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The best events in Barcelona in 2024

Every year Barcelona hosts a large number of events of technological, social, recreational or cultural interest that you can’t miss. The offer is very broad, so we are going to show you some of the most important and outstanding fairs, festivals or activities that will take place this year.

Take note of these Barcelona 2024 events and choose the most interesting ones according to your tastes and preferences. We have selected the most attractive ones, although Barcelona is an exceptional city that is always coming up with new alternatives to adapt to the interests of a heterogeneous public.

Sporting events Barcelona

Let’s start by talking about the best sporting events in Barcelona so that you can find out which are the most outstanding this year. Here they are!

IRONMAN Barcelona (October 6TH)

This is an incredible competition that will take place on the 6th of October in Calella. Athletes who decide to sign up for this adventure will have to swim 3.8 kilometres, cycle 180 kilometres and run another 42 kilometres. People from all over the world will compete and this event will be joined by two more: IRONKIDS for children and IRONGIRL to encourage women to take part in it too.

Barcelona Triathlon by Santander (TBA 2024)

This sporting event has three different modalities: swimming, cycling and running. Participants will be able to choose between three different distances (Supersprint, Sprint and Olympic), and even take part as a couple, as individuals or as relay teams with two or more members.

Barcelona Marathon 2023 (10th march)

On 10th March an annual marathon will take place in which a multitude of runners will compete across Barcelona. If you are planning to register, do it as soon as possible and start training. You can register online through their official website, providing your details. The starting point will be Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, at 8:30 am, and the time limit is 6 hours.

Music festivals in Barcelona

Do you like music? Then there’s nothing better than getting to know the music festivals in Barcelona that are taking place this year and where you’ll be able to have a great time.

Primavera Sound Festival (30 may 2023 – 1st June 2024)

This is one of the most popular music festivals in Barcelona. It is an unparalleled spectacle for music lovers with some of the most renowned artists on the current scene. Some of the artists playing are Lana del Rey, SZA, or CharlieXCX. In addition, in the days leading up to the Festival, the city of Barcelona will host different complementary activities with the intention of fully integrating the festival into the city.

Sónar Electronic Music Festival (13, 13, 15 June 2024)

Sónar is a festival that has grown over time to become one of the best-known in Europe. Every June, the city is visited by thousands of fans who can’t wait to enjoy this marvellous macro-festival. Some of the artists who will participate in this electronic music festival this year 2024 are Ben Böhmer, Nicole L’Huiller, DJ Gigola, Skin on Skin, Jessie Ware, etc.

Mozart Summer Nights Festival (TBA)

This is one of the most acclaimed Barcelona 2024 festivals. This year, the Auditori presents t a new edition of the Mozart Summer Nights festival, with the aim of exploring the vast production of the genius of Salzburg with the resident orchestra, the OBC. The concerts, which will take place during the last week of June and the first week of July, will feature young soloists with promising careers.

Screamin’ Festival (06/2024 – EXCACT DATES TBA)

It has been held in Calella since 1999. It is the perfect activity for rock lovers. On this date, the beach will become the stage for a big party with DJs and bands from all over the world. Best of all, the music will be played both day and night.

Reggaeton beach festival (20th and 21st July 2014)

The urban paradise returns for the 6th consecutive time to Barcelona full of novelties, surprises, improved areas and a unique experience created for Reggaeton lovers together with the world’s TOP artists that will form the biggest lineup that the history of the genre has ever seen. The official website of the festival has not yet revealed the artists that will participate in the festival and the exact location.

Guitar BCN (26/01/2023 – 03/07/2023)

  • This festival pays homage to the guitar, although the program will feature multiple sounds, styles, and artists. The idea is to mix flamenco, pop, classical, acoustic, and electronic music, as well as veteran and emerging artists from different parts of Spain and the world. Over several months, the best string masters in the world will pass through this festival in Barcelona.

Barcelona Jazz Festival (TBA)

This festival is held annually and brings together the best in live jazz music. Venues can vary and performances can take place at the Palau de la Música or in bars such as the Harlem Jazz Club. If you have a passion for good music, there’s still time to catch some of this amazing genre by buying tickets on the official website.

Popular festivals in Barcelona

To know the best events in Barcelona in 2024, nothing better than to talk about other festivities that are a must: popular festivals and social gatherings. Here’s a list of the ones you absolutely have to know about.

St. John’s Eve (Sant Joan) and Festival (23/06/2024 – 24/06/2024)

This is one of the most popular festivals celebrated by the people of Barcelona. Bonfires are their way of commemorating the arrival of summer, and traditional music and parties take place on the beach and the streets and beaches of Barcelona.

Gràcia Festival (15/08/2024 – 21/08/2024)

This is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals of the summer. This popular event lasts several days and includes a wide range of activities, from shows to concerts, workshops and an iconic competition in which the streets of the neighbourhood dress up in their best clothes. Check out what to do in Gràcia if you want more information on this neighborhood.

La Castanyada (31/10/2024 – 01/11/2024)

This is a festival with a long tradition in Catalonia. On All Saints’ Day, 1 November, a typical meal is held with panellets (sweets made with almond dough) and chestnuts. The festival takes place among friends, families and is even celebrated in schools.

