Barcelona Events: 20 Creative, Food & Health Festivals In Barcelona

One of the main reasons I came to Barcelona was to explore a more creative and healthy lifestyle! Barcelona will spoil you with many events and festivals to inspire you… Let me share my top 20!

For starters, let me share my top 5 in this video:

 

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🌟 Barcelona Yoga Conference

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My love affair with Barcelona started here! Set in a school/college campus, the buildings turn into a hub of activity, buzzing with yogis enjoying classes, music and food. As a yoga teacher, I love to come here and see what the local community is getting up to – Plus, it features many regular international teachers and kirtan artists each year. It may be a big event on the health calendar in Spain, but it still feels like a close-knit community. Even if you don’t book a ticket, you are able to explore the BYC village (full of stalls and food), sit in the green spaces, relax in the kirtan area (playing music all day long) and try out the early morning Sadhana sessions.

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 🌟 BioCultura Barcelona

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This event happens across different cities in Spain and showcases many of the best Spanish and international companies in the organic health industry. Although this is set to be an event for organic products and food, you will also see many stalls related to other health areas – like yoga schools, therapies/therapists and eco-friendly products. What I love most about this event is that although it has more of a “business-like” feel to it, you still won’t get too overwhelmed by everything. Up in the hills of Monjuic, the event location is also perfect for a day out – Don’t forget to walk around the nearby parks and try plenty of free delicious organic food samples!

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🌟 Feria Vegana Barcelona

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Get to know your local vegan family in Barcelona. In comparison to the first 2 events, this is much more smaller – but does not lack any character! I love this fair because it brings together the local community of vegan-loving vendors and foodies. Being vegan is very much a lifestyle choice… Now, more than ever, it’s easier to explore and see why it can easily be part of anyone’s life. This is a monthly event too, so you can always come and catch up with friends here.

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🌟 Expo Miner BCN

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All that glitters, tap into the Earth here. This expo reminds me of a big Aladdin’s cave… you will find all kinds of beautiful gems from the Earth. The vendors come from many different parts of the world to share, meet and network. Personally, I am a gem stone addict so this event always allows me the space and time to look around, find out more and maybe even get a good deal on something I love.

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🌟 Kirtan Barcelona

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Kirtan sessions always leave us feeling uplifted and inspired. Through yoga music and mantras, we can all tap into the wonderful science behind sound – And you don’t need to be a singer for this. Kirtan sessions normally involve a band or artist playing, singing the mantras and everyone else following along, no need to know all the words! As Barcelona is known for its creative energy, you will also find that the kirtan events are very diverse and full of energy. I wanted to include this Facebook group as a portal to explore many events and try them out for your Self!

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🌟 Barcelona Yoga Day

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International Yoga Day is every year in June… Celebrate it in Barcelona! Being a yoga teacher can sometimes mean that we are doing “our own thing” for most of the year as a freelancer… This event is the perfect excuse to offer and share with other teachers and students. During this day, many yoga studios also get included with open doors and free taster classes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or have been doing yoga for years, there is always something new to discover here.

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🌟 HOLI Barcelona

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This is one of the most colourful events in Barcelona! Holi is one of the most important festivals of the Hindu calendar that is characterized by its festive atmosphere. This Festival leaves aside the differences of class, caste or origin (we all become “colors”) and it becomes a joyful and carefree celebration. Join in the “war of colours” as different colours of powder are thrown to the crowds in a playful war. 

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🌟 Festival Organic

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A fairly new event that is still evolving. This reminds me of what many health festivals start of as… it just has this intimate feeling to it. This was the first thing that came to my mind about this event. I hope that it return soon for another edition!

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🌟 Fira Per La Terra

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Earth Day celebrations – This event reminds me of the start of Spring. This outdoor festival takes place in a park in Barcelona, it may change each year. Previously, it was held in the centrally located park of Parc de la Ciutadella. This year (2018), it moved up towards Nou Barris and still brought in a lot of fun and connection. Between the drumming and the stalls of food and health related stalls, there is plenty of space to sit on the grass and relax.

