August 15 to 21st 2010
The Neighborhood Festival of Gracia, celebrated during the last half of August, is an incredibly well-organized and artsy local fiesta. Gràcia’s residents spend months planning parades, concerts, floats, arts & crafts activities and more.
During the day, events are held in the area’s brightly decorated streets and squares. Acrobats build amazing human towers; performers dress up as giants and devils to express Catalan folklore.
Official website in catalan Festa Major Gracia
At night, the Festa Major de Gracia inspires live music, dancing, fireworks and general partying outdoors. Best of all, it’s not just for those who live there: the whole city heads to Gràcia to join in the fun!
16 streets will get amazing decorations … it is worth going in Gracia at night to see the lightenings .
On Sunday 15th of August, on Plaza Vila de Gracia at 1.30 p.m. Do not miss the Human Towers, the Castellers. It is a catalan tradition.
Human towers also on Friday 20th of August at 8.30 p.m., Sunday 21st of August at 8 p.m.
On Sunday 22nd, fireworks to end the Festa Major at 12.30 p.m. on Plaza Vila de Gracia
How to get there : Metro Yellow Line stop at Joanic or red line stop at Fontana
Sarah Sonez says
The Festa Major de Gracia definitely has to be one of the best events of the year, I was there 8 years ago and remember like it was yesterday 🙂 You guys should post some photos, your readers will like it!