Notte Bianca, or “White Night” in English, is Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festival. The 12th year edition will be held on Saturday 07th October in Valletta. This event attracts over 60,000 local and foreign visitors to the city for a night of fun, exploration, and intrigue. For one special night every October, Notte Bianca lights up the cityscape of Valletta with a spectacular celebration of people, culture and arts. It is open to the public free of charge.
Festivalgoers can expect to experience the very best in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary events, as well as an exploration into the emerging world of new and digital arts. During Notte Bianca, Valletta’s streets and public spaces are used in innovative, creative ways thanks to a mix of roaming and site-specific projects.
State palaces and museums open their doors to delight patrons with visual art exhibitions and theatre performances, while the open-air streets and piazzas showcase some of the finest local and international musicians and dancers.
This spectacular, nocturnal celebration sees shop owners, restaurants, and museums keeping their doors open well into the early hours of the morning allowing visitors to take in the sights and sounds all through the night.
Cafes and restaurants remain open until late with further food stalls and tables occupying the streets.
All of Valletta, from City Gate to Fort St. Elmo, comes alive on Notte Bianca, guaranteeing a memorable night that truly holds something for everyone.
Valletta is usually quiet after the sun sets, but during Notte Bianca, it truly comes alive with the magical sights and sounds of the night. If you’re considering visiting Malta, make sure that your trip coincides with this annual event as there really is nothing else like it. Experience the hospitality, culture, and beautiful experiences of the Maltese way of life with a night out, unlike any other!
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