The Valletta Pageant of the Seas is a unique spectacle taking place in the Grand Harbour on the 7th June. This huge event, which is part of a series of events organised by Valletta 2018 to mark Valletta’450th anniversary since its foundation, features numerous regatta boats, power boats, yachts and carnival floats, amongst others. The activities start from 6pm.

The Valletta Pageant of the Seas includes L-Għawma Toni Bajada, a swimming activity in which hundreds of swimmers will swim across the Grand Harbour from Fort St Angelo towards Valletta. Those interested in participating in L-Għawma Toni Bajada can register at against a donation of €10 to Puttinu Cares. All participants must be over the age of 18 and must submit their application by Sunday 5th June, noon.

Another exciting activity for the Valletta Pageant of the Seas is Tellieqa Telliqun, a race with a twist. This race sees different teams construct their own boats from various materials which they will then race across the Grand Harbour without the use of motors or traditional oars. Other activities include a regatta with Maltese and Italian rowers, a special show by UK-outdoor event organisers Walk the Plank, as well as a bombastic show using Carnival floats on water.

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6PM                 International Regatta race

6.20PM            Power Boats display

6.35PM            Guggen Band

6.40PM           Ghawma Toni Bajada in Aid of Puttinu Cares from Birgu                          to Valletta

6.40PM           Tellieqa Telliqun – a crazy race from Senglea Point                                  to Valletta

7.30PM            Yachts & Fernandes display

8.00PM           Fly past with microlights

8.10PM            Carnival Floats “Karnival fuq il-Baħar”

8.30PM            Regatta presentation of prizes

8.50PM            Fernandes & Walk The Plank show.

8.55PM            AFM Helicopter

9.00PM           Fireworks over bastions


The Valletta Pageant of the Seas is supported by Arts Council Malta, Captain Morgan Cruises, Yachting Malta, the Armed Forces of Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, Transport Malta, Walk the Plank, the Malta Film Commission, Public Broadcasting Services and Heritage Malta.