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Nightlife
The Observatory Fabra , venue for the Sopars amb Estrelles (Suppers with Stars)

Dinner with the stars

The Observatory Fabra is the stage for this summertime activity, which combines scientific dissemination and food, at one of Barcelona's privileged viewpoints.

Where
Fabra Observatory
When
From June to September
Sports
The CSIO Barcelona International Show Jumping Competition

CSIO Barcelona

Every year, the Official International Show Jumping Competition (CSIO) makes Barcelona the world capital of horse riding.

Where
Barcelona Royal Polo Club
When
September
Fairs
Wines and Cavas of Catalonia Exhibition

Catalan Wine and Cava Fair

Passeig Lluís Companys hosts theMostra de Vins i Caves de Catalunya wine and cava fair, a showcase for new Catalan Protected Designation of Origin products.

Where
Passeig de Lluís Companys
When
September
Festivals
A scene from the BAM

BAM (Barcelona Acció Musical)

The music festival, which is held to coincide with the La Mercè festivities, boasts a highly eclectic programme with artists and bands from all over the world playing a wide range of musical styles. 

Where
Various venues
When
September
Music
Performance during Summer Nights at La Pedrera

Summer nights at La Pedrera

On summer nights, there are jazz concerts in an enchanting location, the terrace of Antoni Gaudí's last secular building.

Where
La Pedrera
When
From June to September
Popular festivals
Piromusical (musical fireworks display) on Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

The Pyromusical Show

The Font Màgica, or Magic Fountain, in Montjuïc is the stage for the Pyromusical show that closes Barcelona's Festa Major, the city’s main festival.

Where
Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
When
September
Fairs
Stands at Catalan Book Week.

Catalan Book Week

For ten days in September, Avinguda de la Catedral is filled with books and magazines in Catalan. 

Where
Avinguda de la Catedral
When
September
Popular festivals
Demonstration during Catalonia's National Day

National Day of Catalonia

The 11th of September is the most important political festival in the country and it is therefore called the Day of Catalonia, or simply La Diada.

Where
Various venues
When
11 September
Fairs
The Barcelona Lost&Found Market

Lost & Found Market

Set up in 2007, it is one of the city's most established second-hand markets.

Where
Estació de França railway station
When
Once every three months
Popular festivals
The Mercè Festival

Festes de la Mercè

Every year, on and around La Mercè, on 24 September, Barcelona celebrates its Festa Major, or main festival.

Where
Various venues
When
Week of 24 September
Festivals
Poster for the Barcelona Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Film Festival

This festival began in 1999 with the aim of providing a wide-ranging perspective on Jewish thought, closely linked to the past of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain. 

Where
The French Institute
When
September-October