Updated Aug 31 2023
The month of June in Barcelona is a period in which the typical summer events and activities can be enjoyed to the full thanks to the wonderful weather, such as those organised outside hotels and bars, as well as outdoor concerts and cinema festivals, and being able to sit on the beach and swim in the sea.
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The arrival of summer is really felt in the streets, as the city is more buzzing with people, especially in certain areas such as those nearest the beaches. Night life is of course more animated than in the earlier months of the year, and the nightclubs fill up with tourists having a good time, again especially near to the beaches.
Public holidays, events and things to do in Barcelona in June
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Which fiestas, activities and events take place in Barcelona in June?
Ou com Balla (the Dancing Egg)
The tradition of l’Ou com Balla (literally the Dancing Egg) is celebrated on Corpus Christi day (60 days after Easter Sunday), and consists of making an egg ‘dance’ by being balanced on top of a fountain. This strange sight can be seen in various places throughout the city, many of which are religious institutions.
Those who already know about this rather sweet tradition get together with people who are new to it, who, surprised by the spectacle, can’t help but be fascinated by the dancing egg! In the majority of cases l’Ou com Balla takes place in June, although depending on where Easter falls, it could be at the end of May.
Corpus Christi day, and the following weekend (30th May – 2nd June 2024).
Various courtyards and cloisters.
€ Free of charge.
Brunch -in the Park Barcelona
Brunch -in the Park starts in June, and it’s an electronic music festival that takes place every Sunday during the summer, when you’ll be able to enjoy the best DJs in a unique environment, Montjuïc Mountain. You will need to pay to access the festival, and your ticket covers all of the DJ sets, as well as the various activities that are organised.
Festival Jardins de Pedralbes
One of the most eagerly awaited and popular festivals at the start of the summer in Barcelona is the Festival dels Jardins de Pedralbes which, since 2013, has been held in the beautiful and charming gardens (Jardins) of Pedralbes, located in a corner of the Pedralbes Park.
In this summer festival you can often find major national and international artists from different musical styles (pop, rock, jazz, flamenco, etc.) which is why it is a must-see event when it comes to seeing these great artists perform live.
To be confirmed.
Garden of Pedralbes (Park of Pedralbes).
€ 18€ / 240€.
Barcelona Sónar Festival
Sónar has to be the most well-known electronic and advanced music festival in the world. It first took place in 1994 and since then its fame and recognition have grown considerably, which has led the organisers to run similar Sónar festivals in other cities.
The one in Barcelona, the first and best-known, takes place over a weekend in the middle of June. Its setting has changed over the years to adapt to the ever-increasing interest from people coming from all over the world.
You can buy tickets online several months in advance, whether you’re after a complete festival pass or tickets that only give you access to the evening concerts and activities.
13th, 14th and 15th June 2024.
Fira Montjuïc / Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet.
€ €48 / €195.
Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona
Primavera Sound Festival is a leading point of reference in the international music scene, at which a stellar line-up of bands entertains lovers of good music each year. It’s so popular that many tourists plan their holidays in Barcelona around the dates of the festival, which takes place in the middle or end of May, or sometimes at the beginning of June.
Sopar amb estrelles (Dinner with the Stars)
If you would like to enjoy a unique night out in Barcelona, one of the best options is that of going to Sopar amb Estrelles (‘Dinner with the Stars’) in the Fabra Observatory. You can be wined and dined outside whilst admiring some incredible views of the city.
At the end of the dinner a guided tour takes place of the observatory (carried out in Spanish, Catalan and English), which includes the chance to look at the moon, Saturn, Jupiter and other planets through a telescope.
From the beginning of June to the beginning of October.
Events taking place on the terraces of hotels
As the evening goes on, or after dinner and after having seen the sights of the city or spent a few hours on the beach, there’s nothing better than going up to the rooftop terrace of one of the best hotels, which are also open to non-residents, to have a drink or have dinner.
When the good weather arrives in June, the so-called ‘Setmana de les Terrasses’ (‘Terraces Week’) is organized by the hotels, and most of the hotels in the city participate, organizing all sorts of cultural and leisure activities. Many of these terraces have magnificent views of the city, and at times they put on anything from relaxing music concerts (chillout or jazz) to DJ sessions to liven up the evening.
Generally from May to September.
Rooftop terraces of hotels.
Restaurants and ‘chiringuitos’ with views of the sea
An excellent way to make the most of June’s fine weather is to eat in one of the restaurants that offer views of the sea, whether from inside or from their outdoor terraces. Below we have given you a few suggestions: Salamanca, Platja Ca la Nuri, Xiringuito Escribà, Bravo 24, Torre d’Alta Mar, Xiringuito Escribà, El Túnel del Port, Wet Bar, Viblia Wine Restaurant & Showroom and El Cangrejo Loco. In addition you could also go to the ‘chiringuitos’, which are small bars on the beach itself where you can have a drink and in some cases have lunch.
The quality won’t be the same as in the restaurants that we’ve recommended above, but although it’s not exactly cheap, it’ll be kinder on your wallet than the restaurants and you will enjoy the full benefit of eating or drinking on the beach.
