Discover the calendar of annual fairs and markets and all the events related to commerce
Granollers is one of the cities close to Barcelona that’s most renowned for its flea markets and fairs. Its great commercial tradition has survived up to the present day thanks to a wide variety of fairs and markets and thriving commercial sector that enlivens the city throughout the year.
Its traditional Thursday market transforms the city, filling its streets with itinerant stalls selling all kinds of wares. People still sit down to a traditional hearty breakfast on market day, a custom developed by farmers and merchants to close their deals.
La popular Fonda Europa era históricamente encuentro de ganaderos que bajaban de los valles montañosos próximos y marchantes que acudían a Granollers a negociar compras.
Markets in Granollers
Weekly market: Thursday market
The Thursday market has over 400 stalls dotted throughout the streets and squares in the city centre and around key buildings and sites. This popular market is over a thousand years old and was first documented in 1040. It’s a point of reference for the whole region and embodies the commercial spirit of Granollers.
People still sit down to a traditional hearty breakfast on market day, a custom developed by farmers and merchants to close their deals.
Clothes stalls are the most popular, followed by food, personal accessories and household goods. And there are still a few poultry stalls, reflecting the market’s farming past.
Granollers market is the largest held on a weekday throughout the county.
Local market: Saturday market
The Saturday market in Granollers is a food market with produce by local farmers and crafts people. The ideal market to find organic products and food fresh from the garden.
The Saturday market in Granollers is a food market and all its stalls are run by local farmers and crafts people.
The selection of producers is based on values such as regional suppliers, original products and high quality foods, as well as the use of local varieties and species. The market has produce from about fifteen different farmers, as well as several butchers and producers of cold meats and sausages, cheese, oil, conserves, honey and beer.
The weekly market for the district of Can Bassa also takes place on Saturday mornings, in Carrer d’Esteve Terrades, between Avinguda de Marie Curie and Carrer de Caterina Albert.
Fresh products: Sant Carles Municipal Market
The Sant Carles Municipal Market has been located in Plaça de la Caserna, in the old town, since 1968. The market has around thirty stalls selling top quality fresh produce, especially fish, beef, pork and horse meat, as well as poultry.
You can also buy local products such as cold meats and sausages, fruit and vegetables and salted fish and, in addition to the traditional bakery products, there are also prepared dishes, legumes and patisserie products, among others.
Throughout the year the streets and squares of Granollers are filled with various fairs and flea markets.
- Vallès Crafts Fair: a small fair with local handicrafts, taking place one Saturday a month in Carrer Anselm Clavé, one of the main pedestrianised streets in the centre.
- Crafts Fair in Plaça de la Corona: A small fair with a wide range of traditionally made products, both local and imported, at a good price. This sells silver jewellery and gemstones, pottery and wooden crafts, clothing accessories, basketwork, aromatic herbs and cosmetics. It’s held on two Fridays a month in the Plaça de la Corona.
Fira de l’Ascensió
The Fira de l’Ascensió is an annual event involving several sectors that displays the latest innovations from the manufacturing, services and automotive industries, agriculture and stockbreeding. It’s located in the Parc Firal (trade fair) This trade fair coincides with the celebration of the Ascension and is complemented by various cultural and traditional acts, such as a procession, a gastronomic exhibition and the ‘Jugar x Jugar’ festival.
Thanks to the participation of all exhibitors, this has become a leading display of the commercial, industrial, gastronomic, agricultural and leisure-related products and services available in the Vallès Oriental, with 68 years of history.
The Fira de l’Ascensió has become a tradition throughout the county but it is also still evolving to promote new initiatives.
An open-air event that perfect for the whole family, with a wide range of leisure and gastronomic attractions.
Bodamarket is a trade fair specialising in weddings that’s held at the beginning of February at Roca Umbert. Fàbrica de les Arts, an old textile factory that has been converted into a centre for culture, creativity and innovation, just five minutes from the city centre.
At Bodamarket you’ll find thousands of ideas and all kinds of services to personalise your wedding with a good range of exhibitors related to this kind of celebration: gowns, flowers, photography and video, music and shows, trips, catering, special locations, beauty, gifts…
Visitors to the fair can also enjoy workshops focusing on the bride and groom and enjoy bridal fashion shows.
The fair, which has been in existence for over ten years, also includes a welcome area with food trucks providing a range of snacks and meals.
In an open-air area covering 15,000 m², visitors will find, in clearly marked zones, displays of classic and racing motorbikes and cars, as well as stands, competitions and a children’s and catering area, all around the world of motors.
The Motor Festival includes the Classic Car Auction, offering replacement parts and also buying and selling classic cars.
There’s a catering area including in the Festival and also a children’s area for families with simulated competitions, go-karts, pedal cars and a Segway track, among other attractions. The Motor Festival takes place in June.
Audiovisual Market of Catalonia
The Audiovisual Market of Catalonia (MAC) is a place to meet up, exchange opinions and experiences for the audiovisual professionals of Catalonia.
It includes training seminars with experts on the latest trends in communication and audiovisuals, as well as specialised sessions with representatives of leading models in the industry.
The MAC also promotes areas for service providers and audiovisual agents to meet each other and discuss products and services.
It’s held in May at Roca Umbert. Fàbrica de les Arts.