What to do in Malta in May

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History, Food, Culture and Fashion – all happening in Malta in May!


The weather forecast is showing sun upon end which means that although summer is not technically here yet, it has indirectly hit our islands. May is a very busy month when it comes to events and it just keeps on getting better and better from here on.


Here is our guide to what to do in Malta in May.


Mdina Medieval Festival

Even though Mdina Medieval Festival was on the 5th and 6th May, this might be beneficial for next year since it normally happens at the beginning of May annually. In fact, this year was the 10th edition of the festival. During these two days, the silent city of Mdina transforms into two full days of magic in which there will be re-enactments, knights in battle, medieval markets, music, falconry, medieval food, exhibitions, and more!

Mdina Festival

Valletta Green Festival

The Valletta Green Festival is also an event that happens annually. Happening from the 6th to the 8th of May this year, this event transforms one of the largest open spaces in Valletta, Pjazza San Gorg, into a massive floral carpet of around 80,000 potted plants.

Valletta Green Festival

Irkotta Festival

The annual Irkotta Fest, organised by the Hal Kirkop Local Council will be happening on Sunday 20th May from 10 am onwards. If you like irkotta, this is the perfect festival for you so that you can try sweet and savoury dishes and appreciate the way these meals are made.


Feast of St Augustine

The Feast of St Augustine is celebrated on the 20th May in the capital city of Valletta. It is one of Valletta’s most popular feasts and for a whole week, the capital is decorated with colourful lights, statues and other street decorations. Expect band marches, fireworks and food stalls dispersed along Valletta.

St. Augustine

Valletta Concourse D’Elegance

Happening on the 20th of May at St George’s Square in Valletta, Valletta Concourse D’Elegance showcases a selection of Malta’s finest historic automobiles. This event brings together artistic engineering of both the city and the vehicles which is what makes this event so unique. If you’re in love with all things vintage and classic cars, this event is not to be missed!

Valletta Concours D'Elegance

Potato and Agrarian Festival

The Potato and Agrarian Festival is happening on Sunday 27th May in Qrendi, Malta. Qrendi is known to be Malta’s potato harvest capital. This festival is happening for the 7th year running and it is sought after by locals and tourists alike. Visit this festival to experience the Maltese potato tradition and try a variety of dishes made out of this vegetable.


Malta Fashion Week & Awards

This year marks the 20th edition of Malta Fashion Awards and the 8th edition of Malta Fashion Week. Held from the 26th May to the 2nd June, the capital city is developed into a platform for Malta’s most talented designers and fashion personas.


Book your stay at the AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest and don’t miss an event this May.


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