Calendar of Gozo Events for 2014, information of coming events on Gozo for the year 2015.

Where to go, what to see, cultural events, festa, fireworks display, marching bands, exhibitions for 2015

 

Name of event Date Description Location
Icons Exhibition 28/02 to 12/04/2015 An exhibition of Icons by Vincent Mangani - Episodes from Good Friday Karmni Grima Musuem Gharb Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 16:00
Procession Easter 20-03-15 A procession starting from Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception to Qala Parish Church on the tenth anniversary of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, followed by a solemn Eucharistic Celebration. Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception Qala 18.00
Divinita - Exibition 20/03/2015 to 5/04/2015 Divinita - Exibition by Michael Cutajar Zahra Il-Hagar Museum Victoria during the day
Gozo International Celebration 21-03-15 Gozo International Celebration, with participation of the Joy Gospel Singers and the Qala Magnificat Choir Qala Parish Church 18.30
The Road to The Crucifixion 21-03-15 A Pageant of the Passion of Christ enacted along the street of Victoria St Francis Square Victoria 19:00
Ta Pinu Via Sagra 22-03-15 Via Crucis Ta Ghammar Hill a Pinu Gharb - Bishop Mario Grech will lead this Religious service Ta Ghammar Hill ta Pinu Gharb 18.30
Art Exhibition 26/3/2015 to 8/04/2015 An Exhibition of painting by the well known painter Chev Paul Camilleri Cauchi Banca Guratale  Victoria Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 14:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00
Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant 27-03-15 Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant, Around 100 actors dressed as biblical characters will take part in a procession at ta Passi and Fort Chambray Main street of Ghajnsielem 18.00
Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant 27-03-15 Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant Main Street of Kercem, 18.15
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 27-03-15 One finds a deep rooted devotion to the Sorrowing Mother and the feast is celebrated with utmost religiosity. The statue is accompanied by the clergy and the faithful reciting the rosary and singing hymns for the occasion while the band plays funeral marches, adding to the solemnity of the occasion. Around Ġgantija Plots (Xagħra, Gozo) starts 18:00
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Open air Mass 27-03-15 Our Lady of Sorrows - A Eucharistic celebration will be held outside St James Church Independence Square Victoria 18.30
Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant 27-03-15 Our Lady of Sorrows Pageant Main Street of Xewkija 19.30
Sacred Music Concert by La Stella Philharmonic Band 28-03-20 A concert of sacred music and religious literature by the La Stella Philharmonic Band (dir: Prof. Joseph Vella) and the Laudate Pueri Choir (dir: Can. George J. Frendo). St George’s Basilica, Victoria, Gozo at 20:00 hrs
Sacred Sculpture Exhibition  29/03/2015 to 5/04/2015 Sacred Sculpture Exhibition by Mario Agius Scared Heart Seminary Victoria - during the day
Palm Sunday 31-03-15 Commencing at Ta Passi Field, this activity will consist of Jesus triumphal entry to Jerusalem, the inauguration of the Lord's Supper Ta Passi Field Ghajsnielem 17.00
Good Friday Procession 29-03-15 Good Friday Procession Main Street Qala 18.30
Good Friday Penitential Procession 02-04-15 The oldest Passion Procession in Gozo, organized by St George’s Basilica, with the participation of the Collegiate Chapter and clergy, the La Stella (Victoria) and Konti Ruġġieru (Rabat) Philharmonic Bands, and the Laudate Pueri Choir. St George’s Basilica and main streets of Victoria, Gozo at  19:00 hrs
Reenactment of the Last Supper  02-04-15 Reenactment of the Last Supper at Ta Passi Field. Ta Passi Field Ghajsnielem 20.30 to 23.30
Reenactment of the Last Supper  02-04-15 Reenactment of the Last Supper at Ta Passi Field. Ta Passi Field Ghajsnielem 9.00 to 12.00
Good Friday Procession 03-04-15 Good Friday pageant-procession with several biblical characters and tableau statues depicting the mysteries of the suffering of Jesus Christ, accompanied by the Leone Band. Issues from the Gozo Cathedral (Citadel), through the streets of Victoria historic centre.  From 16:00
Good Friday Procession 03-04-15 Solemn procession of statues carried by pallbearers representing episodes in the Passion of the Christ, as well as participants dressed as biblical characters. The procession also includes men in penitence bearing crosses or dragging chains.  Main Streets of Nadur 17:00
Easter Egg Hunt Easter week A ‘Mega Easter Egg Hunt’ organized by Ghajnsielem Local Council and Buzzy Kids Entertainment Ghajnsielem Playing Field, Pjazza tad-Dehra, Ghajnsielem 13:00
Easter Procession 05-04-15 Religious Demonstration with the statue of the Risen Lord, with the participation of the La Stella Band St George’s Basilica and main streets of Victoria, Gozo at 08.45hrs
Easter Sunday March 05-04-15 The Leone Band accompanies the statue of the Resurrected Jesus Christ with festive marches.  Issues from the Gozo Cathedral (Citadel), through Savina Square and Independence Square. 10.30am onwards.
