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Barcelona Events Calendar: What’s on in Barcelona in 2024

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From street parties to traditional festivals the list of Barcelona events is long.

Whether you’re still deciding when to visit, or have locked in your flights and need to know what’s on in Barcelona right now – I’ve got the mother lode for you.

Let’s take a look at the full Barcelona event calendar for 2024!

Barcelona Events Calendar by Month for 2024

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Barcelona Events in January

  • [CAN’T MISS] Kings Day and the 3 Kings Parade: January 5th 2024. The Epiphany in Barcelona is arguably more important than Christmas and it’s celebrated with a huge parade with the 3 Wise Men as the stars. The events start at around 4:30 pm with the arrival of the kings by ship at the Moll de la Fusta dock then at 6:00 pm it hits the streets of the city finishing at 12:30 near the Magic Fountain. If you’re visiting Barcelona with kids this will be a real winner, just be careful with the crowds!
  • Festa Mayor de Sant Antoni: January 17th to 26th 2024. Neighbourhood party season starts with a bang and a pet parade with its protector Sant Antoni Abad (La Cabalgada dels Tres Tombs). You’ll also be treated to a craft beer festival and other typical activities: street food, a traditional correfoc fire run, live music concerts, and even a 10k mini-marathon. It all goes down at Portal de Sant Antoni Abat, right next to the newly re-opened modernist Sant Antoni market.
  • Foguerons de Sa Pobla: January 17th to 25th 2024. The traditions of Sa Pobla (a tiny village on the island of Mallorca) dictate that they throw a celebration for Saint Anthony with a week’s worth of bonfires, barbecues, and traditional live music to fill the vibrant streets of Barcelona’s authentic Gracia neighbourhood.

What’s on in Barcelona in February

  • Festes de Santa Eulalia: February 10th to 12th 2024. Santa Eulalia has been the patron saint of Barcelona since the 17th century and the city continues to pay homage with a huge winter festival complete with parade, the city’s famous human castles (castellers), sardana dancing, and firewalks (correfoc) – a parade of adults and children dressed as devils jumping around in fireworks.
  • Valentine’s Day: February 14th 2024. Catalans aren’t the biggest fan of this holiday since their day of romance is Saint George’s Day on April 23rd, but if you’re in town during this time there’s no sense losing an opportunity to plan one of the best romantic things to do in Barcelona.
  • Llum BCN: February 2-4 2024. Barcelona’s festival of light goes over the weekend in the streets of Poble Nou, which are transformed into a huge open air light experiment. You’ll find all the visit info here.
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  • Barcelona Half Marathon: TBA. This 21 km race covers many famous areas of the city and is a good way to see some of Barcelona’s top sights – and get in shape!
  • [CAN’T MISS] Barcelona Carnival in Sitges: February 8th to 15th 2024. In Catalan they call it carnestoltes and especially on weekend nights during the festivities you’ll find parties and costumes all over the city, but the real action goes down in the region’s smaller towns – for this reason we recommend celebrating at the Sitges Carnival.
  • Barcelona Carnival: February 8th to 15th 2024. Don’t have time to take in the Sitges version? You can still celebrate Carnival in Barcelona.
  • Mobile World Congress: February 26th – 29th 2024. The most important mobile phone technology convention in the world brings tons of techie tourists to the city to make contacts and have tapas on the company card! The convention goes down at Fira Gran Vía (Av. Joan Carles I, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat).
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What’s On in Barcelona in March

  • Sant Medir: March 3rd 2024. This popular festival in the Gracia neighbourhood is known best for its truckloads of candies and desserts thrown to visitors from live music-playing floats, trucks, and even horses! Get a front row seat especially if you have kids, just expect a visit to the dentist when you get back home.
  • Spannabis: March 15th to 17th 2024. This huge convention dedicated to the world of cannabis and its associated products is not just a place to discover the latest technology in the industry, but a great place to take in concerts and meet like-minded people. It goes down in the suburb of Cornella and costs €18.00 for a one day ticket.
  • Barcelona Marathon: March 10th 2024. The 5th biggest marathon in Europe takes you on a 42 km journey that checks off quite a few things on any well-planned Barcelona itinerary. If you’re interested in signing up check out the Zurich Barcelona Marathon homepage.
a flower in front of the la pedrera mansion in barcelona

