Don’t Miss The Medieval Mdina Festival Happening This July
On Saturday 2nd and 3rd July 2022, Mdina shall once again come to life thanks to the Medieval Mdina Festival organised by the Mdina Local Council. This year’s edition is a little special as they’re celebrating their 12th year anniversary.
Throughout this two-day event, visitors and audience members alike shall be entertained with re-enactments by foreign and local groups.
Medieval Music, sbandieratori, an illusionist, a jester, falconry and birds of prey, lectures, concerts, a stunning Medieval Market complete with a Medieval Kitchen and even some children’s activities will be waiting for you at the festival.
During the Festival the participants will perform in various corners and squares of Mdina. These performances include battles, skirmishes, re-enactments of scenes from the Medieval Period, sword-fighting, archery, a medieval tavern, magic shows, live music, birds of prey flights, parades, flag throwing shows, and even some spontaneous re-enactments.
During the festival, most of the tourist attractions found in Mdina will extend their opening hours or offer specially reduced prices in celebration of the festival.
The Medieval Mdina Festival serves as an educational exercise giving both children and adults the opportunity to get immersed in Mdina’s history and the Medieval period.
The festival also serves as an exchange opportunity for local talents and foreign groups, disseminating the cultural heritage of the Medieval Times.
Mdina Local Council looks forward to welcoming you to this year’s festival, where together you can step back in time and experience a blend of history and fun for the whole family.
The festival hours will be:
Saturday 2nd July – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday 3rd July – 11:00am to around 6:00pm
The event begins with the main parade starting outside the Main Gate and passes through the main streets of Mdina to St. Paul’s Square. This is where the official opening begins.
Activities shall be ongoing throughout the day in various squares and streets of the city, so make sure you visit every corner of Mdina.
For this Festival a Park and Ride transport will be provided in Triq l-Infetti (under Mdina). This service will be available free of charge all day.
The Local Council suggest that as many people as possible use this service because in addition to the comfort of parking, they will also be avoiding the congestion of extra cars in the vicinity of the entrance to Mdina.
Check out their event page on Facebook and get ready to turn back time and re-live the Medieval period.
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