What to do in the Basque Country - Events & Agenda August 2019

THINGS TO DO IN BILBAO, SAN SEBASTIAN, VITORIA-GASTEIZ, BIARRITZ, RIOJA OR PAMPLONA.

Our selection of best art, sport, traditionals & cultural events in the Basque Country during August, 2019.

 
In Vitoria. La Blanca city Festivals. From August 4th to 9th

Regarding Basques traditions and festivities:

  • In Azpeitia, Biscay & Gipuzkoa. St Ignatius Loiola Festival. In Azpeitia local music, food, drink and festivals. From July 30th to August 2nd.
  • In Anglet. Outdoor night market. Chambre d'Amour. August 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th.
  • In Guernica. Day of the wine of Rioja Alavesa and of the Cod. Tasting and tasting Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. August 3rd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Celebrations of the Sea. August 3rd and 4th.
  • In Hondarribia. Agricultural Fair. Exhibition and sale of food products and exhibition of traditional crafts. August 4th.
  • In Vitoria. La Blanca city Festivals. The most popular festival in the Basque Capital. Celedon will come down from San Miguel Church to symbolize the start of these festivals. From August 4th to 9th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Fair of the Blanca. Exhibition and sale of crafts and food products. Loma General Place. From August 5th until 8th.
  • In Getaria. Fiestas of San Salvador. Food Fair. Tasting of grilled tuna and txakoli. Eusko Label veal Pintxos. August 6th.
  • In Guernica. Bizkaiko Untxia eta Sagardoa. Tasting of cider and rabbit from Bizkaia. Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. August 7th.
  • In Biarritz. Night market. Stands of gastronomy, beach items, jewelery, local products or souvenirs, all in a light and festive atmosphere, where entertainment, songs and dances, are never left out. Halles of Biarritz. August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
  • In Zumaia. Agricultural Fair. Euskal Jai Fair. Products of the hamlet. Food, artisans and workshops. August 9th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Night of the sardine. Parking Campos Berri. August 10th
  • In Getxo (Alcorta). Market of San Lorenzo. Exhibition and sale of farm products, contest of vegetables, cheeses and plants. August 10th.
  • In Biarritz. The festival at the Port. A festive and popular event for all those who like going out, dancing, having fun ... The bodegas will be animated by the nautical associations of Biarritz. Musical entertainment. Port of the fishermen. August 10th.
  • In San Sebastian. International Fireworks Competition. The Concha Bay. This is one of the biggest events during Big Week. Firework experts from around the world will compete each night to see who can offer the most spectacular show. From August 10th until 17th.
  • In Bayonne. Recorte show. Bullfighting show without killing. Bullring. August 11th.
  • In Bayonne. Mutxiko, Traditional Dances. Place Jacques Portes. August 11th and 18th.
  • In San Sebastian. Semana Grande (Big week of San Sebastian). Popular party with famous fireworks in Concha beach and lots of visitors. From August, 11th to 18th.
  • In San Sebastian. Fair of agricultural products of the Basque Country. Vinuesa Father Place. August 10th and 17th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Lâcher de lanternes. Letting go of lanterns.Show. August 14th.
  • In Bayonne. Season 2018 run. Bullfights of Bayonne. First bullfighting place in France. Bullring. August 14th, 30th and 31st. And September 1st.
  • In Bayonne. Corrida Goyesque. 11am: Novillada without picador. 18h: Corrida goyesque. Bullring. August 14th.
  • In Llodio, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Amurrio, Moreda de Álava, Nanclares de Oca, Elvillar,  Asparrena, Portugalete, Guernika,... Feasts in honor to Our Lady of the Assumption (August 15th) and San Roque (August 16th). From August 14th until 18th.
  • In Araia. Shepherd Day. Exhibition and sale of cheese, artisan and ecological products. XV edition of the Idiazabal cheese contest. Alava Championship of Dogs Pastor. Tuesday, August 15th.
  • In Plentzia. Idiazabal Cheese Contest. XXX Official Competition D.O. August 18th.
  • In Bilbao. Semana Grande (Big week of Bilbao). One of the most popular parties in the Basque Country. From August 18th to 26th.
  • In Gijón, Asturias. Natural Cider Party. Festival of Regional Tourist Interest. From August 20th until 26th.
  • In Llodio. "Baserritar Eguna". Farmers' Day. Festivities of San Roke. Exhibition and sale of farm products with tasting of txakoli and cider as well as meat pintxos. Dulzaineros, trikitilaris and txistularis. Rural sport, and shepherd dog contest. Plaza de Lamuza. August 23rd.
  • In San Sebastian. Dantz Festival. Electronic music. District of Egia of San Sebastián, with Tabakalera and Gasteszena as main stages, and whose programming extends to various clubs in the city. From August 29th until 31st.
  • In Bayonne. Atlantic Feria. Novillada without picadors and corrida. Bullfighting atmosphere, eating places, flamenco and Sevillian dancer’s concerts. Bullring. From August 30th until September 1st.
  • In Pipaon. Crafts Fair. Museum of living ethnography. Sample of elaboration of artisan products, mowing, soap making, bread ... August 31st.
  • In San Sebastian. Euskal Jaiak - Basque festivities. Old part of the city. The Day of the Cider will start the festival of Basque culture. Musical and sports activities and the best Basque gastronomy are its main claim. From August 31st to September 8th.

