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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
Music

Millennium Festival

The Millennium Festival is noted for its eclecticism and brings great artists to more intimate venues.

Where
Various venues
When
November-May
Sports
Participants in the Comte de Godó Sailing Trophy

Conde de Godó Sailing Trophy

An essential high-level regatta for all lovers of sailboat racing. 

Where
Barcelona Royal Yacht Club
When
May
Nightlife
Members of the public at Museum Night

Museum Night

On one Saturday evening in May, people are able to visit around sixty museums in Barcelona and its metropolitan area until the early hours of the morning, free of charge. 

Where
Various venues
When
May
Fairs
Barcelona International Comic Fair

International Comic Fair

There are a lot of comic enthusiasts in Barcelona. And this annual comic fair, which began in 198, is a reflection of this fact.

 

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
May
Festivals
Film screening at DocsBarcelona

Docs Barcelona

The Barcelona International Documentary Film Festival is an initiative that aims to disseminate and provide incentives for documentaries.

 

Where
Cinemes Aribau and the CCCB Theatre
When
May-June
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
Fairs
Stands at the Commerce Festival on Carrer d'Horta

Shopping fairs on the streets in Horta

In May and June, shops in the neighbourhoods of the Horta-Guinardó district organise various days of street activities.

Where
Various venues
When
May and June
Popular festivals
L'ou com balla (the dancing egg)

Dancing egg

Barcelona's Corpus Christi festival features the city's water fountains, which always look their best for the dancing egg tradition. 

Where
Various venues
When
May
Fairs
Car at the Barcelona International Motor Show

International Motor Show

Car enthusiasts cannot miss this biannual fair. It is the main meeting point for the automobile sector in Spain.

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
May
Fairs
Barcelona Poetry Week

Barcelona Poetry Week

This poetry festival aims to show that the Catalan capital is a city that loves literature, books and culture. 

Where
Various venues
When
May
Festivals
One of the Primavera Sound stages

Primavera Sound

Barcelona's music scene cannot be fully understood without this grand festival, one of the best of its kind in Spain, which now has a twin event in Portugal. 

Where
Fòrum Park
When
May-June
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
Fairs
Stands at the Barcelona BioCultura Fair

Bioculture Fair

Spain's most popular fair for ecological products and responsible consumerism comes to Barcelona once a year

Where
Palau Sant Jordi
When
May
Festivals
Screenings at the LOOP Festival

Loop Festival

This is the only festival that is exclusively dedicated to moving images. Short videos are shown in various places around the city.

 

Where
Various venues
When
June
Fairs
The Construmat international construction fair

Construmat

Barcelona's construction fair is one of the sector's most important events at a European and global level. 

Where
Fira de Barcelona
When
May
Festivals
Frame from the Mostra de Films de Dones (Women's Film Festival)

International Women's Film Festival

This festival held its first edition in 1993. It aims to promote the work of women filmmakers in particular and women's culture in general. 

Where
Various venues
When
May-June