What’s on in September in Barcelona!

What’s on in September! How to have amazing September in Barcelona!

 

Barcelona is 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.

 

September in Barcelona

 

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!

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)

 

September in Barcelona. 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 (Monday) – La Diada Nacional de Catalunya (The National Day of Catalonia)

 

Public holiday in Catalonia and Barcelona!

September in Barcelona. La Diada Nacional de Catalunya

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.

 

September in Barcelona

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:

 

September in Barcelona. La Merce

‘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.

 

Spetmber in Barcelona

“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!

 

September in Barcelona

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.

 

September in Barcelona

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!

 

Barcelona Beach Festival 2014

BBF 2014: The Event of Summer 2014 in Barcelona

The time for the first Barcelona Beach Festival has arrived! One more crazy party is going to take place in this wonderful city. A huge event with great artists, plus it’s going to be on the beach! Is there any doubt it is going to be unique and lots of fun?! I don’t think so.

When?

The 26th of July, at 6pm

Where?

Platja de la Pau – Parc de la Pau by Forum in Sant Adrià de Besòs

How to get there?

  • By tram: with the tram T4 or T6, stop Sant Adrià
  • By train (Renfe): Estació Sant Adrià
  • By car: Ronda Litoral exit 26, direction Llobregat / exit 25 direction Besos

Who is going to perform?

The best of the best- Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angello (an ex-member of the Swedish House Mafia). Joining this all-star lineup will be The Zombie Kids, Joan Reyes, JP Candela, Oilver Schmitz, Marcel Ventura and Alex de Guirior! You can’t miss them, can you?

BBF 2014

 

Tickets

Sales Points:

Price:

There are different kinds of tickets, a great deal of which are already sold out. What does that mean? Hurry up and get your ticket now! The various types of tickets are listed below. The Premium ticket includes exclusive entry to the venue, exclusive area in front of the stage, access to an exclusive area of catering and bars, 3 drinks, exclusive bathroom availability, a commemorative present and more!

  1. 3rd Promotional Round Ticket: 56 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  2. Final Price Ticket: 71 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  3. Premium Ticket, 2nd Promotional Round: 146 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  4. Premium Ticket, 3rd Promotional Round: 166 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket
  5. Premium Ticket, Final Price: 181 euro + charging fees of website where you buy the ticket

Take into account that the tickets are not refundable and children under 16 must be accompanied by their parents, guardian or an authorized third person.

 

 

Get ready to party hard and enjoy this awesome event!

Melina

 

Extreme Barcelona 2014: Heat Up Your Summer With A Supreme Sport Festival!

Extreme Barcelona

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival – What is That?

One of the world’s top action sports events is coming back for the 5th time, following the success of the previous events from 2008 to 2011. This year you will have a chance to join Extreme Barcelona sports festival during the last weekend of June, on 28th & 29th in Parc del Fòrum and Windoor Empuriabrava as secondary venue for indoor skydiving. (more…)

Pride Barcelona 2014

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014: Be there!

Gay Pride Barcelona 2014

The time has come! Only a few days are left for one more huge Pride Barcelona celebration. In case you haven’t had yet the chance to experience any of the previous five Barcelona Gay Pride Festivals and you are in the city from the 19th until 29th of June, you shouldn’t miss it. Why? Well, for many reasons. The most important one: there is talk of the biggest LGBT pride festival in the Mediterranean! With united forces of 30 associations, enterprises and the whole LBGT community, they’ve organized a unique free non-profit event including a cultural programme, sport, debates and many many parties.

WHEN?

10 whole days, from the 19th – 29th of June 2014. During those 10 days cultural activities and parties will be organized in various bars and clubs in the whole city. The Opening Party will take place the 26th of June 2014, at 23:30pm in Theatre Principal. The entrance is free. The main celebrations, though will take place the 27th, 28th and 29th of June.

WHERE?

|Avenida Maria Cristina|

  • 28th -29th of June 2014, 10:00 – 2:00 am

Avenida Maria Cristina, situated next to the Magic Fountain, embodies the heart of Pride Barcelona 2014. Many activities will take place there.

Areas:

  1. Food and bar area
  2. “The Village” opens the 27th of June 2014, at 10:00am and consists of tents, where associations and business partners will have the chance to get in touch with attendees and to present themselves. At 5:00pm workshops for adults and kids will be held, whereas a DJ will induce a good mood playing from 7:00pm. The 28th of June 2014 “I love Dance. Fitness.” will be organized at 11:00am and at 12:30pm the chorus Barcelona Rainbow Singers will be performing. Don’t miss it!
  3. Pride Kids – everyone is welcome, the focus though will be on the kids! Games, activities, sports and workshops will guarantee an unforgettable Pride Barcelona 2014 also for them.