Festa major Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera
Lasting approximately a week, normally towards the middle or end of June, the annual fiesta of one of the most central and popular areas of Barcelona is celebrated. Taking place throughout Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera, the Fiesta is also known as the Festa del Casc Antic (Fiesta of the Old Town).
During these celebrations all sorts of events and activities take place, in which everyone is welcome to take part. These activities range from the most traditional: “cercaviles” parades, “correfocs” (people throwing and juggling with fire), and “trobada de gegants” (meeting with giants), to the most artistic, such as dances and concerts.
From the middle to the end of June.
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera.
Gay Pride Barcelona
‘Pride Barcelona’ is the gay pride parade that takes place annually. It’s an event that makes the most of the sunny summer weather and brings together people of all sexual orientations. In spite of being aimed at the gay community, everyone who wants to take part can do so.
Although the events and celebrations last over a week, the first events are grouped together over the weekend, with the highlight being the parade through the streets of Barcelona, which is the most participative event of the festival. In spite of the fact that the origins of Pride Barcelona lie in demonstrations for gay rights, the vast majority of activities are now celebratory in nature, giving the city a great atmosphere throughout the festival.
End of June.
€ Free of charge.
Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village)
Poble Espanyol is one of the most curious places in the city. Within its grounds you will find, all built to scale, reconstructions of various characteristic streets, squares and buildings from different towns within Spain. Of course activities are organised within the Poble Espanyol complex throughout the year, but you’ll find that it’s with the arrival of summer that the calendar is busiest, with the most important events taking place.
We therefore recommend that when you come to Barcelona you take a look at Poble Espanyol’s programme of events, that we’ll keep you posted about on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram y Twitter).
Throughout the year.
€ Cost of entry €6.25 / €11 (check the price of activities in advance).
La Revetlla (Verbena) de Sant Joan
One of the most important celebrations of the year takes place on the night of 23rd to 24th June, which is commonly known as Nit de Sant Joan or Revetlla de Sant Joan (a ‘Revetlla’ is an open-air celebration on the eve of a Saint’s day). It’s the shortest night of the year and marks the celebration of the summer solstice.
During this night, throughout Spain Sant Joan is marked by firework displays and bonfires in the streets and squares, and on the beaches. As far as Barcelona is concerned, just like in other coastal towns in Catalunya, groups of friends usually go to the beach, where they light torches and throw firecrackers and fireworks while listening to music, usually celebrating well into the early hours of the morning.
24th June, the Dia de Sant Joan itself, is a public holiday, and the shops and businesses close, with the exception of those within the Maremagnum shopping centre and some in El Born and the Gothic Quarter. The typical way to celebrate is to have a family lunch, for which dessert is always the traditional Coca de Sant Joan.
Night of 23rd to 24th June.
Música als Parcs (Music in the Parks)
Throughout the months of June, July and August various concerts are organised in Barcelona’s parks. They are free concerts and everyone is welcome to attend, so it’s a great option for relaxing after a day of sightseeing round the city.
June, July and August.
€ Free of charge.
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To complement your holidays in Barcelona we suggest a personalised guided tour to some of the most interesting parts of the city. And if you want to make the most of the good weather in June and make a getaway to one of the most charming coastal towns near Barcelona or along the Costa Brava (in Girona) we’re positive that you won’t regret it.
At irBarcelona we work with the best companies in the sector and always with official tourist guides of Barcelona and Catalonia that will organise a personalised tour for you and in English according to your needs and interests.
Please contact us for more information and to book your personalised guided tour.
Weather and temperature in Barcelona in June
June is the month of the year with the most hours of daylight, and it doesn’t get dark until around 21:30. The temperatures aren’t as hot as in July and August, which means that the heat isn’t generally an impediment for sightseeing outside, and you shouldn’t suffer too much from it.
However, some days are warmer than others so we do recommend that you take the necessary precautions and come prepared. If you’re going to Barcelona in search of some time on the beach, June is an excellent month in which to enjoy it, although you may still find that the temperature of the sea is a little chilly.
Climate statistics for June
Average maximum temperature: 24.1ºC.
Average minimum temperature: 15.8ºC.
Average overall temperature: 19.9ºC.
Average rainfall: 42mm.
Sunrise: 06:29 (1st June) – 06:21 (30th June).
Sunset: 21:19 (1st June) – 21:29 (30th June).
Advices, advantages and drawbacks
Las Golondrinas: As you’re walking around Barcelona and you approach the Port Vell and Rambla del Mar area, we recommend that you go to Las Golondrinas, small boats that are typical of the city, that give you the opportunity to have a little trip out on a boat around the port area. We think that June is the ideal month in which to do it, as the temperatures are very pleasant, without the excessive heat that you may encounter in July and August.
Beach and good temperatures: Thanks to the increase in temperature in June, warm but not excessively so, you can mix and match your beach time with some cultural sightseeing, which makes it one of the perfect months in which to visit the city.
Hours of daylight: There are plenty of hours of daylight in which to fully appreciate everything the city has to offer.
Number of tourists: June is a fantastic month in which to visit Barcelona, and the only drawback we can think of is that it’s also the month in which more tourists descend upon the city. However, it’s not as busy as the other summer months and it shouldn’t bother you.