Do you own a motorized recreational boat? Join us on the 7th June 2018, during the VALLETTA PAGEANT OF THE SEAS, as the “PALJU De VALETTE” makes its great entrance into the Grand Harbour amid much fun, pomp and circumstance.

All interested boat owners are invited to adorn their boats in the most festive way imaginable and accompany the leading boat into the Grand Harbour, as it docks at the old Custom House.  Onboard the leading boat, In Guardia re-enactors will bring ashore the PALJU DE VALETTE to be awarded during the 2nd edition of the Valletta 2018 Regatta.

The use of flags and noise creation is highly encouraged during the mass spectacular entry into one of the most impressive, breathtaking harbours in the world, on the occasion of the second edition of VALLETTA PAGEANT OF THE SEAS, a major Valletta 2018 Foundation event.

Once the PALJU DE VALETTE lands, all participating boats will be welcome to watch, from a designated area, the many exhilarating water shows planned for the rest of the afternoon and evening, including another appearance by LA FURA DELS BAUS in a brand new show designed for our own Grand Harbour.

If you own a recreational boat, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the greatest water festa, celebrating our affinity to the sea around us.  There are a limited number of boats we can allow to participate, so immediate registration is a must.  First come, first served.

There are no fees involved.



Registration is free.  The Valletta 2018 Foundation reserves the right to make a selection according to the show’s requirements.

Information meeting: 30th May 2018 at 7pm, Valletta (place to be confirmed)

Those chosen will be receiving an email confirmation from the Valletta 2018 Foundation by 26th May 2018, and all selected boat-owners are expected to attend an information meeting which will be held on 30th May 2018 at 7pm in Valletta.  It is thus imperative that anyone registering for this is also available for this meeting.  During this meeting, identification flags will be given out to all boat-owners selected for the event, and these same flags will need to be visible on the vessels on the day of the show in order to be part of this event.


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7th June 2018

Grand Harbour, Valletta

The first edition of the Valletta Pageant of the Seas took place in 2016, where audiences witnessed a unique, large-scale spectacle in the Grand Harbour which many families attended and enjoyed.  This year we’ll be hosting the second edition of this great event, and the various shows will feature numerous regatta boats, power boats, yachts, and many more.

Activities for the Valletta Pageant of the Seas 2018 edition include the fun swim Għawma Toni Bajada, where swimmers will register and swim from Fort St Angelo to Valletta; a swimming competition Tellieqa Toni Bajada; as well as Tellieqa Telliqun, a unique race where participants create their own boats using various materials, which they then race without using motors or oars.

Created by: Valletta 2018, Mario Philip Azzopardi; Organised by: Valletta 2018; In Collaboration with: In Guardia Parade/Malta Tourism Authority, Birkirkara St Joseph Sports Club, Malta Rowing Association, Chaudron Powerboats, Surfside Charter Company Ltd, Mad About Video Ltd, La Fura Dels Baus, Soċjeta’ Mużikali Sta. Katerina V.M. Żurrieq, San Ġorġ Fire Works Factory, Independent Fireworks Factory and Local Talent.

Supported by:  Armed Forces of Malta,  The Malta Police Force, Transport Malta,  Civil Protection Department,  Red Cross,  Valletta Local Council,  Floriana Local Council,  Senglea Local Council, Kalkara Local Council,  Arts Council Malta, Heritage Malta



The Palju de Valette was created by artist Antoine Farrugia and introduced as a prize for the International Regatta race which took place during the first edition of Valletta Pageant of the Seas in 2016.  The winner keeps the Palju de Vallette for 2 years till the following regatta, after which the new winner would then keep it.

For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected]