Formula 1 is coming to Barcelona Again. From May 11 to May 13 (with the main event on May 13, Sunday), come and enjoy fastest cars and best driver in the world. Show must go on!
Winter is coming… but we have a solution for you: why don’t you stay Hot & Spicy at the next Eat Street edition? You can spend 11 hours finding out what the world HOT really means: chilli, bell peppers, tabasco and much more. If you are not a fan of spicy food don’t worry! You will also find soups and stews to stay warm. Enjoy dishes from various countries including Peru, India, Malaysia and Mexico.
If you have kids bring them along! There is an area for them to play as well as live music and street art. This event takes place at Nau Bostik on Saturday 11 of November and it starts at 12 pm.
This year will be the 23rd edition of Barcelona Manga Fair. This massive annual event will take place this year between 1st of November and 5th of November 2017 at the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc. It is expected to attract over 100,000 manga lovers. You will find food trucks, Japanese restaurants, cooking shows and workshops. The big stage will be the venue for the cosplay contests, the exhibitions of Asian dances, live music performances and many other activities. In addition to that there is conference room, a Nintendo videogame area and several exhibitions. You can also find workshops about kimono and the tea and mediation room. You can bring your kids along with you because there is a children’s area and a lot of people with cool costumes that they will with no doubt love.
If you love manga and the Japanese culture or if you are just curious you shouldn’t miss this event!
On the first of November, long before Halloween even existed, Catalans celebrated la castanyada, which comes from an ancient celebration that used to honor the dead. During this festivity you can eat castanyes, chestnuts in Catalan, as well as "panellets", a typical Catalan pastry done for this date. Panellets are small cakes in different shapes, normally round and made mainly of marzipan (almonds and sugar paste). They come from the 18th century and they were used as blessed food for religious celebrations. In addition to chestnuts and cakes the celebration consists in eating roasted boniatos (sweet potatoes) and drinking moscatell – a variety of sweet wine that comes from the muscatel ripe grapes.
Are your ears ready to be blessed? This year is the 49th edition of the International Voll-Damm Jazz Festival of Barcelona. Over 120 concerts, more than 20 venues in Barcelona and Sant Cugat, small stages or great auditoriums, this festival presents one of the best programs ever. This year's edition will see performances by Diana Krall; Kenny Washington; Fred Hersch Trio; Eliane Elias; Chucho Valdés with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and many more. As for the local artists: Mezquida, from Minorca; the pianist Ignasi Terraza with Kenny Washington; the bass player David Mengual with the'Slow Quartet and Carme Canela; and the amazing Carles Benavent with Antonio Serrano.
At the same time as the performances there will be activities such as Jazz & Food, live music accompanied by a guest from the world of cuisine and dishes from local restaurants. You will also be able to enjoy the Montjuïc Magic Fountains with special sessions in tribute to the centenaries of Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonius Monk.
If you find yourself in Barcelona between the 11th and the 22nd of October there is something you cannot miss: the Oktoberfest! It has nothing to do with Spanish traditions, but it’s really fun and you can enjoy (lots of) German beer! There is live music with polka band and DJs, traditional Bavarian food and a festive atmosphere. If you have kids you can bring them along with you because there is also a children’s area. Do you need another reason to participate? The entrance is free! So get your (beer) belly ready and have some fun!
The inspiration for Barcelona's Oktoberfest is from the world’s largest fair: the Munich Oktoberfest, which first took place in 1810, to celebrate the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig I, to Princess Therese of Bavaria.
The Sitges Film Festival is one of the world’s leading international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror films. Sitges, a beach town near to Barcelona hosts this annual film festival with screenings (including premieres), conferences, and appearances from the leading figures. During the festival, a special late-night train service returns to Barcelona after the final screening of the evening. When: 5-15 October.
La Mercè is the annual festival of the city of Barcelona. It lasts for around 5 days (22-25 September) and is held in honor of Mare de Deu de la Mercè (Our Lady of the Mercy), the Patron Saint of Barcelona. It is the "Fiesta Mayor" - the main festival - of the city. The highlights of the event are the Correfoc (fire run), it consists of "colles de diables" which means 'groups of devils' chasing and dancing to the beat of drums and spewing out sparks from fireworks attached to forks, the Castellers (human towers), the Gigantes (Giants Parades). So…don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience some of the best Catalan traditions!