What to do in the Basque Country Events Agenda May 2019

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

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

In Bayonne. Traditional Basque chants. May 25th.

Regarding traditions and festivities in Basque region:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Feast of San Prudencio and Our Lady of Estíbaliz. From April 27th until May 1st.
  • In Bayonne. Art Crafts Festival. Cloister of the cathedral. From April 29th until May 4th.
  • In Trucios. Exhibition of cattle breeds of Trucios-Turtzioz: bovine, equine, ovine, poultry and the V monochrome contest of the villainous dog. Stalls of talo, Spanish sausage, bread ... May 1st.
  • In Gernika, Biscay. Anchovie day. Spring is the time for anchovies and being Gernika a big Basque fishermen port, this is one of the best moments to visit this village and taste anchovies with a local txakoli of Biscay. On May 3th.
  • In Idiazabal, Gipuzkoa. Basque Cheese Fair. Contest and fair of Basque sheep cheeses in the city which gives the name to the Denomination of Origin of this Basque delicacy. During the morning you can see a shepherd leading the sheep. On May 4th and 5th.
  • In Navaridas. VII Historical Wine Fair. Fair designed to learn about the history of wine in the world and highlight the importance of Rioja Alavesa wine. Paired tastings and local products. May 5th.
  • In Berango. Agricultural and craft fair, and XXI Basque Country Championship of Basque Pastry. Fair of agricultural products and artisans; wood, pottery, fossils and minerals, jewelery ... there will also be stalls of talo, cheeses, honey, preserves, chocolate, txakoli ... etc. May 5th.
  • In Orduña. Festivities Otxomaio. It recalls the appearance of the Virgin of La Antigua, patron of the city. May 8th.
  • In Tolosa. Haragi: International meeting of the meat and the grill. From May 9th until 12th.
  • In La puebla de Labarca. Wine Flag of Lapuebla de Labarca. Stands of local wineries. Lunches and music throughout the day. Bateles, rowing clubs of the Basque Country on the Ebro River. May 11th.
  • In Bayonne. Pintxo Day. May 11th.
  • In Laguardia. Bagpipers Day. The bagpipers from Alava and Spain. Concerts, dance festivals, composition competitions and restoration works, dances, parades ... May 11th and 12th.
  • In Kuartango. XVII edition of the fair of the perretxiko and cattle of terreña race. Sale of perretxikos in the area. Exhibition and sale of artisan products. Monographic and exhibition of cattle of terreña race. Gastronomic tasting of terreña cow. May 12th.
  • In Kuartango. Mushroom and cattle day. Cattle exhibit and local mushrooms in this lively fair. May 12th.
  • In Ataun. Festival of San Isidro. Day of the Baserritarra (farmer). Vegetable competition. Elaboration and tasting of cheeses and cider tasting. May 15th.
  • In San Francisco Javier Castell. "Javieradas". They are the popular, festive, penance or missionary pilgrimages to San Javier, Patron of the Missions and of Navarre. May 17th and May 25th.
  • In Bermeo, Biscay. Arrain Azoka. Fish market in one of the biggest ports of the North of Spain. A good opportunity to try also fishes and preparations not so common in the Basque Country. Lamera Park. From May 17th until 19th.
  • In Ondarroa. Antxoa Egune (Anchovy Day). A full day dedicated its most iconic fish. The central day of the party is Saturday 18th, but during the week various events are also organized.
  • In Antoñana. Spring fair of honey. Competition, tasting, sale of honey and artisan products. Exhibition of crafts. May 19th.
  • In Bayonne. Traditional Basque chants. Lacarre Place May 25th.


In Bilbao. Technarte.
Artists and technologists from all over the world share
their vision  of the fusion between 
art, science and technology.

Regarding arts and exhibits in Basque region:

