What's on Barcelona August?

What's on in Barcelona August 2017?


August is the traditional month for holidays in Spain. Thousands of Catalans and Spaniards pull down the shutters of their shops and homes and leave the city for their summer holiday. But there is still lots to see and do in Barcelona in August. You might also be interested in our guide to what to wear in August in Barcelona

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Barcelona Festivals & concerts August 2017
The biggest event in the BCN August calendar is the week long festival in the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona from 15th to 21st August 2017 called the Festa Major de Gracia. The Festa Major de Gracia is the biggest of local neighbourhoods festivals in Barcelona. Around 20 streets and plazas in Gracia are decorated by local Gracia residents and there is a full programme of live music concerts and activities for families and kids. It's world class and all are welcomed by the local residents but please respect the decorations and the neighbours.

Circuit Festival is a international Gay and Lesbian event in Barcelona with pre-parties, parties, music and many leisure, arts and sports activities. The Circuit Festival is the biggest European gay and lesbian event attracting around 70,000 visitors from all over the world and around 60 DJs and artists. In 2017 Circuit celebrates its 10th anniversary. Congratulations.





La Festa Catalana The Catalan Festival is a weekly exhibition of Catalan festival traditions including sardanes folk dancing, castells human tower building, gegants giants, mythical beasts, Catalan stick dancers and more. The weekly Festa Catalan is specially for visitors to Barcelona who might miss these cultural traditions, which usually only can be see at city and local neighbourhood festivals. La Festa Catalana in Barcelona takes place on the Avinguda de la Catedral in front of Barcelona cathedral. This is a wonderful opportunity to see these local traditions and get a taste of the rich Catalan culture. Free to visit.

Also in mid-August don't miss Barcelona's oldest festival in the gothic area of Barcelona called Festes de Sant Roc de la Plaça Nova. For music lovers check out the San Miguel MASiMAS Festival, which is an annual series of concerts in August at various Barcelona clubs and concert venues.

There are star acts in August 2017 at Cap Roig festival on the Costa Brava. Cap Roig is about 2 hours north of Barcelona, so it is best to rent a car to go to Cap Roig concerts. For the humid summer evenings in August in Barcelona there are many outdoor concert opportunies in the city. Musica als Parcs is a series of free open air jazz and classical concerts throughout the month of Augustat some of Barcelona's nicest parks. All the famous Gaudi buildings usually offer evening outdoor concerts during the warm summer nights. Nits d’estiu a La Pedrera is a series of summer jazz concerts on roof of Casa Mila.  Another option is for al fresco summer concerts are the Nits Màgiques de Casa Batlló on the rooftop of Casa Batllo.


FC Barcelona games August 2017

In August you can see the Barça's stars and the new signings at Camp Nou stadium for the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy when Barca welcomes a top invited team for a friendly pre-season game. Buy Gamper Cup tickets here. Barcelona also plays Supercopa games and league games at Camp Nou in August. Buy Barca tickets here.


'Cinema al Fresco' outdoor cinema August

The Sala Montjuic open air movie season in the moat of Montjuic Castle comes to a close at the beginning of August, but the ourdoor short film festival Mecal Air continues in August at Poble Espanyol also on Montjuic hill in Barcelona screening short films with a bar and barbeque. For full length feature movies visit the CCCB museum who organise Gandules 2016 - a series of free open air movies in the CCCB courtyard in August.



Beach clubs and outdoor dance clubs

Barcelona has several beach clubs with open air dance floors. Find Barcelona beach clubs here. One of the most popular clubs with outdoor dance floor in Barcelona  is  La Terrrazza outdoor club in the Spanish village Poble Espanyol and don't miss the new Cafe del Mar beach club at Port Forum.







Dinner with Barcelona city views

August is a wonderful month for outdoor dining and there are some spectacular restaurants with city views.Barcelona restaurants with views.


More ideas for things to do in Barcelona in August 

When weather gets too hot then head for the Barcelona beaches - or the swimming pools of Barcelona. The pool with the best views of the city is the Olympic diving pool on Montjuic hill , but there are many other indoor and oudoor swimming pools in Barcelona. You can find very nice beaches on the Costa Brava coast which is 2 hours north of Barcelona. To get to the Costa Brava it is best to rent a car, or take a bus from Estacio de Nord bus station or book a Costa Brava day tour. If you are in town for a few days then we recommend a half day trip to Montserrat mountain near Barcelona or a one day trip to Andorra, France and the Pyrenees Mountains from Barcelona. 

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