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Barcelona Events in 2014

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What's on in and around Catalonia this year?
Barcelona events in 2014

Barcelona events in 2014

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Whenever I travel, I plan my trip around events going in and around the city I'll be visiting. The museums can wait!

Check out what's happening in Barcelona and the surrounding region of Catalonia as well as other events around Spain worth making a special trip for. 

January 2014 in Barcelona

Barcelona is waking up from its post-Christmas slumber.

See also:

  • Barcelona Weather in January
  • Madrid Events in 2014 
     
  • December 27 - January 4, 2014
    Event: 
    Festival Infancia
    Where? Barcelona, at the international exhibition center (FIRA).
    What? Children's festival. Music, animals, technology and more for the little ones.
     
  • January-March, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: De Cajon Flamenco Festival
    Where? Barcelona.
    What? Barcelona's biggest flamenco festival. See more Flamenco Festivals in Spain
     
  • January - March, 2014 (TBC)
    Event Tradionarius Festival.
    Where? 
    Barcelona.
    What? Traditional music festival in Barcelona. Check out the link for concert dates.

     
  • January 5-6, 2014
    Event: Three Kings Day

    Where? All over Spain.
    What? On the the night of the fifth, there'll be processions featuring the three kings on their way to Baby Jesus, giving out candy to children waiting for them in the streets. The 6th is a public holiday.
     
  • January 13-20, 2014 (TBC)
    Event 'No Pants' Day on the Metro  

    Where? Barcelona
    What? The New York subway hipster celebration of wearing no pants (that's American 'pants'; don't worry, Brits, they just mean their trousers) on the New York subway has come to Barcelona. In 2013 it came to Barcelona for the first time - who knows if it will return in 2014? Check out the video here: 'No Pants' Day on the Metro, Barcelona.


February 2014 in Barcelona

See also: Barcelona Weather in February 

 

March 2014 in Barcelona

See also: Weather in March in Barcelona

  • March 3, 2014
    Event: Sant Medir Festival

    Where? Barcelona.
    What? Costumed processions in the Gracia area of Barcelona. Read more about Barcelona.

     
  • March 9, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ. 

     
  • March 16, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? 
    Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.
     
  • March 14-16, 2014
    Event: Spannabis
    Where? Barcelona
    What? Cannabis trade fair! Promotes the legal use of cannabis in Spain. See also: Is Cannabis Legal in Spain
     
  • March 23, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? 
    Esparraguera, Catalonia. 

    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.
     
  • March 24, 2014
    Event: Real Madrid v Barcelona.

    Where? Expect to see every bar in the country full of people supporting one side or the other. 
    What? The biggest match in Spanish soccer, known as 'El Clasico' among Spaniards. 

April 2014 in Barcelona 

See also: Weather in Barcelona in April

  • April 4 - 11, 2014
    Event: Mostra de Cinema Llatinoamericà de Lleida
    Where? Lleida in Catalonia
    What? Latin American film festival
     
  • April 6, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.
     
  • April 11-13, 2014
    Event: Barcelona Beer Festival

    Where? Barcelona.
    What? Second beer festival of Barcelona, with over 300 limited-availability beers. 
     
  • April 11-14, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: Salon del Comic
    Where? Barcelona, at the Montjuic exhibition center.
    What? Major comic convention.
     
  • April 11-20, 2014
    Event: Semana Santa
    Where? All over Spain.
    What? Semana Santa completely dominates Spain in March, so no matter where you are, there'll be something to commemorate the Resurrection. See my Semana Santa to give you a flavor of what you may see on your travels. Seville and Toledo are popular places to experience Semana Santa. Read more: Semana Santa Cities.
     
  • April 13, 2014
    Event: Palm Sunday
    Where? All over Spain, but the most famous celebrations are in Elche, near Valencia.
    What? Processions to mark the Palm Sunday celebration.
     
  • April 13, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.
     
  • April 18, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.
     
  • April 23, 2014
    Event: Sant Jordi festival
    Where? Barcelona
    What? A type of combined Valentines Day and celebration of the deaths of Cervantes and Shakespeare (who both died on the same day) as well as a celebration of St George's Day. Also celebrated in Caceres as the San Jorge Festival.
     
  • April 26, 2014
    Event: La Passio
    Where? Esparraguera, Catalonia.
    What? Famous performance of the Passion of Christ.

May 2014 in Barcelona

See also: Weather in Barcelona in May

  • May 5-30, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: Tapantoni

    Where? Barcelona.
    What? Tapas route. Get a drink and tapas for 2 euros in bars in the Sant Antoni area of Barcelona. See a map of participating bars. 
     
  • May 9-11, 2014
    Event: Spanish Grand Prix
    Where? Barcelona
    What? Formula One (F1) motor race. 

     
  • May 10-18, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: Girona Flower Festival

    Where? Girona, near Barcelona
    What? See the best displays of flowers, gardens and patios in Girona. 
     
  • May 23-25, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: Snail Festival

    Where?: Lleida, Catalonia
    What? It's not just the French that eat snails - they're also a delicacy in Catalonia too. This festival celebrates the culinary delights of the little molluscs. Mmm, tasty! 
     
  • May 23-26, 2014 (TBC)
    Event: Ciutat Flamenco
    Where?: Barcelona 
    What?: Flamenco festival.
     
  • May 29-31, 2014
    Event: Primavera Sound 2014
    Where? Barcelona.
    What? Alternative music festival. Pixies are headlining in 2014.

 

June 2014 in Barcelona

  • June 12-14, 2014
    Event: Sonar festival

    Where? Barcelona
    What? Dance music festival. Kraftwerk and Pet Shop Boys headlined in 2013.

     
  • June 19-29, 2014
    EventPride Barcelona
    Where? Barcelona
    What? Barcelona's Gay Pride. The main days of the event are from June 27 to 29. 

 

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