August in Barcelona

August in Barcelona

As we all know, August is the hottest month of the year in Barcelona. Whether the high temperature stop Barcelona from festivals? You will find out the answer soon!

 Festa Major de Gràcia

  • When: August 15 to August 21
  • Where: Gràcia district 

Festa Major de Gràcia is just one of the most extravagant and lively festival in Barcelona that no one could ignore its charm. It is a street decoration competition and residents take the prize seriously. During this week, more than 20 streets of the modernist district are decorated into various themes from a cave, New York city, a rainforest, Jurassic Park or even Star War – they are all voted and made by the district's residents. Walking into the streets, you can be amazed by unique and creative decorations that you could never think of. 

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Correfoc Festa Major de Gràcia by Vicnaba | flickr
The festival ends with a prize announcement for the best team. Throughout the festival, there are about 500 family-friendly activities, including concerts, shows,  performances parade and workshops. Take place in the fanciest festival of the district and discover the unique and tasteful Catalonia's gastronomic culture with food trucks and food booth in every corner. There is also a less well-known festival – Festes de Sants (Sant Festival) takes place around the third, fourth week of August in Sant district. Find the full lists of the program for Festa Major de Gràcia here.  

Festa de Sant Roc

  • When: August 11 to August 16
  • Where: Gothic Quarter district, venues around Placa Nova

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The giant parade in Festas Sant Roc | Barcelonacheckin
Festa de Sant Roc is not just an annual festival since 1589 but one of the oldest and most traditional street party of Barcelona as well. During the festival, the most striking traditions are presented, such as Sardana dance, correfoc (fire-run), 19-century street games, giant parades and firework. Please visit the official website for more details. 

Jazz evenings at La Pedrera

  • When: Friday and Saturday, from June 8 to September 15, 2018.
  • Where: La Pedrera

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A jazz evening at the roof terrace of La Pedrera by Gerard Eder | Flickr
Jazz evenings at La Pedrera Roof Terrace begins with a free visit to Espai Gaudi (the attic), where you can admire the iconic work of Gaudi’s architecture. After that, visitors are served with a welcome drink for a delightful night in jazz climate and experience a romantic night on the top roof terrace.  
Come to La Pedrera for unforgettable summer nights to live with jazz in an emblematic setting. For program and tickets, please visit the official website.

Camp Nou Opening Party

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Barcelona Treble Celebration Camp Nou | Goal
Here you are, in Barcelona – the capital of Catalonia and the home of Barcelona FC, one of the best football teams in the world. The first match of the 2018-2019 season Barca – Boca Juniors takes place on August 15 at Camp Nou Stadium. The fan zone starts at 15:00 whilst pre-match entertainment and squad presentation are at 17:00. The game kicks off at 18:15.
If you are a big fan of Barcelona FC, this Opening Party should not be missed. Camp Nou Museum tour is another great experience to get closer to the home of Copa del Rey and La Liga 2017-2018 champion. For tickets and more information, please visit the official website here. 

Música als Parcs (Music in the park)

  • When: June to August. 
  • Where: various parks in Barcelona

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Musica Als Parcs | ShBarcelona
Música als Parcs is a three-month event in which about 50 concerts are performed throughout different parks in the city at no cost. Classical, jazz and blues music are performed at the arranged venues where visitors can take a seat or stand up to enjoy the music. Note that there are possible changes due to the weather so please follow the organization on social media for the latest news. The entire program is available here.

Accommodation in Barcelona

Barcelona Premium B apartment is an excellent apartment with 9.8/10 score regarding customer review over three years. Couples and family with children love this two bedrooms apartment as it is well located in the city center and features a lovely and spacious living room. Visit Habitat Apartments for the full list of elegant and cozy serviced apartments in Barcelona.

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