Cultural Events in Barcelona – April

  • Easter: April 1st 2024. While it won’t be as celebrated as in Spain’s southern regions, you’ll still get a pretty stunning Good Friday parade to attend as well as some great local culinary traditions. All the top tips can be had in my article on visiting Barcelona during Easter.
  • D’A Film Festival: April 4th to April 14th 2024. Barcelona’s independent film festival takes place at the Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) and the Aribau cinema.
  • [CAN’T MISS] Sant Jordi: April 23rd 2024. The Catalonian spin on World Book Day involves a fantastic tradition that unites education with romance: the city transforms into a gigantic book shop/florist with citizens selling them at little stands all around the city. The tradition dictates that women receive a rose while men receive a book, though you’re free to mix this up any way you wish! The important thing is to show your appreciation with the thought of a little gift and make sure you go for a walk to breathe in the smell of roses in the city.
a flamenco dancer takes a dance step in barcelona spain two flamenco dancers take a dance step in barcelona spain
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  • Fira per la Terra: 2024 date TBA.  In conjunction with Earth Day you’ll find this weekend festival organized around culinary expositions using local products and all sorts of shows for both kids and adults. The festivities go down on Passeig Lluís Companys and Ciutadella Park.
  • Feria de Abril (the Seville Fair): May 27th 2024. The big Andalusian festival originating from the southern city of Seville goes yearly at the Parc del Fòrum: with flamenco shows, live music, exhibitions, a food court, and even a mini amusement park.
a guide explains a painting at the joan miro museum in barcelona

Upcoming Events in Barcelona in May

  • Barcelona Comic Fair: May 3rd to 5th 2024. The Saló Internacional del Còmic de Barcelona is the most important date on any Spanish comic collector’s calendar. Just get to the Fira de Montjuic and you’ll find over a dozen conferences, 29 author meetups, and 180+ exhibitors over 50,000 square meters of floor space.
  • Cursa del Corte Inglés: May 7th 2024. This very popular free 10k run always reaches its cap of 10,000 runners. Here it’s more about the encouragement and achievement than competition. It’s organized by the famous Spanish department store El Corte Inglés.
  • Girona Flower Festival: 2024 date TBA. This splendid flower festival transforms the streets of Girona’s medieval centre into an open-air contemporary art gallery with floral sculptures, lights, fountains, and live music. This is an ideal time to plan your visit to the city of Girona.
  • Museum Night 2024: May 18th 2024. All of Barcelona’s museums are free on this special day dedicated to culture, shows, courses, guided visits, and live music. You’ll find this the same all over Europe. This is one of the best things to do at night in Barcelona, period.
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What is On in Barcelona in June

  • Primavera Sound: May 29th – June 2nd 2024. Indie lovers and hipsters from all over the world gather at Parc del Forum for this enormous music festival featuring the latest rock, pop, and dance acts. It sells out every year so act quickly!
  • Spanish Grand Prix: June 21st – June 23rd 2024. You’ll find all the information on one of the world’s greatest car races in my article dedicated to the Montmelo Circuit.
  • [CAN’T MISS] Sonar Festival: June 13th – 15th 2024. This massive electronic and experimental music festival is arguably one of the most important festivals in Europe – you’ll be able to see all the biggest names in the business.
  • Sant Joan: June 23rd 2024. Since the following day (June 24th) is a holiday in Spain it’s a great excuse to celebrate the arrival of summer with a huge bonfire and fireworks display at the beach. Hundreds of thousands gather to engage in botellon (street drinking) and dance at chiringuitos (beach side bars).
  • Brunch in the Park: June – September. Sunday afternoons in summer mean dancing in the sun on Montjuic mountain with Brunch in the Park: a place to check out sets from international DJs, have a picnic with beer in the park, or even play with your kids in a dedicated playground.

