Every year Valletta hosts the spectacular festival of Notte Bianca which gives the city a whole new vibe. Read on to learn more about this wondrous event!

Taking place in October every year, Notte Bianca is an event like no other. Lighting up the night sky of Valletta with a truly spectacular night-time celebration, the city comes to life as the sun sets and there is no shortage of wonderful things to see and do. If you are planning  your holidays in  Malta this autumn, then consider booking around this wondrous event, which will be held on the 6th of October, and enjoy a night out that is perfect for all of the family.

As the last tendrils of daylight disappear below the horizon, the city of Valletta takes on a whole new vibe. Every street, bar, shop, venue, and cultural attraction in the city plays host to an eclectic assortment of entertainment that goes on long into the early hours.

A cultural extravaganza 

Valletta Capital of Culture

The state palaces and museums will open their doors to offer visitors a visual feast of exhibitions and shows, theatre performances, and live music. The streets will resound with open-air performances such as singing, dancing, and musical treats. There will also be a large number of craft stalls showcasing local talent as well as lots of opportunities to purchase delicacies and edible treats. 

This year, the festival, being a European Capital of Culture edition, will specifically focus on new media and participatory installations. This highlights the festival’s role as a platform for collaboration, experimentation and community involvement.

Visit the Upper Barakka Gardens for a stunning view of the Three Cities, stroll along the Waterfront and stop for a cocktail while listening to live jazz under the stars on Strait Street. Pick up some souvenirs for friends and family, and don’t forget to take in some street theatre and performance art before you make your way home.

Something new to discover

Valletta cultural events

Every twist and turn of your way through the streets of Valletta will present you with something else to discover. From City Gate to Fort St Elmo, the city comes alive with music, life, people, colour, sounds and smells, unlike anything you will have ever experienced. With something on the schedule for everyone, this is a night that is truly not to be missed.

The event starts at 19:30 and continues into the early hours of the next day and it is completely free of charge for everyone to attend. With Valletta being host to the prestigious European Capital of Culture, this year’s event is tipped to be bigger, better, and more spectacular than ever before.  Book flights to Malta and experience this brilliant cultural extravaganza!