 


San Sebastián Musical Fortnight. From August 1st until 31st.

Regarding arts and exhibits:

  • In Getaria. Cristobal Balenciaga: Fashion and Heritage. Contexts Fashion and Heritage maintain a paradoxical dialogue that contrasts the ephemeral and the permanent. A conversation that, nevertheless, converges in the designer. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. From March 1st, 2019 to January 20th, 2020.
  • In Bilbao. Never real and always true. Exhibition on the symbiosis between art and literature. A motto that connects the thirteen participating artists, who move between both worlds and whose works deal naturally with art as a literary genre and literature as an exhibition project. Azkuna Center. From March 14th until September 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. “Jenny Holzer: The Indescriptible”. Its medium, whether it is translated into T-shirts, plaques or electronic signals, is the text. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From March 22nd, 2019 until September 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Juan De Alcega, Universal Tailor. Illustrious personage of Gipuzkoa of Century XVI, author of the first treaty of tailoring published in all Europe, in the year 1580. Maritime Museum. From April 3rd until September 29th.
  • In Bilbao. Gerhard Richter: Marinas. With these paintings and drawings, Richter confronts us with the problem of representation, since the painted surface and the photographic record merge. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From May 24th until September 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Zuloaga (1870-1945). Exhibition about the painter Ignacio Zuloaga, considered in his time the most important Spanish artist and with the greatest international projection. Museum of Fine Arts. From May 29th until October 10th.
  • In Bayonne. Exhibition: The Century of Balenciaga. DIDAM. From June 7th to September 8th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Open by Concert. Cultural programming throughout the summer. Cathedral of Santa Maria, Portico de la Luz. From June 7th to September 14th.
  • In San Sebastian. Summer courses at the University of the Basque Country. Miramar Palace. Quality and varied program of courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. From June 15th until September 15th.
  • In Hernani. Cultural program of the Chillida Leku museum for the summer. Different activities of dance, music or yoga and there will be workshops for children and night visits. From June 21st until September 30th.
  • In Bilbao. Temporary exhibition “Giants and Bigheads of Bilbao". Sample in which you can enjoy the popular characters of the Bilbao City Council. Basque Museum. From July 1st until September 15th.
  • In Biarritz. Piano Festival. Hôtel du Palais. From July 29th until August 7th.
  • In Biarritz. Itsasoa Choir Concert. About fifty choristers divided into 4 to 8 desks. His program has been designed to satisfy all audiences with sacred songs, traditional, but also contemporary; all from the rich Basque musical and cultural heritage. Sainte Eugenie Church. August 1st and 20th.
  • In San Sebastian. Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight. It is the longest standing classical music festival in Spain and one of the most time-honoured in Europe. Kursaal Elkargunea Center, Victoria Eugenia Theater and other stages. From August 1st until 31st.
  • In Biarritz. Thursdays in the gardens of the ocean. This summer event offers a selection of exceptional artists: concerts, circuses or acrobats, contemporary or urban dance, exhibition or outdoor cinema. City of the ocean. August 1st, 8th, 16th and 29th.
  • In Biarritz. Concert: Lyrical Songs and Grand Organs. The performers, Philippe BARRET baritone and Raphaël TAMBYEFF organ, will have in their program works of Bach, Franck, Handel, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Vivaldi ... Church Saint Charles. August 2nd.
  • In Biarritz. "International double bass", World music. On the occasion of the fourth edition of the International Academy of Double Bass of Biarritz. Some of the best specialists in the world meet for rich encounters, exchanges, enrichment and transmissions. South forecourt of the Municipal Casino. August 2nd
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert with Keep Smillin. Kiosk, Place Louis XIV. August 3rd and 31st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Spanish dance and flamenco show - Porompom Pon. Ducontenia Park. August 4th, 11th, 23rd and 25th.
