Malta’s biggest fireworks festival is back with a bang
Prepare to be dazzled.
The Malta International Fireworks Festival is back with a bang and promises to be bigger than ever this year.
The event will be held over four spectacular nights.
When is the Malta International Fireworks Festival ?
April 24 – Mqabba
April 27 – Xaghra, Gozo
April 30 – Grand Habour, Valletta
May 4 – Floriana
What you can expect
The first night of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be in Mqabba on April 24 at 8pm. The town in the south of Malta is famous for its amazing fireworks displays, so it’ll certainly be one for the books.
Malta Public Transport will run a special bus service on the night.
Three routes will leave Mqabba: one towards Buġibba via St Paul’s Bay, another towards Sliema via St Julian’s, and another towards Valletta via Paola.
The second night on April 27 will see the festival head to Xaghra. The perfect excuse for a Gozo weekend getaway, if one was ever needed! The festival starts at 8.30pm.
The grand finale of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will take place in Valletta’s majestic Grand Harbour from 9pm.
The results of the pyromusical competition will be announced, as well as a spectacular fireworks display with Fort St Angelo and The Three Cities in the background.
The Malta Mechanised Ground Fireworks Festival is back with a bang on Saturday 4 May at the Granaries in Floriana.
Each team will exhibit two mechanised Catherine Wheels that will be judged by a panel of experts.
The winner will be chosen based on three categories: originality, best mechanism and best products used.
The participants in this year’s mechanised festival are:
St Gabriel’s Band Club Firework’s Association – Balzan
St Peter in Chains Fireworks Commission – Birzebbuga
Our Lady of the Girdle Fireworks Complex – Gudja
Our Lady of Lily Fireworks Complex – Mqabba
St Philip Fireworks Complex- Zebbug
Our Lad of Mount Carmel Fireworks Complex – Zurrieq
St Catherine Fireworks Complex – Zurrieq