The holidays are over for most people, but that doesn’t mean September has to be all work and no play! Check out our list of five free things to do in the city this month – perfect if you’re feeling the post-holiday pinch!

Love Come Down

The Love Come Down DJs are back for the final party of the summer, and it’s happening in Garage 442 at the bottom of Gracia. The musical theme of the night is disco all the way, so break out your jumpsuit and platforms and party like it’s 1979! Best of all, entry is free! Full details can be found here.

10.30pm to 3.30am, 2nd of September 

Fleadonia

Our favourite flea market returns after a summer hiatus to Plaça de Salvador Seguí. There’s always a huge variety of stalls selling everything from vintage racing bikes to antique glassware – it’s a great place to hunt for treasures in amongst all the jumble!

11am – 8pm, 3rd September

Festa Major de Poblenou

Barcelona’s hippest barrio is celebrating its festa major this month from the 8th to the 17th of September. The full programme of events has now been published – you can find it here. Expect a lot of gigs, warehouse raves and cool events on across the neighbourhood.

8th – 17th of September

La Mercè

Barcelona’s biggest and best festa major is taking place over three days, with events on across the city. There will be concerts, light projections, firework displays, street theatre and performance art, as well as the traditional diada de castellers and a correfoc. You can find more details of events here, and keep an eye on our blog. We’ll be publishing a guide in English to everything happening during La Merce in Barcelona.

22nd – 25th of September

On Photography

Bettina Lockeman and Julia Schulz-Dornburg are the latest photographers to take part in La Virreina’s series of conversations between photographers who work in very different national and international contexts, relating different practices to one another. An interesting evening for anyone interested in photography – find out how to book your free place here.

7pm, 26th of September