  • In San Sebastian. Glad is the Day. Festival Music with concerts, DJs, flea markets and children's activities. Cristina Enea Park. August 5th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the Basque choirs of Arin. Saint John the Baptist Church. August 5th.
  • In Biarritz. Oldarra - Men's choir from the Basque Country. Oldarra (meaning moose in Basque) is composed of forty amateur singers. He interprets, a capella, both religious and secular polyphonic works. Originally exclusively Basque, the repertoire has expanded, incorporating works from around the world. Church of St. Eugenie. 21:30 h. August 5th and 12th.
  • In Anglet. Cinema on the beach. Projection of a movie on a large screen. Chambre d'Amour. July 16th, 23rd and 30th. August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
  • In Bayonne. Concert Chorus of Men Haiz Egoa. Gate of Spain. August 7th and 14th.
  • In Biarritz. Malandain Ballet Biarritz - Marie-Antoinette. Gare du midi Theater. 21:00 h. August 7th, 8th and 9th.
  • In Bayonne. Bayonne in Concert. Cathedral. August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st. September 7th, 14th and 28th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the orchestra “The violins of France". Church. August 8th.
  • In Bayonne. Concert of Harmony Bayonnayse. Tile halls. August 9th.
  • In Pozalagua. Music festival. Outside amphitheater of the Pozalagua Caves. The concerts will claim the best tradition of rock and classical music with the performance of Desira, Remember Queen and the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. August 9th and 10th.
  • In Bilbao. West Side Story. Musical. Arriaga Theater. From August 14th to September 8th.
  • In Biarritz. Fireworks. Theme: "The Masters of Fire". Great Beach / Basta Boulevard / General de Gaulle Street. August 15th.
  • In Bilbao. The call. The original Musical by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo "Los Javis". Auditorium of the Esukalduna Palace. From August 15th until 19th.
  • In Bilbao. Album of Zarzuela - Anthology. Room A1 Theater of the Esukalduna Palace. From August 15th until 19th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert: Show Must Go On (Queen). Kiosk, Place Louis XIV. August 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Ghost the musical. Auditorium of the Esukalduna Palace. From August 21st until September 7th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert: Flute and Harp Concert Guy Angelloz - Elodie Baile. Church. August 22nd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Ravel Festival. Mauricio Ravel Auditorium / San Juan de Luz Church. From August 26th until September 15th.

 

Crossing the bay to swim. 
Baie Saint Jean de Luz / Ciboure. August 15th.

Regarding Basques and others sport:

  • In San Sebastian. Horse races. San Sebastian Racecourse. From June to September.
  • In Biarritz. Summer table tennis tournaments. Every Friday in July and August, the Gulls of Biarritz organize summer tournaments open to licensed players and to the leisure public, adults and children. Room Dagorette. July and August.
  • In Biarritz. Jai Alai Basque traditional sport competition. Several dates on July, August and September.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. International professionals of cesta punta. Jai Alai fronton. From July 2nd until August 29th.
  • In San Sebastian. The "Classic" Cyclist race. It is part of the UCI ProTour. It starts in the morning and returns to the city in the afternoon with a route of 225 km throughout the province. August 3rd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Teink Trophy. Port of the fishermen. August 3rd.
  • In Biarritz. Rugby: Biarritz Olympique Basque Country / Angouleme. Friendly game. A new concept in France for the greatest happiness of your children. Aguilera Sports Park. August 3rd and 10th.
  • In Ribadesella, Asturias. The descent of the Sella River. This festival of international interest is one of the most important events in canoeing worldwide. August 4th.
  • In Biarritz. Basque Force show. Mazon Park. August 4th, 11th and 18th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Traditionnels Basques Sports. Municipal Fronton. August 5th and 12th.
  • In Bayonne. Basque Ball: Champioship Finals of France. Fronton of the Jean Dauger stadium. August 15th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Crossing the bay to swim. Baie Saint Jean de Luz / Ciboure. August 15th.
  • In Anglet. Surf at night. Professional surf night competition. Sables d'Or Beach. Day and night. August 17th.
  • In Anglet. Pro Anglet. Professional surfing competition QS 1,500. From August 20th until 25th.
  • In San Sebastian. Swim around the island. The Concha Bay. Adults 3km swimming. Children, 600m La Concha Beach. From August 25th.

