Plaça Catalunya is once again the heart of the Festa Major of La Mercè for the second edition of this big party of the city's associations. The party represents the voice of popular culture and celebrates democratic values and the collective appropriation of Barcelona's streets and squares. The meeting place is full of activities where locals share their values on the themes of social transformation, such as charity, cooperation, gender equality and sustainability. From September 23 to 25 some 200 group, participative, individual and creative activities will take place within a programme coproduced by 180 Barcelona associations that invite everyone to participate.
Two stages fill the city's main square with performances from various disciplins and formats: pop music, gospel, contemporary and traditional dance, theatre. You'll find visual and creative workshops for all ages: crafts, massage, animation, educational games, races, personal training, radio, photocalls, environment, drawing, human rights, and more. There will also be things to do for kids and families: traditional games, child development, storytelling, face painting, puppets, and a play area for babies. Plus, theatrical storytelling, collaborative games, and interactive dynamics for a sexism-free education.