What to do in Barcelona in August 2024?

Festivals and cultural events in August 2024

In August 2024, Barcelona offers a rich calendar of events, including: the start of the America's Cup, the continuation of the Greek Summer Festival, the Gràcia festivities, the Paz Errázuriz exhibition at the KBr Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona bus tours at night... 


Ideas for going out and events in Barcelona in August 2024


Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup (August 22 to October 27, 2024)

Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup (August 22 to October 27, 2024)


The world's most important sailing competition takes place along Barcelona's coastline. On land, the public will be able to follow the various regattas - free of charge - from the race village at the Moll de la Fusta quay, as well as from the other fan zones with giant screens at Port Vell and Port Olímpic, and from the beach.


>> You can also follow the race up close, from the sea. Various tickets for boarding before and during the race: America's cup  Barcelona


Grec Festival (June 26 to August 4)

An open-air summer festival with a varied program of theater, dance, music and circus. This 48th edition of Le Grec spans some 50 venues across the city, with international offerings, top local talent and unique experiences.
>> https://www.barcelona.cat/grec/ca


Festes de Gràcia Barcelona

Festes de Gràcia ( August 15 to 21, 2024)

This neighborhood festival takes place in mid-August and is known for its extravagant street decorations, created by the residents themselves. Festivities include concerts, children's activities and parades.

Festes de Gràcia


Festes de Sants (from August 21, 2024)

The Festes de Sants is a neighborhood festival in Barcelona, celebrated in August just after the Festes de Gràcia, where the streets of Sants are decorated and enlivened with concerts, community activities, traditional competitions and shows. It's a vibrant celebration of Catalan culture and conviviality.



Visit Barcelona by night on a sightseeing bus

Visit Barcelona by night in a hop-on hop-off bus (until September 11, 2024)

Discover Barcelona's most beautiful monuments in the cool of the night.
> 1h 40 minutes round trip in an open-air double-decker bus
> Guided tour of Barcelona by night
> Free wifi access

> Departure and return "Plaça de Catalunya".

Your night bus tour tickets



Paz Errázuriz - KBr Fundación MAPFRE - Barcelona Photo Center

Paz Errázuriz - KBr Fundación MAPFRE - Barcelona Photo Center (June 6, 2024 - Sept. 15, 2024)

This exhibition highlights the work of the Chilean photographer, renowned for her committed work and exploration of the margins of society, presenting emblematic series such as "La manzana de Adán" and "El infarto del alma" in Barcelona's most renowned photo center.

What's more, it's right by the sea ;-)

>> Tickets on ligne KBr Fundación MAPFRE



Madame Butterfly au Palau de la Música Catalana

Madame Butterfly at the Palau de la Música Catalana (August and October 2024)

Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly will be presented at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, as part of the NovAria Opera Cycle. Performance dates and times are as follows:

Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 19:00
Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 18:00
Madame Butterfly is a staged work in two acts, telling the tragic story of Cio-Cio-San, a young geisha, and her relationship with the American naval officer Pinkerton. A great classic to see again or discover.

Palau de la Música Catalana



>>> For even more ideas, check out our What to do in Barcelona in 2024 page, which sums up all the must-see sights in the Catalan capital!


The weather in Barcelona in August: Enjoy the summer heat

August is the height of summer in Barcelona. The city enjoys warm, sunny weather, making it an ideal time for beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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