And remember, if you are thinking to come to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja, Vitoria and Pamplona or anywhere else in the Basque Country, you can get a better understanding on our culture and traditions with a local guide.

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Enjoy Basque Country!!!

What to do in the Basque Country Events Agenda July 2019

THINGS TO DO IN BILBAO, SAN SEBASTIAN, VITORIA, BAYONNE, BIARRITZ, RIOJA OR PAMPLONA.


Our selection of best art, sport, traditionals & cultural events in the Basque Country during July, 2019.

Festivals of Bayonne.
Basque French version of the San Fermin Festivals,
with bullfighting, running of the bulls and much more. 
From July 24th to 28th.

Best Basques traditions & festivities:

  • In Lekeitio. Saint Peter parties. The dance of the Kaxarranka (a dantzari dances on a chest or kutxa carried by eight fishermen), the Kilin-Kala (consists in the risk of throwing the image of the Saint into the water, to ask for good fishing) and the aurresku of women. From June 29th to July 1st.
  • In Irun. Baserritar eguna: Day of the Peasant. Festivities of San Pedro and San Marcial. July 1st.
  • In Portugalete. Party in honor of the Virgin of the Guide. Txistularis, fanfarrias, cabezudos, triki-trixas, dances, contests, parades, sokatira and other festive activities. July 1st.
  • In Anglet. Outdoor night market. Chambre d'Amour. July 5th, 12th and 26th. August 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th.
  • In Salinas de Añana. Fair of the Salt. Light and sound show in the Valle Salado de Añana. Craft Fair of the Salt: exhibition & sale of agricultural products, craftsmen, representative products of the salt and visit to the salty valley. San Cristóbal Day. July 6th.
  • In Guernica- Lumo. Tasting and tasting peppers of Guernica. Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. July 6th.
  • In Pamplona. San Fermin with the Running of the Bulls every morning. The famous festival that Hemingway loved. From July 6th until 14th.
  • In Bilbao. Dancing bells. Popular Basque folklore. Arriaga Place. July 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
  • In Bayonne. Mutxiko, Traditional Dances. Place Jacques Portes. July 7th, 14th and 21st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Spanish dance and flamenco show - Porompom Pon. Ducontenia Park. July 12th and 21st.
  • 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! July, 13th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Feast of tuna. Downtown. July 13th.
  • In Anglet. Fireworks on France National Day on July, 13th.
  • In Orio. Sea Bream festival. From July 11th until 14th.
  • In Biscay (plenty towns). Festivals of Carmen. Party atmosphere and cellebrations in: Balmaseda and Mungia. July 14th.
  • In Biarritz and Bayonne. Fireworks on France National Day. July 14th.
  • In Bayonne. Ballets with the arenes: The beautiful and the Beast. Bullring of Bayonne. July 17th.
  • In Villabona. Beer Fair. XXIII Producers beer festival in Basque Country, Spain and internationally. From July 18th to 21st.
  • In Portugalete. International Folklore Festival. Dance companies from different countries eat together to share experiences and traditional dances. From July 19th until 31st
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Night of the sardine Festival. Parking Campos Berri. July 20th.
  • In Anguiano, La Rioja. The dance of the stilts. In honor of Santa Magdalena. For visitors it is an unusual spectacle; for the countrymen, a religious rite that is part of their customs. From July 21st to 23rd.
  • In Errenteria, Artziniega, Ayala & Bernedo. Magdalene Festivals. July, 22nd.
  • In Bermeo, Elantxobe and Mundaka. St. Mary Magdalene Day. On this day, these three coastal villages celebrate an ancient dispute as to the ownership of Izaro Island. Clothing: typical fishermen's blue canvas smocks and checked scarves. July 22nd.
  • In Bayonne. Festivals of Bayonne. Basque French version of the San Fermin Festivals, with bullfighting, running of the bulls and much more. From July 24th to 28th.
  • In Bayonne. Season 2018 runBullfights of Bayonne. First bullfighting place in France. Bullring. July 24th and 28th. August 14th, 30th and 31st. September 1st.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Garlic Fair within Blouse Day and Neska: exposition and sale of garlic on the slope of San Francisco and its surroundings. July, 25th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Blusa DaySt. James's Day. Donkey run, and parade of boys and girls dressed up with Basque local dressings and bull fighting. July 25th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Exhibition and sale of local agricultural products. Exhibition of livestock and machinery. Basque Country University. 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 Mundaka. "The Basque Music & Cook Festival". Festival that combines the best of the musical scene & the national & international gastronomy in a unique environment. Santa Catalina church. From July 26th until 28th.
  • In Pasaia. San Pantaleón Day. Sardine Festival. July 27th.
  • In Biarritz. The festival at the Port. A festive and popular event for all those who like going out, dancing, having fun ... The bodegas will be animated by the nautical associations of Biarritz. Musical entertainment. Port of the fishermen. July 27th.
  • In Biarritz. Piano Festival. The Bellevue. From July 29th to 31st.
  • In Azpeitia, Biscay & Gipuzkoa. St Ignatius Loiola Festival. In Azpeitia local music, food, drink and festivals. From July 30th to August 2nd.
In Vitoria-Gasteiz,
Jazz Festival
from July 15
th until 20th

