Sant Jordi | 23rd of AprilSome sort of Catalan Valentine's day, the tradition is that men offer their loved one a rose, while women offer a book. Not so commercial, the atmosphere in the streets is very nice and could possibly help you meet people!
Catalonia's Formula 1 Grand Prix | Beginning of MayMont-Melo's circuit is located just 30 minutes driving from Barcelona, and is quite easily accessible.
PRIMAVERA SOUND | End of May / Beginning of JuneOne of the biggest music festival of Spain, mixing different genres www.primaverasound.es
Sant Joan | 24th of JuneThis public holiday is a reason to party all night in the city on the 23rd. In bars, clubs, in the street and even more on the beach: thousands of people are present, everywhere in Catalunya, for a big party with fireworks, DJs until the sunrise.
Cruïlla | Beginning of JulyMusic festival mixing different genres. www.cruillabarcelona.es
Sonar | Middle of JulyOne of the biggest electro festival in the world.
Festa de Gracia | Middle of AugustIf you like street parties, you will probably like la Festa de Gracia (a district of Barcelona). Concerts, shows and parties during an entire week (!)
Catalonia's day | 11th of SeptemberThis sad anniversary is also the day of Catalonia. Expect parades, concerts, a lot of Catalonia's flags and more generally a good atmosphere in the streets.
Mercé | 24th of SeptemberBarcelona's biggest party: 4 days of concerts, parades, cultural shows of all types, ending with huge fireworks on the last night.