Gozo’s vibrant calendar of annual events includes its own distinct carnival, an opera festival and numerous summer festas. Click on the images for more information.
Calendar of Events
Download full programme of events by clicking on the image. It's a cultural guide to Gozo's cultural events.
Carnival Week is undoubtedly one of the most colourful events in the Gozitan – and Maltese – calendar. Traditionally preceding Christian Lent, Carnival provides five days of revelry with many people dressing up in colourful costumes and covering their faces with masks...
Christmas, an island of joy
Christmas is a joyful time and Gozo steps up to celebrate. The town of Victoria and main village squares light up with decorations and there is a hustle and bustle around the island that heralds the festive event.
A summer trip to Gozo would not be complete without a visit to a village festa. These are held between the last weekend in May and mid-September.
Festival Mediterranea, is an annual celebration of culture let off at the very heart of the Mediterranean, on the history laden island of Gozo.
Festival of Lights
When was the last time that you were truly awed? Make your way to Gozo and enjoy the crisp air as the sun sets and Ghar Ilma hill lights up in a spectacle of hundreds of flaming lanterns.
Gaulitana Festival of Music
The 10th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. Held between the 27th March and the 24th April 2016, the festival featured international and local performers – choirs, chamber ensembles and soloists...
Gozo Faith & Traditions
Gozitans have preserved a strong sense of popular religiosity. During March, Gozo is a hub of activities in preparation for the Good Friday processions and pageants, which provide real life re-enactments of the life and passion of Christ.
Despite a population of only 30,000 souls, Gozo has two opera houses in Ir-Rabat , the Astra Theatre and the Aurora Opera House. Each puts on at least one fully staged opera a year, often with international soloists.
Qala International Folk Festival
Music, dance, costumes... the 10th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival is organised by the Qala Local Council and the Qala Menhir Folk Group...
Victoria International Arts Festival
The 18th Edition of the Victoria International Arts Festival spans five weeks of uninterrupted, high-powered musical activity, with no fewer than 33 concerts by local and foreign musicians and the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra...
The Agriculture and Industrial Show
August is a flurry of events in Gozo and one of the highlights is the agrarian show that has been on Gozo's calendar since 1855!