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The Grec Festival is a month-long multi-cultural affair celebrating and showcasing various acts, from circus shows to choirs and much, much more. Each year Grec invites a plethora of acts to perform theatre, dance, music and more in magnificent venues across Barcelona. Grec Festival is a high brow affair offering a selection of world class artists across a range of disciplines. If you are in the area, this event is not to be missed. The programme is launched in Spring and tickets are usually available to buy from May.
This international fireworks festival held in Blanes is a hugely popular event. Held over 5 days at the end of July, the event attracts crowds of around 250,000 people on the busiest days. The shows start at 22:30 with most people watching from the beach. Prime watching spots start filling up about an hour before the start. CB038 La Masia is the nearest parc. 2019 dates to be confirmed.
The Festa Major de Gracia festival is Barcelona's biggest, most colourful and most popular neighbourhood festival. The residents of Gracia decorate their streets in keeping with their chosen theme, with the aim of winning the coveted 'best decorated street' prize. The residents take the competition very seriously! As a result, the standard is very high. The best time to visit is in the evenings as the illuminations on most streets are switched on at around 8.30om.
Held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona, La Merced Festival is the main festival of the city. The main events take place on September 24 but festivities last over five days, with up to 500 different activities. Some of the most famous events are the Castellers (human towers) in the Gothic Quarter and the Correfoc (procession of fire breathing dragons) on the Via Laietana as well as the unmissable Parade of Giants.