By the time we get to June in Barcelona, the first beach swim is already in the rear view mirror.
The lazy days of cold beer and hot sun are in full swing for us locals; but what about travelers looking to visit Barcelona with pre-departure nerves and incomplete itineraries?
The good news is I’ve created the ultimate guide to get you through it.
Welcome to Barcelona in June, friend.
What to Do in Barcelona in June 2022
For starters, there’s little better than sipping an ice-cold beer while the sun caresses you two shades darker with a view of the Med at one of Barcelona’s best beaches.
It’s also that summer season energy in the city:
- The squares filled with locals laughing over olives and vermouth
- Watching sunsets at Barcelona’s rooftop bars
- The high-elevation picnics at The Bunkers and Montjuic
- Nights at Barcelona’s best clubs that rise to a different level of epic
Then throw in Spain’s biggest party, some of the year’s biggest music festivals, and arguably the best time of year for day trips from Barcelona and we’ve got the full meal deal.
Let’s take a deeper look so we can explore Barcelona properly.
Festivals in Barcelona in June 2022
Spain’s most famous indie rock festival naturally finds itself in Barcelona.
The first edition played to 8,000 people in 2001 at the famous Poble Espanyol but it quickly outgrew its old home and now finds itself by the sea at the Parc del Fòrum. Over 190,000 people attended the last version in 2019.
This year’s version features The Strokes, Beck, The National, Tyler the Creator, Gorillaz, Pavement, and many more.
You can also expect some of the artists on the bill to play small, intimate gigs at the best bars in Barcelona.
Dates: June 2nd to 12th, 2022.
For more info visit the Primavera Sound website.
Fans of electronic music should already know about this behemoth festival.
It was started in 1994 as a three-day electronic and advanced music festival and has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings: with 115,000 attendees from 101 countries in 2016.
From its 15,000 capacity SonarClub to its multiple open-air venues and cosy electro-tents you’re simply spoiled for choice.
After a two year hiatus for COVID-19, Sonar is now one of the top things to do in Barcelona in June 2022 with a cracking lineup including Chemical Brothers, Paul Kalkbrenner, Massive Attack, 2ManyDjs, Richie Hawtin, and more.
Full festival passes cost €270.00 while single nights cost €70.00.
Dates: June 16th to 18th, 2022.
For more info visit the Sonar website.
A classic refuge for those not looking to spend a ton but want to dance all the same.
You’ll find Off Sonar events running over the duration of Sonar – a lot of the DJ’s playing major bills during the festival end up playing small clubs and after parties often announced on short notice.
Among the Off Sonar events for 2022 keep an eye out for:
- Detroit Love at the Monasterio del Poble Espanyol on June 16th
- Circoloco at the Plaça Mayor del Poble Espanyol on June 16th
- Get Lost on June 17th
- DrumCode on June 18th
- Innervision at Poble Espanyol on June 19th
Barcelona’s biggest club, the famous Razzmatazz, is one of the best host venues up to the task and their 2016 offering of Boys Noize and Nic Fanciulli went down as the club night of the year.
Also check out the summer season schedule at Terrrazza for more club options.
For more info visit the Off Sonar website.
Brunch in the Park/City
What to do in Barcelona in June? Locals swear by this Sunday afternoon electro-party picnic.
Take a quiet weekend afternoon in the sun on Barcelona’s historic Montjuic hill, set up some speakers and beer tents, and get at it. This outdoor party hosts international DJ’s, great gastronomy, and a large picnic area.
The whole idea? Dance from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm without staying out all night!
The festival goes at the famous Poble Espanyol: you can arrive using the funicular at Paral-lel metro station or by taking bus 150 from Plaça Espanya.
Prices: €15.00 (early bird) – €20.00 (walk-up).
Dates: 2022 dates TBA.
More info at the Brunch in the Park website.
Barcelona Pride 2022
The Barcelona city center is one of the most LGBT-friendly areas in the world, so this is only natural.
In 2019 over 200,000 people both gay and straight attended the many festivities: funfairs, an open-air foam party, concerts with international DJs, drag queen galas and more.
If you’re looking to keep the parade going, make sure you check out our list of LGBT-friendly bars.
Dates: June 23rd to June 26th.
More info at the Barcelona Gay Pride 2022 website.
The Festival of San Juan 2022
Still don’t know what to do in Barcelona in June? You’re probably beyond hope if you don’t like this:
La Nit de Sant Joan is Spain’s biggest outdoor party and will be held on the night of June 23rd 2022.
The Bonfires of Saint John (Las Hogueras de San Juan) have their roots in summer solstice traditions of ancient times – fires were lit to defend against evil spirits believed to roam freely as the sun turned southward again.
Today these bonfires have found their way to the beach and transformed into all sorts of firecrackers and mischievousness. Hundreds of thousands end up on Barcelona’s beaches and it’s not uncommon to party all night.
