Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. This city is known for the exceptional culture, long history and tradition, traditional and modern architecture, great restaurants, attractive beaches and many attractions and landmarks. Barcelona is also one of the biggest European entertainment hubs and a place where dozens of interesting events take place every year. If you are planning on visiting Barcelona this summer, you are probably wondering what is happening in this city at this time of the year. The following is a short list of the best events in Barcelona this summer.
Festival of Saint John
The Festival of Saint John, or Verbena de Sant Joan as locals call it, is a popular religious and civic event. This is actually a festival of fire organized annually for decades now. It is held on June 23rd the day when the night is shortest. Most of the residents of Barcelona are lighting bonfires on this day in their gardens and yards or in public places. Some people use this night to set off firecrackers and fireworks while others are dancing and drinking. The festival is present on almost all streets and squares of the city.
Barcelona Summer Festival
Barcelona is a popular destination for every category of travelers, but it seems that in the recent period it is especially popular among young adults. One of the main reasons for that is the Barcelona Summer Festival. Known as The Grec Festival, this event provides a perfect mixture of entertainment activities and popular music. Craig David, Brian Wilson, and Joss Stone are some of the most popular performers that were part of this spectacular festival. The lineup for this year’s festival is still unavailable but experts are sure that we can expect some great artists. The event is scheduled for July 1st, 2017.
Those interested in attractive music events in Barcelona this summer should not miss RockFest Barcelona. As the name suggests, this festival is focused on rock and heavy metal music. It will last for three days (June 30th – July 2nd) and it will be held in Parc de Cam Zam. This 4th edition of the festival and visitors will enjoy the performance of the legends from Aerosmith and other popular bands like Running Wild and Avantasia.
This July 18th, the world-renowned music band U2 will perform at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona. They will come to Barcelona as part of their The Joshua Tree World Tour.
Fiesta de Sant Roc
Barri Gotic is the Old City of Barcelona. Every August since 1589, local residents are organizing a festival where some of the greatest traditions in Catalonia are presented. People in costumes, specific dances and street games are some of the things that keep the participants of this festival busy and happy at the same time.
Keep in mind that these are just some of the things that will be happening in Barcelona this summer. Visit our Event page for upcoming programs.