If you’re in Barcelona from 18th to 24th September you’re lucky: Barcelona parties are coming. The biggest festival of the city offers a lot of free activities for all tastes and ages. Note down all the highlight acts and concerts of the Mercè 2015.

Here’s the full schedule of the party so you can download it and find all activities in this link.

Tradition

This is the biggest party in town and in the program you can find the most traditional events. You can enjoy the typical Catalan dance such as the ‘Sardana’, or more curiosities as the ‘ball of bastons’ (stick dance). Don’t miss the most spectacular traditions:

  • Opening parade: City giants are dressed for the occasion, and next to Eagle City, the Dragon and other prominent figures stroll through the center of Barcelona.
  • Castells (castles) party: if you haven’t seen one of the Collas Castelleras de Catalunya in action this is the perfect moment. This unique tradition in the world leaves no one indifferent. Sunday at 12h in Plaza Sant Jaume.
  • Piromusical: Lights, music and fire. These are the three ingredients for this show that every year surprises with its spectacular water dance. It’s the last act of the Mercè festivity and takes place the 24th Thursday at 22h, in Plaza España (Spain square).

castells

Guest city: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the guest city this year. If you love the tango dance and the Argentina culture you will be able to enjoy circus performances, the new cinema of Buenos Aires and tango in Ciutadella.

Family Celebrations

Children have their own party. The council thinks on families and this year has been dedicated to Castillo de Montjuïc circus. There are small theaters, workshops and games around different city corners.

Concerts

And don’t miss out the music! BAM is the music festival and this year, on its line-up, includes Crystal Fighters, among others. There are also free concerts of catalan groups like Els Amics de les Arts, Mishima or Delorean. For classical music lovers there is the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona and National of Catalonia playing.