Barcelona Festivals and Events

Barcelona calendar at a glance, including Tech, Culture, Museums, Music, Family, LGBTQ, Stage & Sports.

Like any major city, Barcelona is teeming with activities. Festivals range from Celebrating the Day of patron saints, music, sports, and culture.

Barcelona Festivals and Events


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  • Epiphany “Calvacada del Reis” – Jan 5-6, 2020
  • European Blockchain Convention – European Blockchain Convention Barcelona is a comprehensive one-day event that brings together 600+ tech leaders, visionaries, regulators, investors, corporations, developers, and entrepreneurs from the Blockchain industry. Our mission is to provide world-class content in collaboration with the brightest minds in the space. At the same time, we facilitate an exclusive networking environment where all participants meet to form business relationships and seek potential partners for ventures. Barcelona, Spain; Jan 20, 2020
  • IQS Tech Fest – IQS Tech Fest is the largest event organized by IQS Tech Factory, the center of entrepreneurship at IQS University, and the first Industrial accelerator in Spain. What started as a small fair organized by a small team of people with the passion of giving voice to a new type of entrepreneurship has become a great celebration growing year over year. Barcelona, Spain; Jan 23, 2020


  • HealthXL Global Gathering Barcelona – Barcelona is known for its architecture, food, and beaches and its advancements in biotech research, healthcare services, and a thriving start-up scene. In this session, we want to explore the local movers and shakers’ eyes why Barcelona is the right place to be for digital health, what opportunities it presents, and outline some of the successes to date. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 21, 2020
  • 4YFN – Over three days, 4YFN will showcase the latest tech startup innovations from around the world. Featuring curated content, startup pitches, competitions, and dedicated networking sessions. The event is tailor-made to connect the international startup community, investors, talent, and corporations. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-26, 2020 Cancelled
  • 4YFN Digital Health and Wellness Hub – Discover ground-breaking innovations brought forward by digital health and wellness startups, meet leading corporations and their innovation programs, network, and learn from industry experts propelling innovation in health care delve into the vibrant Barcelona ecosystem. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-26, 2020 Cancelled
  • Xside – a creative hub of excellence that celebrates the ideas, skills, and people leading future change. A groundbreaking gathering where converging communities unite. Barcelona, Spain; Feb 24-27, 2020


  • HealthTech Summit 2020 – The HTS20/20 is a high-profile business gathering where the brightest minds from the European health insurance segment will present their own success stories and case studies on keeping Health Insurance affordable with process optimization. Barcelona, Spain; Mar 5-6, 2020
  • Canceled – International Cannabis Business Conference Barcelona – With a vibrant cannabis scene and progressive culture, we are pleased to make Barcelona, Spain, our second ever European conference after two historical events in Berlin. Joining forces with Spannabis, we have made an epic superconference that you will not want to miss. Barcelona has created a cannabis club scene that really has no rival. We are looking forward to bringing our trademark blend of cannabis business, political, and cultural programming to this Spanish jewel. Join us, as the ICBC and Spannabis have created a cannabis B2B event unlike any other, a conference that will attract top investors and entrepreneurs from across Spain, Europe, and the world. Barcelona, Spain
  • Canceled – Spannabis – Spannabis XVII Edition Spannabis is the reference trade show for the cannabis sector worldwide. Seventeen years of culture, innovation, and cannabis industry, hand in hand with the most outstanding brands of the moment. All the information on Spannabis 2020. Place, how to get there, dates and times, prices, gallery, videos… Barcelona, Spain
  • Barcelona Marathon – This is the Zurich Marató Barcelona, one of the most attractive courses in Europe for its flat and fast circuit. Not to mention the agreeable weather, that is one of Barcelona’s marks, and the amazing landmarks the runners will pass by during the race, like Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. March 15, 2020
  • POSTPONED – BARCELONA TECH JOB FAIR SPRING – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Barcelona, Spain; Postponed to Jul 2, 2020
  • 2nd International Conference on Digital Health – Digital health 2020 will explore the topics in detail to provide benefits and wellness leaders with practical guidance to get the most out of digital health. Barcelona, Spain; Mar 27-28, 2020
  • SingularityU Spain Summit – We empower a global community with the mindset, skillset, and network. For the first time in Madrid, the cutting-edge SingularityU Spain Summit brings you the future of the world, the Silicon Valley state of the art technologies, and next to come. Fasten your belts!!! Madrid, Spain; Mar 30-31, 2020
  • eyeforpharma –  2000+ pharma leaders (from across Commercial, Marketing / Digital, Medical, Patient Engagement, Market Access, RWE, and Clinical) will join healthcare’s brightest innovators at eyeforpharma Barcelona 2020 – where pharma decision-makers come to learn, collaborate and see the future of our industry. Barcelona, Spain; Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2020. Due to the ongoing nature of Covid-19, eyeforpharma Barcelona will operate as an entirely virtual conference.


