Ta’ Dbiegi @ Christmas 2017 (4th Edit.)

This is an annual family events where you can enjoy yourself in more than 6,500sqm of lush gardens, which will be transformed into a festive Christmas Village. This event will provide you  with an opportunity to acquire unique, handcrafted, Christmas presents, including silver, leather, pottery, glass, candles, local delicacies and metal items for yourself, your family and friends. Gifts, can also be customised, and collected there and then, after watching the artisan lovingly and skilfully making the particular item. One could also enjoy a warm cup of coffee and some cakes or even a lunch at our Cafeteria!

The kids can take photos with Santa Claus, participate in open workshops, enjoy live music and performances, face painting, pony rides and much much more. There will also be a reading Session by the Victoria Public Library. Towards the end of the event, the kids will also be able to enjoy and participate during the Magician Show!

Surely, an event not to be missed! There will also be a free gift to each family and a Christmas hamper to be won at the end of the event!  Entrance, parking and all the kids entertainment are free of charge!

  • Place: Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village, Frangisk Portelli Street, Gharb
  • Time: 11hrs – 15.30hrs.
Fish Festival

Come taste our delicious local fish cuisine: Traditional Aljotta (Fish Soup), Pasta, Lampuki pies and Grilled Lampuki. Tokens on sale during event. The event will be held in front of the church of Gesu Nazzarenu in Xaghra, Gozo.

A live band will also be performing throughout the event.

Wine, Olive Oil and Honey

The Ghasri Local Council is going to organise a Traditional Gozitan night including food and entertainment provided by the Astra Folk Group and DCapital’s Band, at Ghasri Square.

Activities on the night include Queen’s Baton Relay and Children’s Area by JumpMalta.

Food include Wine, Olive Oil and Honey and a roasted pig.


This edition of Swejjaq will be held in the afternoon from 3.00pm onwards.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the sort of traditional artisan market that used to be held in localities scattered all around Gozo and Malta.

There will be typical Gozitan food prepared by Ta Cangura Folk Group. Vegetables and farm products on sale from Gozitan farmers. Crafts and other locally made products, children’s activities, dancing and folk music.

Come and live the experience of an artisan market.

Fig and Typical Maltese Food Festival

The figs festival in Xagħra is aimed at promoting fig-made products. The festival consists of an international conference about the cultivation and uses of figs and an exhibition of fig-made and other typical products in the main square of Xagħra. The Council is warmly inviting everyone to attend the festival and have the chance to try the fruit.

Venue : Xaghra Square


Saturday 16th September 2017 : 10am – 12pm

Sunday 17th September 2017 : 8am – 12pm


Qala International Folk Festival

Music, folk dance, costumes… the 12th edition of the Qala International Folk Festival is organised by the Qala Local Council and the Qala Menhir Folk Group. A weekend of folk dance, music and traditional food in the quaint village square brought to life by an intercultural programme that has grown to attract locals and visitors for its quality entertainment in an intimate, local square setting.

Venue: Qala Square

Date: 22/9/2017 – 24/9/2017

Contact details: 2155 2555


Gozo Edition – Malta International Food Festival 2017

Over 10 food stands selling a host of culinary delicacies from all over the world in a Gozo edition of Malta’s most popular food festival – The Malta International Food Festival.

It’s a free street food festival with a focus on inclusivity.  Same place, different tastes. Taste the authentic Asian cuisines, the fresh Mediterranean delights, best of Europe and genuine Gozitan delicacies.  Your perfect night to discover new tastes, brewery stands and special wines for a tasting experience, all rhythmed by a special set of live musicians right beneath the majestic Xewkija Parish church. Dessert lovers will also not be disappointed with an overwhelming choice of sweets and home-made ice creams, to name just a few, they are spoilt for choice.

It’s the right way to end summer at the beautiful sister island of Gozo.

The way it works is easy. Entrance is free of charge; patrons will have to purchase tokens and redeem in any food they desire.

The Malta Public Transport will be offering a shuttle service from the Mgarr Ferry Terminal to the Xewkija Square through rout 323.

The Gozo Edition of the Malta International Food Festival is being held on Saturday 2nd September at Xewkija Main Square from 18.00 onwards. This festival is being organised along with the Ministry for Gozo and EcoGozo.

Opera vs. Pop under the Stars

A live concert of operatic arias and pop arrangements commemorating the Gozo Youth Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary.

Date: Mon, 31st July 2017

Time: 20.30hrs

Place: Villa Rundle

Burning Bush – Vince Camilleri

Art Exhibition – Paintings and Ceramics

Date: 21st July – 31st August 2017

Place: Dar Karmni Grima, 2 Gharb Street, Gharb.