Visiting in June? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in June.

tourist taking a photo of bishop's bridge in barcelona

What’s on in Barcelona in July

  • Gay Pride Barcelona:  July 19th – 20th 2024. Openness, concerts, civil rights, and a parade highlight this LGBT classic that fills Barcelona up with colours, fun, and a touch of craziness!
  • Festival Cruilla: July 10th – 13th 2024. Less famous but just as potent as its cousin Primavera Sound, Cruilla is a festival beloved by locals for its mix of rock, reggae, Latin, and Catalan music. It goes down at the Parc del Fòrum.
  • BBF – Barcelona Beach Festival: Cancelled in 2023 due to licensing, still no info on 2024. Want to have a little dance alongside the cool Mediterranean? The BBG is a festival entirely held on the beach where you’ll get alternating sets of some of the world’s most famous DJs like Armin van Buuren, David Guetta etc.
  • Festival Grec: All July. An eclectic performance art series organized by the city of Barcelona at the Montjuic Greek Theatre and other popular venues. Look for a variety of dance, theatre, and even contemporary circus shows.
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  • Fiesta Mayor Raval: 4 days in the middle of July (2024 dates TBA). Barcelona’s famous barrio parties kick off officially with the multicultural Raval neighbourhood and its parades, concerts, and lively/alternative street events.
  • Fiesta Mayor Poble Sec: One week in the middle of July (2024 dates TBA). The second big street party of the summer ramps up the volume with a festival more aimed towards street revelry with its variety of free concerts and DJ sets going deep into the night.
  • Montjuic Open Air Cinema: All July. Seeing your favourite classic film under the stars and projected on a historic castle wall? Check. With all sorts of spaces to arrive early and have a picnic, see some short film openers, and meet some locals this is more than just a movie night: it’s a day out. Just make sure to bring a blanket.

Visiting in July? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in July.

people sitting at tables in a square in august in barcelona at the festa major de gracia

August Barcelona Events

  • DGTL Festival:  No Barcelona 2024 date announced yet. If you haven’t gotten tired of electronic music festivals (why would you expect any less? Barcelona is the European capital of electro!) then head yet again to the Parc del Fòrum for the music and performance art exhibitions which stand apart for their sustainability.
  • [CAN’T MISS] Fiesta Mayor de Gràcia: August 14th to 21st 2024. In my article on what to do in Barcelona in August this takes up a lot of space: because it’s the greatest city street party that transforms Gracia into some sort fantasy world. Every block gets to decorate their street according to a chosen theme, and down on the streets it’s music and parties till 4 am in a sort of open air disco!
a pan of seafood paella at bodega joan restaurant in barcelona spain a pan of seafood paella at bodega joan restaurant in barcelona spain
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  • Fiesta Mayor de Sants: Second half of August (TBA). A more modest version of the Fiesta Mayor de Gracia but still with the intentions of partying and having a street carnival in the sun. The barbecues and street bars are a great place to soak up the atmosphere, and this has the benefit of being the least touristy and most local of the main barrio parties.
  • Circuit Festival: 2024 dates TBA. One of the most important gay festivals in Europe, Circuit is synonymous for its club nights and beachside gym sessions. The stuff legends are made of.
  • Gamper Trophy: 2024 Dates TBA. This single game cup named after Barcelona FC founder Joan Gamper puts Barça against a chosen foe from pretty much anywhere in the football world. Last year featured Argentinian powerhouse Boca Juniors.

Visiting in August? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in August.

catalan dancers dancing the sardana near the barcelona cathedral

Upcoming Events in September

September is the first month of fall!

