Unmissable events 2024: Barcelona month by month so you won't miss a single thing
In vibrant Barcelona there's no time to get bored because there are world-class events all year round for all ages and tastes. 2024 has lined up a packed calendar of concerts, major sporting events, festivals, exhibitions, traditional festivals and much, much more. Find out what's on month by month and get the most out of your break.
Special anniversaries 2024
2024 will be full of anniversaries. Throughout the year, the city will be paying tribute to Antoni Tàpies on the centenary of his death. The city's design museum, the Museu del Disseny, will be celebrating its first decade. The centre for contemporary culture, the CCCB, will be turning 30 and the concert hall, L'Auditori, and the botanical garden, the Jardí Botànic, 25. This year will be a true milestone in the history of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona and Fútbol Club Barcelona as they celebrate an impressive 125 years of sporting achievements. And it will also be the bicentenary of the city's most majestic boulevard, Passeig de Gràcia. Make sure you congratulate them!
Last chance to see
These exhibitions are ending shortly but you still have time to enjoy them.
A major exhibition held simultaneously at the Fundació Joan Miró and the Museo Picasso, which focuses on the friendship between both artists.
Until 25th February.
The Great Library of Tomorrow
More than 1000 m2 of digital art installations to immerse you in a VR metaverse at the Espai Aribau Immersive.
A = A. B = B. Fundació Antoni Tàpies
A unique reflection on science and philosophy by different artists, including Antoni Tàpies.
Until 3rd March.
Dinosaurs from Patagonia
Els descobriments més emocionants sobre els dinosaures s'acomiaden del CosmoCaixa de Barcelona.
Until 2nd June.
Tàpies. The Zen Imprint.
You still have time to see the exhibition of works by Antoni Tàpies focusing on the artist's interest in the works of Japanese monks from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Until 23rd June.
Tres Tombs Sant Antoni Abat
Celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot, patron saint of domestic animals, in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood: blessing of animals and carriage procession.
Llum BCN. Festival d'Arts Lumíniques
Be dazzled by this spectacular festival of light which will be transforming some of the buildings and areas in the Poblenou district.
Barcelona Wine Week likes the city
Wine takes centre stage across the city for a week in February. You'll find all kinds of activities associated with the world of wine. Let's raise a toast!
Carnaval de Sitges
Enjoy the most authentic carnival in Sitges, the seaside town 32km south of Barcelona, with parades, music, fancy dress and fun galore.
eDreams Mitja Marató
Put on your running shoes and take part in Barcelona's half marathon that goes through the city's most iconic streets. Are you ready?
Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival and Ciutat de Clàssica
Immerse yourself in classical music at the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival and Ciutat de Clàssica: two festivals featuring concerts by great composers that bring us the finest orchestras and opera singers.
Zurich Maratón de Barcelona
Take part in the 45th outing of one of Europe's most important marathons. A unique atmosphere with runners from all over the world that takes in the city's most iconic sights.
Experience the thrill of seeing one of the world's most influential bands at the legendary Palau Sant Jordi.
Sara Baras. Festival del Mil·lenni
Let yourself be captivated by flamenco in its purest form at the show created by the great dancer Sara Baras to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her dance company at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Chiharu Shiota. Threads of Memory
Discover Chiharu Shiota's enigmatic installations made from balls of woollen thread at the Fundació Tàpies.
21st March–23rd June.
Barcelona Beer Festival
Raise a toast to the arrival of spring with a glass of artisan beer and discover beers from around the world at the Barcelona Beer Festival at the trade fair site, Fira de Barcelona.
Barcelona Eurovision Party 2024
Get into the infectious vibe of Eurovision at this big party and concert that celebrates Europe's most famous song contest.
Festival OFFF Barcelona
OFFF Barcelona, the festival showcasing the world's most creative digital talents, is back. Talks, exhibitions, interactive installations and much, much more to discover the latest achievements of the most talented people in the sector.
Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell- 71st Trofeo Conde de Godó
Top-level tennis comes to Barcelona and pits some of the world's leading players against each other across an exciting week.
Sant Jordi. World Book Day
You'll be amazed at the Barcelonians' most eagerly awaited festival. The city is filled with stalls selling books and roses to celebrate culture and love in style.
The magnificent Italian tenor will be coming the Palau Sant Jordi to thrill the public with his amazing voice and sublime renditions of the classics.
30th April and 1st May.
Salón del Cómic
The perfect day out for all the family: exhibitions, workshops, meetings with authors and cartoonists, panel discussions, role playing games… Fun is guaranteed!
Fira Modernista de Terrassa
Immerse yourself in the fascinating heritage of Catalonia's home-grown art nouveau movement, modernisme, at this fair that will take you back to the 19th century, where you'll discover everything about modernista art and architecture.
Gran Premi Moto GP
Experience the thrill of seeing the world's greatest riders in action at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Moto GP, the competition for motorcycle racing lovers.
La Patum in Berga
This traditional festival, where dancing and fire take centre stage, dates back 600 years and was awarded Intangible Cultural Heritage status by UNESCO.
29th May–2nd June.
Trofeu de Vela Comte de Godó
Come down to the sea to watch the sailing boats glide along the waves at the Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godó, one of the world's most thrilling international regattas.
