Summer Activities

Most of the inhabitants of Barcelona take their holidays in July and August and they run away in the search of beaches and fun. However, there are some that we remain and we want also to have fun!!

Here are a couple of nice options:

Mercè 2006 Festival

Barcelona’s summer festival will take place from the 22nd to the 25th of September with more than 800 events planned. These include 183 concerts, castellers (human castles), street parade, Fotomercè photo competition, Cursa de la Mercè (10k run competition), etc. Although the dates of the festival are from the 22nd to the 25th, the organized events will start on the 17th of September until the 1st of October.

For further details click here or go to any tourist office for a complete programme of events.

Unfortunately, most of the links regarding the Mercè 2006 festival are just in Catalan and Spanish so you may need some Spanish or Catalan classes.

Jazz in Barcelona
Next 24th of September starts the 16th Festival de l’Hora del Jazz-Memorial Tete Montoliu. In order to bring Jazz to people, a total of 8 free Jazz concerts will be performed at Plaça Rius i Taulet during the month of September.

Concerts will be performed at 12 and 13h at Plaça Rius i Taulet. Click here for further details, although the English version has not been update so you have to refer to the Spanish or Catalan section (this is an excellent oportunity to improve your Catalan or Spanish 🙂 ).

Jazz at the Parc de la Ciutadella
You like Jazz? and for free?!? If the answer is YES, read carefully. During August a total of 9 Jazz concerts will be performed at the Parc de la Ciutadella.

Wednesday 2nd of August: VJ Unión
Friday4th of August: Conxita Ribas Quartet
Wednesday 9th of August: Miguel Angel Cordero Quintet
Friday 11th of August: Jon Robles Trio
Wednesday 16th of August: Lluís Coloma Trio
Friday 18th of August: Anna Luna Quartet
Wednesday 23rd of August: La Latin Soul Band
Friday 25th of August: Joan Abril Quartet
Wednesday 30th of August: Jordi Matas TrioSETEMBRE
Friday 1st of September: Ana Cisneros Quinteto

* All concerts begin at 10pm.

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