From February 12th to 18th, Barcelona opens its arms to Carnival with plenty of crazy costumes, fantastic food, dancing and much more. This year, artist Pau Riba will be the Carnival King in the main parade. On Maundy Thursday, Carnival begins with an abundance of tortillas, followed by fireworks celebrating the King's arrival around 6pm. Get your dancing shoes on for the masquerade ball on Friday 13th. On Saturday each district in the city will host its own loud and colourful parade. On Sunday at the Taronjada in the Born you can join the rest of the crowd battling the carnival players with orange balloons and confetti (in the olden days you'd have been pelting oranges). On the final day of Carnival (18th) the traditional Burial of the Sardine marks the end of this year's festivities.
You can read the full Carnival agenda here.