The Festival of Gràcia have a long tradition and are one of the most famous in Barcelona for the various organized activities, but mainly for the decoration of the streets and balconies. Neighborhood associations work all year round to decorate the street to which they belong. First they decide the theme and then they design and create all the decorative elements based primarily on recycled material. The themes are different and so we can find a street dedicated to prehistory, another to space travel and another to love. But the important thing is to participate, a competition between the streets is organized and prizes for the three best decorated streets are granted. Oh, and the themes are secret until the day when the festivities begin. There is as well another competition, the decoration of the balconies in which each neighbor can participate.
As mentioned earlier there are many activities organized. Gràcia offers concerts of all kinds of music, the orchestras play popular dance music in the plazas at night, the bars and restaurants set up bars on the streets, the diablos (Devils) are dancing at night, the castellers (human towers) build their towers, sardana will be danced, there are giants parades, activities for children, popular food in the streets ... better check the program or just visit Gràcia and enjoy it.
Note on the 2021 edition of the Festa Major de Gràcia
Last year the Festa Major de Gràcia was held virtually. This year it will not be like that, although there may be some online or hybrid activity. However, the program has not yet been published, so check it out to see what will be held and how, in this popular festival in Barcelona.