Weekend: More local festivals, first anniversary of the Mercat de Sant Antoni and music in Les Corts

Local festivals and spring festivities once again play a big part in the last weekend in May. Celebrations continue in the neighbourhoods of La Prosperitat (Nou Barris), Gòtic and Barceloneta (Ciutat Vella), while the Dreta de l’Eixample neighbourhood will soon be joining in by holding its Modernista fair. Elsewhere the Mercat de Sant Antoni is marking the first anniversary of its reopening and the final concert of the international music competition in Les Corts is on Saturday.

23/05/2019 13:38 h

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Many neighbourhoods in Barcelona hold their local festivals in May. This weekend sees celebrations in the Prosperitat (Nou Barris), Gòtic, Barceloneta (Ciutat Vella) and Tres Torres (Sarrià) neighbourhoods, while next week sees the annual festival in the Dreta de l’Eixample neighbourhood (from 29 may to 2 June), with its best-known activity, the Fira Modernista.

The local festival in La Prosperitat centres on local groups, which will be organising activities for all tastes this year, including havanera singing, a big fire run, concerts, dances, communal meals, sports competitions, conferences and children’s entertainment.

Barceloneta is holding its 28th meeting for giants on Saturday. The event begins at the Moll de la Barceloneta wharf at 5.30 pm and includes a procession, a concert with traditional music and dancing by giants, festive beast figures and bigheads. At 8 pm there’s an afternoon snack and a traditional sardine fest before the event winds up.

For full information on local festivals in the neighbourhoods click here.

First anniversary of the Mercat de Sant Antoni

This weekend also marks the first anniversary of the Mercat de Sant Antoni. The celebrations began on 18 May with a communal supper, but the bulk of the programme takes place on 25 and 26 May. On Friday afternoon (from 5.30 pm) there’s an opera event, a make-up workshop and music from CLSTR.

On Saturday the market and its surroundings will really be celebrating. In the morning and at lunch time there’s a programme of musical performances and craft and face-painting workshops. There’s also a chance to suggest names for the offspring of the Porca de Sant Antoni figure, as well as drinks accompanied by music. In the afternoon there’s drumming and percussion from the Tabalers de Sant Antoni and a fire run. The next day, visitors to the Sunday book market will be offered gifts and various poetry recitals.

Check out the full programme here.

Classical music in Les Corts

Saturday brings the final stage of the 15th International Music Competition of Les Corts. The closing concert (Auditori Axa at 6 pm) features performances from all this year’s finalists in the instrumental category and the singing category. Each performer will get 10 minutes to convince the jury. The winners will then be announced and the prizes awarded.

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