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August Upcoming Events in Barcelona

August 12, 2015No Comments
Written by Tine Mathiassen in To do in Barcelona

There are plenty of things to do in Barcelona all year round: festivals, movies, music, dance, arts, business and so much more! That’s why here’s a list of some of the most interesting events you don’t want to miss in August.


Cinema Lliure a la Platja – From July 9th Barcelona’s San Sebastian beach is the location for a series of free film screenings. The movies on the big screen are all independent productions and are hand-chosen by Cinema Lliure for their quality. You still have time to see some movies while lying on the beach as the festival is running until 15th of August.


Check here the full programme, bring a towel and enjoy a nice evening!

Gràcia Festival : Street Festival (Festa Major) – Each year in August the streets of Barcelona’s Gràcia district come alive with a week-long fiesta that sees the barrio transformed. The whole idea of this bright and beautiful festival is that streets in the neighbourhood compete to win the prize of being the best decorated street. Each street is choosing an unique and interesting theme as the competition is really high.

Walk through the streets of Gràcia and you will be amazed by all the amount of creativity and originality you can find on each street. As a bonus, plenty of concerts, shows and street stalls selling food will be there for the visitors.


To make sure that you don’t miss out anything, check the official Fiesta de Gràcia website.For the official website click here

Nits de Blues – Some good music for a nice summer evening? Every Thursday night this July and Saturday in August, you can enjoy an open-air, live blues concerts performed by bands from Catalonia. The event is hosted by Poble Espanyol, where you will find the perfect atmosphere, with also a bar and restaurant open for the public.

More details about the event here

Piknic Electronik 2015 – Piknic Electronik is one of the most popular event of this summer in Barcelona! Here you’ll find the best combination for spending a Sunday afternoon: a picnic with good food combined with the best electronic music.

This year is the fourth edition of the festival in Barcelona and you can enjoy an eclectic programme of electronic music every Sunday throughout the summer with techno and house veterans and emerging artists, including Derrick May, Jesse Rose b2b Justin Martin, Detroit Swindle and local MOOG resident Gus Van Sound.

There is also a range of Barcelona’s best food and drink trucks, a vintage market and, as of 2015, a separate ‘Petit Piknic’ area for families offering activities, games and workshops for the little ones. Fun Sundays are coming!


Click here to see the line up and to buy tickets.

EU Business School: Information Sessions – If you want to make your summer more productive then you should take into consideration the EU Business School which offers offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate of Business Administration programs, including several online-based courses, all supposed to prepare students for leadership positions in the business world.

Established in 1973, the EU Business School is a triple-accredited, multi-campus, international business school with campuses in Barcelona, Munich, Montreux and Geneva. In addition to small, dynamic classes offered in English, EU students also enjoy an international environment while getting the best of both North American and European academic curricula.

Confirm your attendance or arrange a personal appointment by e-mail:


More information here

Flamenco@MEAM – In the mood to breathe some pure passion through dance? Then you’ll have to reserve your Thursday evenings from August to be filled with a combination of art, music and dance, all relating to the Flamenco genre.

Performances will come from some of the city’s best flamenco artists, including: Hospitalet de Llobregat born guitarist Xavier Luque, flamenco singer Marcos Martinez Eslava, local dancer Carolina Morgado and self-taught multi-instrumentalist Alberto Pérez.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, there will also be drinks, snacks and art exhibitions, all set in the majestic 18th-century Noble Hall.


Make your reservation here

Nits Gaudí 2015 – There’s never too much music that’s why this August go visit the magic of the Gaudi Nights at one of not-so-touristic place which has the signature of Antoni Gaudí.

From Wednesday to Saturday, you’ll have to opportunity to enjoy several concerts from a wide range of genres including Blues, Jazz, Flamenco music, World Music and 4 Premium Nights with local well-known bands: Els Amics de les Arts, Mishima, Andrea Motis and Jarabe de Palo.

Moreover, this year Bellesguard opens up a very special chill-out zone after every concert. Once the recital is over, assistants will have the opportunity to savour a spectacular gastronomic offer and enjoy a delicious cocktail with views over to Gaudi’s castle; soothed by the finest chill-out music.


Click here

By: Ana Busuioc 27/07/2015



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