OKTOBERFEST, SITGES FILM FESTIVAL & OUT MARKET
WHEN: 3 – 12 October
WHERE: Fira Montjuic
WHAT: Oktoberfest in Barcelona
Who says you have to travel all the way to Germany to experience the magic of Oktoberfest? Starting this Friday, you can enjoy all the beer, German cuisine, polka bands and all of the fun that goes with that, right here in Barcelona under a massive tent, in true Oktoberfest style. Access is completely free of charge, however there are limited places so you are advised to reserve a table, especially if you are planning in going with a group of people. This is the 3rd annual Oktoberfest in Barcelona and previous editions have been very successful. This year there will be a VIP section, as well as a play area for the young ones while you enjoy your cold Bavarian brew. Even if you don´t drink alcohol, there will also be alcohol-free Buckler available. The event will start at 17:00 on Friday until 01:00 and from 12:00 until 01:00 on Saturday. On weekdays it will be open from 17:00 until 23:00. They will also be offering some promotions, which you can enjoy by printing out and presenting this flyer. For additional information and to reserve a table, check the website here.
SITGES FILM FESTIVAL
WHEN: 3 – 12 October
WHERE: Various locations in Sitges
WHAT: Film festival
Now in it´s 46th year, having started in 1968, the Sitges Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in Spain and is considered internationally to be the leading fantasy/horror film festival in the world. Regular guests such as Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Hopkins, Jodier Foster, Cameron Diaz and Viggo Mortensen have all been spotted at the event and many movie fans travel specifically to Sitges for this festival. It not only shows some of the best films in this genre, but also showcases some of the latest techniques and technologies applied to films. The festival is divided into different sections and the list of films will cover a wide variety of different sub-genres, offering viewers a great selection of movies. There will also be a Zombie walk on Saturday from 8PM, starting at the Miramar building, in case you feel like getting disguised as a zombie by professional makeup artists on Sant Sebastià beach, and walking the streets with other zombies! For more information on the event, how to get there, accommodation in Sitges, and of course the program of the screenings, have a look at the official website.
WHEN: 9 – 11 October
WHERE: Fira Montjuic (Pavelló de Automoció)
WHAT: Discount brand clothing fair
Whether you wear brand-name clothing because of the good quality, or whether you´re just a show-off, you will agree that it´s not cheap to buy these garments. Starting on 9th October at the Fira Montjuic, you can visit the Out Market BCN, a clothing market where you can find items from 50% – 90% discount from famous brands such as:
- Calvin Klein
- Tommy Hilfiger
- LEVI´s and many more.
The event will be open from 10:00 – 22:00 and more information can be seen on their website. There will also by a gastronomical area, a play area for kids and a lounge area to relax after or during your busy shopping.