The Festa Major in Gràcia is the most important event of the year that takes place in Vila de Gràcia. It is held from August 15th to 21st August, although the proclamation takes place the day before. There are also lots of events and celebrations the day before this festival begins.
The origins of Festa Major de Gràcia
Although its origins date back to the first half of the nineteenth century, the reality is that its popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. So much so that, today, the festival is not just celebrated in Gràcia but also in Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova. In fact, the Festa Major is so popular that it has extended to the surrounding administrative neighbourhoods of Gràcia and beyond.
Throughout the week of Festa Major, lots of activities flood the streets of Gràcia neighborhood. The atmosphere is fun and really interesting. In fact, it is common to find countless concerts in the streets. Gaining special importance are the brass bands that can be seen everywhere, brightening the day and night of those who come to the place to enjoy the celebration.