Summertime in Barcelona, can it get any better? Every year during the summer months, Barcelona turns into a traveler's magnet, and for a reason! With guaranteed sun, the beach, a vibrant ambience and plenty of culture, food, art, and music events, Barcelona is a lovable summer destination for many! And there's absolutely no reason to be afraid of falling into any tourist trap, because there are dozens of summer events every year where you are guaranteed to meet locals. Here are some of the local's favourites:
>> Sant Joan Festival
Sant Joan festival is a local favourite celebrated throughout the regions of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands. The big night on the 23rd of June starts with vibrant street parties, fire shows and bon fires all over Barcelona, big surrounding cities, and the beach areas. Castelldefels, a beach loved by locals (at just a 30 minute ride away from Barcelona), gets particurly crowded during this event. The day after, the 24th of June, is of course a public holiday. Expect an abundance of Catalan national significance on this day and many bars and restaurants that offer a special 'Sant Joan menu'.
>> Greg Festival
If you are a music and performing arts lover, then you won't want to miss out on one of the many Greg events held during the whole month of July. Greg Festival is the city's major cultural festival of the year and attracts dozens of dance, music, theatre and circus performers from all over the world. Both popular among locals, expats and visitors, there are performances available in English, Spanish and Catalan.
>> Festa Major de Gracia
Young, senior, foodie, arts lover, music fan, this extravagant festival has something in store for everyone. The neighbourhood of Gracia gets filled every year with beautiful street decorations and thousands of people wanting to take photo's, enjoy music, or try some of the amazing street foods from the plentiful of restaurants that Gracia has to offer. This colourful festival takes place during the whole 3rd week of August.
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