Pride Barcelona 2014

Events:

1. Heel Race

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 8:00pm
  • This funny race is hosted by Patrick. Everybody is allowed to participate, the only requirement is to wear heels of minimum 7 cm. The winner gets 250€.

 

2. Miss Pride Drag Gala

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 9:00 pm
  • “And the queen is…” Well, it is going to be announced at the end of this gala event, hosted by Angelita la perversa. The jury consists of La Maña, Chiqui Marti, Dolly van Doll and Eiko Drag. And the price? – Watch out! The title of “Miss Drag Pride”, 1000€ and an exceeding place in the parade on Saturday, 28th of June with an tremendous welcoming… The event includes performances by El regreso de la decada en vivo, Chiqui Marti, Frank Romero, Romantico Latino and Garson. It is gonna be undoubtably a huge!

 

3. Foam Party

  • Friday, 27th of June 2014 – 11:00 pm
  • Foam everywhere, good music and an unique atmosphere! Do you need anything else for an awesome party? I don’t think so. You shouldn’t miss this crazy party with Sergio Cuho, Dkuba and Nuria Swan as guest artists and the DJ’s Muerta Sanchez and Sita Moore DJ.

Foam Party Pride Barcelona

 

4. Main Party

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014 – 8:00 pm
  • Viva la fiesta! After the Pride Parade the biggest party of Pride Barcelona 2014 is announced, hosted by Shimai and the following artists performing: Krypton Zoologic, Mecanlife, Dama, Alazan, Galisteo, Ainoha Cantalapierda, Silvia Parejo, Rebeca Moss, Lolita Jolie, Nayala Brown and Whigfield. From 23:00pm – 2:00am the DJ Pride Party is following with DJ Leomeo and DJ Moussa suppling for great tones. It is definitely the place to be that night.

 

|Parc de les tres Xemeneies|

  • Saturday, 28th of June 2014, 6:00 pm

Pride Parade

The parade starts at 6:00 pm. At 4:00 pm though, a pre-parade party will take place in the Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies. Meeting point for the Parade is the Placa de les Tres Xemeneis. From there the parade will travel via Avinguda Parallel to Placa España, terminating at Avinguda Maria Cristina, where the Parade will turn into The Main Party, which I mentioned above.

The Parade consists of colourful floats and walking groups. Everybody is welcome to participate and become part of this fun parade. In case you would like to attend with a float or a big walking group, a registration in advance is required. The meeting point for those, placing a float or walking group is as well at Placa de les Tres Xemeneies, at 16:00pm, though. A Group Marshall will announce your exact position within the parade. Among others Gais Positius, Projecte dels Noms-Hispanosida, Amnistia International, Metro Disco and Melon Party will attend the Parade! For more information contact: info@pridebarcelona.org.

Pride Parade Barcelona

|Carrer de Diputacio|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014, 11:00am – 11:00pm

 

Commercial fair

One more great event, including music, shows and areas for the little ones. Some of the exhibitors are Boxer BCN, Only is Love, Comprar en Fabrica, La Casa del Dolc and many more! Come around, it is totally worth it.

|Tibidabo Amusement Park|

  • Sunday, 29th of June 2014

Pride @ Tibidabo

Even the Tibidabo Amusement Park celebrates the Pride Barcelona 2014! The parc will be offering a special discount on the entry voucher: 12€ per person, for kids under 120 cm the price will be 9€, whereas for those under 90 cm the entrance will be for free. You should take advantage of this, don’t you think so?

You are dying to experience this cool event, right? So am I. Time runs, don’t worry! Meanwhile have a look at the video of Pride Barcelona 2013 and get ready for an even bigger Pride Barcelona 2014!

 

 

 

Are you ready to party hardy? Well, see you there in order to party, enjoy and show our respect and tolerance towards the LGBT community and its rights. By the way apart from the Pride, Barcelona presents a great deal of gay cafes, gay bars and fashion stores, even gay bookshops. Have you ever been to any of them?

Melina

 

Top 18 Things to do in Barcelona: Summer 2014

Things to do in Barcelona During the Summer

Summer is finally here! With only a finite number of days with sunshine, we have organized the best of the things to do in Barcelona to help you make the most of your time. From unique music festivals on the beach to outdoor movies at a 17th century castle, your summer in Barcelona will definitely not be boring! Here are the top 18 things to do in Barcelona this summer:

Music-

Things to do in Barcelona

Cruilla Barcelona

This three day long music festival features a variety of genres including artists such as Macklemore, Jack Johnson, Band of Horses, and Calle 13. Held at the Parc del Forum, the concerts begin on July 11 and go through the weekend until the 13th. With so many artists prepare to last until 5:00 in the morning! The full lineup is on Cruilla’s website.

