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Annual festivals

The major festivals of Barcelona's neighbourhoods

The major festivals of Barcelona's neighbourhoods

Whichever month you visit, there's always a Festa Major to celebrate!

Barcelona is a lively city, that much cannot be denied, but not just in the nightlife sense, but rather the annual major celebrations throughout the city each year. As you'll come to know, the Catalan capital is divided into 10 districts formed from 73 neighbourhoods. Out of all those neighbourhoods you can count on the fact that the majority have an annual celebration and some span over multiple days (that's about a fifth of the year of just celebrations)! You can always find a concert, family activities, shows, Catalan traditions like Sardana dances and Casteller human towers, and more. Some are recognized around the world, others are not, but you're in for a great time at all!

So, if you're thinking about visiting the city, rent one our of apartments in Barcelona and don't forget to check if there is a Festa Major in the neighbourhood you're staying in! You'll have a wonderful time.

Think you know all the celebrations in Barcelona? You likely know the Festa Major of Gràcia and Sants , as well as La Mercè, right? These are just the tip of iceberg and already the most crowded, but if you look a little, you will find a great time somewhere else ...

To make your work easier, here are all the festivals in Barcelona distributed by districts:

Ciutat Vella

Barri del Pi
The weekend closest to 23rd March.
The middle of July.
Gothic Quarter
The middle of August
La Ribera
First fortnight of September
La Rambla
First fortnight of October
End of September, beginning of October


Sant Antoni
Fort Pienc
First fortnight of June
Sagrada Familia
Eixample derecho
Second fortnight of May
Eixample Izquierdo
First fortnight of October

Sants Montjuïc

Second fortnight of August.
Second forthnight of July.
First fortnight of September.
End of September, beginning of October.
La Marina
Second fortnight of June.
Font de la Guatlla

The Festa Major de Gracia is famous for its themed streets, but did you know that in Sants has an identical contest? Looky here...

  • Festa Major de Sants 2016 Festa Major de Sants 2016 Aug 20 - Aug 28 Concerts, performances, workshops, castellers and much more under the fantastic decorations of the Festa Major...

Les Corts

Les Corts
First fortnight of October.


Second fortnight of August.
El Coll
First fortnight of June.
Parc Güell
Camp d'en Grassot
First fortnight of September.
First fortnight of September.

If you want to know more about one of the most famous annual celebrations in Barcelona, click below!

  • Festival of Gracia 2016 Festival of Gracia 2016 Aug 15 - Aug 21 Concerts, shows, workshops, and much more amongst the fantastic street decorations this August during the Fest...

Sarrià Sant Gervasi

Santa Maria de Vallvidrera
Les Planes
First fortnight ofOctober.
Camp d'en Grassot
First fortnight of September.
Sant Gervasi
Second fortnight of June.
Tres Torres
First week of June
El Putget
First fortnight of June

Horta- Guinardó

First week of September.
Second week of September.
El Carmel
First fortnight of July.
Camp d'en Grassot
First fortnight of September.
First fortnight of June.
La Clota
Second week of July
Can Baró
Second fortnight of June
Sant Genís dels Agudells
Second fortnight of June
Vall d'Hebrón
Second fortnight of June
La Font d'en Fargues
Second fortnight of June
Baix Guinardó
First fortnight of June

Festa Major de Gracia 2015
This isn't Japan, it's a themed street at the Festa Major de Gracia!

Nou Barris

First fortnight of June.
Second fortnight of September.
Turó de la Peira - Vilapiscina
Second fortnight of June.
Trinitat Nova
First week of June.
Can Peguera
Second fortnight of June.
La Prosperitat
First week of June
End of June, beginning of July
Cuitat Meridiana
First week of June
Second week of July
Torre Baró
First week July
Nou Barris
Second fortnight of May

Sant Andreu

Sant Andreu
End of November, beginning of December.
Bon Pastor
Second fortnight of May.
Baró de Viver
Trinitat Vella
First fortnight of June.
La Segrera
Second fortnight of November.
Second fortnight of May
First fortnight of October

Sant Martí

First fortnight of September.
La Verneda
First fortnight of November.
El Clot – Camp de l’Arpa
First fortnight of November.
Second fortnight of September.
Front Marítim
First fortnight of September.
Vila Olímpica
First fortnight of July
Second fortnight of September

La Mercè Barcelona
Concert at La Mercè

What do you think Do you believe it now that the celebrations never end in Barcelona? These are all neighbourhood specific celebrations, but Barcelona also offers great festivals that take place throughout the city, such as La Merce and Sant Jordi.

  • Festes de la Mercè 2016 Festes de la Mercè 2016 Sep 22 - Sep 25 Concerts, traditional dances, Pyromusical, Castellers... Mercè celebrations are endless.

So if you are thinking of visiting the city, do not forget to check for any major annual festival in the neighborhood where you'll be staying. You'll have a great time!

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