September in Barcelona – Events Calendar
September in Barcelona is perfect for those who are not big fans of hot summer. We might even dare say that September and October might be the most pleasant months to visit Barcelona weather-wise. Fortunately, the Hipstel’s strategic location in the very center makes it easy to explore the city and attend the hottest events in Barna. Like in August, the month of September is full of exciting neighborhood parties called Festa Major. In August, the neighborhoods Sants and Gracia were celebrating. However, in September the party is heading to Ribera, Poblenou and Barceloneta.
Festa Major del Poblenou
From September 9th to 18th the annual Festa Major of Poblenou will take place on the streets of Poblenou neighborhood, and you will be able to watch or take part in numerous activities.
La Diada or September 11th is a national day which commemorates the defeat of Catalan troops fighting the King Philip V of Spain. For some just a celebration of their Catalan identity, for the others the date when they demand the Catalan independence from Spain. It is commemorated on various locations throughout the city. You can enter some of the museums for free on this day.
From September 22th to 25th La Merce is celebrated with fireworks, free concerts, human towers, parades, open day in many museums, and hundreds of activities throughout the city. La Merce honors Barcelona’s patron saint Mare de Deu de la Merce. Check out the program of this annual public holiday here.
Festa Major del Sant Miquel/Barceloneta
Barceloneta neighbourhood party is being held from 25th of September to 4th of October, under the watchful eye of Sant Miquel del Port, Barceloneta’s patron saint. Port is the protector of fishermen and sailors, and Barceloneta used to be a fishing village. Barceloneta’s Festa Major is famous for the cannon which fires sweets and toys, decorated streets, and havaneres (the songs which originate from Cuba). But that’s not all! Expect a lot of local traditions, dancing, food, fireworks and people running through the streets of the neighbourhood juggling and throwing fire.