There are many activities organized in Barcelona during the summer months, festivals, parties, concerts, cultural events, and much more! We recommend you the most outstanding events that have been organized. Do you come with us?
We begin with the celebrations of some of the neighborhoods of the city. Festes de Gràcia are a big celebration because these are the celebrations of one of the most historic neighborhoods. Activities such as concerts, children’s workshops are organized … But what we like most are its decorated streets. The celebration start on August 15.
We continue with the Festes del Barri de Sants (Sants Neightbourhood celebration). The most important part is also its decorated streets and recreational and educational activities and proposals. Enjoy it during the third week of August.
Another party that we recommend you are the Festes de Sant Roc, it is the celebration of the Gothic Quarter, held in mid-August. You can taste a good chocolate or buy products in its popular craft fair; You can also enjoy the sweet typical of Sant Roc: panellets! Sopar amb estrelles (dinner with stars) is a highly recommended event organized by the Observatori Fabra. You’ll be amazed if you like astronomy, and also if you have not yet discovered! It includes dinner, guided tour of its facilities and astronomical observations with a telescope.
An event held in the Catalan city, which is magical in nature is Sant Joan, the night of 24/06. The Revetlla de Sant Joan or nit de foc (fire night) announces the beginning of summer and lasts until dawn. You can enjoy this unique night on the streets or beaches in many areas of Barcelona.
Els vespres inèdits (unprecedent nights) opens the terraces of the hotels to all people and activities that you can enjoy while you drink something or even if you give yourself a swim in the hotel pool are organized. Live a five-star evening!
But, which festivals are held this summer in Barcelona? Yes, we highlight several. Piknic Electronik is the electronic music festival outdoor attended by prominent DJs on the international scene. It is celebrated on Sunday from June to September in the Park of Montjuïc, in the Gardens Joan Brossa.
Pedralbes Festival is another renowned festival. It has a luxury lineup and is held in a stunning location with real charm: Pedralbes. From 11/06 to 15/07.
For music lovers an essential event is also organized with nearly 30 years of history: BCN Guitar Festival. It is held in July in places like the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Auditori.
There are also concerts in city parks. These are free during the months of June to August.
If you like sports, you can enjoy the sporting event par excellence: Joan Gamper Trophy and Supercopa de España. Barça team is introduced and you can see the players of one of the best teams in the world. Moreover it is an opportunity to attend the Super Cup matches (Supercopa de España)! From mid to late August at the Camp Nou.
For photography lovers, a world-renowned cultural event that we recommend to attend is the exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year, in CosmoCaixa until 11/09. You will see stunning photographs of nature!
Finally, if what you want is outdoor cinema, some sessions are organized on the forecourt of the Castle of Montjuïc, in the Pati de les Dones, and in Sant Sebastià beach.
Yes, Barcelona is an active city and… on summer you will enjoy like never before!