What’s on in September! How to have amazing September in Barcelona!
Barcelona is a stunning city and you will find out that September in Barcelona can be one of the best months for you to enjoy the spirit of Catalonia and spirit of its capital. Have a look at our events picked out especially for you to enjoy the slowly ending summer in this hot city.
06.09.2014 (Saturday) – 07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Demanoenmano market
Semptember in Barcelona does not have to be boring, it can really be full of joy!
Second-hand market Demanoenmano which is taking place at Convent de Sant Agusti will give you the occasion not only to purchase second-hand and vintage wares but take part in creative workshops as well and listen to live music. You just have to find some free time during the first weekend of September and come and enjoy the day!
So, if you would like to join Demanoenmano market, check the official website of the event for more information.
07.09.2014 (Sunday) and 14.09.2014 (Sunday) – Piknic Electronik
The atmosphere is fun, mellow and family-friendly like all September in Barcelona!
There are two zones for people participating in the festival:
One section for adults where you can enjoy music with DJs playing from 1 pm till 8 pm
The other zone is for families with children where kids have the chance to take part in a lot of activities organised just for them.
Have a look at the last year edition (I am sure that you will love it) and just visit on Saturday on Montjuic.
AND, here is the official website where you can find more details
07.09.2014 (Sunday) – Cursa Barca 2014 – FC Barcelona (Barca Fun Run)
It’s going to be the first edition of this event in Barcelona!
10km race is set around the Barcelona FC’s Camp Nou football ground. Everybody who signs up will receive, among other gifts, a commemorative T- shirt designed for the occasion. Come and support people who are taking part in the run! More information on the official wesite ( It’s not available in English, sorry).
11.09.2014 (Thursday) – La Diada Nacional de Catalunya (The National Day of Catalonia)
Public holiday in Catalonia and Barcelona!
This is the first public holiday in Sepetember in Barcelona, the next one is taking place 19th of September so just one week after (check below). Two extra days off in the month to enjoy the time with friends or family!
During the National Day of Catalonia you can join cultural events in the city and other celebrations and political demonstrations. To give you the example, at the statue of Rafael Casanova, which is located at the corner of Ronda de Sant Pere and Carrer d’Ali Bei, you can lay floral tributes or catch a concert, a poetry reading, or political speech in different parts of Barcelona. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of people with the Catalan flag on the street and hear the official anthem of Catalonia, Els Segadors, in a lot of places .
19.09.2014 (Friday) – Public holiday in Barcelona in honour of Barcelona’s patron saint
– Mare de Deu de la MErce (Our Lady of Mercy).
19.09.2014 (Friday) – 24.09.2014 (Wednesday)
Les Festes de la Merce 2014 (Merce Festival Barcelona 2014)
Les Festes de la Merce is the most popular festival during September in Barcelona!
You can’t miss it!
Join Barcelona’s biggest party of the year.
Celebrations are taking part in a lot of places in Barcelona. The map of the event and schedule usually is available 2 weeks before the Festival (keep checking our Facebook page for more information). The festival offers a wide variety of events and it is the largest street party in Barcelona with – great music, parades, dancing, cultural and sport events and a lot of fireworks. Every year events take place for around 5 days and its tradition started in 1902, when people were saying goodbye to the summer and were welcoming the colourful season of autumn.
There are some, the most popular events, in which you can take a part while enjoying September in Barcelona during the Merce Festival:
‘Els Castellets’ (Human Towers) – building of human towers. Amazing show which provides a lot of fun. The most spectacular part is the end when the smallest person, usually a child, trying to stand at the top of the tower which have to be as high as possible. Thousands of people are coming every year to see human towers.
“El Coreefoc’, ‘Diablos y demonios’ (Devils and demons) – Parade takes place at nightfall. Dragons, devils, demons and another scary monsters are walking on the streets and scare the people with fire, fireworks and performances. This is an amazing show which you will not forget quickly!
Gigantes (Gigant Parade) – Fantastic parade to which you can come with all your family. Usually it takes place at Placa St Jaume. Giants who are having a good time dancing and walking on the streets are accompanied with some drum music played by small groups of musicans. Giants are mainly queens and kings, nobles and saints. You can’t miss this as well.
The celebration is ended on 24th with a ‘big bomb’ – Amazing music and firework spectacle!
More information you can find in the official website of the Les Festes de la Merce 2014
We hope that you will enjoy September in Barcelona – The Most Amazing City In The World!