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A feast of colour at Valletta Waterfront

Colour Fest, an annual spring festival, is being held at Valletta Waterfront next weekend: Friday, April 13 in the evening, Saturday, April 14 in the evening and Sunday, April 15, in the afternoon.

Inspired by the iconic coloured doors of Valletta Waterfront, Colour Fest is now in its fourth edition and packs plenty of fun for all the family, against the beautiful backdrop of the historic Grand Harbour in the capital.

Colour Fest is as bright as its name. For the young ones, this spring festival includes an educational art competition which is open to all children, from all public, private and church schools and from kindergarten to fifth form. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘The Colourful Aspect of Maltese Culture and Traditions’.

Activities, all of them free of charge, also include live music, giant outdoor games, stalls, crafts, children animation and entertainment and more.

An added attraction at the festival is the location itself: the historic Valletta Waterfront, a destination that combines food, retail and entertainment outlets within a maritime hub. The small chapel of the Flight to Egypt by the Holy Family further creates a unique village ambience.

For those in search of a relaxing time with good food and entertainment, Valletta Waterfront’s many restaurants and bars present a variety of offerings catering to different tastes, with dining right at the water’s edge. The establishments’ indoor dining areas are situated inside the tastefully refurbished, historical stores, originally constructed by Grand Master Pinto in 1752.

Today, ushering in a modern era, the iconic doors have been revived with an artistic impression of colour, representing the storage of goods from days past: blue for fish, green for produce, yellow for wheat and red for wine.

Valletta Waterfront also has strong shopping credentials, with shops selling interesting gifts including ceramics, mouth-blown glass, jewellery and books.

An exquisite place at any time of the day – relax with a coffee in the morning watching the small boats bobbing along, occasionally the bigger cruise ships with their bustling activity; a bite to eat at lunchtime; or a lovely meal at sundown, with magnificent views of the historic Grand Harbour.

To arrive at the Valletta Waterfront, you can use the Valletta circular bus (133) from the main bus terminal or one of the hop-on, hop-off buses. You can also use the Upper Barrakka panoramic lift or an electric cab from just outside Valletta.

For more information and full programme visit www.vallettawaterfront.com/colourfest.

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