How is the event financed?

Barcelona milliners Cristina de Prada and Nina Pawlowsky have been the organizers of the event since the first edition in 2005.

The Hat Stroll is not a legal entity and owes its existence to the unpaid work of Nina and Cristina and the direct (non-monetary) contributions of companies such as The Hat Magazine (commemorative badges), the Spanish Millinery Association (bags, posters and flyers), Servei Estació (promotional shop window) and Barcelona’s Town Hall (photocall, stage, live music and more) this last one channelled through the Rambla de Catalunya Traders Association. Those institutions and companies pay directly to the suppliers and no money moves through the hands of the organizers.

The organizers are very grateful to have such faithful supporters!

At what time does it start and and when does it end?

The event lasts from from 13:00 to 14:00.

The official meeting time is 12 noon, although some people get there early!

After collecting you free commemorative badge (don’t dawdle, there is a limited number!) all you have to do is enjoy the company and the surroundings, walk about or stop to chat with your friends, take pictures or sit down for a coffee, all while showing off your hat!

That’s why we call it a stroll! Walk at your leisure, stop and marvel at other peoples creations, but remember we will meet again at 13:30 at Plaça de Catalunya for a final get together and goodbyes! Byt 14:00 the event will be over.

I want to join in but I don’t know what to wear.

The Hat Stroll welcomes spring, so the ideal hat would be made out of straw or fabric, but it’s perfectly fine if you wear a felt hat, the important thing is to be comfortable. In what regards the style of clothing you can go as you please, there are people that dress up for the occasion, and others go wearing jeans and a t-shirt, the Hat Stroll is open to everyone!