Check out my post on visiting Barcelona in the fall if you’re considering off-season.

  • MotoGP de Catalunya: September 1st – 3rd 2024. The Catalonian stop on the world famous MotoGP circuit is a can’t miss date on the calendar for lovers of motor sports.
  • Día de Catalunya: September 11th 2024. A very important day on the local calendar is the diada, the National Day of Catalonia that commemorates the fall of the city to Spanish troops in 1714. In the last few years it has taken on a great meaning with the independence movement gaining traction.
  • [CAN’T MISS] Festa della Mercè: Starting the weekend of the 24th. The most important event on the Barcelona September calendar is a celebration of the city’s patron saint with concerts, fireworks, parades, food and drink, and more. The best part of all is that the entertainment is all free.

Visiting in September? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in September.

table full of roasted chestnuts at a castanyada in barcelona spain

Barcelona October Events Calendar

  • Sitges Film Festival:  October 3rd to 13th 2024. The fantastic international film festival found in nearby beach haven Sitges (30 minutes away by train) screens the best genre films and allows a great meet and greet opportunity with filmmakers. If you’re a fan of film and want to do a bit networking then pencil it in. Careful! The movies here tend to lean towards horror.
  • Oktoberfest Barcelona: 2024 dates TBA. Who said Oktoberfest was only for Munich? Barcelona pays quite an honest homage to the world’s biggest party with its massive steins of beer, schnitzel, pretzels, and rowdy tables singing along to traditional bands. It all goes down at Montjuic.
  • Cursa Bombers Barcelona: 2024 date TBA. The most popular 10 km run in the city is the Cursa Bombers and is named after the city firemen who organize the event. With over 15,000 participants and counting it has become one of the great Barcelona events of the year. Visit the official page for information on signing up.
the barcelona hop on hop off bus at the bottom of la rambla the barcelona hop on hop off bus at the bottom of la rambla
See the entire city in two hours for the price of a paella.
  • Brunch in the City: October – November. If you still haven’t got all the Brunch in the Park dance moves out of your system you’re in luck! The madness continues at Poble Espanyol for the autumn version of this Sunday afternoon dance-fest.
  • Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival: October – December. The Barcelona International Jazz Festival always churns out an amazing line up for those who love the genre. Unfortunately ticket prices can creep up so make sure to book them well in advance.
  • Castanyada: October 31st – November 1st. From Halloween night well into the next day it’s the most traditional time to experience the famous Castanyada: grabbing a bag of roasted chestnuts and staying out late to soak in the street carnival atmosphere.

Visiting in October? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in October.

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Events in Barcelona in November

  • In – Edit Barcelona: 2024 dates TBA. A festival of music documentaries that usually features the first runs of short films covering artists, music movements, and all sorts of stories connected with music. You can buy single tickets or get a festival pass for all the films. The festival is at Cinema Aribau (Carrer d’Aribau 5, metro Universitat red line L1 or purple line L2).
  • Fiesta Mayor de Sant Martí: TBA. The very local-feel you’ll find in the barrios of Clot and Poblenou means the perfect atmosphere for a neighbourhood party. Here you’ll get the classic Catalan offerings with parades of paper mache giants, human castles, concerts, and traditional dinners with paella.

Visiting in November? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in November.

caga tios for sale at a barcelona winter market

Events Calendar in Barcelona in December

December is the first month of winter!

