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What's On In Barcelona In July 2016

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Updated: 10 October 2016
Summer is most definitely here and a lot is going on in Barcelona during the month of July. Take a head start to the coming month’s cultural events, art exhibitions, concerts and much more with the help of our guide.

WEEKEND 1st – 3rd JULY

Courtesy of Mirva Kemppainen / Courtesy of Palo Alto / ©Quinn Dombrowski/ Courtesy of Piknic Electronik
Courtesy of Mirva Kemppainen / Courtesy of Palo Alto / | © Quinn Dombrowski/ Courtesy of Piknic Electronik

THEATRE | Grec Festival 2016

July 1st – 31st

If there’s one thing not to miss in July it’s the chance to experience the Montjuic open-air amphitheatre come to life during the Grec Festival.

CINEMA | Sala Montjuïc Opening Night

July 1st

The 14th edition of Open Air Cinema Festival, Sala Montjuïc, starts its 2016 season with Spanish film Truman.

FOOD | Poblenou Beer Festival

July 1st – 3rd

Poblenou neighborhood celebrates a three-day beer festival during the first weekend of July.

DESIGN | Palo Alto Market

July 2nd – 3rd

Design, a street food market, a concept store, an art gallery, a live music show: Palo Alto Market is all of these and so much more.

MUSIC | Piknic Electronik

July 3rd

Moving a few steps up the Montjuïc hill from Poble Espanyol and Brunch Electronik, the Summer electro party Piknic Electronik is back for the 2016 season.

MONDAY 4th – SUNDAY 10th JULY

MUSIC | Evenings at UB: Da Souza

July 5th

The garden behind the historical building of University of Barcelona hosts a cycle of concerts during the month of July, providing a wonderful setting for a cozy night out in the city.

MUSIC | Música als Parcs: Trio Nuages

July 5th

Live music is spreading to most of Barcelona’s parks and gardens during the warm summer months.

CINEMA | Sala Montjuic Open Air Cinema

July 6th

Don’t miss your chance to see one of cinema’s most iconic road-trip movies of all time as Sala Montjuic projects Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise this Wednesday.

MUSIC | Patti Smith

July 7th

Singer, songwriter and all time musical legend Patti Smith takes to the stage this July at the Pedralbes Gardens for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

MUSIC | Cruïlla Music Festival

July 8th – 10th

Get ready for the 2016 edition of one of Barcelona’s most eclectic music festivals, Cruïlla.

MONDAY 11th – SUNDAY 17th JULY

CINEMA | Whiplash at Sala Montjuïc

July 11th

One of the top picks of this season’s Sala Montjuïc is Whiplash (2014), a film depicting an ambitious jazz drummer student and his unstable teacher.

MUSIC | Evenings at UB: STA

July 12th

The garden behind the historical building of University of Barcelona hosts a cycle of concerts during the month of July, providing a wonderful setting for a cozy night out in the city.

MUSIC | José González

July 12th

The soft and charismatic voice of Swedish singer-songwriter José González will be in the focus of tonight’s concert at Pedralbes Gardens Festival.

OTHER | Festa Major de Poble Sec

July 15th – 24th

It’s the beginning of that great time of the year again, when each of Barcelona’s unique neighbourhoods bursts into celebration as the festa major season kicks off.

MUSIC | Rock Fest Barcelona

July 15th – 17th

If you’re a fan of rock and heavy metal music, check out Rock Fest Barcelona, a three-day festival celebrated mid-July in the park of Can Zam in Santa Coloma.

MONDAY 18th – SUNDAY 24th JULY

MUSIC | Evenings at UB: Big Ok!

July 19th

Step inside the enchanting gardens of the University of Barcelona for a night of live music courtesy of local rock band Big Ok!.

MUSIC | Rihanna

July 21st

The Barbadian singer-songwriter Rihanna stops by in Barcelona, giving her only performance on Spanish soil on her Anti World Tour 2016.

CINEMA | Mecal Air Barcelona

July 23rd

Mecal Air is hosting evenings at Baluard Square in Poble Espanyol from June to September, showing the best features of the latest edition of the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival from earlier this Spring.

CINEMA | Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

July 24th

What better setting for an open-air cinema than Barcelona’s beach! Search out your perfect patch, lay down your towel and get ready for film-night like you’ve never known it.

MONDAY 25th – SUNDAY 31st JULY

CINEMA | Sala Montjuïc: Wolf Of Wall Street

July 29th

Martin Scorsese’s black crime comedy starring Oscar-winner (finally!) Leonardo DiCaprio in the main role depicts a story of a Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort who sets up his own company only to engage himself and his colleagues in fraud and corruption.

MUSIC | Manel

July 31st

Manel, a popular indie pop band singing in Catalan, are performing at the Greek Theatre on the last evening of Grec Festival 2016.