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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

  • The Mercè Run (Cursa de la Mercè) 2018 The Mercè Run (Cursa de la Mercè) 2018 Sep 16 One of the most popular runs in the city... Are you ready to run for charity?
    Sun 16 Sep Plaza de España,
  • Festes de Poblenou 2018 Festes de Poblenou 2018 Sep 08 - Sep 17 Concerts, shows, workshops, Castellers and much more this September at the Festivals of Poblenou.
    Sat 08 Sep Mon 17 Sep
  • Festival of Horta 2018 Festival of Horta 2018 Sep 07 - Sep 16 Concerts, shows, Correfocs and much more with fantastic decorations. This September — The Festa Major of Horta.
    Fri 07 Sep Sun 16 Sep
  • BioRitme Festival 2018 BioRitme Festival 2018 Aug 23 - Aug 26 From the 23–26 August, the latest edition of the BioRitme Festival awaits you!
    Thu 23 Aug Sun 26 Aug
  • Festa Major de Sants 2018 Festa Major de Sants 2018 Aug 18 - Aug 26 Concerts, performances, workshops, castellers and much more under the fantastic decorations of the Festa Major...
    Sat 18 Aug Sun 26 Aug
  • Festival of Gracia 2018 Festival of Gracia 2018 Aug 15 - Aug 21 Concerts, shows, workshops, and much more amongst the fantastic street decorations this August during the Fest...
    Wed 15 Aug Tue 21 Aug
  • Festa Major de Sant Roc — Gothic Quarter Festa Major de Sant Roc — Gothic Quarter Aug 14 - Aug 18 The oldest neighbourhood festival in Barcelona — Saint Roch Festical — is held on Plaça Nova in the Gothi...
    Tue 14 Aug Sat 18 Aug Catedral,
  • 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
  • Circuit Festival 2018 Circuit Festival 2018 Aug 09 - Aug 19 Don't miss one of the biggest gay celebrations in Europe.
    Thu 09 Aug Sun 19 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
  • Mas i Mas Festival 2018 Mas i Mas Festival 2018 Jul 31 - Aug 31 Mas i Mas Festival comes to Barcelona this summer with jazz, flamenco, classical, techno, and more.
    Tue 31 Jul Fri 31 Aug
  • 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
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