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October in Barcelona

Winter is coming and in spite that most of countries have to change the time by removing 1 hour the last weekend, the city starts this month with a local festival called festa major of Hostafrancs.

This traditional event is celebrated in the Hostafrancs neighborhood and normally, it starts the last friday of september until the first sunday of october. To know more, go to its official website (no english version).

The Barcelona culture festival is dedicated to the dance, the theatre, the music, the performance, the poetry and the circus’s author. To see one of them, you will have to be here from the first wednesday to sunday and to know the programs, check its official website.

The red nose day, it is a funny name for an event which the goal is to entertain the young people and families offering a 50% discount to enter in the zoo, the museum of FC Barcelona, Poble Espanyol and the amusement park Tibidabo the first sunday. For more information, check its official website (no english version).

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The first saturday, the city celebrates colours in Gòtic, an event organized by shopkeepers from this district bringing music, shows, food-tasting sessions, sport and lots of surprises to the streets. In addition, discounts, promotions and gifts will be offered by local shops.

To know where you have to go, check its official website (no english version). You like music and especially experimental one so don’t miss the LEM, the experimental music festival from the second thursday until the last saturday. To discover the artists who will play, check the full program on its official website.

Oktoberfest is the famous beer festival celebrated in Germany and Barcelona has also its own version. Not so famous and not so big but at least, for people who like beer, you have to go to the park of forum (plaza forum) the 2nd weekend.

Looking for regional and local products, don’t miss the market producer fair called mercat de mercats that will set up their stalls on the catedral avenue and francesc cambo avenue the 3rd weekend. To know more, check its official website (only catalan).

You like jazz so you are lucky, well if you are in the city between the last but one day before the end of the month and the last day of november in order to discover the international jazz festival. To know the day when will play your favorite artists, check out its official website.

Big draw is an event to explore your artist soul taking place the 3rd sunday in the Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera neighborhood. To know the different places where you can go to draw, check its official website.

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The 48h open house BCN festival is not about house music but about the architecture of Barcelona. For the last weekend, you will have the possibility to enter totally free inside different buildings of the city. If you are looking for a particular construction, check its official website (only in catalan).

From the last thursday to the first sunday of november, there is the music documentary festival, known as In-Edit Beefeater, and to know more, check its official website. And of course, I am not forgetting about halloween which is celebrated the last day. Many places organize disguised parties where you can mix easily with local and “guiri” (spanish word to say “foreigner”) people and have great fun.