The weather is getting better and better every day, time to plan a lovely weekend away, to Barcelona of course!
Barcelona has a lot of permanent sights which are great to visit, like Park Guell, the beach, Montjuic and La Pedrera, but there is more going on. Every month there are a lot of other fun, exciting and special things to do in and around this city. Let´s give it a shot and see if there is something for you to do in June 2012, since here are some highlight events for that month!
Right away, on the first of June, the MotoGP Catalunya will start. During the period of the 1st of June until the 3th, Barcelona is devoted to pleasure and is a dream for everyone who likes motors and speed.
On the 9th of June, the WWE RAW World Tour will be in Barcelona, for the real Wrestling lovers. It will take place in Olimpic de Badalone Pavello, with big wrestler stars as John Cena, Punk, Alberto del Rio and Kelly Kelly. For sure it will be an event with action and excitement.
If you are not so into the wrestling, maybe a few days after that event, it is a better date for you to come to Barcelona and watch the annual Bike Show in the city. On the 18th and 19th of June, all the bike enthusiast gather in Parc del Forum for 2 days. In these days, there will be competitions, exhibitions and shows for adults and for children.
From the 14th of June on until the 16th of June, there will be an event in the capital of Cataluña that is worldwide known, SONAR. This international Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia is an annual event which will take place, by night, in Calle Botanica. You can meet, greet and party with industry professionals on this thoroughly urban festival.
Since 1994, SONAR takes place in different venues in Barcelona. There are 2 parts of this festival, Sonar by day and Sonar by night. Each year, the festival also features a series of parallel events in cultural venues in the city such as the Auditori (the Barcelona main music Auditorium).
The following event is one of a kind and if you are in Barcelona during this weekend, you cannot miss out on this event! On the night of the 23rd of June, it is Saint John. This is an annual event which is very popular in Barcelona. It celebrates the Spanish midsummer´s eve on the evening and night of the 23rd of June. It is a festive, fiery and fun night out on the beaches and, you can party all night since the next day is a public holiday!
Just a few days after ´La Noche de Sant Joan´, the Festival of Gospel Music takes place. On the 25th until the 30th of June, some of the best voices of Gospel are in Barcelona to sing a song for you and give concerts in different locations in the city.
When you like going to a concert during your stay, there are several in June 2012. On the 2nd of June, Antonio Orozco will let you hear his Spanish voice followed by a worldwide famous artist on the 3rd of June, Lenny Kravitz. You might be interested in seeing Children of Bodom live on stage, well, that is possible! On the 19th of June, they will be performing in Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona. However, on the 20th and 21st of June, the queen of the pop music, the one and only Madonna, will come to Barcelona to give a stunning, never seen before and amazing concert. In Palau de Sant Jordi, this material girl will perform while she is on her worldwide tour in 26 different cities in Europe.
These are just some highlights. Check for the entire calendar our blog!
For the Business people, there are some interesting events as well in June 2012.
On the 13th and 14th of June, BizBarcelona will take place in Fira Gran Via Trade Fair area. This area will once again be transformed into the capital of entrepreneurship and an essential event for sourcing new ideas and growing your business. Bizbarcelona is the meeting point for entrepreneurial proposals and support initiatives concerning the creation, growth and internationalization of companies and business ideas.
Later on in June, on the 21st until the 23rd of June, the 8th International Strategic Management Conference will take place in Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza. The conference is organized jointly by Beykent University of Istanbul, Turkey and the Gebze Institute of Technology, Kocaeli, Turkey. Also, this year the world-renowned Emerald Publishing Group of the UK and Elsevier Ltd. Publishing Group of UK are partners of this Conference. Proceedings of the 8th International Strategic Management Conference will be published on-line by Elsevier in its “Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences” publication, which is indexed by the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters. The main objective of this annual conference is to set a platform for the discussion and exchange of views among academicians, strategists, and practitioners coming from different backgrounds and countries.