The 2024 Edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival Scheduled for April 20–30

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) is pleased to unveil the eagerly awaited 2024 edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival.

Synonymous with the month of April, this cultural extravaganza full of vibrant colors, lights, and sounds promises to attract audiences from around the globe.

Scheduled to illuminate the Maltese skies from April 20–30, there will also be a special pre-festival night on April 13 at the Granaries in Floriana. Celebrating Malta’s rich history and tradition of fireworks, the festival pays homage to centuries-old customs integral to the local Maltese festivities. Locations will include Valletta, Marsaxlokk, Nadur and Mellieħa, with the grand finale taking place at the Grand Harbour on the last day of April.

Featuring competitions among fireworks teams from various localities in Malta, the festival adds an element of excitement and camaraderie as participants vie for awards based on creativity, color, music synchronization, and technique. With events spread over ten days, Fireworks aficionados will have ample opportunities to witness spectacular displays against the backdrop of iconic Maltese landmarks.

From mechanical ground fireworks displays to showcases in harbors, traditional village festivals with local band marches and delectable Maltese cuisine, the annual festival offers a diverse array of experiences for all ages. The grand finale promises entertainment for the whole family, ensuring an unforgettable conclusion to this Maltese cultural celebration.

Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo said that:

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He added that the Fireworks Festival is held not only for tourists but also for the benefit of Maltese and Gozitan families and is also an example of a diversified tourism product.”

MTA CEO Carlo Micallef stated that “the Fireworks Festival is now one of the key events in the Maltese Islands calendar bringing magnificent shows to different localities on seven different nights. MTA’s investment in the Fireworks Festival is ensuring that Maltese traditions are preserved and promoted along with the Islands rich cultural heritage, beautiful climate and diverse tourism product.” Micallef added that “the Fireworks Festival is promoted overseas including the U.S. & Canada as well as the rest of the world, and it attracts a lot of attention as few other destinations can offer such high-quality fireworks displays. It is also an opportunity for visiting tourists to mix with, and enjoy the show with the locals, taking home beautiful memories of their time in our Islands.”

Festival details can be obtained by following the social media channels of the Malta International Fireworks Festival, as well as those of the Malta Tourism Authority and Visit Malta.

About Malta

Malta and its sister islands Gozo and Comino, an archipelago in the Mediterranean, boasts a year-round sunny climate and 8,000 years of intriguing history. It is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Valletta, Malta’s Capital, built by the proud Knights of St. John. Malta has the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, showcasing one of the British Empire’s most formidable defense systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military structures from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. Rich in culture, Malta has a year-round calendar of events and festivals, attractive beaches, yachting, trendy gastronomical scene with 6 Michelin-starred restaurants and a thriving nightlife, there is something for everyone. 

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