All the Best Events in Barcelona for June 2012
1. Moto Gp Catalunya 1st – 3rd
Moto GP comes to Barcelona in the Circuit de Catalunya race track on the first weekend of June. This is one of the world’s fastest and most exciting motor sports and always attracts a big crowd. The stadium has a capacity of 104,000 and there are only a few tickets left and you can get them for around 80 Euros.
2. Barcelona Bike Week and Bike Show, 11th – 17th
This is a great annual event in Barcelona with loads of free activities for those who love bicycles. There are over 40 free activities around the city and the week ends with a spectacular bike show held in the Parc del forum in diagonal mar. Throughout the week you can rent bikes for free at Biciclot Maritim just off Barceloneta beach between 10 ma and 7 pm (see map).
The Barcelona Bike show is a huge annual event that lasts 3 day from the Friday 15th till the Sunday 17th. This is a huge Barcelona event with loads to do for all the family and highly recommended for people who love cycling, skating, mountain boarding, roller blades, scooters and so on. There are loads of great shows from freestyle BMX to live music. Check out our Barcelona Bike show 2012 blog for more info and photos or try the bike show website.
On the last day of bike week there is a free fun ride for cyclists and roller skaters that takes you through the city and ends up at the bike show in the forum. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to register, all you have to do is turn up with a bike or skates. The fun ride starts at 10 am on Sunday the 17th and starts at the junction of Carrer de Arago and Balmes.
Check out some of our other blogs to find out where to buy or rent bikes/skates.
3. Sonar music festival, 14th – 16th
One of the best music festivals in Europe, sonar is a Barcelona event that cannot be missed. Electronic music, Multimedia Art, Hip Hop, Pop, and general hybridization of music is what you’ll find at the famous Barcelona Sonar Festival, which is one of the best European electro festivals since 1994 and attended by over 80 000 people each year. Check out our Sonar 2012 Blog to learn more.
4. Sant Joan 23rd and 24th
Sant Joan is the festival that celebrates the summer solstice in Barcelona and many would say that it is the biggest party in Barcelona. Since it is the longest day, and the 24th is always a public holiday, on the 23rd of June there are huge parties all over Barcelona. Most people go to the beach and stay up partying until the early hours of the morning. There are fireworks and bonfires and lots of drunk people. So head down to the Barcelona Beaches and get your party on! Read our Sant Joan Blog to learn more.
5. Pride Festival Barcelona and Pride Parade 22nd – 1st of July
Pride Barcelona is one of the most important LGBT festivals in the Mediterranean. This is a great fun festival with 10 days of culture, sport, debate, entertainment, and parties. Most of the fun will be on the weekend starting the 29th and on Sunday the 1st of July there will be a pride parade. There is a pre parade party in Placa Universitat at 4 pm and the parade will leave from there at 6pm. Check out our blog on Barcelona Gay pride 2011 to get a good idea of what to expect.
If you know of any more cool events in Barcelona in June then we would love to hear about them.