This post covers some of the best things to do in Barcelona in June, updated for 2023, including a variety of family-friendly entertainment, nighttime events, and free activities and events.
Be sure to read our post on the weather in June in Barcelona.
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TOP 12 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA THIS JUNE
This section provides several different popular activities you can enjoy in Barcelona this month, including special events, festivals, and other fun activities.
1) Go to a Concert
Some fantastic bands and performers will be playing in Barcelona this June. They range from pop stars to nostalgic favorites.
Below we list some of the best concerts taking place this month:
- Depeche Mode | June 1st, 2nd
- Maneskin | June 1st, 3rd
- Jockstrap | June 3rd
- Beyoncé | June 8th
- Share Festival | June 9th
- Maroon 5 | June 16th
- Alejandro Sanz | June 17th
- El Cuarteto De Nos | June 21st
- Tamino | June 25th
- Alejandro Fernandez | June 27th
- Steve Hackett | June 29th
For even more great shows to attend, check out this list of concerts in Barcelona.
2) Barcelona Pride!
The city's largest LGBTQ+ community festival will be in full swing from July 14 - 15, 2023.
The main parade will make its way through the city centre on Saturday the 15th, which will then kick off the rest of the party weekend!
Barcelona Pride has been getting better every year since the first parade in 2008. The 2023 focus is on families, since love is what bonds communities and families.
3) Barcelona Yoga Day
Head to the Estacio del Nord Park on June 18, 2023.
From 9:30 am to 21:00, there is a full schedule of free yoga classes, live music, vegan food for purchase, and a craft fair.
You'll find yoga styles including Kundalini, Hatha Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and more meditation-focused practices.
The full schedule of the day will be released close to the day of the event.
4) See More of Barcelona for Less
Explore as much of Barcelona as possible for less when you purchase a discount pass.
These passes bundle admission tickets to give you savings of up to 50% on regular retail pricing.
Just some of the attractions included in various passes:
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tours
- L’Aquarium Barcelona
- Picasso Museum
- Park Guell’s Monumental Zone
- Montserrat Morning Tour
- Sagrada Familia
- Dali Museum
- Barcelona Zoo
- and more.
See our post comparing Barcelona tourist passes to see if a pass is right for you.
5) MotoGP Catalunya
Fans of motorcycles and Grand Prix races should check out the MotoGP at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The atmosphere is electric!
It is part of the general motorcycle racing season and brings the best riders from all over the world.
Races will begin on Sep 1, while the final race will take place on Sep 3 after the rest of the heats have run.
At the track, there are plenty of food stalls and bars around and near the track.
6) Take a Food Tour
Barcelona is famous for its cuisine. If trying local food isn't already on your list of things to do, you might want to add it.
If you don't know where to start, we suggest you consider taking a Secret Food Tour.
On a food tour, you'll taste tapas, paella, Iberian ham, Spanish cheeses, Catalonian pastry, and more.
Spanish wines rival the city's incredible food. On a Secret Wine Tour, you'll be tasting some of the best varietals, paired with food that complements the wine.
And if you're looking to get a bit hands-on with the local cuisine, you can learn to make traditional Spanish paella.
7) Take a Sightseeing Tour
June is a great time to get out and explore the city, especially with a free walking tour.
These pay-what-you-like tours are popular and entertaining, led by local guides who love their city.
Barcelona city tours typically include the Old Town, historic port, Gothic District, and the Barcelona Cathedral, among other landmarks.
For more details, read our post covering Barcelona walking tours.
If you want to cover a bit more ground, why not try a bike tour? It's another great way to enjoy the beginning of summer while seeing the popular points of interest.
Of course, if you want to relax a bit more (and maybe see the city from a bit offshore), there are fun sunset cruises available.
8) Tour Camp Nou Football Stadium
Futbol Club Barcelona, one of the best and most popular football teams in the world, plays ou5t of the famous Camp Nou football stadium.
If you are traveling with kids, you can take a tour of Camp Nou, which is a very family-friendly activity!
You'll see where the players spend their time, as well as a small museum of sports memorabilia.
Check Stubhub to see a list of sporting events in Barcelona this month.
9) Guitar BCN Festival
This annual guitar-based festival runs from April 2023 up to July 26, 2023.
Performers are top-notch and come from all around the world. You’ll hear styles of all kinds from pop/rock, flamenco, classical, and more.
Concerts are held at various venues and ticket prices vary. Some concerts are free to attend, depending on who is playing.
Several of the artists will include:
- Joe Satriani | June 1
- Andrés Calamaro | June 3
- Andrés Suárez | June 17
- Bob Dylan | June 23, 24
- India Martínez | June 29
- Steve Hackett | June 29
See the Guitar BCN Festival for the schedule and to buy tickets.
10) Open Air Cinema Sala Montjuic
June marks the beginning of weekly open-air cinema nights at Sala Montjuic! The weather is perfect for lounging out in the evenings with other locals and visitors.
Films begin at 22:00 (10:00 pm), but they suggest arriving close to 20:30 (8:30 pm) if you want to have plenty of seating options.
Food stalls and a bar are available! You can even purchase a pre-packed eco-friendly picnic.
Of course, you can also bring your own food.
- General Admission: €7,50
- Lounge (Chair) Rental: €3
- Dates: July 1 - August 5, 2023
- Find more information.
11) See a Comedy Show or Open-Mic Night
You can find stand-up comedy - in English - every Friday night at Comedy Bomb Shelter.
Performances feature touring comics from all over the world. The atmosphere in the pub is laid back and friendly.
If you go on other nights of the week, you can also find live music and open-mic poetry or storytelling nights!
- Dates: Friday Nights
- Location: Pub Limerick
- Suggested Donation: €5
- Find more information.
NOTE: Comedy Bomb Shelter also runs paid showcases and comedy shows, with the ticket prices usually staying between €5 - €10!
12) Barcelona Design Week
Whether you're a designer, artist, or architect, or just love seeing new artists and styles, Barcelona Design Week is a great festival to attend.
From Oct 16 - 27, 2023, the city's celebration of creativity and design will host exhibitions, talks, workshops, and open houses throughout the city.
Designers from all over the world will show off their recent works.
You can find dates and times for individual gallery exhibits and other events on the website.