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Barcelona October Activites Calendar

Barcelona October Activities

Barcelona October Activities

Author: Pamela Maldonado

Don’t have plans for your October trip to Barcelona? Don’t worry! We have your back, with this Barcelona October Activites Calendar you will find out that there are some interesting and nice activities you can make during your stay, some are free some have a fee, but they are for everyone. Coming alone or with your family, all of these activities can be done either way.

1.LEM FESTIVAL, Date: 1-27

A month-long, well-organized festival of multimedia art and experimental music. It mostly covers electronica but it also includes jazz and rock. The concerts are generally free. This festival takes place at various venues in Gracia.


2. Oktoberfest, Date: 3-13

You can’t go to Munich? No problem. Go to Fira Montjuïc Oktoberfest, where you will find the finest German beers and traditional dishes. You can book a table for a group or you can go to the non-reserve tables really early so you have a nice spot.

Oktoberfest Barcelona

3. Festa del Roser, Date: 5-11

La Rambla in Barcelona celebrates its main festival one more year with the entity Amics de la Rambla in front decorating different buildings of the popular avenue with ‘La Rambla in bloom’, a floral tribute that we can see in buildings such as the Arts Santa Monica, the Mirador Colón, the Palau de la Virreina, the El Triangle Shopping Center or the Ateneu Barcelonès Garden, among others.

You can find more information here:

Festa del Roser at Las Ramblas
Festa del Roser

4. Setmana d’Artesania de Catalunya, Date: 7-13

VIII edition of the Craft Week, a contest to promote, publicize and disseminate Catalan crafts. This event takes place on various places around the city.

Setmana d'Artesania de Catalunya
Setmana d’Artesania de Catalunya

5. Mercat de Mercats, Date: 18

The annual Market of the Markets is the perfect place to see everything that Barcelona’s municipal markets have to offer, featuring fresh, colourful and scrumptious offerings, both sweet and savoury. Top chefs are often on hand as well.

Mercat de Mercats in Barcelona
Mercat de Mercats

6. Survive The Purge , Date: 19

This is game organised by World Real Games where its “anything goes” and “no implications” nature will bring out your darkest desires and instincts…

Picture the scene: it’s the second year celebrating the wild tradition of the purge in Spain. The best refuge in Barcelona is Poble Espanyol. This event has a fee, you can come as a family, but also children should come with an adult.

The Purge in Barcelona
The Purge Barcelona

7. 48H Open House , Date: 26

This two-day citywide open house is when you get access to more than 150 different buildings in all of Barcelona’s districts. It’s all about architecture appreciation and learning about the city’s history through its ruins and buildings, but there are also related activities and tours you can pick and choose.

8. Halloween & La Castanyada , Date: 31

All Saints’ Day and the evening before are known as the Castanyada, after the traditional treats of ‘castanyes’ (roasted chestnuts) – consumed along with ‘moniatos’ (roasted sweet potatoes) and ‘panellets’ (small treats made of almond paste and covered in pine nuts).

Castanyes in Barcelona

If you are interested in checking out more for the Oktoberfest, read our article for these event at:



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