Finally, summer is here in Barcelona. Early summer weather with sunny days in Barcelona promises to please everyone. With full of outdoor activities and festivals, the city is younger than ever.
Let's check out some of the most featuring events and activities this June in Barcelona with Habitat Apartments!
Sónar Music Festival
- When: June 14 to June 16
- Where: Fira de Barcelona, Montjuïc & Gran Via
For electronic music lovers, Sónar Music Festival is one of the most exciting music festivals of the year in Barcelona. In this 25th anniversary of Sónar Festival, the guests list includes the most recognized artists from all over the world such as Gorillaz, Techno DNA, Joe Kay – Soulection, Lanark Artefax, LCD Soundsystem, Miss Kittin & Kim Ann Foxman, Thom Yorke, Yung Lean, Wiley, WBMS, John Talabot and more.
This three-day electronic music festival has a prestigious position in the electric and advances music world. Born in Barcelona in 1994, the festival was held in the most notable cities such as Chicago, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo, London, New York, Hamburg, Copenhagen and more. The 2017 Barcelona edition attracted more than 123,000 attendees from 101 countries. Get the Sónar by Day, Sónar by Night or Full Pass to enjoy one of the most inspiring festivals. For tickets and program, please visit the official website.
Extreme Sailing Series
- When: June 14 to June 17
- Where: Race Village Frente al Hotel W – Plaça Rosa dels Vents
Extreme Sailing Series™ is an annual global sailing racing series, which is established in 2007. In more than 10 years, it has been taken place in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The competition has attracts many professionals inshore sailors, as Olympic medallists, America’s Cup sailors, World and European champions and even word recorded holders.
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018 takes place in seven iconic cities, including Barcelona, Spain. Fortunately, it offers a free-to-enter Race Village for all visitors. From the Race Village, guests could observe the competition in a short distance, excited with shouts from participated teams on board. Besides the live race, there are food and drinks stalls, live music, SAP virtual reality experience, kids’ zone and more on land. For more detail, please visit the official website.
Tip: The official prize giving ceremony takes place on the final racing day June 17 on the main stage.
Noche de San Juan (Sant Juan Bonfire Festival)
- When: June 23 to June 24
- Where: Barcelona, the beaches
In celebration of St. John’s Eve and summer solstice, bonfires are found in Sant Juan Festival is the biggest outdoor party in Spain with the tradition of kindling fire to defend evil spirits. Even though the festival is held across the country, the most spectacular festivals are seen in Madrid, Granada, Valencia, Gran Canaria and of course Barcelona – where the festival is held just right on the beach!
Under bonfires, firecrackers and fireworks display until the sunrise, thousands of people head to Barcelona beach with their botellón, a type of street drinking party with bottles of spirits, ice, mixers and lemon. Only when the fire is about to burn out, residents jump thought the hot coasts to purify themselves. On Sant Juan Bonfire festival, metro operates all night so do not worry if you get tired in the middle of the party.
With the mission to raise awareness, educate and celebrate diversity, Pride Barcelona was hosted first in 2008. Each year, Pride Barcelona holds programs in different themes such as For LGTBI Rights (2009), Support for Equal Marriage (2012), Homophobia in Sport (2017) and LGTBI Refugees (2018).
Different activities are taken place in Pide Village, Pride Kids and Main Stage, including LGTBI associations, talks, activities, kid-friendly activities, music, dance competitions, DJs and performances of national and international artists. The climax of Barcelona Pride 2018 is the parade, which is on Saturday, June 30, following the route from Jardins de les Tres Xemeneies to Av. Parallel to Pl. Espanya. More than 250 000 attendees are expected to join the festival. For more information, please visit the official website.
Accommodation in Barcelona
If you are planning to visit Barcelona in June, our Mar Studio P2 apartment is a right pick for you. Located in Barceloneta area – the charm of Barcelona during the summer season, it is within walking distance to the most beautiful beaches in the city. From the apartment, it is easy to reach the beach for summer vibes and for Extreme Sailing Series 2018 event.
For the full list of holiday apartments in Barcelona, please visit our official website.