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The best events in Barcelona this September

The best events in Barcelona this September

Kick autumn off with some of the best events the city has to offer

September might mark the end of Summer for many places in the world, but Barcelona keeps warm for a while longer and the events are here to prove it. Children head back to school and life returns somewhat to normality... Right? ... Wrong! There might not be summer holidays anymore, but you can still choose from activities for all ages and tastes from concerts, food fairs, festivals, sports, and more!

Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is famous for its colorful musical performances, throughout the year. Careful though because on 1 September the schedule changes with the first show at 9PM and the last at 10PM on Fridays or Saturdays. This show of light, water, and music is unmissable if you happen to be in the city at the time, and it won't cost you a penny, so why not?

The Mercè Run

An alternative run that focuses more in charity is the Cursa de la Mercè (The Mercè Run). All profits of the run go to non-profit organizations, so get running for a good cause!

Festes de la Mercè (Mercè Festival)

The Festes de la Mercè (Mercè Festival) are perhaps the most anticipated celebrations by proud locals, as they are in honor of one of the patron saints of the city. For one week (though the official festival is 22 - 25 September) the Catalan capital fills to the brim with free concerts, Castellers shows, correfocs, musical firework shows, street shows... There is tonnes for everyone all day and night! Do not miss it... ;)

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

Tattoo Expo 2016

Towards end the month is a little art, "art is skin deep," because on September 30th the 28th edition of Tattoo Expo will begin. The Fira de Montjuïc will host one of the most alternative events in the city, with many international artists attending and a full program related to the world of ink.

Music Festivals

In addition to all these great events in Barcelona the most entertaining summer activities is still the music festivals.

Mas i Mas Festival

The festival was born in 2003 and has since become a classic in the hot summer nights in Barcelona. The festival will close its concert series on September 4th.

  • Mas i Mas Festival 2016 Mas i Mas Festival 2016 Aug 03 - Sep 04 Mas i Mas Festival comes to Barcelona this August with artists such as jazz, flamenco, classical, techno, and more.

BAM Festival 2016

La Mercè includes a variety of activities, one of the most prominent is the Barcelona Accio Musical with a series of free concerts that take place in different parts of the city. You can find a variety of bands and solo artists of all genres, so you're sure to find a style you like!

  • BAM Festival 2016 BAM Festival 2016 Sep 22 - Sep 25 Don't miss the BAM Festival in Barcelona. Free concerts from an endless selection of musical styles.

Picnic Electronik

To the date of September 20th you can enjoy Sundays with Picnic Electronik by Montjuïc Park. Live music, nature, activities for the whole family ... Enjoy the last days of summer with this special picnic!

This concludes our list of things to do this September in Barcelona. It's almost impossible to not have fun! Also remember, on September 11 there's the Diada de Catalunya (Day of Catalonia) which is a public holiday throughout the region. On the 24th, La Merce is a public holiday in Barcelona. See you next month for October, #Barcelovers!

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