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🌟 Badaterra

A train-ride away from Barcelona, you can explore a different town – Badalona. Many people forget how close Badalona is – It is a much more relaxed town, mainly residential and reachable by metro. It feels more like a town than a city. This Earth festival is perfect for taking the day trip out to explore what Badalona has to offer, relax by the beach and enjoy this event. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do in Badalona, check out my post here.

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🌟 Alimentaria Barcelona

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An event that offers the best foods from around Spain. The Spanish food and drinks industry is a global power in various sectors and Alimentaria is its landmark trade show. The show attracts thousands of international buyers in search of high quality food and a wide variety of products.

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🌟 VeggieWorld Barcelona

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This is one of Europe’s largest and oldest event of its kind – open for consumers and trade visitors.  Meet vegan producers, traders and importers and discover creative, extraordinary and high-class innovations from all parts of daily vegan life. This international event is held across Europe and has a home in Barcelona too.

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🌟 Expo Eco Salud Barcelona

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Expo Eco Salud, Exhibition of Health and Quality of Life, is the meeting point for all those interested in the natural and sustainable health care. Professionals and consumers come to Expo Eco Salud to find out the latest advances and news that the suppliers of products and services offer. Expo Eco Salud is dedicated to food supplements, products intended for particular nutritional uses, ecological nutrition, natural cosmetics, natural therapies and to all the products and services involved in health care.

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🌟 Feria de Sant Ponç

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A traditional healing celebration. Since the Middle Ages Barcelona celebrates this fair dedicated to medicinal herbs (On the day of San Ponce, May 11). Currently, the positions of herbalists and artisans are lined up in Hospital Street (the Raval neighborhood). You will find honey, dried sweet fruit, jam, cottage cheese, artisan cheese, medicinal herbs and more products related to food and health. The fair is organized in the month of May because it is the time of flowering and maximum splendor of most medicinal herbs. Activities are organized by the Unió de Sant Ponç. On the 10th at night the image of the saint is decorated with herbs and flowers to preside over the mass that is offered to him the next day, in which he is carried in procession and the medicinal herbs brought by the assistants are blessed.

🌟 Mostra De Vins i Caves De Catalunya

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Try out the best wines and Cavas from around the region. Each region of Spain is full of amazing products. The best part is that it doesn’t have to cost much to try a good quality wine or Cava drink.

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🌟 BCN Honey Fest

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Honey lovers will absolutely love this event! Not only does it bring together local bee keepers, it also reminds us of important issues like the importance of bees in our natural system. Last year, it was held in the central Parc de la Ciutadella, with music and a seating area to taste the honey products and buy a drink.

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🌟 Mercat BORN Gourmet

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This outdoor festival is where I pass by as a starting point to my day out with friends. This weekend event takes place with a range of stalls and stands serving up a tempting variety of local food. From top quality cured meats and fresh fish from Barceloneta, to artisan preserves and organic vegetables, there will be something for every craving.

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🌟 Barcelona Beer Festival

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Looking for an excuse to meet your friends up for a good beer? Craft beers have become very popular in many places, including Barcelona. Just like the event Mostra De Vins i Caves De Catalunya, this is another event that showcases regional alcoholic drinks. 

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🌟 Greenmood Bazaar

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The main aim is to focus on sustainability, fair trade, upcycling and eco-friendly values. This is the first of my favourite handmade and crafty spaces. A very relaxed and inspired  environment – You will find designers, food, music, natural beauty products and more.

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🌟 Handmade Festival BCN

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Support your local creative community by buying from them. This is a mix of crafts, art, music and food. I love the vibe of this event and the way it is presented to us. If I am looking for something cute for my home or as a present, I love to come here and buy presents for my friends and family.

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 Enjoy Barcelona!

 

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Yoga teacher & therapist - My passion is holistic health. For 20 years it has been a foundation to my lifestyle and I have been working with clients since 2004 - I am based in both London and Barcelona. ☀️Find Tera here: www.terakauryoga.com & www.ombarcelona.com