People young and old hold some version of a botellon: a type of street drinking party where everybody brings bottles of spirits, ice, mixers, plastic cups, and lemon to drink the summer in!
From the beach you’ll see firework displays until sunrise, the chiringuitos (beach bars) stay open forever, and you’ll be sure to meet a ton of people and maybe even take a night swim.
Careful! Make sure you’re avoiding Barcelona pickpockets because they can have a field day during San Juan.
There’s also a normally a free electronic music party at Parc del Fòrum that has free entry till 3 AM.
You’ll be happy to know the Barcelona metro runs all night.
The Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya 2022
Motorsport lovers! June in Barcelona is home to a classic MotoGP event at Montmelò.
2022’s version runs from June 3rd to June 5th and tickets start at €29.50 each. The track itself is found about 25 km northeast from the city but you can easily get there via car, train, or bus.
Sagalés runs a convenient shuttle bus from l’Estació del Nord.
The best vistas for the race are found in the Stadium Area; for more 2022 Catalunya MotoGP ticket information check out the official MotoGP website.
Magic Nights at Casa Batllo
With entrance you’ll get art, live music from any of a number of eclectic bands, and a glass of cava wine.
Make sure you keep checking the Casa Batllo Magic Nights website for 2022 Magic Night information.
Concerts in Barcelona in June 2022
Festival Jardins Pedralbes
You can’t really go wrong with the classic Festival Jardins Pedralbes. This multi-night festival of individual concerts at the gorgeous Palau Reial has been running strong for 6 years.
The 2022 lineup features a huge list of international artists:
- James Blunt – June 7th
- Simply Red – June 8th
- Jethro Tull – June 12th
- Patti Smith – June 16th
- Madness – June 22nd
- Tom Jones – June 25th
- A-Ha – June 26th
- The Beach Boys – June 29th
Prices: €18.00 – €118.00.
For Festival Jardins Pedralbes tickets click here.
Other June 2022 Concerts in Barcelona
- Dua Lipa, Palau Sant Jordi – June 1st
- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys, June 7th
- Alicia Keys, Palau Sant Jordi, June 30th
Ticket information as well as full Barcelona concert listings for June 2022 can be found with Ticketmaster España.
More Barcelona June Events
The World of Banksy is an exhibition dedicated to the world’s most well known street artists. You can find it at the Espacio Trafalgar near Urquinaona metro station (yellow line L4).
Tickets cost €12.00.
You can read reviews of the show and make your booking using the button below.
Among other major events 2022 also marks the return of the Nits al Castell del Montjuic, one of the Barcelona’s most lively summer events. The castle transforms itself into a space for dance, poetry, art, and all sorts of children’s activities.
2022 information has yet to be announced.
More information can be found here (browser translator needed for English).
Summer in Barcelona means the inevitable arrival of the festes populars (‘neighbourhood parties’).
In June you’ll find the festivities kicked off in the picturesque Born neighbourhood; here you can see many Catalan culture staples like the correfoc (a type of parade with fire-breathing dragons), the dancing giants, and a whole bunch of concerts in the area’s beautiful squares.
In 2020 the Festa Major Casc Antic ran on June 29th but as of April 13th 2022 there is still no announcement on this year’s version.
That said, we have some social media movement! Look for an announcement soon on the Festa Major Del Casc Antic De Barcelona website.
Football Legends Charity Match
As far as what to do in Barcelona in June what’s more summery than a good old football match?
Sports fans looking to take in a match at the legendary Camp Nou football stadium have found their event: usually during June Barcelona hosts an epic charity match with ex players from another European team.
The 2022 version is TBA.
Prices: €10.00 – €21.00
Advice Before Visiting Barcelona in June
- Lines for some of Barcelona’s biggest attractions are huge so buy your tickets in advance online
- For a great June holiday make sure you find the best area to stay in Barcelona before booking
- Then grab yourself Barcelona’s best hotels, hostels or holiday apartments
- Take the Secrets of the Old City walking tour on day one to enhance your later endeavors
- Get yourself a discount pass for travellers to save time and money
- Burn off all those Barcelona tapas calories by renting a bike.
- It’s tourist season so embrace the chaos!
Packing Barcelona Weather in June
Weather in Barcelona in June is about warm weather and sun.
The beginning of June starts with an average temperature between 20-22 °C (68-72 °F) with a steady increase toward 23-25 °C (73-77 °F); the average high for the month is 25 °C (77 °F).
I suggest you pack light: flip flops, t-shirts, shorts, a light jacket, and one nice outfit if you’re looking to hit one of Barcelona’s best clubs or have a classy dinner at any of Barcelona’s best restaurants.
Visiting Barcelona in June 2022?
I plan on adding to this list of events in Barcelona in June 2022 as we get closer to the time – if I’ve missed anything though make sure to keep me in check by writing in the comments below.
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