  • In Bilbao. Exhibition "ABC, The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum". On this occasion, it is the words - following the alphabetical order - that order the exhibition. Art and literature are fused through an extended alphabet. It will bring together masterpieces by Lucas Cranach the Elder, José de Ribera, Murillo, Zurbarán, Martin de Vos, Goya, Gauguin, Zuloaga, Sorolla, Chillida, Oteiza, Francis Bacon and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao. From October 29th, 2018 until June 2nd, 2019.
  • In Bayonne. Expo Jean-Paul Tillac. Has lived three wars, the two world wars on French soil, and the civil war of Spain whose repercussions were strong in the Basque Country of France. Basque Museum. From December 18th, 2018 until May 26th, 2019.
  • 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. MAZ Basauri Festival. It includes concerts, a series of music-related films and performances for the whole family as part of Txiki (kids) MAZ. The festival offers a comprehensive programme in different musical styles. From April 26th until May 4th.
  • In San Sebastian. GDM (Fashion Gipuzkoa) San Sebastian Fashion Festival. From April 29th until May 10th.
  • In San Sebastian. V World Forum of Gastronomic Tourism 2019. Kursaal. Palace of Congresses / Auditorium. May 2nd and 3rd.
  • In San Sebastian. Tango Festival. With demonstrations and free courses. Victoria Eugenia Theater. From May 2nd until 5th.
  • In Bilbao. FANT. Fantastic Film Festival of Bilbao. From May 2nd until 11th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Art District ‘Arts Week’ will fill the streets and different spaces in the city linked to creativity and the exhibition of art with artistic proposals. From May 2nd until 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Symphony Orchestra of Bilbao. Euskalduna Auditorium. May 2nd, 3rd, 16th and 19th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Mandalain Ballet Biarritz offers three works: Rêverie Romantique, Death of the Swan and Bolero de Ravel. Main Theater Antzokia. May 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. Ennio Morricone announces a second concert in Spain on his final farewell tour of the stage. He will personally conduct an orchestra and chorus of 200 people and will feature the Portuguese Dulce Pontes as a guest artist. May 4th.
  • In San Sebastian. Great night of opera and zarzuela - Orfeón Donostiarra and Santa Cecilia classical orchestra. Kursaal Auditorium. May 4th.
  • In San Sebastian. Ruper Ordorika concert. Basque music. Kursaal Auditorium. May 5th.
  • In Bilbao. Chamber Concert of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Euskalduna Auditorium. May 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. Basque Country Symphony Orchestra. Kursaal Auditorium May 6th, 10th, 24th and 27th.
  • In Bilbao. Basque Country Symphony Orchestra. Euskalduna Auditorium. May 8th and 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Cuba National Symphony Orchestra and Silvio Rodríguez. Euskalduna Auditorium. May 9th.
  • In San Sebastian. EuroGap Forum. Business Marketing. Kursaal Palace of Congresses / Auditorium. May 9th.
  • In Bilbao. IX Fair of Used Vehicles. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From May 9th until 12th.
  • In Bilbao. “Expovacaciones”. International Tourism Contest. Guest country: Japan. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. From May 10th until 12th.
  • In Irún. Caravantur 2019. Exhibition, sale and rental of Caravans, Motorhomes, Campers, Vans and Caravaning accessories. FICOBA. From May 10th until 12th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert with Kanta Donibane. Kiosk. Place Louis XIV. May 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Technarte. Artists and technologists from all over the world share their vision of the fusion between art, science and technology. Euskalduna Palace. May 16th and 17th.
  • In Errenteria. Musikaste: Musical Week. Festivity that has been celebrated since 1974, with the purpose of promoting and promoting the autochthonous musical culture. From May 17th until 25th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. International Festival "Poets in May". There are local and foreign poets, associations, workshops, musical groups, actresses and actors, singers and artists of music and dance. May ¿?th.
  • In San Sebastian. The Adams Family. Musical comedy produced by LetsGo Company. Kursaal Auditorium. From May 17th until 19th.
  • In Bilbao. Opera: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (George Bizet). Euskalduna Auditorium. May 18th, 21st, 24th and 27th.
  • In Biarritz. Ballet Theater Basel. Energy and high intensity, powerful and rhythmic dance. Gare Du Midi Theater. May 21st.
  • In VItoria-Gasteiz. Ivo Pogorelich. Piano recital. Mozart, Liszt and Schumann. Antzokia Theater. May 23th.
  • In Bilbao. Ballet Theater Basel. Energy and high intensity, powerful and rhythmic dance. Arriaga Theater. May 24th and 25th.
  • 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 San Sebastian. "Aquatic Music" by Handel, for the Akademie für Alte Musik in Berlin. Kursaal Auditorium May 25th.
  • In Biarritz. Triana La Flamenquita Dance School. Le Colisée. May 25th.
  • In San Sebastian. “Cinderella" by the National Ballet of Cuba. Kursaal Auditorium. May 26th.
  • In Bilbao. XVI International Festival of emergent scene. Experiences of arts visas in short format of no more than 30 minutes with only 3 or 4 pieces, dance, circus, theater.... From May 29th until June 1st.
  • In Irún. Basquisite. Exquisite Foods and Beverages Show. FICOBA May 30th and 31th.
  • In Bilbao. New Book Fair. Arenal. From May 30th until June 9th.
  • In Bayonne. Selenite. With 150 concerts in Europe, Selenite has been able to borrow the sensitivity of the blues and the candor of minimalist folk to offer an intimate and visceral rock. May 31st.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. “Cinderella " by the National Ballet of Cuba. Main Theater. May 31st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Dance gala. Show. Jai Alai. May 31st.
  • In San Sebastian. Ola tu !!! Talk a !!! Cultural festival. Multidisciplinary festival of theater, music, dance ... designed by the own citizenship that establishes ways of collaboration between professional and amateur artists. From May 31th until June 2nd.
In Bayonne. Regatta of Trainérillas.


