Fireworks events linked to the International Symposium on Fireworks and the Malta Fireworks Festival will lead to a number of temporary traffic arrangements this week, the Malta Tourism authority announced.
Malta is hosting the symposium for the first time, and this year’s edition of the fireworks festival was significantly expanded as a result. What is typically a weekend’s event at the Grand Harbour is, this time round, a festival with events spread across the country over more than a week.
This evening, a pyro-musical display will be held in Mdina, with fireworks launched from the old railway bridge.
As a result, Triq l-Istazzjon has been closed and will only be opened at 6am on Tuesday, while part of Triq il-Maltin Internati u Eżiljati will be closed from 6pm until midnight tonight.
An event in Mellieħa follows on Wednesday, and as a result, traffic coming from Ċirkewwa will not be allowed to pass through Mellieħa and diverted towards Popeye Village. Residents will not be affected by these arrangements, and the town’s local council is organising a free park and ride service from the Belleview parking area to the village core.
A ground fireworks display takes place in Buġibba on Thursday, and Islet Promenade will be closed from 6am until midnight from the jetty to the Gillieru hotel. Buġibba Road and Triq Toni Bajada will be closed to traffic from 5pm until midnight.
The MTA apologised for any inconvenience caused, whilst inviting the public to attend and enjoy the events.