Viewing times:

Mon – Sat: 9hrs – 16hrs

Sun: 9hrs – 12.30hrs



Grajjiet Niesna 1551 – Chev. Paolo Camilleri Cauchi

An art exhibition commemorating the Gozo Siege of 1551, is taking place as follows:

Date: 26th July – 31st August 2017

Place: Citadel Cultural Centre Space No.1

Gozo Ceramics Festival 2017 (5th Ed.)

The Ceramics Festival, a feast of clay, pottery, and creativity, is in its 5th Edition:

Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017

Time: 19.30hrs onwards

Place: Xlendi Bay

Organiser: Munxar Local Council


Animated Reading Session – L-Assedju t’Ghawdex

An animated reading session by Mario Micallef, a Maltese actor, regarding the Gozo Siege which took place in 1551.

The Invasion of Gozo took place in July 1551, and was accomplished by the Ottoman Empire against the island of Gozo, following an unsuccessful attempt to conquer nearby Malta on 18 July 1551.

Date: 27th July 2017

Time: 21hrs

Place: Citadel


D Capitals Band – Live in Concert (2nd Edit.)
D Capital’s Band is a fifteen piece band, founded in August 2014. The band is quite versatile in its musical repertoire and provides a nicely diverse collection of music which includes pop, rock, jazz and swing music. The band is made up mainly of wind instruments and includes also string bass, percussion and keyboards. The majority of the band’s musicians hail from Gozo’s capital city Victoria, and that’s from where the name of our band originated. The band made it’s debut on the 2nd August 2014 during the Gozo Ceramics Festival in Xlendi bay. That event kicked off myriad of appointments in Gozo and in Malta. The band participated in big events organized by the Ministry for Gozo;the Gozo Cultural Council; the Ministry for Tourism and numerous Local Councils. Gozitan vigorous conductor, George Apap is the band’s musical director.

Date: 29th July 2017

Time: 21.00hrs

Place: Cittadella ditch

Special guest, Italian singer: Aida Satta Flores




Cash and Band – Live in Concert

Cash & Band Live

Date: Sunday 30th July

Time: 10 p.m. onwards!

Place: Marsalforn, Gozo.

Performing some of their favorites and promising a good time for all 🎸🍷



Trumpets shall sound

Trumpet and Organ Concert

Place: Zebbug Parish Church

Date: 13th August 2017

Time: 19.15hrs.

Free Entrance

Summer Chinese Film Festival (10th Edit.)

Place: Citadel

Date: 4th August 2017

Time:  19hrs

Featuring: Police Story


Leone Goes Pop!

The Leone Band will be Marking A Decade of great music on Friday 16th June 2017 with the 10th edition of Leone Goes Pop.

Leone Goes Pop returns for the 10th consecutive year to mark a decade right at the heart of Victoria nothing short of the best that the Leone Band, under the direction of Colin Attard, has resounded across the islands during the past 10 years of Leone Goes Pop. It will feature the Leone Band together with Chiara Siracusa, Pamela Bezzina, Chris Grech and Mario Caruana, under the direction of Colin Attard. TV personality Angie Laus will be hosting the night.

This 10th edition will be a celebration of the success the Leone Goes Pop has brought, in the different locations in the city of Victoria, sea-side Marsalforn and Malta’s capital city Valletta, since its experimental launch in 2008.

Leone Goes Pop 10th ed. starts at 9PM in Independence Square. Entrance is free of charge, but seat-reservation is recommended on 79045779 or info@leone.org.mt.


The San Lawrenz Local Council will be organising Swejjaq on Sunday, 11th June 2016 from 09.00hrs to 13.00hrs.

‘Swejjaq’ refers to ‘a small market’. The event will take place at San Lawrenz Square where one can appreciate and buy crops and artisanal food amongst other products. The San Lawrenz Council will also provide kids entertainment, including folk music and dancing. Within the square, there will be a section dedicated to a vintage car and bike exhibition. There will also be football tournaments.


Gozo Film Festival 2017

The “Gozo Film Club” is proud to announce the first edition of the Gozo Film Festival this summer from the Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of August 2017. A three-day event promoting local (Gozitan and Maltese) and foreign filmmakers.

The festival is set to take place on the picturesque bastions of Cittadella, in the heart of Victoria, the island’s capital, with indoor and outdoor events.

The Gozo Film Festival combines quality International short and feature movies with local movie productions, including children sessions and Film Making analysis.

The event is being organised with the collaboration and sponsorship of The Ministry for Gozo (VisitGozo) and Visit Malta.


Victoria Arts International Festival

For five weeks starting on the 6th of June 2017,  Victoria joins the festival cities of the world, with artistes and ensembles from all over the world combining to leave their mark on the soul of the island.

