Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia

August 14, 2013

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¡Hola Yessica!

We’ve officially hit mid-August (how scary is that??), so that means one of my favorite Barcelona events is here – the Festa Major de Gràcia! 


The Festa Major is a huge street party that takes place during the third week of August every year in the Gràcia district (my new neighborhood!). And it’s not just your average neighborhood bash. No, this one is really something special.

Each street decorates according to a theme, and the majority of materials are totally 100% recycled. You can see glittering flowers made of plastic bottles and Christmas lights, or cactuses sculpted out of soda cans and white beans for the spikes.

This street won the prize for Best Lighting last year. Walking through was kind of like going through a psychedelic underwater scene with luminescent jellyfish hanging above. I’m not sure if that was exactly the effect they were going for, but I liked…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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