7 Events to Experience in Barcelona This July 2019
July is the perfect time to visit Barcelona. The weather is fantastic, there’s a party atmosphere in the air, and the calendar has a whole host of events taking place. From our famous festivals to unique events you wouldn’t get anywhere else in the world, if you’re visiting Barcelona in July, you’ll want to know what you shouldn’t be missing out on.
We’ve handpicked a few select events that you need to know about taking place this month, and it all starts with going Greek.
Things to Do in Barcelona in July 2019
- Festival Del Grec (The Greek Festival) – Date TBC
- Sónar - 18th - 20th July 2019
- Festival Cruilla - Parc del Fòrum - 3rd – 6th July 2019
- Barcelona Beach Festival - Platja del Fòrum i Parc de la Pau - 13 July 2019
- Rock Fest - Can Zam Park - 4th – 7th July
- Toto - Auditori Forum - 10th July 2019
- Benicàssim - 18th – 21st July 2019
More details on the events above:
- Event: Festival Del Grec (The Greek Festival)
- Date: TBC
- Venue: Multiple
Celebrate Greek culture during this vibrant and culture-filled annual festival that takes over the city every year. Last year’s theme was all about the Silk Road and the surprising stretch of Greek culture throughout the world. The festival programme is filled with performing arts that include dance, music, theatre and circus.
Performers and attendees come together from all over the world to take part in this lively festival. Events are held at several theatres throughout the city such as Teatre Lliure and Mercat de Les Flors. The famed Teatre Grec is the heart of the festival and Capri by Fraser’s handy location close to public transport links means the theatre can be reached in under 40 minutes.
- Event: Sónar
- Date: 18th - 20th July 2019
- Venue: Multiple
Arguably the coolest event on the festival calendar (and ten times trendier than Primavera), Sonar is a music lover’s dream with a trendier line-up than a million Spotify playlists.
From its humble beginnings back in the 90s as a small electronic dance festival, the three-day festival is now split into two major unique events. There’s Sónar by Day which is a networking showcase event for those in the creative industry, and Sónar by Night, the more traditional festival with performances from DJs and artists from around the world.
This year’s main line-up includes A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, Underworld, Bad Bunny, Skepta and Vince Staples.
- Event: Festival Cruilla
- Dates: 3rd – 6th July 2019
- Venue: Parc del Fòrum
Now in its 10th year, Festival Cruilla is one of the festivals we look forward to the most here in Barcelona.
For four days the Parc del Fòrum turns in to one big party as some of the world’s biggest names in music play to thousands.
This year’s line-up is a stellar one with Black Eyed Peas, Foals, Bastille, Kylie Minogue, ZAZ and Garbage all scheduled to perform.
The festival will take place at Parc del Fòrum which is a 15-minute drive from Capri by Fraser Barcelona and less than 30-minutes by public transport.
- Event: Barcelona Beach Festival
- Date: 13th July 2019
- Venue: Platja del Fòrum i Parc de la Pau
Get your dancing shoes on and be a part of one of the hottest electronic music events of the summer. Barcelona Beach Festival has quickly gained popularity as one of the top things to do in Barcelona as it radiates with banging music and electric vibes.
On July 13th, world-class DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, DJ Snake and Steve Aoki take centre stage to deliver memorable sets and host a fantastic party right on the beach; making for one of the more unique festival atmospheres you’ll find yourself in.
Dance the day and night away with your toes in the sand as this festival offers a great time in a beautiful location right on the coast. After a long day of partying, retreat to your very own luxury serviced apartment at Capri by Fraser Barcelona. You can find the best rates for rooms during the festival here.
- Event: Rock Fest
- Date: 4th – 7th July
- Venue: Can Zam Park
For those about to rock, we salute you.
Calling all rockers! From July 4th-7th rock enthusiasts come together to jam to their favourite rock legends and artists on arguably the biggest night in the calendar. The 2019 line-up is incredible this year, with legendary ZZ Top headlining on Friday night.
In fact, every night has an insane list of names on the card with Saxon, Arch Enemy, Europe, Dream Theater and Def Leppard all gracing the stage.
Guests of Capri by Fraser Barcelona can fuel up during breakfast at the Caprilicious restaurant before heading out to Can Zam Park where the festival is held. Reaching the park is just 15-minutes by car and less than an hour by public transport.
- Event: Toto
- Date: 10th July 2019
- Venue: Auditori Forum
We’ll all be blessing the rains down in Africa this month as Toto come to town as part of Guitar BCN 2019.
Now the band puts on a fantastic show, but they are known for changing up their sets all the time, so it can be a rarity to expect to hear Africa, Hold The Line and Rosanna all in one show.
- Event: Benicàssim
- Date: 18th – 21st July 2019
- Venue: Benicàssim
We would be remiss if we didn’t have a brief mention of one of the best festivals Spain has, especially as it’s the 25th anniversary this year.
Even though Benicàssim takes place outside the city, if you’re lucky enough to be going this year to see the likes of George Ezra, Kings of Leon, Lana Del Ray and The 1975, and need somewhere to chill and unwind in a little luxury in Barcelona after all the festival madness, see what offers we’ll have in July on featured rooms and suites.
Where to stay in Barcelona in July
Now, the events listed here are only a snapshot of what’s taking place this July in Barcelona. With plenty of things to do and see on top of these, you will find it hard to decide what to choose.
With something to suit all tastes, you will not be disappointed by what Barcelona has to offer throughout your visit.
For a comfortable stay in Barcelona, choose Capri by Fraser as your accommodation choice. Our luxury serviced apartments offer home conveniences and state-of-the-art facilities to make your stay is as easy and enjoyable as possible. Our fantastic location is close to major attractions and offers easy access to transport which will take you to all the July event venues.