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There is never a dull moment in Barcelona, especially in the summer months when there are always various festivals taking place around the city. We have sifted through and chosen our favourite upcoming cultural events that you won’t want to miss that will be occurring in the next few months here in the cultural hub of Barcelona.
Music in the Parks 2017 – 7th June until August 31st
Music in the Parks is an extremely popular music festival that is so unique as it aims to promote the presence of young performers whilst aiming to appeal to a large proportion of the public, creating both a dynamic and interesting spectacle. The performances will vary and range in genre; for those who like their more classical music, they will be able to experience mesmerising shows of choral formations and various orchestras. For those who enjoy slightly more upbeat music such as jazz, they can listen to these incredibly talented performers whilst dancing along with their friends in some of the most beautiful parks in Barcelona. The most unbelievable aspect of Musics in the Park is that entrance to these performances is entirely free to the public!
In addition to the musical element of the festival, it will be possible to register in advance for the incredible opportunity to obtain guided tours of the parks, where you can learn about the wildlife and biodiversity. The last concert will take place at the Clot Park by Monica Green at 9pm and will be a spectacular event which will be not one to miss. Our advice is to go and experience the unbelievable atmosphere for yourself!
In order to download the full program of Music In The Parks 2017, click here.
The Festival of Festa Mejor de Sants 2017 – 19th August until 27th August
This festival is said to be one of the most popular summer festivals this summer along with the festival of Gràcia. The locals will colourfully decorate the streets, transforming them into enchanting passageways and, like every year, there will be a prize for the best decorations in the neighbourhood. As expected, there will be dancing, group meals, children’s workshops etc. In addition to this, one will have the opportunity to experience some “Contradanza” (Habanera) music, which is an adaptation of a style of music from the 18th century which was derived from the English country dance.
The first day of the festival will be very special: there will be fireworks and parades from as early as 8 am by the Triangle de Sants band around Carrer de Alcolea de Dalt and the Triangle de Sants band. Children are going to love this festival! On 23rd they will be able to play many water games at the Spanish Industrial Park from 11am. Also, the fun will continue at 6pm on Carrer de Vallodolid, where there will be many children’s activities, including bouncy castles. Later on at 7pm there will be a chocolate feast for those with a sweet tooth.
The fun doesn’t stop there, if you want to find out about the many more things going on at this festival, click here
Outdoor Cinema at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
This exciting event will occur Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10pm from 8th to 24th August and what’s more, it is a free admission event. Its main focus will be on the “dangerous and rebel women in the world of film”, such as femmes fatales, a topic which will entice many curious people (source)
Some examples of the films that will be played are “I’m No Angel”, “La Gran Ciutat”, “Mommy”, “El Carrer de la Vergonya” . To find out more information and to discover the schedule offilms, use this link.
As you can see, there is always something fun to do in Barcelona! However, it not just cultural events that make Barcelona so exciting and unique, but the vast range of gastronomy that Barcelona has to offer. If you want to read about some of our top picks of restaurants in Barcelona, including our favourite brunch spots, visit this page on our website.