Things are hotting up in Barcelona. There’s so much to see and do during the summer months that it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a list of unmissable events taking place from June to August – and there is something for everyone, from families and couples to groups of friends and party animals.


1. Música als Parcs – 02/06 – 30/08

With 49 free concerts in 30 parks all over Barcelona, Música als Parcs will introduce you to jazz, blues, classical music and choirs from local music schools and orchestras. All of the performers are between the ages of 16 and 35, so come along and watch some of the best young talent around.

Our verdict: this is a great way to spend some time outdoors, enjoy music and explore the green spaces in the city!

Check out the full programme of events and locations on the BCN ajuntament website.


2. Sala Montjuic – 29/6 to 3/08

For film lovers, Sala Montjuic is a must. Set against the beautiful evening backdrop of Montjuic castle, the open air cinema is showing a wide variety of classic and modern films until August 3rd.

Our verdict: a nice romantic night under stars watching a classic film? Sounds like heaven.

How do I find it?

You can walk up to the castle from Plaça Espanya, take the free shuttle bus or head up in your own vehicle and park near the castle.

For more information visit the Sala Montjuic website.


3. Cruïlla Barcelona – 12/07 – 14/07

Cruïlla Barcelona is a top music festival that takes place every July in Parc del Fòrum. This year’s lineup includes Jack White Prophets of Rage, N.E.R.D, Kygo, The Roots and Justice – and many other bands and artists from all over the world. With everything from rock to electronica and reggae, you’ll have an amazing time.

Our verdict: get your tickets and dance the night away!

View the full lineup and buy your tickets now.

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4. Festival del Grec – July

Music, plays, dance and performances from all over the world, the Festival del Grec is taking place in various locations all throughout July. Some of the highlights include: Egschiglen, a Mongolian music trio who are dedicated to performing contemporary music with traditional instruments (Harlem Jazz Club, 12/07) and a Catalan-language performance of “Filoctetes”, a play by Sophocles at the Theatre Grec on 31/07.

Our Verdict: don’t miss out on this chance to experience new cultures and performances from around the world!

Find out more about the programme of events on the festival website.


5. Festes de Gràcia – 15/08 – 21/08

Taking place in mid-August, Gracia festival (Festes de Gràcia) is one of the highlights of the summer – with a history dating back 200 years.

Locals decorate their streets in imaginative and magical ways. From scenes from Jurassic Park to myths and popular culture, visitors can walk around amazed, enjoying delicious food and drinks as well as watching local bands perform. Simply head into Gracia during the event and wander into the heart of the action. Your closest Metro stops are Fontana (Green Line) and Joanic (Yellow Line).

Our verdict: Ideal for families, friends, kids and adults alike!

Find out more on IR Barcelona.


6. Festa Major de Sants – 18/08 – 26/08

A (slightly) smaller and more intimate affair than the Festes de Gràcia; Sants festival will give you the chance to live like a local, enjoying concerts, food stalls and bars and numerous cultural events, including Castellers, Gegants and the breathtaking Correfoc.

Our verdict: A great place to take the family and see a more traditional Barcelona festival this summer.

Discover more about la Festa Major de Sants!


Do you know of any other events we shouldn’t miss this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Glossary for Language Learners


Find the following words in the article and then write down any new ones you didn’t know.

Unmissable (adj): something so exciting or interesting that t should not be missed: everyone should participate.

Party animal (n): someone who enjoys parties and going out a lot.

Programme of events (n): the set agenda or itinerary of an event.

Backdrop (n): the background or atmosphere of a location.

Open air (adj): outside; not indoors.

Trio (n): a group of three.

Decorate (v): to change the appearance of a place.

Head into (pv): to go towards somewhere .


adj = adjective

n = noun

v = verb

pv = phrasal verb

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