2014 Barcelona Beach Festival

Looking to party with the some of the best DJ’s in the world? This is the place to be! The event takes place on July 26th at Platja Port Forum in Sant Adria de Besos. Staying true to its name, prepare yourself to entranced by the EDM scene on the fantastic beach venue. This year’s lineup is unreal- it consists of performances by Avicii, David Guetta, and Steve Angelo. It doesn’t get better than this! More info can be found on the Facebook page.

2014 Grec Barcelona Summer Festival

The Festival includes 45 events of musical, dance, and theater performances that take place at Teatre Grec. Last year the festival attracted almost 120,000 spectators. The venue is located on the Montjuic hill and is an outdoor Greek-styled amphitheater. The countless performances can be found on their website. The festival formally begins on July 1st.

Piknic Electronik

Things to do in Barcelona

Another event that takes place on Montjuic. This festival aims to mix the  the EDM party scene with family friendly picnic areas! Taking place every Sunday June through August, Piknic draws big crowds and we are here to tell you to be one of them! The lineup changes weekly so there is definitely an incentive for repeat Sundays. The event opens at 13:00 and can last until 22:00. Check it out!

 

 

Entertainment-

Sala Montjuic Open Air Cinema

What better way to spend a summer evening then an outdoor movie! Join hundreds of other movie-goers in the grassy grounds of the Montjuic Castle on the top the Montjuic hill in the city. Enjoy panoramic city views before and after the start of one of the films in the venues movie line-up. Flicks include the likes of Gravity and Django Unchained and play every Monday, Wednesday, Friday starting July 6th. Doors open at 20:30 and tickets are a steal at €6. You can find the schedule here.

Things to do in Barcelona

Mecal Air

Montjuic isn’t the only place you can enjoy an outdoor film! If you are into more the indie styled short-films, you are welcome during the summer in Barcelona as well. Mecal Air takes place outside the Poble Espanyol Museum and shows films from the Mecal Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival. If you use Mecal’s flyer, you will receive discounted tickets for €3.30. Films start in August and are every Friday night!

Watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup

We have already picked out the top bars in Barcelona for you to watch all the glorious football action. The venues will not disappoint and prepare to cheer for the powerhouse Spain as it will get rowdy! For many of the places it’s necessary to plan in advance and tables can be booked. Expect to make some new friends over beers and goal celebrations. The Spanish national team features many FC Barcelona players so the city will become electrified for match victories!

2014 Joan Gamper Cup

After the conclusion of the World Cup, it’s time to get ready for the La Liga season! The Joan Gamper Cup is a friendly football match where FC Barcelona invites a rival club team from around the world. The match takes place on August 2nd, and it is a great chance for you to check out new club recruits before the start of the season!

Things to do in Barcelona

2014 Basketball World Cup

Barcelona is one of the six cities in Spain to host the Basketball world cup. The tournament runs from August 30 – September 14. Barcelona’s games will be held at the Sant Jordi arena and can hold almost 18,000 fans.

The qualifying nations competing include: Spain, USA (defending champs), France, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Serbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Angola, Egypt, Senegal, Iran, the Phillippines, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

 

Traditions-

Castellers

This catalan tradition is a must see. Locals compete to see who can build the tallest human tower. The formations resemble a pyramid and consist of one to five people on every level and reach as tall as 10 stories. The events take place in plazas all over the city during the summer and a calendar can be found here (catalan).

Things to do in Barcelona

Flamenco Dancing

Get a taste of Spanish flair! Fun, sexy, and elegant, Flamenco Dancing, is a unique cultural experience that leaves a lasting impression. The rythmic dance is set to guitar and handclapping. Shows can be experienced all over town. A couple of the better known clubs are Tablao de Carmen, Tablao Cordobes, and Tarantos. Your show often comes with a drink or a meal so make a night out of it!

Sardana

Barcelona is the capital for Sardana! Sardana is a type of folk dance specific to the region of Catalonia. The official dance of Catalonia is done to light yet lively sounding music by cobla bands. Instruments consist of variations of flutes, tibles, and trumpets. The dancers form into many groups of circles that can take up entire plazas! If you are trying to get in on the action and learn the dance try checking out the Barcelona Cathedral Sundays 12:00-14:00 or the Plaza Sant Jaume Sundays at 18:00. If you are trying to experience a more professional performance, check out this schedule of events.

