best events in Barcelona

Updated Jul 01 2020

Fortunately for everyone who live in Barcelona as well as the many tourists who decide to visit the city, many events are held each year including cultural, leisure, social and technological events, both in the city and in the rest of the Barcelona province. The range is so wide that it is not difficult for each person, depending on their interests and likes, to find several events that arouse their curiosity. It is worth adding that, although it is true that most of the events are on during spring and summer, when the climate and temperatures improve there are open air activities to participate in. It is also equally true that some major events are organised during every month of the year.

What types of events do we offer information on?

In this section we will collate the most important and major events, as well as others that for various reasons we think are attractive, that are organised on a regular or recurring basis in Barcelona. For the one-off and sporadic events, you can find more information on our social networks (Facebook and Twitter).

The most important and major events in Barcelona

From music festivals to traditional festivals, as well as fairs and markets, art shows and exhibitions, here are a selection of the most important and major events that take place in Barcelona. You will surely know some of them already, and the information we offer will help you to discover new ones and the dates for this year. On the other hand, we hope that we can also surprise you with some events you do not know and, of course that these are of interest to you.


Events in January in Barcelona

Fira de Reis Christmas Market

Fira de Reis (Christmas Fair)

17th December 2020 – 6th January 2021

17th December 2021 – 6th January 2022

BCNegra

BCNegra

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Three Kings day in Barcelona

Three Kings day

5th January 2021

5th January 2022

Events in February in Barcelona

Carnival in Barcelona

Carnival in Barcelona

11th – 17th February 2021

10th – 13th February 2022

Els Vespres d'Hivern de la UB

Els Vespres d’Hivern (winter)

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Festivals and traditions in Barcelona and Catalonia

Santa Eulàlia Festival

11th – 14th February 2021

24th February – 2nd March 2022

San Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

St. Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

14th February 2021

14th February 2022

Events in March in Barcelona

Rally Barcelona - Sitges

Rally Barcelona – Sitges

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

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Tripuniq Barcelona

Events in April in Barcelona

Vive la Moto Barcelona

Vive la Moto

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Catalonia April Fair in Barcelona

Catalonia April Fair

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona Film Festival

Barcelona Film Festival

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Sant Jordi Festival Barcelona

Sant Jordi Festival Day

23rd April 2021

23rd April 2022

Barcelona Comic Fair

Barcelona Comic Fair

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

World Press Photo Barcelona

World Press Photo

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in May in Barcelona

Ciutat Flamenco Festival

Ciutat Flamenco Festival

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

World Press Photo Barcelona

World Press Photo

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona International Record Fair

Barcelona International Record Fair

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Automobile Barcelona

Automobile Barcelona

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

International New Roses Competition

International New Roses Competition

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Night of the Museums in Barcelona

Night of the Museums in Barcelona

2020: postponed to November 14

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in June in Barcelona

logo Primavera Sound Barcelona Festival

Primavera Sound Festival

2nd – 6th June 2021

2022: to be confirmed

Sónar Festival Barcelona

Sónar Festival

17th, 18th & 19th June 2021

2022: to be confirmed

Ou Com Balla Barcelona

Ou com Balla

3rd – 6th June 2021

16th – 19th June 2022

Modernist Fair of Barcelona

Modernist Fair of Barcelona

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

The Festival of Sant Joan

Sant Joan Night Festival

23rd | 24th June 2020

23rd | 24th June 2021

Barcelona Grec Festival

Grec Festival

30 junio – 31 julio 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Tast a La Rambla logo

Tast a La Rambla

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

The Historic Centre’s Local Festival

The Historic Centre’s Local Festival

2021: end of June

2022: end of June

Jardins Pedralbes Festival

Jardins Pedralbes Festival

9th July – 29th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week

Hotel Terrace Week

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Gay Pride Barcelona

Gay Pride Barcelona

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in July in Barcelona

Vespres Inedits

Vespres Inedit’s

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Sala Montjuïc

Sala Montjuïc

20th July – 19th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Cruïlla Festival

Cruïlla Festival

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Els Vespres de la UB

Els Vespres de la UB (summer)

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

El Raval Local Festival

El Raval’s Local Festival

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona Grec Festival

Grec Festival

30th June – 31st July 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Festa Major Poble Sec

Poble Sec’s Local Festival

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Festival Jardins Pedralbes

Festival Jardins Pedralbes

9th July – 29th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

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Cinema on the beach

30th July – 23rd August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Cap Roig Festival

Cap Roig Festival

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in August in Barcelona

Sala Montjuïc

Sala Montjuïc

20th July – 19th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Cap Roig Festival

Festival de Cap Roig

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Gràcia Local Festival

Gràcia Local Festival

15th – 21st August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Festa Major de Sants

Sants Local Festival

22nd – 26th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

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Cinema on the beach

30th July – 23rd August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Circuit Festival

Circuit Festival

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Girlie Circuit Festival

Girlie Circuit Festival

2020: cancelled

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Fiestas de Sant Roc

Sant Roc Local Festival

12th – 16th August 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in September in Barcelona

Festa Major del Poblenou

Poblenou’s Local Festival

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

La Barceloneta Local Festival

La Barceloneta’s Local Festival

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

La Ribera Local Festival

La Ribera’s Local Festival

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

La Mercè

La Mercè (Barcelona’s Festival)

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

BAM Festival

BAM Festival

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in October in Barcelona

Festes del Roser

Festes del Roser

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

International Fantastic Film Festival of Sitges

Fantastic Film Festival of Sitges

8th – 18th October 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona International Record Fair

Barcelona International Record Fair

2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Mercat de Mercats

Mercat de Mercats

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Oktoberfest Barcelona

Oktoberfest Barcelona

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

48H Open House BCN

48H Open House Barcelona

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Auto Retro Barcelona

Auto Retro Barcelona

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona’s Manga Fair

Barcelona’s Manga Fair

30th October – 2nd November 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in November in Barcelona

Barcelona’s Manga Fair

Barcelona’s Manga Fair

30th October – 2nd November 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

La Castanyada All Saints Day BarcelonaLa Castanyada & All Saints Day

1st – 2nd November 2020

1st – 2nd November 2021

1st – 2nd November 2022

Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

26th November – 23rd December 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

The Shopping Night Barcelona

The Shopping Night Barcelona

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Sagrada Familia Christmas Market

Sagrada Familia Christmas Market

26th November – 23rd December 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events in December in Barcelona

Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

Santa Llúcia Christmas Market

26th November – 23rd December 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

The Espinelves Fir Tree Fair

The Espinelves Fir Tree Fair

3rd – 8th December 2020 (to be confirmed)

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Italian Film Festival Barcelona

Italian Film Festival Barcelona

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Barcelona New Year Eve

New Year’s Eve

31st December 2020 – 1st January 2021

31st December 2021 – 1st January 2022

31st December 2022 – 1st January 2023

Medieval Market of Vic

Medieval Market of Vic

4th – 8th December 2020 (to be confirmed)

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Sagrada Familia Christmas Market

Sagrada Familia Christmas Market

26th November – 23rd December 2020

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Fira de Reis Christmas Market

Fira de Reis (Christmas Fair)

17th December 2020 – 6th January 2021

17th December 2021 – 6th January 2022

La Ciutat dels Somnis - City of Dreams

City of Dreams (Children’s Festival)

2020: to be confirmed

2021: to be confirmed

2022: to be confirmed

Events held during several months of the year

Música als Parcs (Músic in the Parks)

Música als Parcs

(Music in the Parks)

In summer

Cine al aire libre Barcelona

Open air cinema

In summer