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All Events in Barcelona

On this page you will find a list of events in Barcelona as well as an event calendar with links that will take you to pages with more information. You can find shows, festivals, concerts, and sports events across the year.

The ideal way to enjoy the city and live like a local is to rent an apartment in Barcelona. We offer more than 1000 apartments located in different neighbourhoods across the city. You can stay in the city centre of Barcelona or the calmer uptown areas.

The selection of events in Barcelona can be divided into four categories:

The trade fairs

Barcelona is a city that organises among the highest amount of trade fairs in Europe, this is because the venue, Fira de Barcelona, is the most important of the continent. It is made up of multiple exhibition halls over two locations Montjuïc and Gran Vía, with a total of almost 100 acres of space... About 75 football pitches.

All throughout the year trade shows pass through here one after the other, for all ages and tastes. Some of the most important fairs include:

  • Mobile World Congress Barcelona. The largest and most important mobile technology event in the world.
  • Alimentaria. An event for professionals in the food industry. Celebrated once every two years.
  • Feria del automóvil. Or Automobile Fair. For anyone who loves cars and vehicles, this event takes place once every two years.
  • Bridal Week. This is a huge international gathering of bridal fashion. Including wedding planning, bridal catwalks, and more.
  • BizBarcelona. Trade fair offering entrepreneurs solutions for their ideas and information of interest to get started with a new businesses or company.

The list is even longer and extends across many industries. These fairs are usually open to all and are international in scale. They are the easiest way keep ahead in your sector and are indispensable from a professional standpoint.

Festivals

Barcelona's festivals are many in number and always varied. The most important are:

  • Primavera Sound. Here you will find underground music taking centre stage, as well as new independent acts. All complimented with internationally renowned artists.
  • Sonar. An electronic and experimental music festival that unites artists of the genre from all over the world.
  • Sant Joan. The most anticipated night for partiers, when people take to the streets and beaches of the city to celebrate the arrival of summer around a campfire watching fireworks.
  • The Catalonia April Fair. Park del Fórum hosts this festival with traditional songs and dances.
  • La Mercè. This is Barcelona's official festival, organised by the city council each September. Here you will come face to face with giants, run from fire spitting demons, and watch human towers. It's a showing of Catalan culture that will amaze you!

Concerts

Barcelona is a global city making it a stop for many famous singers along their world tours. The biggest concerts in Barcelona take place at two iconic locations, which are Palau Sant Jordi and the Olympic Stadium. The Catalan capital has already had the honour of hosting stars including Madonna, Elton John, Coldplay, Adele, and Queen amongst others.

Sports

Sports play a key part in Catalan culture. Football fans unite at FC Barcelona's Camp Nou and the matches are followed closely in bars across the city, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere... If you support to correct team of course ;).

Other events that can be found in Barcelona are the Color Run, half marathon, F1 Catalonia Grand Prix, Moto-GP and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell tennis tournament.

Past Events

  • BAM Festival 2017 BAM Festival 2017 Sep 22 - Sep 25 Don't miss the BAM Festival in Barcelona. Free concerts from an endless selection of musical styles.
    Fri 22 Sep Mon 25 Sep
  • Festes de la Mercè 2017 Festes de la Mercè 2017 Sep 22 - Sep 25 Concerts, traditional dances, Pyromusical, Castellers... Mercè celebrations are endless.
    Fri 22 Sep Mon 25 Sep Plaça de Catalunya,
  • The Mercè Run (Cursa de la Mercè) 2017 The Mercè Run (Cursa de la Mercè) 2017 Sep 17 One of the most popular runs in the city... Are you ready to run for charity?
    Sun 17 Sep Plaza de España,
  • Expohogar 2017 Expohogar 2017 Sep 09 - Sep 12 Expohogar is a showcase of the latest innovations in the world of homeware, jewellery, fashion and crafts. It ...
    Sat 09 Sep Tue 12 Sep Fira de Barcelona,
  • Festes de Poblenou 2017 Festes de Poblenou 2017 Sep 08 - Sep 17 Concerts, shows, workshops, Castellers and much more this September at the Festivals of Poblenou.
    Fri 08 Sep Sun 17 Sep
  • Festival of Horta 2017 Festival of Horta 2017 Sep 08 - Sep 17 Concerts, shows, Correfocs and much more with fantastic decorations. This September — The Festa Major of Horta.
    Fri 08 Sep Sun 17 Sep
  • Cursa del Barça 2017 Cursa del Barça 2017 Sep 03 Don't miss this fun 10km race organized by the FC Barcelona
    Sun 03 Sep Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Mas i Mas Festival 2017 Mas i Mas Festival 2017 Sep 01 - Sep 25 Mas i Mas Festival comes to Barcelona this summer with jazz, flamenco, classical, techno, and more.
    Fri 01 Sep Mon 25 Sep
  • BioRitme Festival 2017 BioRitme Festival 2017 Aug 24 - Aug 27 From the 24–27 August, the latest edition of the BioRitme Festival awaits you!
    Thu 24 Aug Sun 27 Aug
  • Festa Major de Sants 2017 Festa Major de Sants 2017 Aug 19 - Aug 27 Concerts, performances, workshops, castellers and much more under the fantastic decorations of the Festa Major...
    Sat 19 Aug Sun 27 Aug
  • Festa Major de Sant Roc — Gothic Quarter Festa Major de Sant Roc — Gothic Quarter Aug 11 - Aug 16 The oldest neighbourhood festival in Barcelona — Saint Roch Festical — is held on Plaça Nova in the Gothi...
    Fri 11 Aug Wed 16 Aug Catedral,
  • DGTL Barcelona 2017 DGTL Barcelona 2017 Aug 11 - Aug 12 On 11 and 12 August 2017, the DGTL Festival will make Barcelona dance to the rhythm of house and techno music.
    Fri 11 Aug Sat 12 Aug
  • Circuit Festival 2017 Circuit Festival 2017 Aug 05 - Aug 20 Don't miss one of the biggest gay celebrations in Europe.
    Sat 05 Aug Sun 20 Aug
  • Tomorrowland in Barcelona Tomorrowland in Barcelona Jul 29 Unite with Tomorrowland comes to Barcelona to put everyone dancing to the same rhythm of electronic music.
    Sat 29 Jul
  • Barcelona Beach Fest Barcelona Beach Fest Jul 15 July Electro festival in Barcelona with the best DJs.
    Sat 15 Jul
  • Festa Major del Poble Sec Festa Major del Poble Sec Jul 14 - Jul 23 Festa Major de Poble Sec goes from 14–23 July, when typical traditions will be celebrated.
    Fri 14 Jul Sun 23 Jul
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