What’s on Malta | March 2023

March is a fantastic time to be in Malta. The weather starts to warm up as the we bid farewell to the winter season and welcome the spring with open arms and some of the best events on the island. We've rounded up the coolest places to be this month.

As the winter weather starts to fade away, Malta is getting ready to welcome the spring with a bang! March is packed with events and happenings across the island, from music festivals to cultural celebrations and everything in between. So if you're looking for some excitement and adventure, join us as we take a tour of the best events happening in Malta this March!

A Ritual of Smoke & Mirrors

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Chewing Productions are back on stage for an awesome three-day performance from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. By stepping into the spaces between individualism and community, fear and truth, six talented and energetic youngsters will combine music and monologues as they try to make an impression among their peers, but will they be able to control their true selves?

The cast includes Adam Ryan, Kristina Catania, Mark Ciantar, Zosia Stelmaszczyk, Alex Weenink and Gianluca Mifsud. The show runs for 3 days at Kwinti Studjows in Hamrun and is expected to be a chaotic and turbulent affair.

A POPP Day out

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Craft beer, delicious artisanal food, vintage thrift stalls, safe kids activities and great music. This year POPP have teamed up with awesome local creatives from the likes of Jono & Exotica Radio on the decks; Coffee&Strangers with the best coffee; Novi, Seasoned & Ftajjar for lunch (and dinner if you stay long enough) Baked by Fran for some treats; Lewla Lewla for handmade goods; Golden Lion Vintage & Cherrystone for vintage shopping; and many more who are sure to provide a unique and fun atmosphere. And best of all - entrance is FREE.

So, on Saturday 4th March, be sure to get down to the BMX warehouse in Pembroke for what is expected to be another great POPP day out.

Open Day at Villa Frere

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If you’ve never visited Villa Frere, now is your chance to experience the magical powers of this beautiful botanical garden. Heritage Malta in collaboration with the Friends of Villa Frere community are opening up the garden to the public all day on Sunday 5th March. Nestled behind St Luke's Hospital in Pieta, visiting the old villa leads you to ponder how this exists in Malta. It evokes a sense of peace, tranquility and relaxation. It is also beautiful in the spring, when the sound of water from the pond and the buzzing of bees can be heard, bringing a smile to the soul.

On the day, €5 donations will be collected from visitors which will go to the garden’s upkeep. Children enter for free.

Smooth Wednesdays at The Cisk Tap

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The recently opened Cisk Tap is a perfect location for a midweek chill-out spot. Located on the top floor of the newly refurbished Farsons Brewery, the bar and restaurant is expertly finished and their rooftop view is something to be admired. Every Wednesday in the month of March, you have the opportunity to sip on a cold pint of Cisk or your favourite cocktail and enjoy the mellow vinyl session. With the days getting longer, this is a perfect spot to spend the evening with loved ones and wind down at the end of the day.

G.L.O.W Comedy Show

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The Two Black Cats Comedy are preparing a hilarious comedy night to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8th March. An all-ladies lineup consisting of Niti Dhingra, Paige Possanza, Madame Lauren, Rossella, Crushed Velvet and your host Bella Stardust at the cozy Afro Deli and Coffee.

There will be no shortage of girly themes, female energy and fun! And they are doing it all for a good cause. They will be raising money for the Migrant Women Association Malta, an organisation concerned with the social and community advancement of migrant female workers on the island.

This event is not exclusive to women and is open for all, so buy your ticket now on Chitzo for just €10!

The Taste of Joy Festival

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Oh My Malta has teamed up with wellness advocate and radio host Emily A. Francis to present The Taste of Joy Festival on Saturday 11th March to celebrate Emily’s new book ‘The Taste of Joy’. Her book is a memoir honouring the Mediterranean atmosphere and way of life.

The event will take place at the peaceful and serene Vincent’s Eco Estate in Mgarr from 11am onward where Emily will be present to share her experiences with guests. Local producers will be sharing their signature local produce for people to taste and take home with them. Live music will also be playing to create a real intimate experience. Kids will also have their own area to jump around. Entrance is free for everyone and people are encouraged to support this incredible love journey.

Carolinas Cosy Tearoom Jazz Nights

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Carolina’s Petit Cafe is known for its adorable tearooms in various strategic locations across the island. However, for the month of March, they are turning up the heat with live jazz performances every Friday night in Sliema. The Angela Vella Zarb Quartet will create an uplifting and relaxed atmosphere through their vast array of Jazz standards and compositions from the American songbook. Carolina’s have also partnered up with S.Pellegrino who will dazzle guests with their cocktails, wines and prosecco. Hot and cold platters will also be available to order. This will be a Friday you definitely won't forget.

Rethink Eco Market

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When was the last time you thought about what you bought and from whom, how it was produced and if it’s sustainable? With sustainability and good governance now in the forefront of customer choices, it is time to rethink our decisions. The Eco Market are inviting us to the Veg Box Farmoury in Manikata on Sunday 19th March for a beautiful day out in nature exploring genuine eco-friendly products.

Several stalls will be set up showcasing sustainable and responsible products together with a selection of healthy, organic, vegan/vegetarian and gluten free options for lunch. There will also be a kids section where you may purchase second-hand items in mint condition. Some children will also feature their own handmade or home-baked products. This is a great way to instil a sustainable living mentality into our children.

Wine Tasting at Meridiana Wine Estate

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Let's start the month with a wine tour. On Saturday 4th March, The English Café Malta is organising an exquisite wine tour with good company. The programme starts with a visit to one of Malta's oldest wineries, the Meridiana Wine Estate in Attard, where guests learn the ins and outs of wine making. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to taste Malta's finest wines and enjoy perfect gastronomy on a sunny terrace overlooking the vineyards.

This all comes for just €43 and takes place on the first Saturday every month. However, wine tasting is popular in Malta and tickets sell fast.