FERIA de ABRIL, BIERGARTEN and BEACH SOCCER
FERIA DE ABRIL
WHEN: Taking place until 4 May 2015
WHERE: Parc del Forum (Diagonal Mar area)
WHAT: Celebration of Southern Spanish culture
If you have never had the opportunity to travel to the south of Spain but you´ve been intrigued by the vivid images of their culture, you are in luck! The Feria de Abril takes place in Andalucia every year and is a colorful and lively festival for the senses, where you can enjoy Flamenco, tasty Andalucian dishes, beautiful sevillana dancers and of course – some of the tastiest sherry you can find in Spain. Although this festival takes place in Seville, the Feria de Abril de Catalunya has become more and more successful every year. This year the fair is divided into 2 themes: on one hand you have the large Ferris wheel and other funfair rides, as well as candy-floss and shooting galleries. All of this is surrounded by incredible views of the Barcelona coastline.
On the other hand you have the famous “casetas” (small houses), which are essentially marquee tents that are temporarily erected where a variety of different organizations can operate. It is here that you will find people eating dancing and singing. The biggest caseta is called “Fecac” where you can see many free concerts and shows starring some of the best Spanish talent. Come down to Parc del Forum and get a taste of Andalucian culture.
WHEN: From 30 April – 3 May
WHERE: Poble Espanyol
WHAT: German beer garden
If you weren´t able to make it to Oktoberfest in Germany last year, don´t worry – we have a substitute for you! Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy all of the festivities that a German Beer garden is famous for, including some of the best beers and German cuisine as well as competitions, workshops, prizes and of course live music! The original beer garden may have originated in Germany, but this festival has become increasingly popular in Barcelona. Some of the actitivities include contests such as jar lifting, “the giant sausage”, “spicy sausage” and workshops that teach you how to brew beer at home and how to serve beer shooters. There is also something for the little ones, including workshops with sausages, cookie decorating and mocktails. Keep in mind that if you intend enjoying the festival as a group, it´s better to make a reservation on their website. Opening times are as follows:
|Thursday, April 30||18:00 a 2:00 h|
|Friday, May 1||12:00 a 2:00 h|
|Saturday, May 2||12:00 a 2:00 h|
|Sunday, My 3||12:00 a 17:00 h|
BARCELONA BEACH SOCCER CUP
WHEN: 1 – 3 May
WHERE: Beach in front of Hotel Arts
WHAT: Beach Soccer event.
While most people associated Barcelona for it´s famous football club, many don´t realize that Barca also has a very strong beach football (soccer if you´re American) team. The Barcelona Beach Soccer Cup 2015 will be held from 1st to 3rdMay at the Olympic Marina and will attract the world’s top clubs. This is a first of its kind and definitely a first in Barcelona. The competition promises a thrilling spectacle that will bring you all the adrenaline-fuelled energy of beach soccer: action, entertainment, music, cheerleaders, an unbeatable location.