Some of the best events in Barcelona in March 2020
We’ve managed to shake off the last cold days of winter and the afternoons are getting hotter once again. Spring is a fantastic time to visit Barcelona. While our peak travel season unofficially kicks off in April, you can still make the most of the city with a visit in March.
You can expect temperatures to stick in the mid-teens during the day, so you’ll still need a coat in the evenings, but it rarely rains. This March we have a lot going on, from beer festivals to food tours and gigs galore.
Planning a trip to Barcelona in March and wondering what unique events are taking place that the guide book doesn’t tell you about? Here’s our pick of the best events taking place across town this month.
Top events in Barcelona in March 2020:
- Barcelona Beer Festival at La Farga – 13th to 15th March
- Abroad Fest Barcelona – 5th to 7th March
- Festival Emergents at L’Auditori – 8th to 17th March
- FC Barcelona Vs Real Sociedad or Leganes at Camp Nou – 8th or 22nd March
- Barcelona Taste Food Tours across the city – Throughout March
- Half Moon Run at La Nau – 6th March
- The 1975 at Sant Jordi Club – 9th March
- Barcelona Marathon – 15th March
- Louis Tomlinson at Razzmatazz – 9th March
- Ash at Razzmatazz 2 – 31st March
More details on some of the events this March:
1. Barcelona Beer Festival
- Date: 13th to 15th March
- Venue: La Farga
Coming back for the 9th year in a row, the Barcelona Beer Festival has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the best drinks festivals in the calendar. Last year’s event saw over 35,000 attendees come in and raise to the best in local beer.
The event attracts hundreds of exhibitors who not only make beer but local foods and drink companies as well to highlight the best local flavours. It’s the kind of event you can make your way around with a beer in hand and nibble on snacks all day long.
The full programme isn’t available yet, but more information is available on the Barcelona Beer Festival website here.
2, Abroad Fest Barcelona
- Date: 5th to 7th March
- Venue: Across the city
While the likes of Benicàssim and Sonar are far away in the calendar, the festival season kicks off very early for us when Abroad Fest starts. This year the festival will take place across an entire weekend, with a dedicated event on a different morning, afternoon and night of the three days.
The audience is mainly students and anyone visiting who’s a big dance music fan. Previous years have seen Tiesto, Marshmello and The Chainsmokers all headline.
Tickets start at €110 for a three-day pass.
3. Festival Emergents
- Date: 8th to 17th March
- Venue: L’Auditori
A great classical music festival that sees the best local talent and renowned artists get to work with the National Orchestra of Catalonia, Festival Emergents is back for its 4th edition.
This year the festival has over 20 performances lined up that over the musical spectrum; from Brahm’s Double Concerto to the National Youth Choir of Catalonia. Many of the events are less than €20, making it a good idea for an evening out even if you’re not the biggest classical music lover.
4. FC Barcelona Vs Real Sociedad or Leganes
- Date: 8th or 22nd March
- Venue: Camp Nou
There’s no atmosphere quite like that of a home game at Camp Nou. FC Barcelona has two games at home this month that will be great to see, especially as we approach the final few weeks of the league.
Because El Clásico will have taken place in Madrid at the start of the month, tickets shouldn’t be too dear for home games, with €50 a reasonable baseline price. Just remember to buy tickets through official sites.
5. Barcelona Taste Food Tours
- Date: Throughout March
- Venue: Across the city
You really can’t beat a crisp spring morning walking through the city with a fresh coffee and being able to take in the sights. Spring is arguably the best time to go on a food tour, and Barcelona Taste Food Tours do some of the best for English speaking guests.
They commonly run tours in neighbourhoods like Poble-Sec, giving you a real sense of what the local food scene is like. And if you’re staying with us for a long weekend, see if you can book a space in their Eixample tapas tour which only takes place on Mondays.
6. Half Moon Run
- Date: 6th March
- Venue La Nau
There’s nothing better than a slice of Canadian indie rock to get you going on a Friday night.
The Montreal natives are coming back to Barcelona on their European tour as only one of two Spanish dates on the back of their latest album A Blemish in the Great Light.
Tickets start at €24.
7. The 1975
- Date: 9th March
- Venue: Sant Jordi Club
In what is probably going to be the gig of the month, The 1975 come back to town on a whirlwind European tour that sees them perform everywhere from Glasgow to Zurich this month.
Their shows are a mixture of their biggest hits like Chocolate, Girls and It’s Not Living with plenty of deep cuts from their albums.
8. Barcelona Marathon
- Date: 15th March
- Venue: Across the city
If you’ve ever wanted to see everything Barcelona has to offer in a day, or whatever your own PR time is, then the Barcelona Marathon may be the ideal day out.
Taking place on the second Sunday of the month, the route winds its way around town so runners will go by landmarks like Camp Nou, La Sagrada Familia and Monument a Colón.
Registration costs €61.50, and you can apply on the official marathon website here.
9. Louis Tomlinson
- Date: 9th March
- Venue: Razzmatazz
While former bandmate Harry Styles has announced a European tour that will see him come to town later in the year, the former One Direction star is coming to Barcelona for an evening of pop perfection at Razzmatazz.
With over 5.9 million monthly listens on Spotify, he has a lot of fans in Spain, so expect a lot of screaming when he takes to the stage.
- Date: 31st March
- Venue: Razzmatazz 2
Bringing their flavour of Irish rock to our shores for one night only, beloved Ash are coming back to Barcelona for what promises to be another evening of rocking greatness.
Expect to hear classics like Girl From Mars, Burn Baby Burn and one massive singalong for Shining Light.
Where to stay in Barcelona in March?
When spring has well and truly sprung, you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere nicer to stay in Barcelona than here with us at Capri by Fraser Barcelona.
We offer fully furnished serviced studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments that eschew the traditional Barcelona hotel look to provide accommodation more in line with luxury apartments locals prefer. And with our location in Santi Marti, you’ll feel like a local in no time at all.
If you already have exact dates on your calendar and know when you’ll be visiting Barcelona, take a look at our offers page here. It’s the best way to get a deal on a suite with us. Don’t forget that you’ll always get the best rate on a suite at Capri by Fraser Barcelona simply by booking directly on site.