The Malta Fireworks Festival, now in its 18th edition, has become an annual tradition in Malta, attracting thousands to view the amazing display of craftsmanship and creativity in the night sky over Valletta.
Fireworks form a huge part of the Maltese cultural heritage. The tradition is kept alive by many hobbyists working in small fireworks factories dotting the island, where these parking displays are part of the village feasts.
The annual festival gives these hobbyists the chance to show off their skills alongside the international pyrotechnic companies who participate and compete in the pyro-musical competition, which syncs the rhythm of the show to live music performed on the floating stage
The historical Grand Harbour makes for the ideal backdrop for such a spectacular show. If you are not in Valletta Gardjola Gardens, in Senglea, is the best bet to catch the fireworks.
This small garden is located at the very edge of the town, giving you a good view of the harbour Since the gardens close after dusk, make your way down to the bastion steps to the right and onto a public terrace overlooking the harbour.
If you’re in Valletta, this is probably the most popular spot for people to watch the fireworks, so expect crowds. If you manage to get there early, you should be able to grab a much-coveted spot, but you will have to deal with some jostling.
Valletta Roof Terrace
Ursulino guests will find that our boutique hotel in Valletta is very well positioned for the festival evening. You can join us on our rooftop terrace for the best views of the Malta Fireworks Festival 2019 for an unforgettable light show.
If you’re booking your stay at Ursulino Boutique Hotel Valletta, you will be on the doorstep of all the spectacular fireworks happening in Valletta.
Ta’ Liesse / Victoria Gate
Close to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Barriera Wharf area, the Ta’ Liesse area and the Victoria Gate bastion are popular with young festival watchers.
Wherever you go to watch the fireworks from, each night promises to be a beautiful display of colour and coordination, and the closing night is bound to be a true spectacle.
This 18th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be taking place on four nights between Wednesday, 24th April and Saturday, 4th May 2019 and is organised by the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Floriana Local Council.