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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

  • DGTL Barcelona 2018 DGTL Barcelona 2018 Aug 10 - Aug 11 On 10 and 11 August 2018, the DGTL Festival will make Barcelona dance to the rhythm of house and techno music.
    Fri 10 Aug Sat 11 Aug
  • Joan Gamper Trophy 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy 2018 Aug 05 - Aug 05 It's a Barça Party as the Joan Gamper Trophy takes place at Camp Nou.
    Sun 05 Aug Wed 05 Aug Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Tomorrowland in Barcelona Tomorrowland in Barcelona Jul 28 Unite with Tomorrowland comes to Barcelona to put everyone dancing to the same rhythm of electronic music.
    Sat 28 Jul
  • Tap On Barcelona 2018 Tap On Barcelona 2018 Jul 23 - Jul 29 Participate in tap dancing classes and enjoy amazing shows
    Mon 23 Jul Sun 29 Jul
  • Barcelona Beach Fest Barcelona Beach Fest Jul 14 July Electro festival in Barcelona with the best DJs.
    Sat 14 Jul
  • Festival Cruïlla Barcelona 2018 Festival Cruïlla Barcelona 2018 Jul 13 - Jul 14 After Primavera Sound and Sonar, the diverse Cruïlla Music Festival takes place from 12-14 July.
    Fri 13 Jul Sat 14 Jul
  • Festa Major del Poble Sec Festa Major del Poble Sec Jul 13 - Jul 22 Festa Major de Poble Sec goes from 13–22 July, when typical traditions will be celebrated.
    Fri 13 Jul Sun 22 Jul
  • Festa Major de Raval Festa Major de Raval Jul 12 - Jul 15 The festivities of the most multicultural neighbourhood in Barcelona — the Raval — arrive with Catalan tra...
    Thu 12 Jul Sun 15 Jul
  • Castell de Peralada Festival 2018 Castell de Peralada Festival 2018 Jul 05 - Aug 17 Famous festival with some of the best names in opera and dance.
    Thu 05 Jul Fri 17 Aug
  • Barcelona Rock Fest 2018 Barcelona Rock Fest 2018 Jul 05 - Jul 07 This rocking musical event will take place in Santa Coloma de Gramenet from 30 June to 2 July.
    Thu 05 Jul Sat 07 Jul
  • Barcelona Grec Festival Barcelona Grec Festival Jun 30 - Jul 31 The Grec Festival of Barcelona is an international festival of theatre, dance, music, and circus acts.
    Sat 30 Jun Tue 31 Jul Montjuic, Barcelona
  • Open Air Cinema at Sala Montjuïc Open Air Cinema at Sala Montjuïc Jun 29 - Aug 03 Classics, recently released films and concerts in the open-air
    Fri 29 Jun Fri 03 Aug Montjuic, Barcelona
  • Cabaret Maldito Cabaret Maldito Jun 28 - Jul 22 Discover the terrible pleasures of Cabaret Maldito from Circo de los Horrores!
    Thu 28 Jun Sun 22 Jul Port Vell, Barcelona
  • Pride Parade Barcelona 2018 Pride Parade Barcelona 2018 Jun 28 - Jun 30 Come and enjoy the Pride Parade 2018 in Barcelona! Possibly the most important LGBT on the Mediterranean!
    Thu 28 Jun Sat 30 Jun Montjuic, Barcelona
  • Cinema Lliure - Barcelona's Open air beach cinema Cinema Lliure - Barcelona's Open air beach cinema Jun 28 - Aug 02 Free movies on the beach for summer nights in Barcelona.
    Thu 28 Jun Thu 02 Aug Sant Sebastià, Barcelona (Ciutat Vella)
  • San Juan Barcelona 2018 San Juan Barcelona 2018 Jun 23 - Jun 24 Enjoy a magical evening on one of the beaches of Barcelona for the Sant Joan.
    Sat 23 Jun Sun 24 Jun Barceloneta, Barcelona
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