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Barcelona Design Week
2- 22nd of June
Barcelona’s got STYLE!
Around 20,000 people attended last year’s event ,
which took place in various locations around the city
and there could be more this year, with the opening of
a brand new Design Museum in Poblenou
and the growing success of Barcelona Design Week.
What to expect? Speeches, demonstrations, talks,
workshops and exhibitions by local and international
designers and industy pros.
sónar music festival
16th, 17th & 18th June
Some call it the Biggest electronic music festival in the WORLD!
Sónar Festival is a week-long event which brings some of the world’s biggest electronic DJs to take to the stage in Barcelona. Sónar by Day is held in the Fira de Montjuïc and has a more relaxed vibe, while the night program is at the huge Fira Gran Via on the outskirts of the city, where you can share the dance floor with around 10,000 music fans from around the world.
see their website for more info!
Photo Credit: CARLOS MONTANYES
SAint John/ Sant Juan/ San Joan
Possibly the most memorable of all Catalán Celebrations.
Firstly, let’s start by saying, there’s more than 3 ways to refer to this night (you’ll likely hear it spoken about in English, Spanish, Catalán..), but to be clear- we are all celebrating the same thing-
it’s summertime baby!!
Sant Juan celebrates the shortest night of the year!
In Barcelona, the traditional way to celebrate is to go our for dinner at a restaurant or a friend’s house, then set-off a bunch of firecrackers!
If you want to eat out, you better book in advance as the restaurants fill-up fast!
Don’t like firecrackers or fireworks? then you may want to stay home.
Have a dog? it’s best you keep him inside and looked-after on this night as they can be scared by the noise.
Families spend an average of €40 on fireworks – mostly bangers and Chinese firecrackers, so Sant Joan always very noisy evening with loud bangs and small explosions all evenign and well into the night.
You can buy firecrackers in many pop-up shops in parks and various other locations all over the city from about 2 weeks prior to the festival.
Where to go? Montjuic is a great shout to see all the fireworks, or the beach if you dare get uo close-and-personal!
Check out this video to get a preview!
4th of july 2022 in barcelona
monday 4th july
Every year Barcelona is famous for throwing BIG 4th if July Parties to make the students from the United States of America feel at home, but one party has always been known to push-the-line and go all-out CRAZY! At The George Payne we throw Barcelona’s Biggest & Best Independence Day Party in Barcelona 2022 and Every Year!
Arrive Early to avoid the line!
monday 16th august – Sunday 21st august
Every year The Gracia Festival (Fiesta Mayor) rocks Barcelona by decorating many of streets with hand-made recycled-decorations in a particular theme. The streets compete for the prize whilst tonnes of tourists and locals come to see the stunning display, drink & eat from the pop-up street bars and enjoy concerts, traditional dances, the catalan ‘castellers’ (human-towers) and much more!