Check out my post on visiting Barcelona in winter if you’re planning on braving the “cold” 😉

  • Feria de Santa Lucia: Last weekend of November – December 23rd. Barcelona’s popular Christmas market can be found at the steps of the Barcelona Cathedral in Cathedral Square. Here you’ll get into all of the local traditions like cagatio which is explained in my Barcelona Christmas article.
  • Sagrada Familia Christmas Market: Last weekend of November – December 23rd. Barcelona’s other Christmas market is a great place to find nativity scene figures and little homemade trees at the artisan market that finds itself right in front of the La Sagrada Familia.
  • Three Kings Market: December 20th – January 5th 2025. This holiday market specializes more in toys and small gifts – a great option for those visiting with kids. Also a great place to get some freshly made churros con chocolate.
  • Festival de la Infancia: End of December. The festival dedicated to children is great for the whole family. Soak up all the games, workshops, and activities at the Fira de Montjuic.
  • [CAN’T MISS] Barcelona New Year’s Eve: The primary events for this huge night out in the city are the Magic Fountain fireworks and light show and the big club night out at Poble Espanyol. You’ll find all the information in my article on spending New Year’s Eve in Barcelona.

Visiting in December? Check out my post on what to do in Barcelona in December.

Looking for More Barcelona Events?

I’ve covered the main bases on Barcelona events but it’s possible you didn’t find anything for the month you’re visiting: why not write me in the comments below for some custom advice?

Whatever you choose on the Barcelona events calendar, I wish you the best of time 🙂