 
Regarding Basque sports:

  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Child football tournament of the 7 Basque provinces. Kechiloa Stadium. May 1st.
  • In Eskoriatza. Puntaik Punta. Debagoiena hiking festival. From May 1st until 5th.
  • In Bilbao. 7th edition of Menditrail. It's a middle distance mountain race. This year, in addition to its two trails (30 km and 22 km) and the 22km mountain walk, it will add a new 11km family walk. May 5th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Golf Tournament: Prix Maison Deutz. Chantaco Golf. May 5th.
  • In Bayonne. Regatta of Trainérillas. It is organized on the Nive river. May 4th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Tournoi de golf: Prix Domaine de Chevalier. Golf Tournament: Domaine de Chevalier Award. Chantaco Golf. May 11th.
  • In Biarritz. Basque Ball to Short Shovel. Berri Square. May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
  • In Zarautz. Pro Zarautz 2019 -World Surf Championship. This year the circuit of world character with QS1500. Parallel activities: film screenings, concerts by various groups, exhibitions, volleyball and beach soccer games or a skate exhibition. From May 8th until 12th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Golf Tournament: Prix de la Cave du Pichet. Chantaco Golf. May 19th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Air meeting of the patrol of France. Bay of Saint Jean de Luz. May 19th.
  • In Bayonne. Pelotaris tournament. Basque hand ball tournament with the participation of the best Elite Pro teams. Haitz Pean ratchet. May 24th and 29th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Tournoi de golf: Médaille Mensuelle. Chantaco Golf. May 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 understanding on our culture and traditions with a local guide.

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Enjoy the Basque Country!

What to do in the Basque Country - April 2019

TRADITIONS, ART, MUSIC, EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS AGENDA IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY. April 2019.

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


In Bilbao. Basque FestFrom April 17th until 21st.