  • D’A Film Festival – The D’A Film Festival 2019 will also travel to fourteen towns throughout Catalonia and thirteen cities in the rest of the country, with a program consisting of the films Love me not (Lluís Miñarro), Nuestro tiempo (Carlos Reygadas), Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham) and Tarde para morir joven (Dominga Sotomayor). Apr 30 – May 10, 2020
  • POSTPONED – EU-Startups Summit – We’re looking forward to meeting all of you in April next year for an amazing event, with inspiring speakers, great workshops, and awesome networking opportunities with many of Europe’s best startup founders and investors. Until then, stay safe, positive, and keep counting on us for news, interviews, and in-depth content pieces about the movers and shakers of the European startup ecosystem. Barcelona, Spain; Postponed until Apr 29-30, 2021


  • Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress – Providing the perfect opportunity to explain, discuss, and exchange knowledge and ideas to introduce new cybersecurity solutions. Barcelona, Spain; May 11-13, 2021
  • Startup Grind Tech Conference 2020 – Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from all around the world in the fourth edition of the Startup Grind Tech conference, focused on tech and startups: SaaS, product, hiring developers, architecture, freelancing, remote work, etc. Barcelona, Spain; May 12-13, 2020


  • Mobile World Congress Barcelona – The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, incorporating a thought-leadership conference. Barcelona, Spain; June 2021
  • OPEN-AIR FILM FESTIVAL IN THE CASTLE OF MONTJUÏC – A selection of the best movies of all time, with concerts, picnics, and short films. From TBA
  • Pride BCN -Welcome to the celebration of diversity. Welcome to the fight for freedom, dignity, respect, and acceptance for LGBTQ rights. This year’s edition is dedicated to families because we want to show the world that LOVE is the only thing that matters. Welcome to PRIDE BARCELONA. Jun 26-27, 2020


  • BARCELONA TECH JOB FAIR SUMMER – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Barcelona, Spain; Jul 2, 2020
  • Ent-Ex: The Entrepreneurial Experience – an international community of entrepreneurial young professionals and offers a 3-day workshop program that helps you develop essential entrepreneurial skills. Barcelona, Spain; TBA
  • World CBD Awards – With the forecasted growth across the CBD industry over the next 5 years and the emerging markets that pop up globally, World CBD Awards wanted to create an industry-standard event that recognizes and rewards those companies strive to keep the industry clean. Barcelona, Spain; TBA
  • Sónar+D – an international conference for creativity and technology, designed to promote talent and business opportunities in the digital culture. Barcelona, Spain; Jul 18-20. 2020


  • La Festa Major de Gràcia: Not Your Average Block Party – Celebration of the Gracia Neighborhood where residents decorate their street in different themes to vie for the coveted “Best Decorated Street” award.  Aug 15-21, 2020