24 comments
  • February 4, 2020 at 8:06 am
    Andrew
    Hi, Great info on your site. We will be in Barcelona on Friday 1st May 2020 which is a Labour Day holiday. Do you know if major attractions and shops in the tourist areas are closed that day? Thanks
    • February 5, 2020 at 4:16 am
      Andrew
      Thanks for the quick reply. Looks like an hour or two online to make some bookings. Cheers Andrew
    • February 4, 2020 at 5:03 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Andrew, You're very welcome, glad to help :) Expect most major shops to be closed but for restaurants and main tourist attractions you'll be fine. Just make sure you book in advance online for all that stuff to guarantee your spot. The tourist chaos starts on this weekend! Ash
  • January 14, 2020 at 4:35 pm
    Denise Kash
    Hey Ash, LOVE this website. Thanks for putting this together. VERY informative. My question is: Do you have any calendar updates for April / 2020. We will be in Barcelona from April 17 - April 21 (arriving via cruise ship from the states). Thanks for your help! Denise
    • January 14, 2020 at 9:19 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Denise, Thanks so much for the kind words :) I try and get around to updating every article in January every year... it goes by priority and this is a low priority post as it doesn't get a lot of traffic. By the end of the month though I assure you it'll be updated with the proper info, so keep you eyes peeled :) Cheers, Ash
      • January 14, 2020 at 10:33 pm
        Denise Kash
        Thanks for the quick response and my eyes shall stay peeled ;) Denise
        • January 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          No problem! :)
  • December 1, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    Rana Kahwagi
    Hello, Very insightful website. I wanted to know, on top of what’s being posted, whether there are any outdoor day parties/brunches with music and drinks, during December 2019, specifically December 6, 7 and 8, 2019. Your help is much appreciated. Best, Rana
    • December 2, 2019 at 11:41 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Rana, Thanks so much for the kind words :) Typically December isn't so big with the outdoor parties, in fact I can't think of any traditional events other than Christmas markets off the top of my head. What I can do though is give you a link to one of the local event sites: https://guia.barcelona.cat/en/llistat Here you can sort them by type and using your dates. Yes, some may not be in English but the browser translations are pretty good :) You could also take a look at Facebook events by sorting them by date using Barcelona as the city. There are a ton of things to do even if just small little get togethers. Other options would be Meetup.com (with all sorts of organized events by locals, many in English) or Couchsurfing.com. If there's something going on it'll be listed there. Cheers, Ash
  • November 22, 2019 at 4:57 pm
    Donica
    Hi Ash, I’ve been finding your website to be helpful as I plan my trip to Barcelona for February 22 - 29, 2020. My husband and I have already booked flights and will have a hotel room through his employer, as he will attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) Feb. 24 - 27. I’ve noticed that Carnival will overlap by a couple days with MWC (Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26, 2020). I don’t know much about Carnival, and I will do most of my sight-seeing during the daytime while my husband attends MWC. So my first set of questions are: What do you think the impact of Carnival + MWC will be on the need to reserve tickets for museums, architectural sites, and restaurants in advance? Will carnival events mostly be at nighttime? Or will crowds be likely to be larger during the daytimes as well? My husband thinks the end of the MWC will be the worst crowds when people may stay over to sightsee after the conference. He already booked us a small group tour to Montserrat & Cava Tasting on Friday the 28th. We will leave Barcelona the next day to spend some time in Madrid before returning to the USA, so my days in the city will mainly be Sunday Feb. 23 - Thursday Feb. 27. I love art and architecture, so am planning to buy the city pass, as it includes Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, which were already on my to-see list. I think I will be able to get discounts with the city pass at most if not all of the places on my list — Casa Battlo, Casa Mila/La Pedrera, Museu Picasso, MEAM, Gaudi House Museum. I am also planning to accompany my husband to Mass Sunday morning at Barcelona Cathedral, so presumably I can look around while there. I am also considering adding some of these to my list: MUHBA (underground archaeological site, but I don’t think I saw it in the city pass list of discounts), Casa Vicens, Basilica de Santa Maria Del Mar, Palau Guell, MACBA, Caixa Forum, Casa Amattler. My second group of questions are: how far in advance may one make reservations for restaurants, museum/arch. site tickets? And how far in advance *should* I? What’s my practical deadline? And how good does my to-see list look for someone who enjoys art and architecture? Of the second list of places I mention above that I am considering, which would you most recommend for someone who loves art and has 5 days to sightsee in the city? I appreciate any advice you have for best organizing my trip. Thank you, Donica
    • November 23, 2019 at 10:57 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Donica, Thanks for writing in :) Let me first say that Carnival doesn't have too big an effect on things... Barcelona isn't a destination specifically for this, and the biggest celebrations are at night and outside the city in a place called Sitges. I wouldn't factor that in too much. That said, MWC does have an effect... I would be wary about the weekends and the days after though during the day things should be fine. I would still book everything in advance however, the earliest possible just to ensure there are no surprises. Most attractions with time slots (not general admission) have a 60-90 day limit on the bookings so you'd be looking at starting to book right around now or in mid-late December. I must say you've got one of the most extensive lists of attractions of anybody who has ever written me so you're doing good on that! It definitely will be worth it for you to get the City Pass to get it all booked and sorted and at a discount. As for the last group of attractions I would say Casa Vicens is very underrated (and better than Palau Guell, if I had to pick one) so definitely keep it high in the list. If you like modern art then MACBA can't be missed... though I'd also consider slotting in the CCCB as it has very interesting and topical exhibits. The Santa Maria del Mar is also can't miss... but I would just casually go through while walking through the Born area, it doesn't have to be a destination per se. And you won't need to buy tickets. The rest I would try and fit in only if I had time... they aren't can't miss territory, and you should save something for your next trip anyway ;) Cheers Ash
