Festa Major de Gràcia 2023

By Charlotte Stace



Published on August 1, 2023

One of the city’s most exciting summer events is upon us. Each August, the streets of Gràcia come alive with a week-long fiesta. Known as the neighbourhood’s Festa Major, it’s a required pilgrimage for everyone who finds themselves in the city at this time of year.

The celebration’s most iconic feature is its outlandish street decorations, created by groups of neighbours that compete by street. Ranging from the silly to the surreal, the handcrafted decorations make a fitting backdrop to the Bacchanalian festivities. Aside from the typical Catalan cultural traditions - correfoc (fire run), gegants (giants) and castellers (human castles) - there’ll be lots of food, drink and general merriment, as well as live performances from local bands and DJs. 

There’ll be big crowds, loud music, street food, and drinking on the street - what better way to bring the summer holidays to an epic close? Check the website for the full program online.

August 15, 2023 – August 21, 2023
Opening hours
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59
09:00 – 23:59