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Festivals
Scene from the Guitar Festival BCN

Guitar Festival BCN

This is a classic among European music festivals, with an imaginative programme that is rich in contrasts. 

Where
Various venues
When
From February to July
Fairs
La Fira per la Terra - Mercat per la Terra (Barcelona Earth Fair- Earth Market)

Earth Day Market and Fair

This ecological fair aims to support local production and the direct exchange of products and services that respect people and the environment.

Where
Ciutadella Park and Passeig Lluís Companys
When
April
Sports
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell - Comte de Godó Trophy

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Conde de Godó Trophy

This is Barcelona's big annual tennis tournament, where Rafa Nadal is still the undisputed king. 

Where
Barcelona Royal Tennis Club
When
April
Children
Món Llibre Festival of Children's Literature

Món Llibre

Founded in 2005, Món Llibre, or Book World, is a children's book festival. There are lots of activities designed to familiarise younger children with books.

Where
CCCB and MACBA
When
April
Festivals
The Circ d'Ara Mateix (Circus Today Festival)

Modern Circus

World Circus Day is on 19 April. On and around that date, Mercat de les Flors holds a three-week festival packed with a variety of circus acts. 

Where
Mercat de les Flors
When
April
Fairs
Barcelona Alimentaria Food and Drinks Exhibition

Alimentaria: International Food and Drink Fair

This is one of the most important food and drink fairs in the world.

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
March-April
Sports
The Barcelona International Polo Tournament

Barcelona International Polo Tournament

The best polo players and teams from around the world take part in this international tournament. 

Where
Royal Polo Club
When
April-May
Popular festivals
Barcelona April Fair

April Fair of Catalonia

At the end of April, Parc del Fòrum becomes a little corner of Andalusia for ten whole days.

Where
Parc del Fòrum
When
April
Festivals
D'A Festival Internacional de cinema d'autor de Barcelona (Auteur Film Festival)

D’A International Auteur Film Festival

The Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival (D’A) is one of Barcelona's top spring cultural events.

Where
Various venues
When
April-May
Popular festivals
Stalls for La Diada de Sant Jordi (St. George's Day)

Sant Jordi

Barcelona celebrates a unique cultural and literary event on the day of Sant Jordi [St. George's day], the patron saint of Catalonia, as it coincides with World Book Day.

 

Where
various venues
When
23rd April
Festivals
Frame from a short film at the Mecal Festival

Mecal

Mecal is an annual national and international short-film festival which has grown and grown over the last sixteen years. 

Where
Various venues
When
March-April
Sports
Participants in the El Corte Inglés Fun Run

El Corte Inglés Race

Popularly known as La Cursa, this free street-circuit fun run has been held every year since 1979.

Where
Passeig de Gràcia / Gran Via
When
April
Festivals
Poster for the OFFF Festival Barcelona

OFFF Barcelona Festival

Barcelona's International Culture and Digital Art Festival was founded over a decade ago. It focuses on post-digital culture and free contemporary creation. 

Where
Disseny Hub Barcelona
When
April
Theatre and dance
Performance at the Dansat Festival

Dansat Festival

Dansat is Barcelona's most important contemporary dance festival. 

Where
Espai Dansat
When
April