      • November 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm
        Donica
        Thank you so much for the information and recommendations! It has helped me to narrow down my list, and prioritize. I am so looking forward to my trip!
        • November 25, 2019 at 12:53 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          No problem Donica :)
  • November 1, 2019 at 12:06 am
    Matt
    Hello and Thanks for all the great information! i had 2 questions I was hoping you could help with: - We were hoping to bring our family to see a flamenco show while there in late December/ early January. What show do you recommend? Are there any other “must see” shows? - Also, we wanted to spend 1 day out of the city, visiting a nearby village. What villages and tour companies do you recommend? Thanks in advance!
    • November 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Matt, Thanks for your kind words, always glad to help :) For Flamenco the best price-quality ratio is the Palacio del Flamenco and I go into it in detail in my article on flamenco in Barcelona. As for other must see shows I would go for the Magic Fountain show and maybe even checking out the free Sardana performances (a Catalan dance) in the Gothic Quarter. For outside visits I would definitely put Montserrat or Sitges on my list... these I usually visit independently to avoid overpaying for tour companies. I don't have much experience with them so wouldn't want to give you a bum steer, though I'm sure there's plenty of review info out there on the net. Cheers, Ash
      • November 4, 2019 at 1:23 am
        Matt
        Thanks so much! Sorry, I had not previously seen your flamenco section. Very helpful. I appreciate your point about flamenco not being traditionally Catalan. What are the must-see performances that are more traditionally Catalan (late December/ early January)? Thanks again
        • November 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm
          ashley
          Team Member
          Ash
          Hi Matt, No problem! :) I mentioned the Sardana dance which is one of the most traditional Catalan things to see. It goes every Sunday from 11:15 to 1:00 pm in front of the Barcelona Cathedral. As far as other things go I can't think of anything specifically Catalan off the top of my head. There is so much going on in Barcelona that aside from the major events of the year I simply cannot keep track of all of them on my blog (without being on it 24/7!)... but what I can do is give you a link to one of the local event sites: https://guia.barcelona.cat/en/llistat Here you can sort them by type and using your dates. Yes, some may not be in English but the browser translations are pretty good :) You could also take a look at Facebook events by sorting them by date using Barcelona as the city. There are a ton of things to do even if just small little get togethers. Other options would be Meetup.com (with all sorts of organized events by locals, many in English) or Couchsurfing.com. Hope this helps! Cheers, Ash
          • November 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm
            Matt
            Thanks so much, your suggestions are very helpful and you are a great ambassador to Barcelona - can’t wait to come back!
            • November 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm
              ashley
              Team Member
              Ash
              No problem Matt! Thanks to you as well :)
  • October 9, 2019 at 11:21 am
    Lydia
    Hello, We'll be visiting Barcelona Dec.26-30 this year. I'd like to know if there are some interesting events scheduled for these days 'such as shows, concerts,etc. Thank you .
    • October 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Lydia, There will be some Christmas market type stuff which is always interesting. I haven't updated the article yet since it's mostly TBA but in my visiting Barcelona over Christmas article I have a lot of info that could be handy. Also, there is so much going on in Barcelona that aside from the major events of the year I simply cannot keep track of all of them on my blog (without being on it 24/7!)... but what I can do is send you to the best Barcelona events site (made by the city itself): https://guia.barcelona.cat/en/llistat Here you can sort them by type and using your dates. Yes, some may not be in English but the browser translations are pretty good :) You could also take a look at Facebook events by sorting them by date using Barcelona as the city. There are a ton of things to do even if just small little get togethers. Other options would be Meetup.com (with all sorts of organized events by locals, many in English) or Couchsurfing.com. Cheers, Ash
      • October 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm
        Lydia
        Dear Ash, Thanks for your quick reply. It's so well-organised, helpful and covers so much. Thank you Lydia
  • May 24, 2019 at 5:35 am
    maria
    Hey Ash...amazing site. Love how detailed all your info is!! We are going to be in Barcelona w/ our two teens during Pride. We kind of want to avoid the overall crowds and craziness that come with any large festival. We're staying above Bodega Joan, and it looks like the two events that are possibly a wrench in our plans are: Thursday 6/27 Pride opening: Pl. Universitat 5 PM-11 PM Sat Jun 29 Pride Parade Av. Paral·lel 6 PM-10PM Do you think we'd still be Ok taking a HOHO bus tour on Thursday evening, and would you recommend not doing Montjuic/Magic Fountain, etc. on Saturday late in the day since it's so close by?
    • May 24, 2019 at 11:15 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi Maria, Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it :) After looking at last year's map (I can't seem to find this year's) it does indeed look like the festivites will be on the main street leading up to the fountains. If you don't want to run into the crowds I would schedule the Montjuic/Magic Fountain trip for another day... As for the HoHo bus I don't see any interference. Paral-lel is not on the route so the festivities will mostly be bi-passed on the red line. If you're on the blue line you won't even come near. Ash
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