If you’re planning to visit Fort St Elmo in Valletta, don’t miss the chance to witness the spectacular In Guardia military parade.During the parade, you’ll see re-enactors from the Malta Tourism Authority dressed in period costumes, as they carry out military exercises and demonstrate their pride and skill.
The parade is scheduled to take place at Fort St Elmo in Valletta on several dates throughout 2023, including March 26th, April 23rd, May 7th and 14th, and October 22nd and 29th, November 5th and 12th, and December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 26th.
The In Guardia Parade is a captivating re-enactment that portrays the inspection of Fort St Elmo and its garrison by the Grand Bailiff of the Order of the Knights of St John, who was responsible for the military affairs. This authentic event used to take place regularly inside Malta’s major fortifications.
During the re-enactment, approximately 50 re-enactors dressed in their period uniforms demonstrate their military drills to the Grand Bailiff to showcase their preparedness in case of military threats. The performance lasts for about 40 minutes, and visitors with tickets are entitled to watch the re-enactment and explore the upper part of the fort.