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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

  • Expohogar 2019 Expohogar 2019 Sep 27 - Sep 30 Expohogar is a showcase of the latest innovations in the world of homeware, jewellery, fashion and crafts. It ...
    Fri 27 Sep Mon 30 Sep Fira de Barcelona,
  • BAM Festival 2019 BAM Festival 2019 Sep 20 - Sep 23 Don't miss the BAM Festival in Barcelona. Free concerts from an endless selection of musical styles.
    Fri 20 Sep Mon 23 Sep
  • Festes de la Mercè 2019 Festes de la Mercè 2019 Sep 20 - Sep 24 Concerts, traditional dances, Pyromusical, Castellers... Mercè celebrations are endless.
    Fri 20 Sep Tue 24 Sep Plaça de Catalunya,
  • Wine and Cava tasting in Barcelona 2019 Wine and Cava tasting in Barcelona 2019 Sep 20 - Sep 24 Discover the wines with Designation of Origin of Catalonia and the Catalan cuisine.
    Fri 20 Sep Tue 24 Sep Arc del Triomf,
  • Festes de Poblenou 2019 Festes de Poblenou 2019 Sep 07 - Sep 16 Concerts, shows, workshops, Castellers and much more this September at the Festivals of Poblenou.
    Sat 07 Sep Mon 16 Sep
  • Festival of Horta 2019 Festival of Horta 2019 Sep 06 - Sep 15 Concerts, shows, Correfocs and much more with fantastic decorations. This September — The Festa Major of Horta.
    Fri 06 Sep Sun 15 Sep
  • Festa Major de Sants 2019 Festa Major de Sants 2019 Aug 23 - Aug 30 Concerts, performances, workshops, castellers and much more under the fantastic decorations of the Festa Major...
    Fri 23 Aug Fri 30 Aug
  • DGTL Barcelona 2019 DGTL Barcelona 2019 Aug 23 - Aug 24 On 23 and 24 August 2019, the DGTL Festival will make Barcelona dance to the rhythm of house and techno music.
    Fri 23 Aug Sat 24 Aug
  • BioRitme Festival 2019 BioRitme Festival 2019 Aug 22 - Aug 25 From the 22–25 August, the latest edition of the BioRitme Festival awaits you!
    Thu 22 Aug Sun 25 Aug
  • Festival of Gracia 2019 Festival of Gracia 2019 Aug 15 - Aug 21 Concerts, shows, workshops, and much more amongst the fantastic street decorations this August during the Fest...
    Thu 15 Aug Wed 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...
    Wed 14 Aug Sun 18 Aug Catedral,
  • Circuit Festival 2019 Circuit Festival 2019 Aug 08 - Aug 18 Don't miss one of the biggest gay celebrations in Europe.
    Thu 08 Aug Sun 18 Aug
  • Joan Gamper Trophy 2019 Joan Gamper Trophy 2019 Aug 04 It's a Barça Party as the Joan Gamper Trophy takes place at Camp Nou.
    Sun 04 Aug Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Mas i Mas Festival 2019 Mas i Mas Festival 2019 Jul 31 - Sep 01 Mas i Mas Festival comes to Barcelona this summer with jazz, flamenco, classical, techno, and more.
    Wed 31 Jul Sun 01 Sep
  • Tap On Barcelona 2019 Tap On Barcelona 2019 Jul 22 - Jul 28 Participate in tap dancing classes and enjoy amazing shows
    Mon 22 Jul Sun 28 Jul
  • Sonar Festival 2019 Sonar Festival 2019 Jul 18 - Jul 20 From 18 - 20 June 2019 one of the biggest electronic and experimental music festivals takes place in Barcelona.
    Thu 18 Jul Sat 20 Jul Montjuic, Barcelona
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