29th May–2nd June.
Don't miss one of Europe's most important alternative music festivals. Barcelona Primavera Sound amazes us year after year with its extensive line-up of world-renowned performers. An absolute must for indie-music fans!
30th May–1st June.
Grec. Festival de Barcelona
Welcome to Barcelona's big summer festival. A wide selection of entertainments from every discipline – from circus, theatre and dance to concerts and much more – will fill the city with culture.
World Environment Day
Join in the celebrations for World Environment Day by taking part in all kinds of activities committed to environmental sustainability and raising awareness of climate change. Now is the time!
The leading exponents of industrial metal come to Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. A golden opportunity to see this legendary band performing live.
Take part in a unique landmark event and one of the world's most innovative festivals. Since 1994, Sonar has been breaking new ground and bringing us the latest in multimedia language and art and electronic music, making it one of the world's must-see events.
Concert Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Don't miss the concert Bruce Springsteen has lined up for you with the E Street Band. The Boss will be playing to a packed-capacity Olympic Stadium and performing his legendary songs.
20th and 22nd June.
Fórmula 1 Gran Premi d'Espanya
Are you a lover of Formula 1? If so, you're in luck because you can enjoy three thrilling days at the Fórmula 1 Gran Premio de España, where you can see the superstars of motor racing in action.
Join in the most fun festival celebrating and championing the LGBTQ+ community in Barcelona. The city will be full of activities and events to proudly showcase diversity, culminating in the Pride march and a big party filled with music and colour.
European Balloon Festival
Come to Igualada and look to the skies where you'll see one of Europe's biggest and most innovative hot air balloon festivals featuring participants from Spain and other parts of the world.
Come and discover Cruïlla, an alternative music festival with acts for all tastes and ages, which also features a great selection of food outlets.
This intimate exhibition at CaixaForum Barcelona is a unique exploration of the world of the brilliant Spanish filmmaker, Luis García Berlanga.
17th July–13th November.
Antoni Tàpies. Retrospective
Don't miss this opportunity to explore Tàpies' body of work in chronological order at this retrospective exhibition that ranges from his early drawings to the works he produced in his final years
17th July–12th January 2025.
Serge Attukwei Clottey. Beyond the Skin
Come and admire the Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey's intervention made from waste materials on the façade of the Fundació Tàpies, the modernista building designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
25th July–12th January 2025.
Louis Vuitton Cup
The time has come at last: the preliminary races for one of the world's most important regattas – the America's Cup – are about to begin in Barcelona. Come to the regatta racecourse and see the fastest sailing boats on the planet competing up close in 3 rounds of racing, Round Robins, Semi-final and Final, which will decide the challenger to snatch the title from the defending champion, Emirates Team New Zealand.
29th August–5th October.
Diada de Sant Fèlix de Vilafranca del Penedès
Come and enjoy one of the most vibrant festivals in Catalonia. Vilafranca del Penedès celebrates its main festival with processions, human tower displays and night-time entertainments in honour of its patron saint, Saint Felix.
29th August–2nd September.
Manifesta 15. European Nomadic Biennale
Come to Barcelona and enjoy Manifesta 15, the European Nomadic Biennale and take part in all kinds of activities that have been designed to rethink the relationship between culture and the community.
8th September–24th November.
Take part in Wodcelona, the Inclusive International Crossfit Competition, where all the athletes compete on an equal footing based on their levels of fitness.
Enjoy the city's main festival and feel like a local. Barcelona is filled with fun and cultural activities that include street art, concerts, popular traditions, processions and much, much more. A big celebration that attracts huge crowds, which you'll simply love.
America's Cup: Youth America's Cup
Come and see the next generation of foiling superstars compete and show off their talents in the host city of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup.
26th September–2nd October.
48H Open House Festival
Visit more than 100 buildings in Barcelona and its environs that will be opening their doors throughout the weekend. A unique opportunity to gain an exceptional insight into, and understanding of architecture.
Mercat de Mercats
The best local food will be within your grasp at the Mercat de Mercats, the food fair where you'll be able to sample local produce and take part in food-related activities.
Barcelona International Boat Show
Discover the latest in sailing at the Barcelona International Boat Show, the world's most important exhibition of sport and recreational vessels.
CSIO Barcelona. International Showjumping Competition
Come and see the grand final of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup, where the world's leading riders put their talents to the test at the most important showjumping event on the sporting calendar.
Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival
Visit the vibrant seaside town of Sitges and take part in one of the world's leading festivals showcasing the horror, gore and fantasy genres and much more.
America's Cup: Puig Women's America's Cup
Enjoy the thrill of seeing the women's team carry off the title of champion of the Puig Women's America's Cup.
America's Cup: start of the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup Match
Make the most of the historic opportunity to see who is proclaimed champion of the world's most prestigious sailing competition.
Encesa de Nadal
Welcome the lead-up to the festive season with the Barcelona Christmas lights switch-on.
Discover the best signature designs and gourmet produce during this unique weekend. You won't be able to resist!
Saló del Manga
If you love manga, you won't want to miss this date with the latest in manga and anime at Fira Barcelona Gran Via.
As you can see, you'll always find something exciting to do in Barcelona. We look forward to seeing you!
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