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Food Festivals in Barcelona

One of the biggest parts of Catalonian culture is the food! From Calçots to Cava and Vermut (Vermouth) to all of the other wonderful foods Barcelona has to offer, there is no shortage of new things to try, and a food festival in Barcelona is the perfect place to try them. We’ve detailed a comprehensive list of all the food festivals and markets in the city in each month below- check them out!

Food Festivals in Barcelona

January

Calçots

Planning on visiting Barcelona or Catalonia (Catalunya) in the winter or early spring? Make sure you don’t miss calçots or a Calçotada! A unique and festive barbecue centered around calçots, Calçotadas offer several fascinating features that will ensure it’s an experience you won’t forget. And calçots, an equally unique type of long, green onion, typically charred and eaten by hand, are rich with flavor and definitely worth your time to try.

February

Barcelona Wine Week (BWW)

Barcelona Wine Week hosts the country’s largest wine offer. While it is dedicated to showcasing wine to international and local news companies, it is also a great way for you to enjoy wine in an elevated way. The event hosts wine companies and professionals, offers workshops on wine-related topics, and is sure to create an unforgettable wine-tasting experience. 

Catalan wine and cava exhibition

March

Passeig de Gourmets

During the Passeig de Gourmets, a 10 day gourmet food festival in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gràcia is transformed into a giant food showcasing. The most renowned chefs and restaurants participate, and people are given many different options for how they want to experience the festival. From the “Route of Dishes” to the “Cocktails and Gourmet Experiences” path, make your reservation now!

Barcelona Beer Fest

The Barcelona Beer Fest is another event not to miss. A three day beer and food festival in Barcelona from March 22nd to the 24th at Fira de Barcelona-Montjuïc, the Beer Fest offers a fun and immersive beer experience for anyone looking to learn more about beer or just have a good time. For only 5 euros per day, enjoy live music, beer-related activities, and access to hundreds of varieties of beer from all over the world. Get your tickets now!

April

All Those

April 20th and 21st, at Moll de la Fusta, boasts the Spring edition of the All Those Food Market. All Those Food Market is a novelty food festival in Barcelona offering artisan booths, restaurants, workshops, music, and more. From cruelty-free makeup to vegan donuts to handmade knives to raffle games, there is something for everyone. The market is open and welcoming to all ages, with a kid and baby area included. More than 20,000 people showed last year- this is not one to miss out on! You can find tickets on their website for only 8 euros a day. The market is open from 11am to 10:30pm Saturday, and 11am to 8pm Sunday.

Feria de Abril de Catalunya

Feria de Abril (also “Fair of April”) is a fair that takes place every year. The idea of the fair is to start off the Spring season in a celebratory and exciting way, bringing together Catalan and Andalusian cultures. 

 

The first edition of the Feria de Abril took place in Spain in 1847. In 1971, migrants living in Castledefells started their own version of the fair. It started off with four stands but grew out into a fair where horse dressage demonstrations, bullfights, music and dance performances and human towers were taking place. Even though the fair originates from Seville, Catalan culture is very much so instilled in this festivity as well.

Biergarten Barcelona

The San Miguel Biergarten in Barcelona is a combination of music, food, workshops, beer-related activities, and, of course, beer. It’s held in Poble Espanyol, a fun and lively open-air museum, which showcases the heart of Catalonian culture. Admission is free to Catalonian residents, and included in the Poble Espanyol general ticket for non-residents. This festival is sure to be a great time!

May

Vermut & Soul Festival

Another unique food festival in Barcelona is the Vermut & Soul festival. A weekend dedicated to vermouth, with live concerts, DJs and dancing all day long. You can also enjoy regional appetizers, free vermouth tastings and workshops. Tickets range from 5 to 18 euros, depending on the package you choose. 

The Sant Ponç Festival

One of the oldest and most traditional food festivals in Barcelona, the Sant Ponç festival is specifically dedicated to medicinal remedies, aromatic herbs and culinary essences. The streets are filled with stalls selling high-quality gastronomic products including aromatic herbs, chocolate, honey, artisan cheese, candied fruit and much more. Entry is free for everyone, and the festival is open 9am to 9pm. 

Time Out Fest

The 4th edition of Time Out’s gastronomic festival is back on May 25th, with some of the best chefs that Barcelona has to offer! This year, the festival is bringing to you 16 unprecedented dishes with products of Catalan origin, along with 12 hours of party with DJs, tastings and workshops for all to enjoy. Entry is 5 euros. You don’t want to miss it! 

Mediterranean Gluten Free Forum

This forum, which was born in 2023 with the aim of positioning Barcelona as the European capital of gluten-free products, cuisine and diet, is a unique showcase and meeting point for people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. In the main exhibition area there will be gluten-free products, bread and pastry making courses, specific conferences and plenty more on offer. Entry is 8-10 euros, and children under 12 get in for free. 

June

Tast a la Rambla

This outdoor food festival in Barcelona offers tastes of traditional and signature cuisine from some of the best restaurants and chefs in the city. Activities like musical performances, culinary workshops, and demonstrations and cocktail pairings make this event hard to miss. Access to the event is free, but you can purchase tokens at the ticket offices to pay for tapas, pastries, and drinks. If you’re a foodie or trying to get to know the culture, ‘Tast a la Rambla’ is an easy way to explore the many flavours Barcelona has to offer.

Born Street Food

The BORN Street Food festival in Barcelona allows chefs to showcase their kitchens on the streets, open to the public. All types of food and drink are included in the festival, and chefs also host cooking demonstrations throughout the event. There are DJs to provide music, and cava, beer, and wine are supplied by the local bars. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience some of the best cuisine from around the world!

October

Oktober Fest

Just because it is not a Spanish celebration does not mean that the Spanish people don’t join in on the fun! Oktoberfest is one of the largest beer festivals in the world. In Barcelona, it is celebrated exactly like in Germany; in a large tent with traditional German food, music and beer. It is the perfect event to attend with a large group of friends. This year, the event takes place from the 3rd until the 20th of October, so there is enough time for everyone to enjoy this lovely German festivity.

Mercat de Mercats

This annual food festival in Barcelona is something you should not miss out on. It is one of the largest gastronomical events in the city, showcasing all of Catalonia’s best food. There is a wider range of tapas available than one can have ever encountered. There are 54 market stalls, run by local farmers, wine makers, restaurants and bars. There are also cooking classes for those interested in learning more about the dishes that are served at the event.

Year-Round Food Festivals in Barcelona

Palo Alto

If you’re looking for a place where fashion, food, culture and music all come together, then ‘Palo Fest’ is the perfect food festival in Barcelona to attend. The vast street market takes place on the first weekend of every month in Poblenou, a neighbourhood known for its creative character. You will find organic and street food stalls, eclectic fashion, accessories, jewelry, vintage goods, crafts, books, and records. In addition, workshops, concerts and art exhibitions will be available during the weekend. Everyone is welcome at Palo Fest, and children under the age of 12 can access the market for free. 

Van Van Market

The Van Van Market organizes monthly events, all across the city, with the aim of bringing “slow food” specialties from around the world to the people of Barcelona. The concept is that of a “Mercat Gastronòmada,” or a “gastronomical nomad market,” and it has featured food from countries like Mexico, China, Thailand, Peru, and more. Visit their website to stay up to date on the upcoming events!

Eat street

The Eat Street Food Festival in Barcelona is dedicated to supporting local chefs. Since their start in 2014, they’ve organized over 65 events bringing together all types of food. They also offer farmers markets, workshops, lectures, films related to the world of gastronomy, Barcelona’s beers, natural wines, and more. There are typically themes to each of their events, and admission is free to all. 

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