create incredible floats to entertain the public. It is also customary for children to dress up in their favourite carnival costume of the year and enjoy the festivities and events. On the other hand, the Nadur Carnival is mostly aimed at adults who like to party and have a good time.


Michael Mcintyre – The Big World Tour

Michael Mcintyre is back in Malta on the 7th and 8th of March at MFCC Ta’ Qali. Britain’s biggest comedian is undergoing his big world tour and Malta is one of the countries that he will visit to create one of the best comedy nights on the island. Get ready for a hilarious evening!

Micheal Mcintyre

Malta Artisan Market

On the 9th and 10th March, you can experience local life through an artisan market that is happening at the Suq tal-Belt in Valletta from 11am till 5pm. Get in touch with Malta’s best creatives and look around the market to pick your favourites. You can buy local and authentic crafts or get a taste of the traditional cuisine – all in a relaxed and cosy ambience.

Artisan Market

In Guardia Parade

A re-enactment, happening on the 17th of March, that portrays the events that took place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications of the Order of St. John. This parade is a re-enactment of the inspection of the fort and the ceremony that used to happen in charge of military affairs. The show begins at 11.00hrs and will last for 45mins at Fort St. Elmo in Valletta.

In Guardia

St Patrick’s Day

The Feast of St Patrick’s is a cultural and religious celebration that is held on the 17th of March. Although it is an Irish public holiday, it is widely celebrated in Malta. Maltese love any excuse to drink beer! We know of a few good places to enjoy a pint of beer on the day. Cheeky Monkey is a place in which fun is obligatory and getting drunk is permitted! You’re bound to have the best time here! Penny Black Bar, located at AX The Victoria Hotel, is a traditional British pub in which you can enjoy a pint of Guinness at your leisure!

AX The Victoria Hotel - Penny Black Bar

Feast of St Joseph

The 19th of March is the feast of St Joseph and it’s a public holiday on the island. While you’re staying at our Malta hotel all inclusive, make sure to visit Rabat and join the festa. Celebrating a feast with the locals is a typical way to experience local life. Enjoy the live music and processions that this feast has to offer.

St. Joseph Feast

Freedom Day

Freedom Day which lies on the 31st of March is also another national holiday in Malta. This is the anniversary of the withdrawal from the British troops and the Royal Navy. The traditional regatta race takes place on this day. This happens at noon around the historical Grand Harbour.


Experience Qawra

March is perfect for exploring the island since the weather is warm but not too hot. Qawra is great for sea views and walking alongside the promenade. If you’re brave enough and you’re not too scared of the cold sea, you can even take a dip in a sandy or rocky beach, located next to AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest, or in our inclusive hotel swimming pool. If you’re looking for a unique venue where fun is obligatory, you should check out Cheeky Monkey Gastropub. The newly-renovated Luzzu Restaurant or Tal-Kaptan are also an ideal place for lunch or dinner in Qawra.

AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest

You won’t get bored this March! Book your stay at AX The Seashells Resort at Suncrest for your spring holiday in Malta.


Photo Credits go to Viewing Malta