Risen Christ Procession  05-04-15 Procession with the statue of the Risen Christ along the main streets of Nadur. Main Streets of Nadur 09:30am
40th edition of the Gozo Half Marathon 26-04-15 40th edition of the Gozo Half Marathon For more information please visit www.gozomarathon.org. The organizers can be contacted through email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 79797957. All races start at 9.15 am and conveniently start and end at the Xaghra Square
Feast  of St. Joseph 03-05-15 The procession with the statue of St. Joseph will be led by the three Confraternities of the Parish followed by the clergy and the faithful  reciting prayers. The Victory Band will be playing religious marches along the route. Victory Square and nearby streets, Xagħra -19.00
Mothers’ Day Open Market 03-05-15 Various stalls set up will be selling all sorts of items including food, clothing and household goods. St Peter and St Paul Square and the surrounding areas  08:00am onwards 
Feast of Corpus Christi 07-06-15 A procession with the Blessed Sacrament will be held. Children, girls  wearing white robes and boys in the traditional costume, the zimarra, will walk in front of the Blessed Sagrament scattering petals. Along the route houses are decorated with red banners and with plants, in homage to the Blessed Sacrament. Victory Square and nearby streets, Xagħra - 9.30
Victoria International Arts Festival 10-06-2015 to 13-07-2015 The Victoria International Arts Festival is a full 5-week run of uninterrupted cultural activities, offered to the public free of charge.  The Festival is the longest-running artistic activity on the Maltese islands, spanning five weeks of uninterrupted, high-powered musical activity, with no fewer than 33 concerts every evening. The Festival occurs at a period which heralds the summer months, and brings to Gozo over 600 musicians and their accompanists to spend time on the island. St George's Basilica, Aula Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia, Il-Ħaġar Museum, others main cultural sites in Victoria, Gozo. At  20:00 hrs
Fiori D'Argenta 13-06-15 A festival of culture, music and traditions St. John The Baptist Square, Xewkija at 7.30p.m.
Leone Goes POP 13-06-15 Open-air pop concert featuring the Leone Band and established local singers and entertainment artistes.  Independence Square from 21:00
Fiori D'Argenta 14-06-15 On Sunday a horses defile is held St. Bert Street to St. John Square
Imnarja Feast Activities 19-06-2015  to  29-06-2015 A number of events are to be held during these days to celebrate the feast of Imnarja.  Various locations in Nadur. 
Imnarja Agricultural Fair 20-06-15  The event includes various displays of agricultural products, crafts, traditional food and farm machinery, as well as entertainment which will be provided throughout Saturday evening and the blessing of farm animals and pets on Sunday morning. Arcipriet Martin Camilleri Square (il-Pjazzetta) 20:30
Imnarja Agricultural Fair 20-06-15  The event includes various displays of agricultural products, crafts, traditional food and farm machinery, as well as entertainment which will be provided throughout Saturday evening and the blessing of farm animals and pets on Sunday morning. Arcipriet Martin Camilleri Square (il-Pjazzetta)  08:30
St George's Titular Feast 04-07-2015  to 19-07-2015 Internal and external activities honouring St George, Gozo's Patron Saint.  The programme, which stretches on two to three weeks, kicks of with the Spiritual Novena, and then with a Solemn Triduum.  St George's Feast is renowned for the traditional religious character which it has retained, attracting locals and foreigners alike who pack the Basilica to listen to the magnificent music composed for the festive days.  The Pontifical High Mass and Procession are the apex of a week-long programmed of celebrations. St George's Basilica, Victoria, Gozo.