Regarding arts and exhibits in Basque Country:

  • In Getaria. Cristobal Balenciaga: Fashion and Heritage. Contexts Fashion and Heritage maintain a paradoxical dialogue that contrasts the ephemeral and the permanent. A conversation that, nevertheless, converges in the designer. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. From March 1st, 2019 to January 20th, 2020.
  • In Bilbao. Never real and always true. Exhibition on the symbiosis between art and literature. A motto that connects the thirteen participating artists, who move between both worlds and whose works deal naturally with art as a literary genre and literature as an exhibition project. Azkuna Center. From March 14th until September 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. “Jenny Holzer: The Indescriptible”. Its medium, whether it is translated into T-shirts, plaques or electronic signals, is the text. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From March 22nd, 2019 until September 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Juan De Alcega, Universal SastreIllustrious personage of Gipuzkoa of Century XVI, author of the first treaty of tailoring published in all Europe, in the year 1580. Maritime Museum. From April 3rd until September 29th.
  • In Bilbao. Gerhard Richter: Marinas. With these paintings and drawings, Richter confronts us with the problem of representation, since the painted surface and the photographic record merge. Bilbao Guggenhein Museum. From May 24th until September 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Zuloaga (1870-1945). Exhibition about the painter Ignacio Zuloaga, considered in his time the most important Spanish artist and with the greatest international projection. Museum of Fine Arts. From May 29th until October 10th.
  • In Bayonne. Exhibition: The CENTURY of BALENCIAGA. DIDAM. From June 7th to September 8th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Open by Concert. Cultural programming throughout the summer. Cathedral of Santa María, Portico de la Luz. From June 7th to September 14th.
  • In San Sebastian. Summer courses at the University of the Basque Country. Miramar Palace. Quality and varied program of courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. From June 15th until September 15th.
  • In San Sebastian. Quantum Designer Physics. An international workshop. Miramar Palace. From July 1st until 4th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbako Kalealdia (International Festival of Theater and Street Arts.). Street shows, contemporary dance, circus and puppets. From July 1st until 7th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Dibertikale: street animations. Cycle of street shows for children in squares, streets and parks near civic centers. From July 1st until 19th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Power Our Future 2019 - 4th International Forum on Progress and Trends in Battery and Capacitor Technologies. Europe Congress Palece. From July 2nd until 5th.
  • In Biarritz. The Valois Soul Ball. By Studio Ilargia. Alice will lose consciousness and begin to wander in a parallel, strange world. A show full of mysteries and fantasies. The Coliseum. Julio 3rd.
  • In Getaria. #FINAESTAMPA_ brings together 150 original works and synthesizes a precise moment of fashion illustration as an art form in itself. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From July 3rd until September 29th.
  • Jazz Festivals:
    • In Getxo, International Jazz Festival, from July 3th until 7th.
    • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Jazz Festival from July 15th until 20th.
    • In San Sebastian, Heineken Jazzaldia from July, 24th until 28th.
  • In Bayonne. Concert of L'Harmonie Bayonnaise. Place Jacques Portes. July 4th, 14th and 18th.
  • In Zarautz. 26th edition Kalerki: Street Theater Festival. During four days the municipality will be filled with theater, dance, music, circus ... From July 4th to 7th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the South West Symphony Orchestra. Church. July 5th.
  • In Getaria. Towards an ethic of fashion: challenges and advances. Summer course. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. July 5th.
