Dia De Los Reyes Magos (Epiphany): The feast of the Epiphany is one of the big Christmas celebrations in Barcelona in winter. The Three Wise Men arrive by boat at Port Vell around 4pm on 5 January and then set off on the Calvacada del Reis, a parade that includes acrobats, clowns, elves, floats, music, dancing, and sweets for the children in the crowd. The route starts on Av. Marquess of Argentera at 6pm and ends at the Magic Fountain at 9pm.
The Calçotada: Head to the nearby town of Valls on 29 January for the annual Calçotada. This culinary festival in honour of a type of green onion features a program of traditional, festive events and calçot-related competitions: parades, calçot roasting demonstrations, calçot growers, calçotada sauce-making tutorials, calçot eating competitions, wine tasting, and much more.
The Barcelona Carnival: One of the best things to do in Barcelona, the 2023 Barcelona Carnival takes place from 16 to 22 February. This week of food, drink, indulgence, fancy dress, and general merrymaking in the days leading up to the beginning of the fasting season of Lent culminates in an over-the-top parade and the Burial of the Sardine.