Festa Santa Marija : The Assumption of Our Lady 08-08-2015 to 15-08-2015 A week-long programme of events containing an open-air evening band concert, festive marches renowned for their joyful revelry, aerial and ground fireworks, street decorations, a morning children's-parade, the traditional morning march, national street horse-races, an open-air agricultural show. The climax is reached on August 15th, with the solemn procession in which the statue of Santa Marija is paraded shoulder high as it is accompanied by the Leone Band from the Gozo Cathedral, within the Citadel, around the streets of the historic-centre of Victoria. Spectacular aerial fireworks accompany. Issues from the Gozo Cathedral (Citadel), through the streets of Victoria historic centre.
Ghajnsielem Fest  Mid August An evening of song & dance presenting local talent  Ghajnsielem
St John Martyrdom   29-08-15 A traditional dinnar is organized with entertainment of song and music at 8.00p.m. Afterwards there will be the traditional Bonfire of St. John the Baptist St. John The Baptist Square, Xewkija at 20.00
Anniversary of the crowning of the statue of the Bambina 02-09-15 Band march starting from Victory Square along 8th Sept Avenue. Victory Square and along 8th Sept Avenue, Xagħra at 21.30
Feast of Marija Bambina 06-09-15 Demonstration with the statue of Our Lady of Victories. Bands will accompany the statue of Marija Bambina along the route from Nazzarenu to the Square.   Meanwhile another band will be playing on the Square. Nazzarenu to Victory Square, Xagħra at 21.30
Commemoration of the Great Siege and Second World War 07-09-15 A ceremony to commemorate the Great Siege, the Second World War and the protection of Marija Bambina over the Maltese Islands. Re-enactment of the Entrance of the Grand Master and of an air-raid. Victory Square, Xagħra  at 10.00
Feast of Marija Bambina 07-09-15 Fireworks display at in-Nuffara followed by festive marches on the square and the surrounding streets. 8th September Avenue and the Square, Xagħra at 21.00
Feast of Marija Bambina 08-09-15 A popular band march on the square. Victory Square, Xagħra at 11.00
Feast of Marija Bambina 08-09-15 As the statue of Marija Bambina is carried out of the church, the Victory Band will perform the hymn ‘Ħdejn in-Nieqa ta’ Marija’  with the participation of soloists and the choir of the same Society. The band will then accompany the procession with religious marches. Victory Square and main streets Xaghra at 19.00
Qala International Folk Festival 18/09/2015 to 20/09/2015 International Folk Conference, It-Tieg l-Antik, Spectacle of dance, singing, music and costumes performed by local and foreign folk groups St. Joseph's Square at 19.30.
Feast of Jesus the Nazzarene 27-09-15 A procession with the Blessed Sagrament. The Victory Band will accompany the procession. Afterwards there will be a show of music and song, a wine-tasting competition and a Wine and Pizza Party.  Area of In-Nazzarenu, Xagħra at 18.00
Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary 04-10-15 A procession with the statue of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary will be held along the main streets of the town with the faithful reciting the Rosary and singing Marian hymns along the way. Victory Square and main streets   Xagħra at 18.00
Opera: La Traviata 17-10-15 Full scale opera at the Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, with the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and world-renowned singers. More information via www.teatruaurora.com Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo
Opera: La Boheme 29-10-15 Lyric Opera by Giacomo Puccini Teatru Astra, Republic Street Victoria at 19.30
Opera: La Boheme 31-10-15 Lyric Opera by Giacomo Puccini Teatru Astra, Republic Street Victoria at 19.30 
Leone Band in concert - Annual Symphonic Concert 07-11-15 Leone Band in Concert; the annual musical concert in which the Leone Band performs a mix of classical, operatic and popular twentieth-century symphonic music. Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo
Xewkija Day 21-11-15 We celebrate Xewkija Day a concert is held at the Centre Parish Church and a person from Xewkija will be commemorated with the prize of "Gieh ix-Xewkija" a person who has worked without personal interest for the village of Xewkija and she/he is nominated from the non government organizations in Xewkija Xewkija Parish Church
Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem  01-12-15 Experience the timeless story of Nativity Ta Passi Ghajnsielem 
Traditional Procession with Baby Jesus 25-12-15 In this procession children and people of all ages take part. The procession starts at the premises of the boys’ section of MUSEUM. Elder boys carry the statue of Baby Jesus while young boys carry lanterns. The Victory Band accompanies choirs singing carols. Dun Ġorġ Preca Street to the church, Xagħra at 17.00

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