  • In Biarritz. The Bearer of Lueurs, de Couleurs. Surprising show, all in emotion and acrobatic prowess, subtle marriage of Dance and Artistic Gymnastics, by the association Equilibre. Midnight Station. July 6th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Merkatuan Kantuz: Chants of the market. Parvis des Halles. July 6th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Pepperback concert. Kiosk, Place Louis XIV. From July 6th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Puppets in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Puppet theater show that takes place outdoors. From July 6th until September 1st.
  • In Bayonne. Exhibition: Humanofolie. Sculptures by Jean Fontaine. His surprising works make up a unique and original hybrid bestiary, half animal-mechanical, bronze or ceramic. Museum of Natural History. From July 6th until September 15th.
  • In Bayonne. Exhibition From Renaissance to Impressionism: Exceptional! The prestigious works of the Bonnat-Helleu Museum include paintings by Tiepolo, El Greco, Goya, Gericault, Ingres, Degas, etc. Basque Museum and the history of Bayonne. Errobi room. From July 6th until November 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. Basque Street dances. Arriaga Square 7:00 pm. July 7th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
  • Blues Festivals:
    • In Getxo. Getxo & Blues 2017 - International Blues Festival. From July 18th until 20th.
    • In Mongradón (Arrasate). Arrasate Blues. From July 19th until 21st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert Band of Saint Junien (JM Courtioux). Kiosk, Place Louis XIV. July 10th.
  • In San Sebastian. "Lost souls". Concert by the consecrated Loreena McKennitt, interpreter of the Celtic universe with more than three decades of experience. Kursaal Autitorium. July 11st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Altxa Zokoa Concert . Church, Gambetta Street. July 11th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Festival of Shorts: Korterraza Gasteiz. Summer, shorts and films an outdoor terrace. From July 11th until 13th.
  • In Bilbao. BBK Live Festival. International music groups. Fields of Kobetamendi. From July 11th until 13th.
  • In Bayonne. Bayonne in Concert. Cathedral. July 11st and 20th. August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st. September 7th and 14th.
  • In fishing port of Armintza. Txapel Reggae Festival, the Basque Reggae festival par excellence. 28 km from Bilbao. July 13th.
  • In San Sebastian. Coronation Mass and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Orfeón Donostiarra and Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra. Kursaal Autitorium. July 13th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Aperitif concert with Big Band Basque Coast and Concert Les Z'anonymes. Kiosk, Place Louis XIV. From July 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Fireworks from 14 July. Great beach. July 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the Goraki Basque Choirs. Saint John the Baptist Church. From July 15th.
  • In San Sebastian. Designing Artificial Quantum Matter. International Congress. Miramar Palace. From July 15th until 19th.
  • In Biarritz. Oldarra - Men's choir from the Basque Country. He interprets, a capella, both religious and secular polyphonic works. Originally Basque, the repertoire has expanded, incorporating works from around the world. Sainte Eugenie Church. July 15th and 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. Annual meeting Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission IATTC. Euskalduna Palace. From July 15th until 26th.
  • In Biarritz. Oboe – Piano Recital. Mozart, Cimarosa, Marcello, Schumann. Palace Hotel. July 16th.
  • In Anglet. Cinema on the beach. Projection of a movie on a large screen. Chambre d'Amour. July 16th, 23rd and 30th. August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the Itsasoa Basque choirs. Saint John the Baptist Church. July 18th.
  • In Bayonne. Patrick Bruel Tour 2019. Bullring of Bayonne. From July 23rd.
  • In Bermeo. Wave Rave Festival with the Crystal Fighters band. The festival also offers many activities to promote environmental awareness as well as knowledge about folklore, gastronomy and the Basque culture. July 25th.
  • In Bilbao. Euskal Encounter 26. Massive gathering of amateurs and computer professionals. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From July 25th until 28th.
  • In Bermeo. Festival of the Bay of Biscay. The Basque Music and Cuisine Festival. It has three pillars: music, gastronomy and nature. From July 25th to 28th.

