Festivals & Events in Barcelona

There's no shortage of things going on in Barcelona, and if you're interested in checking out one or two events whilst in town click on our monthly listings (see above) for the latest news, or head to the Barcelona Life Facebook page where we like to drop some ad hoc recommendations. Festivals take place through the year from traditional Catholic processions like the Festes de Sant Medir de Gracia in March, when the famous Catalan dance of sardana can be observed; whilst clubheads will be more familiar with the likes of Sonar and Primavera Sound Festival, as well as the nearby Benicassim and Monegros Desert Festival. Other biggies include Festes de la Merce, Santa Eulalia and of course the Catalan National Day on the 11th September, in remembrance of the dark day when the city was forced to capitulate against the Bourbons in 1714.

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EXHIBITION

David Bowie Is

FESTIVAL

La Merce

All that is just the tasty top leaf of the proverbial iceberg lettuce however, and visitors will find plenty more good stuff to chew on underneath. Barcelona is buzzing on a weekly basis with art exhibitions, flamenco festivals, jazz jamborees, international gigs, beach parties, opera performances, contemporary live music and classical music concerts and much more besides. Click on the links at the top of this page for our events calendar, or check out our Barcelona festivals guide for more information and cost of tickets. Finally don't forget to take a peek at our culture pages for info and location maps for venues such as museums, concert halls and contemporary cultural centres.

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hello! my friends and I will be visiting for primavera sound. we would like to attend rock and roll events. please let us know if you hear something.

reviewed by cassondra from United States on May.18.2016

Coming to Barcelona July 18-23. Where should I go?

reviewed by Brad Grzywacz from United States on Jul.02.2015

I saw a poster today for a pop up Indian and Mexican fusion restaurant in El Gotico. It's amazing how I've lived here for years and there are so many great things happening. The name of the pop up was Bombey Guey...love it!

reviewed by FOODIE from Spain on May.04.2015

Super helpful

reviewed by traveller from Spain on May.04.2015

TECHNO NIGHT BCN

19 JULY 2014

>>> Limited capacity

>>> Video Teaser : http://youtu.be/CPjyTHCg50Y

>>> Secret Location : address of the location will be revealed by email 24 hours before the event.

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?608232

reviewed by TECHNO from Spain on Jul.16.2014

The Torre Agbar is really awsome!!! I really like it! It has lots of fun things to do in there!!!! I want to see for real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reviewed by Trenton Johnson from United States on Nov.07.2012

The district parties in the different barrios during summer are my favorite! And free:)

reviewed by Seb from United States on May.29.2012

ThE BEST OFF HousE Vs. HiP-HoP
WITH Dj TWiCE FROM JERSEY
TUESESDAY 22th Of MAY 2012
@ SOTAVENTO BEACH CLUB BCN
( PUERTO OLíMPiCO,
JUST UNDERNEATH THE BiG SCULPTURAL FiSH )

GiRLS: FREE ALL NiGHT !!!
BOYS: WiTH GUEST LiST FREE BEFORE 1 a.m // €10 AFTER WITH A DRINK

*FREE AFTER PARTY* AT "OPiUM MAR" FROM 3 A.M UNTILl 6 A.M !!!

SAY YOU ON ARMIN LIST AT THE SOTAVENTO DOOR!

reviewed by ygs entertainment from United States on May.21.2012

barcelona is the best of the best

reviewed by sab from Antigua & Barbuda on Jan.30.2012