The Victoria International Arts Festival Foundation is a non-profit organisation which organises a full 5-week run of uninterrupted cultural activities. It is the organisation’s mission to organise and present these cultural events free of charge each year. The purpose behind this policy is two-fold, namely, (1) to encourage as much audience attendance as possible: despite producing concerts/activities of a very high standard, as is attested by the programmes presented and confirmed by patrons over the years, the focus is on accessibility and inclusivity. Providing cultural activity for free over an uninterrupted period of five weeks helps the organisers reach out to a wide spectrum of patrons and (2) it also enables the organisers to come to a very moderate financial agreement with participating artistes. This policy has earned the organisation the respect and admiration of both Maltese and foreign musicians who participate in the Festival.

Further details will be uploaded soon!!

Art Exhibition

The Hon. Dr. Anton Refalo MP, Minister for Gozo request the pleasure of your company at the inauguration of an Art Exhibition by the Italian artist and sculptor, Carlo Pisi (1897-1979). The event will take place as follows:

Date: Friday 28th April 2017

Time: 19.30hrs

Place: Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo


Carlo Pisi
The Italian sculptor and decorator Carlo Pisi (1897-1979) inspired a number of local church patrons and his works are found in prominent church places. His artistic oeuvre draws on the classical aesthetic. For instance, at St. George’s Church, he also made the main altar and modelled the bronze baldacchino that adorns it on the design of Bernini‘s in St.Peter‘s, Rome, though on a smaller scale.


Arts Exhibition

A religious arts exhibition entitled, ‘Passagg’, by Paolo Camilleri Cauchi, is taking place as follows:

Place: Banca Giuratale, Victoria

Dates: 6-19 April 2017




Wine Tasting

You will be able to taste and drink all wines including the award winning White Tanit and Manzara rose. The vintages of 2014 Dry red San Mitri, Vintage 2014 Galley’s Port, and finally the Unique Late harvest Sirkusian named Gharb. All wines will be free flowing!!

However kindly note that the event will be to a limited group of people. Tickets are available at It Torri Restaurant or Tal-Massar Winery.


The Winery – This the smallest winery on the Maltese islands, yet the only one that produces high quality wines made from grapes grown without the use of herbicides. All grapes are grown in its private terraced estate and are cultivated with care by the owner himself. Vine tending and harvesting are all manual. Their wines reflect the passion, care and love that they give to their vines. They have also obtained international awards for their wines such as the Bronze medal awarded to Tanit at the 36th edition of the Challenge International du Vin in Bordeux, France. Last February, the Tanit (white wine section) and the Manzara (rose wine section) have each been awared a Silver medal at the Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2017.
Arts Exhibition – Ministry for Gozo

Between the 4th and the 29th April, you will be able to enjoy the “spiritual walk” which Amedeo Brogli would like to portray through his sacred art exhibition.

Amedeo Brogli was born in Lucania, in Palazzo San Cervazio (PZ), and lives and works in Rome.
He graduated as a Stage Designer at the Naples Academy of Fine Arts and started his professional activity in the world of art and show business. A painter and a stage designer, he became an assistant to Guttuso for his last large canvasses and the public paintings of Varese and Messina. He realized theatre sceneries and worked in movies sceneries. In Paris he worked for the Musée d’Orsay.
An intimist and lonely painter, he masters a sumptuous representational style that emphases the subject of the painting by brightening it up by strong chromatic harmonies. He has organized solo exhibitions in Rome at the Complesso del Vittoriano and S.Salvatore in Lauro, at the Estensi stables of Tivoli, and at the Columbus Centre of Toronto. A distinguished painter of religious art, he has illustrated the “Lauretane Litanies” published by Edizioni Vaticane, produced altar pieces, tapestries for canonization ceremonies, stained glass windows, mosaics and sculptures for churches and religious sites.
His paintings, portraits, drawings and etchings are sought after by collectors.


Photographic Exhibitions
Ta’ Dbiegi @ Christmas 2016

For the 3rd consecutive year, Malta Enterprise is holding the annual family event where you can enjoy yourself in more than 6,500 sqm of lush gardens which will be transformed into a festive Christmas Village, or this special day. This event will provide you with an opportunity to acquire unique, handcrafted, Christmas presents (be it silver, leather ipad covers and handbags, pottery, glass, scented candles or metal) for you, your family and friends. Gifts can also be customized, some of which can be collected, either whilst waiting for them, hence watching the artisan doing the item or before leaving the Village. The kids can take photos with Santa Claus, participate in open workshops, enjoy live music and performances, and much much more. Surely, an event not to be missed!!

Date: 11th December 2016

Place: Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village

Time: 11.00hrs – 15.30hrs

Preserving Heritage through Crafts

As part of the SME Week Malta 2016, Malta Enterprise is going to organise a half-day seminar dedicated to all the crafts persons in Gozo.

Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2016

Place: Luce d’Oro, Hotel Calypso, Marsalforn

Time: 9hrs – 13.30hrs