In Biarritz. Basque Force show.
Mazon Park. July 21
st and 28th

Regarding Basque sport:

  • In San Sebastian. Horse races. Racecourse. Different dates from June to September.
  • In Biarritz. Summer table tennis tournaments. Every Friday in July and August, the Gulls of Biarritz organize summer tournaments open to licensed players and to the leisure public, adults and children. Room Dagorette. July and August.
  • In Biarritz. Bridge International Summer Festival. The Bellevue. Place Bellevue. From July 2nd to 13th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. International professionals of cesta punta. Jai Alai fronton. From July 2nd until August 29th.
  • In San Sebastian. International Football Tournament Donosti Cup. 400 football teams from all over the world. From July 7th until 13th.
  • In Biarritz. Basque pelota: cesta punta. Open International and Gala PRO / AM. Fronton Euskal Jaï Aguilera. July 2nd.
  • In Biarritz. Trotting at the Hippodrome de Biarritz. Hippodrome flowers. 13 night meetings on the racecourse of Biarritz. From July 4th until 31st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Finals of the championship of the Basque Country to grand minor and junior chistera. Municipal fronton. July 8th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. 1st International Professional Masters of cesta punta, semi final. Fronton Jai Alai. July 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th and 30th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Part of ball with chistera. Municipal fronton. July 10th.
  • In Anglet. International Surf Film Festival. Promote creativity and the artistic side of surf movies. Chambre d'Amour. From July 10th until 13rd.
  • In Biarritz. Basque pelota: big chistera. Trophy City of Biarritz. Mazon Park. July 11th and 18th.
  • In Beasain. The mountain race "Ehunmilak". It will cross the Gipuzkoan counties of Goierri, Tolosaldea, Urola Kosta, Urola Garaia and Debagoiena, 168 kilometers. From July 12th until 14th.
  • In Bayonne. The crossing Bayonne in the swim. Aviron Bayonnais. July 13th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Finals of the championship of the Basque Country of rebot and chistéra joko garbi. Municipal fronton. July 13th.
  • In San Sebastian. XX Sailing regatta. Two crossings: 32 miles from Hendaye to San Sebastian; and the other inside the Bay of La Concha. July 13rd and 14th.
  • In Getxo. Sailing World Championship J80. It is the most important sailing competition of the international class. Abra´s Royal Club Maritime. From July 13th to 20th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Ironman. Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz Full & Half. The test will culminate in Plaza España. July 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Crossing the bay to swim. Bay St. Jean de Luz / Ciboure. 9.30 am July 14th.
  • In Bayonne. Basque Ball. Fronton of the Jean Dauger stadium. July 14th, and from July 24th until 28th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Basque strength Festival. Municipal fronton. July 15th, 22nd and 29th.
  • In Sopela. Sopela Surf Pro Junior, under 18 years old. One of the main surfing championships in Euskal Herria in this category. Beaches of Arrietara-Atxabiribil. Puntuable for the European circuit in junior category (girls and boys). From July 17th until 21st
  • In Anglet. Beach Rugby Festival. Tournaments, demonstrations and initiations of Beach rugby ... Day and night. Sables d'Or Beach. July 19th, 20th and 21st.
  • In Biarritz. Basque Force show. Mazon Park. July 21st and 28th.
  • In Getxo. Circuit of Getxo cycling. Memorial Ricardo Otxoa. July 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!