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August 2018 Events in Barcelona

August is a smoking hot month for Barcelona. The average daytime temperatures are around 28°C (about 82°F) but Barna is not only hot in August temperature-wise, but also when it comes to street parties, concerts, music and outdoor film festivals. Let’s not forget: summer in the city is the best when the city has a beach to cool off, so Barcelona has it all. Hot summer vibes and beaches to relax. Hope you can spend the whole August in Barcelona?

La Fiesta de Gracia

Every district in Barcelona celebrates and makes a party at some point during the year, and the neighborhood of Gracia does it every year in August. And guess what? The Hipstel Paseo de Gracia is located in the Gracia district, so you cannot miss the big street celebrations if you are staying in this Hipstel hostel. A week-long festival will bring lavishly decorated streets (the streets are competing against each other for the title of the best-decorated street), concerts, shows and food stalls. Aaand the entrance is free of charge!

When: August 15-21

Fiesta De Gracia

DGTL Barcelona 2018

If you love electronic music and feel like dancing to the best underground techno tracks, then you cannot miss DGTL Barcelona Festival this year. DGTL is an iconic festival with four stages, located across Parc del Forum and it features exciting names such as Maceo Plex, Ben Klock, Dixon, Solomun, Black Coffee, and Amelie Lens. But there is more to it! Installations, lightning, and sound-systems are on point, so you should come and see yourself.

When: August 10-11

Brunch -in the park

Brunch -in the park is an outdoor festival where you can enjoy the greenery of the park, food and electronic music. If you are a fan of picnics with good music – this is it. It takes place in the gardens of Jardines de Joan Bross park every Sunday. In August you will listen to Laurent Garnier, Michael Mayer, Richie Hawtin, Frankey & Sandrino, and many more Djs. The party starts around 1 pm.

When: Every Sunday

Brunch -in the park, photo courtesy of Brunch -in the park

Musica als Parks

If electronic music is not your cup of tea, may we suggest live jazz concerts in the parks? For 15 years already, every summer, Barcelona’s parks are filled with the sounds of classical, blues, and jazz concerts. Musica als Parks includes 49 free concerts on around 30 parks in the city.

When: From June 3 to August 30

Sala Montjuic

The Netflix and pizza combo is nice, but what’s even nicer on a summer night is watching a movie outdoors, while laying on a blanket and sipping on some wine. You might even meet someone who shares the same taste in the movies? We’ve got something for you: Sala Montjuic is an open-air film festival in the castle of Montjuic with screenings every other day.

When: From June 29 to August 3

Sala Montjuic, photo courtesy of Sala Montjuic

Circuit Festival

Fancy visiting the largest gay festival of its kind in Europe? The Circuit Festival 2018 takes place in Barcelona, lasts for 11 days, and features 16 super-exciting parties, 40 internationally renowned Djs, and thousands of people. The line-up includes Tom Stephan, Ivan Gomez, Flavio Zarza, Daz Saund, Suri, and more.

When: August 9th – 19th



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