  • Jazzing Festival – 6th Jazzing-Jazz Festival of Sant Andreu & Jazz Education Stage. TBA
  • Festa Major del Poblenou – Neighborhood festival culminating in Fireworks at the Bogatell beach. TBA 2020
  • Catalonia’s National Day: La Diada – The Diada, or national day of Catalonia, has been celebrated every September 11 since 1886 – and since 2012, it has been marked by calls for independence. Sept 11, 2019
  • BAM Barcelona Acció Musical – Spanning more than twenty-five years, Barcelona Acció Musical (BAM) has become a festival renowned for discovering emerging talents from dance, electronica, rock, and pop music Catalonia and from across the globe. More than 40 groups fill different stages across the city each year with unique, new, and original sounds, always coinciding with La Mercè, the city’s patron saint festival. Each year’s Mercè brings together an extensive program combining technology and tradition, music, and performance arts, mobilizing the entire city. In this way, BAM is also structured as a musical celebration profoundly connected with Barcelona. It is one of the emblematic signs of a creative and innovative city. TBA
  • Barcelona Wine Festival – Barcelona’s biggest wine festival is part of the annual Barcelona Mercè festival. Barcelona’s biggest wine festival features local wine and cava from the Catalan wine regions and some typical regional foods. TBA
  • La Mercè Barcelona’s Cultural Festival – La Mercè transforms Barcelona into a grand stage bursting with fantasy and imagination. creativity is the driving force behind it, traditions its roots, and music an outstanding voice. over 600 activities and shows go on during the week with more than 2000 artists and professionals. TBA
  • Festa Major de la Barceloneta – Every year, there are auditions of sardanas, songs of Havaneras, correfoc with the devils, and parade with the giants Pep Barceló and Maria la Néta. But the neighborhood’s main festival has a series of elements that differentiate it from the rest, such as the adorned streets and the canyon’s parade. The festival surrounds the Arch Angels (Saints Gabriel,  Michael, and Raphael – Sept 29th). The parish of Barceloneta is dedicated to Sant Miquel del Port. TBA


  • Sitges Festival International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations, and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Sitges, Oct 8-18, 2020
  • Barcelona Expat WeekA new hybrid, digital, and on-site event. It is aimed at the international community of Barcelona and people interested in the city’s international talent. Barcelona Expat Week arises as an alternative to the Barcelona International Community Day fair, which this year has been postponed due to COVID-19. Oct 19- 23, 2020.
  • Barcelona International Short Film & Video Festival – Narrative-Docs-Animation-VideoArt. Encourage stories about/makers who identify as women and non-binary. BSF is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona. BSF screens outstanding short films, including narrative, animation, experimental, documentary, and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats. Zumzeig Cinema; Oct 22-30, 2020
  • Open House BCN Barcelona Architecture Festival – The 48th Open House BCN, Barcelona’s main Architectural event, returns. A weekend of open doors to buildings of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. The Festival offers more than 200 architectural experiences to explain the city’s architecture in a transversal way. Oct 24-25, 2020
  • HealthIO – HEALTHIO is a unique platform covering the entire healthcare ecosystem where stakeholders can learn about, try out, and experience the innovations at the cutting-edge of health. Barcelona, Spain; Oct 26-28, 2021
  • BARCELONA TECH JOB FAIR AUTUMN – a chance for job seekers to talk to companies that are hiring in person. If you’ve had enough of submitting your CV online without the opportunity to make a lasting first impression, here’s your chance to change your strategy and do a bit of networking. Oct 28, 2020
  • Barcelona Health Hub Summit– #BHHSummit2020 will be held at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, the biggest modernist center in Europe. It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, startup showcases, business meetings, and networking to foster synergies and interactions between startups, corporations, and investors. Oct 29, 2020
  • Oktoberfest Barcelona – conceived as a popular party, organized in the purest German-style, to be held in the Plaza Universo de Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, next to the Plaza España of the city, with free access! Bar Coyote, Cancelled
  • Barcelona ICD – The sixth edition of Barcelona International Community Day, the annual meeting point for the city’s international community, but it also is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to establish links. One of the keys to success is the renewed support of its sponsors and the arrival of new collaborators that bring their products, services, and projects to help the welcome and settlement of foreign people that have changed their hometown for Barcelona. Canceled


  • Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo – Discover a refreshing and imaginative approach that will change the way innovative CIOs and IT executives think about digital leadership, business strategy, information, and technology. Barcelona, Spain, Virtual; Nov 9-12, 2020
  • VMware Europe – VMworld Europe brings you four days of innovation to accelerate your journey to a software-defined business. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; TBA
  • L’Alternativa – Barcelona Independent Film Festival – This year the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa, reaches its 27th edition. For 27 years, we’ve been offering filmgoers and professionals a unique opportunity to discover and enjoy screenings and activities that value creative freedom, diversity, innovation, commitment, and thought-provoking reflection. Nov 16-29, 2020
  • Smart City Expo World Congress – At Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, we dare to keep dreaming of a smart urban evolution that claims for the cities we need: green, inclusive, liveable spaces that look ahead and leave no one behind. Barcelona, Spain, Online; Nov 17-18, 2020


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