April - May
Spring is considered one of the shoulder seasons and a slower tourism season. The weather is cooler than the peak temperatures of summer with temperatures hovering around 70F and 80F. For a quieter, sunny holiday April and May are the months to go. This is just before peak season offering warm weather, lighter crowds and access to all the attractions. Spring is also a great time to catch some excellent annual events.
Spring is the season when Gozo discloses its full beauty. This is the ideal time to visit Gozo and enjoy walks and the coast. The beaches are nearly deserted at this time of year providing the ideal hideout to relax and enjoy the warm weather and sun. The water may be still cold for a dip but the unique seaside surroundings are unbeatable for a picnic, while the weather is still mild and the temperatures around 77F.
Spring is also about Easter, as the religious festivities connected with the Holy Week take place during this season. Live re-enactments portraying the passion of the Christ take place all around Gozo, with exhibitions highlighting the original Passover including the last supper of the Christ, mixed with a touch of local traditions and folklore. The highlights of these festivities center around the Good Friday processions held in Victoria, Xagħra, Nadur, Qala and Żebbuġ. These processions are generally accompanied by local people dressed as biblical characters, or with penitents carrying chains and crosses.
Spring is also about music, with the Gaulitana Music Festival, an established event for music and culture lovers. The festival features a series of concerts at a number of beautiful locations around Gozo, including chapels and churches. These include international and local performers.