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Festa Major del Poble-sec 2019

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Festa Major del Poble-sec
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Time Out says

The summer Festa Major season is underway, and now it's Poble-sec's turn for its big neighbourhood party, with things to do on every day from July 19 to 28. It's a special one this year for the 'barri' as it celebrates its 150th Festa Major! So be sure to go along and join in the festivities. It all kicks off on July 19 with the inaugural parade featuring characters from traditional Catalan culture and music to announce the beginning of the festival. Then it's the proclamation, by Isabel Costa, director of the Poble-sec School, and Júlia Costa, teacher and writer. The next day, Saturday, highlights include the inaugural dance with La Tropical, the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sol Picó dance company, and the neighbourhood's feminist group with various activities in Plaça Navas throughout the day.

That same square is the scene of one of the most anticipated moments of the party after a week of intense fun, with the 34th edition of the festival with the Poble-sec 'diablos' (devils) on Sat 27. Other highlights include outdoor film screenings in Plaça del Sortidor, a concert series at the Koska Taverna, and go-karts flying down C/Fontrodona (Sun 28).

Local attractions join in on the celebrations too, and you'll find guided tours of the Botanical Garden (Sat 20), the Olympic Museum (Tue 23) and the Refugi 307 (Sat 27), and open doors in the Parc de Bombers fire station/museum.

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