 

Holidays-

Corpus Christi

Things to do in BarcelonaFrom June 19th – 22nd, the festival is a local Catholic tradition honoring the Eucharist. The first procession throught the city starts on the 22nd at 19:15 at Placa de Sant Jaume and ends at Placa Nova. It is known as the Giant’s Dance and features (of course) giants, an eagle, lion, dragon, and ox – all prominant figures in local legends. The second procession, “Processo de Corpus Christi,” begins shortly after the first at 19:45 at the nearby Barcelona Cathedral and continues in a circle around many plazas before returning to the church.

One of the unique oddities you see at this festival is the “I’ou com balla”- Catalan for dancing egg. Check out the fountains in many areas around the city. You will find a hollowed out egg placed in the jets of water spraying upward. It has been part of the tradition since 1637, and supposedly brings good luck through the next year if it does not break.

Things to do in Barcelona

Festival of Sant Joan

Immediately after Corpus Christi the celebrations of the start of summer begins. While the actual feast day is on the 24th of June, everyone celebrates the night before. The summer solstice is welcomed in by what is called the “Nit del Foc” or the Night of Fire. This is definitely on the must list of things to do in Barcelona. All over the city people take to their balconies and the streets to set off fireworks and light small bonfires outside. As a visitor, your best option is most likely to head to the beach! Picnics are set up to watch fireworks and prepare for a night of drinking and dancing until the early hours! If you are staying in the city, you may have no choice but to attend as you shouldn’t expect to get much sleep!

Festa Major de Gracia

Perhaps the biggest street party of the year! Known for its fun, quirky atmosphere this week-long party August 14th- 21st attracts 1.5 million people every year! In the seemingly innocent family-friendly neighborhood of Gracia, the streets transform at night to give way to guilty pleasures. Prepare to get weird! Streets all have there own theme ranging from Star Wars to Antarctica. Best yet, you can party on the cheap! Entrance is free as is the music in the street and beers can be downed for a few coins.

 

Cool Off-

The Beach

Barcelona is home to beautiful beaches, not to mention the gorgeous residents to fill them. Our well-known, curated guide will turn you into a beach lounging professional this summer in Barcelona. Whether you want to soak in the rays with a cold mojito or ditch that annoying (and oh so restricting) bathing suit attire at a nudist beach, there is the perfect beach for you. Our favorites include:

Barceloneta Beach

Tourist hotspot yet tons of dining and shopping options near the active downtown district
 

 

Nova Icaria Beach

Short but wide beach perfect for beach and water sports!
 

 

Bogatell Beach

Great sand and awesome for laying out
 

 

Marbella & Nova Marbella Beach

Neighborhood beach and the southern part allows you to get your naked bougie on
 

 

Llevante Beach

Clean and less crowded, and the there is a marine zoo under construction here!
 

 

Download our beach e-book to get more details.

 

Things to do in Barcelona

Illa Fantasia Water Park

Beach not exciting enough for you? This water park includes many slides, playgrounds, and a giant wave pool. Prices range from 15 – 26€ for partial and full day tickets. Illa Fantasia also hosts many concerts throughout this summer in Barcelona! Also, every Wednesday in July through August from 15:00 to 18:00 they throw Aqua Sound Pool Party!

Things to Do in Barcelona

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Museums

There are many things to do in Barcelona for museum junkies. The city houses more art and history than is possible to take-in in a lifetime! On a humid day do yourself a favor and take advantage of the indoors. Whatever your tastes are you can find a beautiful gallery to drool over. Some of the best include:

  • CaixaForum

A modernist art museum that rotates some of the most famous works of art in the world

  • Museu Picasso

Like the name suggests, many of Picasso’s pieces live here! The museum also explores Picasso’s life and travels

  • Fundacio Joan Miro

The museum features the work of Miro himself as well as other contemporary artists

  • Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat

The museum is actually the remnants and recreations of the Roman city of Barcino! You can learn about the way of live 2000 years ago

  • Museu Maritim

The facility holds the secrets to the city’s nautical past as well as awe-striking gothic architecture

  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Exhibits here feature roman and gothic art and the building itself is one of the most incredible places in Barcelona. Starting in July, they are holding a special exhibit to show the history of the Spanish Civil War through art!

  • Museu de la Xocolata

Yep. This is a museum dedicated to the origins and transformation of Chocolate. Tons of fun and you can even take part in chocolate making!

 

And that is our list! The top things to do in Barcelona this summer. Do you have any other suggestions for what to do in during the summer in Barcelona? Write us in the comments below.

-Ty

 

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