Festa al Cel 2010

Festa al Cel, 2 - 3 October, Barcelona's seafront 
La Festa al Cel (Party in the Sky) celebrates the centenary of the first flight in Catalonia.

More than seventy aircraft participating in the air display, which this year takes place two days, on 2 and 3 October. The air show, which opens noon-evening hours so that the sun does not disturb the vision of the planes, tries to break the record of kite flying with 500 kites in the air at the same time. In addition, the festival commemorates the centennial of the first powered flight in Catalonia.

Find timetables, how to get there and more at festaalcel.com

La Mercè, Barcelona’s annual festival

Mercè 2010, September 23rd to 26th 
Starting September 23rd, once again Barcelona will celebrate its Annual Festival. The last blast of summer before the autumn starts, La Mercè is the festival of festivals, where, in just a few days there are hundreds of activities like these: street events, music and dance with deeprooted traditions, including gunpowder and Mediterranean fireworks. Do you really want to get to know Barcelona? This is the perfect time!

Highlights include:
  • The Opening Procession
    Thursday 23, 7.45pm
  • Fire Run
    Saturday 25, 8pm
  • Blunderbuss Gala
    Friday 24 10am
  • Human Towers
    Friday 24 and Sunday 26
  • XIIIth International Fireworks Festival
    Barceloneta Beach (the Gas Breakwater)
    On 23, 24 and 25 September, at 10 pm
  • Musical Fireworks Display (Piromusical)
    Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina
    Sunday 26 / 10 pm
  • BAM (Barcelona Musical Action) Festival
    Various stages From 23 to 25 September
    If you want to discover a new group or submerge yourself in Barcelona's emerging music scene, you have to attend BAM, a festival that has always served to reveal the city's new talent, but also receives highly attractive visits from elsewhere. This year, BAM has programmed concerts by Goldfrapp, Belle and Sebastian, Els Amics de les Arts and the Surfing Sirles, among others.
Download the full program here. More info at bcn.cat/merce.