What to do in the Basque Country Events Agenda July 2017

Things to do in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Biarritz, Rioja or Pamplona. Our selection of best art, sport & cultural events in the Basque Country during July 2017.




Regarding traditions and festivities:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Great Week of the Pintxo of Álava. June 21st to July 2nd.  
  • In Pamplona, San Fermin with the Running of the Bulls every morning. The famous festival that Hemingway loved. From July, 6th to 14th.
  • In Labastida. Medieval Market. July 8th & 9th.
  • In Isaba, in the Basque Country Pyrenees, 3 Cow Tribute Festival, this millenarian tribute is observed amongst two villages of the French & Spanish Basque Country. The oldest agreement in force in Europe. This act possibly occurs from 125 BC, more than 2,100 years ago! On July, 13th.
  • In Orio, Sea Bream festival "made on the Orio style", in the Gipuzkoa village from July, 13rd to 16th.
  • In Biscay (plenty towns). Festivals of Carmen. Party atmosphere and cellebrations in: Santurtzi, Barakaldo, Balmaseda, Bakio, Bermeo, Neguri, Lemoiz, Plentzia, Larrabasterra Zalla and Mungia. July, 16th.
  • In Bermeo, Mundaka, Elantxobe, Errenteria, Artziniega, Ayala & Bernedo Magdalena Festivals. One of the most popular is in Elantxobe. July, 22nd. 
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Blusa Day.  Donkey run, and parade of boys and girls dressed up with Basque local dressings and bull fighting. July, 25th.
  • In Astigarraga, Cider Day. Try local cider and enjoy local craftsman and Basque traditional sports in this town near San Sebastian. July, 26th.
  • In Baiona, Festivals of Bayonne. Basque French version of the San Fermin Festivals, with bullfighting, running of the bulls and much more. From July, 26th to 30th.
  • In Azpeitia, Biscay & Gipuzkoa. St Ignatius Loiola. In Azpeitia local music, food, drink and festivals, July 30th to August 2nd.

Regarding arts and exhibits:

  • In Bilbao. Paris, end of century: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries. Guggenheim Museum. May 12nd to September 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbako Kalealdia (Bilbao street festival). Street shows, contemporary dance, circus and puppets. From June 26th to July 1st.
  • In Lekeitio, International Street Theater Festival. From July 6th to 13th.
  • In Biarritz, Fireworks on France National Day on July, 14st.
  • Jazz Festivals:
    • In Getxo, International Jazz Festival, from June 28th to July 2nd.
    • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Jazz Festival from July 11st to 15th.
    • In San Sebastian, Heineken Jazzaldia from July, 20th to 25th.
  • Blues Festivals:
    • In Getxo. Getxo & Blues 2017 - Getxo International Blues Festival. July 13rd to 15th.
    • In Hondarribia. Blue Festival, International and Basque music groups. Also conferences, exhibits... From July 13rd to 16th.
  • In Bilbao. BBK Live Festival. International music groups. Fields of Kobetamendi. From July, 6th to 8th.
  • In Mundaka, Basque Music & Cook Festival. Festival of food & music, with tastings, concerts and live music in local bars. From July 28th to 30th.

Regarding sport:

  • In San Sebastian, International Football Tournament Donosti Cup. 430 football teams from all over the world. From July 2nd to 8th.
  • In Beasain. The mountain race "Ehunmilak". It will cross the Gipuzkoan counties of Goierri, Tolosaldea, Urola Kosta, Urola Garaia and Debagoiena, 168 kilometers. July 7th to 9th.
  • Biarritz Cup. The biggest Amateur Golf Tournament in France. From July 9th to 16th in the Golf Le Phare.
  • In San Sebastian. Classical San Sebastián. Test belonging to the UCI Pro Tour and considered one of the most important appointments of international cycling. July 29th.
  • In Getxo. Circuit of Getxo cycling, Memorial Ricardo Otxoa. June 31st.
And remember, if you are thinking to come to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja, Vitoria, Pamplona or anywhere else in the Basque Country, you can get a better understading on our culture and traditions with a local guide. 
 contact Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tour Guide 


Enjoy the Basque Country!

What to do in the Basque Country Events Agenda June 2017


What to do in the Basque Country Events Agenda June 2017
Things to do in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Biarritz, Rioja or Pamplona. Our selection of best art, sport & cultural events in the Basque Country during June, 2017






Best traditions & festivities:  

  • In Biarritz. Les Oceanes. Annual festival related with the ocean: sea events, sport... From June 17th to 24th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Great Week of the Pintxo of Alava. June 21st to July 2nd.  
  • In Bermeo. St. Juan Pilgrimage's. June 24th.
  • In Ondategi, Zigoitia, Gorbeia Basque Horse Day. Shows, exhibits and performances with dance, sport & food. June 25th.
  • In Irun. Alarde San Marcial. Parade remembering Spanish and French wars. June, 30th. 

Regarding arts and exhibits:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gastroswing, mixing best food with swing dance classes and music. June 1st to 4th  
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Kaldearte. Street art with dance, magic, theater, music, humor, clowns, pampering and games. June 9th to 11st.In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Big Band Festival (swing, jazz, latin music, funk...). June 10th & 11th
  • In Bilbao. Juan Grillo (Flamenco dancer). BBK Room. June 16th.
  • In Bilbao. Gauzuria. White night 2017 in Bilbao. The night takes over the city from the hand of literature, music and theater. June 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Benjamin Britten. Tribute to his work. Theater Arriaga. June 22th.
  • In Bilbao. War Requiem, the masterpiece of Benjamin Britten. Theater Arriaga. June 23th & 24th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Azkena Rock Festival with groups like Cheap Trick, Hellsingland Underground, The Meteors, The Shelters... Next to the sports center of Mendizorroza. June 23th & 24th. In Bilbao. Paris, end of century: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries. Guggenheim Museum. May 12nd to September 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Compagnie Marie Chouinard: "Le Jardin des Dèlices". Arriaga Theatre. June 2nd & 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. Fashion and Films II: Dressing Ideas in Films. International fashion show. June 8th & 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbako Kalealdia (Bilbao street festival). Street shows, contemporary dance, circus and puppets. From June 26th to July 1st.
  • In Getxo, International Jazz Festival, from June 28th to July 2nd.
  • In Bilbao. Concert of Deep Purple and Alter Bridge: “"inFinite The Long Goodbye Tour". Bilbao Exhibition Center. June 30th at 6pm.

Regarding sport:

  • In Zarautz, Triathlon Getaria to Zarautz. 2.9 km of swimming, 81 km of cycling circuit and 21 km of running. June 10th.
  • In Bilbao. Spartan Race Bilbao. The most famous obstacle course in the world. The test consists of 13 km and more than 21 obstacles. June 24th.
  • In Zumaia. Zumaia flysch Trail (27 kilometers and a difference of 1,640 meters). Cliffs between Zumaia and Deba. June 25th.
And remember, if you are thinking to come to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja, Vitoria, Pamplona or anywhere else in the Basque Country, you can get a better understading on our culture and traditions with a local guide. 
 contact Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tour Guide 


Enjoy the Basque Country!