Barcelona events

Barcelona events

Barcelona is the host of numerous events. Some of the Barcelona events are world famous, some of them still rather unknown but not less interesting. We listed our most popular recurring Barcelona events below.

Every year in March, all adventure-seeking runners have the opportunity to get a spectacular cruise through a beautiful city, as this is the time for the Marató Barcelona.

Annually in March

Barcelona International Poetry Festival. The festival opens with the most outstanding event on the programme, Poetry Night at the Palau, and continues for a seven-day period at venues around the city.

Yearly in May

The Grec Festival of Barcelona is an international theatre, dance, music and circus festival. This is one of the most important events in Barcelona’s cultural calendar.

Annually in July

La Mercè is a, more than a century old, festival to celebrate the declaration of the Virgin of La Mercè as patron saint of the city Barcelona. Nowadays the festival is programmed around Mediterranean culture.

Annually in September

Barcelona’s Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona presents Kosmopolis, a biennial literature festival open to all genres.

Annually in October

Every year at the end of November, the famous shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, and the surrounding areas, will be open until 01.00. Enjoy a night of shopping, partying and entertainment. Together with the official turning-on of the Christmas lights, Passeig de Gràcia will turn into a party.

Annually in November

Easter is a great time to come to the city of Barcelona as spring has begun, the trees are in blossom and there are many outdoor processions and celebrations taking place.

Annually around Easter

Sonar, International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, takes place in Barcelona every year during three days in June.

Annually in June

The Barcelona neighbourhood of Gràcia hits the streets on 15 August to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. There are street garlands, orchestras, games, theatre, music and dance, which turn the district into one big party.

Yearly in August

The Asia Festival in Barcelona offers traditional and avant-garde shows from different Asian countries, every year in September.

Annually in September

This is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia.

Annually in September

Christmas in Barcelona is a magical time, with many seasonal traditions, markets, lights, nativity scenes and food.

Yearly in December