La Mercè Festival (24th September)

This is the city’s main festival and local public holiday. It is held in honour of the patron saint of Barcelona and during these days various celebrations and events take place on the streets. One of the most emblematic is the procession of the Gegants (or giants), which consists of a parade of giants. There is also the Correfoc or fire show with dragons and demons, as well as the human castles or Castells, and the Sardana dance.

Business events and trade shows in Barcelona

We couldn’t stop talking about business events in Barcelona either, as the city is a meeting point for a large number of business people from all over the world.

B-TRAVEL. The new Tourism Trade Fair (15th to 17th may)

It takes place at Fira de Barcelona and usually brings together a large number of exhibitors representing transport companies, travel agencies and tourism promotion organisations from different autonomous communities from all over Spain.

Mobile World Congress (26TH FEBRUARY to 29th FEBRUARY)

This is one of the most important Barcelona business events. It is an annual event that aims to showcase the latest innovations in the mobile technology sector. During these days there are talks, debates, forums, demonstrations and contacts related to digital commerce, mobile broadband, public policies and more.

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS EUROPE ( 30TH january to 2ND february)

This congress is a meeting point for all the AV sector. Get ready for the main players in the audiovisual sector to completely blow your mind with innovative uses of audio and video and learn directly from the greatest professionals in the world.

EShow Barcelona (14TH to 15TH MAy 2024)

This is an annual congress on social media, digital marketing, e-commerce and online business. Today, more and more brands and professionals are coming together to learn more about the e-commerce business and all its opportunities. This year there will be a very important new feature to be discussed: AI.

Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress (21ST JAN.-23rd MAY 2024)

This cybersecurity event will take place at Fira Barcelona.

Some of the most important topics to be covered in this new edition are:

  • Robust security measures
  • Understanding cryptography
  • AI and machine learning
  • Cloud security
  • Threat intelligence and monitoring
  • Using AI for threat detection

This conference is about finding real solutions to the challenges and needs of the sector and discovering new ways to build a secure digital world.

IoT Solutions World Congress (21st-23rd may 2024)

This is one of the most anticipated events that will look at how IoT is changing the energy, healthcare, transport, manufacturing, utilities and logistics sectors. Thousands and thousands of visitors are expected to attend.

Smart City Expo World Congress (5th-7TH November)

This is a meeting place that brings together the Smart Cities sector with the most advanced technology. During these days, companies, entrepreneurs and experts will take part, with the aim of promoting new projects and seeking synergies. Given the current situation, this year the possibility of combining the on-site format with digital platforms is being considered.

Retail Brand Experience World Congress (November)

The city of Barcelona will once again witness the latest market trends in technological innovations. During the duration of this congress there will be a multitude of interesting talks, workshops and LABs.

Cultural events in Barcelona

Barcelona is full of culture of all kinds, so there is also a wide variety of cultural events that are worth taking into account.


The Ideal Centre for Digital Arts offers impressive immersive projections with interactive tools and virtual reality glasses. The latest exhibition is dedicated to the colourful and magical world of Tutankhamun. In addition, a new space called “metaverse” is opening this year to celebrate the centenary of the greatest archaeological discovery of all time: access to Tutankhamun’s tomb.


This is the most comprehensive touring exhibition about Harry Potter and his entire magical world. You can experience the Wizarding World up close and personal by discovering original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts in an individualised journey through stunning magical environments using immersive design and technology never before experienced in a touring exhibition.

Tàpies. The Imprint of Zen (OPEN UNTIL 23/06/2024)

Right after his year, the Fundació Tàpies hosts an exhibition focusing on the artists’ interest in the work of a number of 18th- and 19th-century Japanese monks, transmitters of the teachings of Zen Buddhism, who developed a critical attitude and a desire to overturn the conventional scale of values.
The exhibition, which will be held at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, will bring together a selection of works – including paintings, ceramics and drawings from the collection, together with national and international loans – that will show Tàpies’ approach to Japanese art.

Grec Festival of Barcelona (summer 2024, between june & july)

This is a festival of dance, circus, music and theatre, whose artistic attitude will connect with the city. The focal point will be the Teatre Grec, although it is also possible to see performances in other venues around the city.

Museum night (13th may 2024)

Fancy discovering some of the best museums in Barcelona for free? This is your chance! Book your favorite for International Museum Day, a date in which you will be able to discover amazing buildings, surprising works of art and even a few exclusive surprises once the sun has gone down. Be fast to get your ticket; they run out really fast for some of the most popular spaces!


Holiday apartments by the beach in Barcelona

Since 2010, Lugaris Apartaments has been offering you the best holiday rental flats in Barcelona, perfect for a family holiday, with friends or as a couple, or for medium-term stays.

You can choose between apartments near the beach in Barcelona, at Lugaris Beach, with sea views, 2 swimming pools (one for adults and one for children) and capacity for up to 6 people, and the Lugaris Rambla flats, located on the Rambla de Poblenou and just 300 m from Bogatell beach, with a balcony or terrace of up to 22 m2 and ideal for couples or families and groups of up to 5 people. All our luxury flats in Barcelona are air-conditioned and equipped with all the appliances, furniture and bed linen you will need during your stay. They also have satellite TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi connection, as well as a safe and a 24-hour private security service.

What’s more, when you make your booking, you can reserve many other additional services: international press in your flat, parking space, transfer service to and from Barcelona airport, bicycle hire, supermarket shopping, museum, sports and show tickets, babysitting service and much more.

For more information, contact Lugaris Apartments without obligation.  

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