Regarding traditions and festivities in Basque region:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Napoleonic Market. It gathers, during a whole weekend, more than 140 stalls of gastronomy and local products. In addition there are activities, performances, theaters, parades, recreations and characters from the time of the French occupation for all audiences. Arriaga Park. From April 5th until 7th.
  • In Etxebarria. Basque sport: Drag of stones. Bizkaia Sports Sports Federation. From April 5th to 7th.
  • In Mutriku. XXIV edition Verdel day. Popular tasting of greenfish. April 6th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XIX Transparent agrarian market. Sale of direct products from the agro-livestock farms in Alava. Protagonist the potato of Álava. Tasting of seasonal products, demonstration of product development and children's workshops. April 6th.
  • In Bilbao. Basque Sports. League promotion. Bizkaia Sports Federation. Marzana Pier. 19:30 to 20 hours. April 6th.
  • In Ortuella. Agricultural and livestock fair. XV Exhibition and sale of farm products. Exhibition of autochthonous and mixed races of the mining area. Cowbell contest. April 7th.
  • In Llodio. Cattle market. Exhibition and sale of products. Sample of cattle, sheep, horses and goats. Stone drag by oxen. April 12th.
  • In Biarritz. Spring Market. Nearly 150 boutiques in Biarritz offer the largest brands at the best prices. Ready-to-wear, lingerie, shoes, fashion accessories, luggage, perfumes and beauty products, home decoration, table linen and home.... From April 12th until 14th.
  • In Berango. Basque sport: horse tests. Bizkaia Sports Federation. From April 12th to 16th (closed on 14th).
  • In Bilbao. IX Spring Handicraft Fair. Exhibition and sale of crafts and agrofood. April 12th until 22nd.
  • In Elciego. Market of the flower and the orchard. VIII Exhibition and sale of: plants, vegetables, preserves, ornamentation, machinery for garden and vegetable garden. April 13th.
  • In Tolosa. Ardo zuri Txokoa. III edition. Tasting of different white wines. April 13th.
  • In Aia. Txakoli Wine Day. 20 producers of the Getaria Denomination of Origin from Aia, Getaria and Zarautz villages, will show their products on April 14th.
  • In Larrabetzu. Txorierri Txakoli Wine Day. Tasting of txakoli from Txorierri. April 14th.
  • In Bilbao. Basque Fest. Exhibitions of art, dance and street theater, children's entertainment, craft fairs, concerts, samples of Basque design and traditional sports exhibitions. From April 17th until 21st.
  • In Bayonne. Ham Fair. For Bayonne, the ham fair is a highlight, convivial, unmissable, the honor of a terroir and traditional craftsmanship. Quais of Nive. From April 18th until 21st.
  • Easter is celebrated all over the Basque Country from April 18th until 22nd this year, but these are the best places to see something different in your visit: 
    • Segura (Gipuzkoa) and Balmaseda (Biscay). These have famous living performance by locals representing the last days of Jesus Christ life from the 1600s.
    • Bilbao and Vitoria and other smaller towns have traditional parades which take out of the churches images and march in an old traditional penitent dressing (dressing that some foreigners wrongly confused by some foreigners with Ku Klux Clan costumes).
    • Hondarribia. Religious processions dating back to the begining of the 1600s. 
    • Laudio - Llodio, Alava - Araba, The Traditional "Friday of Sorrows". A festival originally granted by the Christian Catholic Church to the locals to enjoy meat during Easter. Nowadays a lively market to see Basque farmers showing best of their horses, goats, sheeps, cattle, etc. Exhibit of Basque Traditional Sport of stone pulling by oxes. 
    • Bergara. Ramos Saturday Fair. On the eve of Palm Sunday, the city of Bergara organizes a cattle and agricultural fair. It is preceded by a bertsolaris festival on Friday night.
  • In Biarritz. Salon des Antiquaires. Antiques, contemporary art, vintage, antique books. Le Bellevue. From April 19th until 22nd.
  • In Tolosa. Karacol Saltsa. Snail tasting. April 20th.
  • In Ordizia. Shepherd’s Day. Exhibition and sale of rams. Tasting of lamb. Presentation of the new Idiazabal Cheese campaign. Artisan products from Goierri. April 24th.
  • In Orduña. VI Fair of local and ecological product: music, workshops, ecological paella. Plaza de los Fueros. April 27th.
  • In Errenteria. XXXI edition of Cider Day. Tasting of different ciders of the Basque Country. Demonstration of apple picking and old cider production. April 27th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Feast of San Prudencio and Our Lady of Estíbaliz.. From April 27th until May 1st.
  • In Aia. XVII Fair of collection plants. Iturraran Botanical Garden. April 27th & 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Agricultural Fair of Santutxu. Sale and exhibition of farm products. April 28th.
  • In Ujue, Navarre. Religious Pilgrimage which dates back to 1043 A.D. The pilgrimages to Ujué arises from the neighbors of Tafalla to thank the Virgin for her victory in the battle against the King of Aragon. April 28th

 
“Jenny Holzer: The Indescriptible”. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum

From March 22nd until September 28th

Regarding arts and exhibits in Basque region:

  • In Bilbao. Exhibition "ABC, The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum". On this occasion, it is the words - following the alphabetical order - that order the exhibition. Art and literature are fused through an extended alphabet. It will bring together masterpieces by Lucas Cranach the Elder, José de Ribera, Murillo, Zurbarán, Martin de Vos, Goya, Gauguin, Zuloaga, Sorolla, Chillida, Oteiza, Francis Bacon and Antoni Tàpies, among others. Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao. From October 29th, 2018 until June 2nd, 2019.
  • In Bilbao. Exhibition "Architecture Effects". An innovative look between art and architecture; and the connections and correspondences that emerge from them in the digital age. Initiative of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and New York. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. From December 5th, 2018 to April 28th, 2019.
  • In Bayonne. Expo Jean-Paul Tillac. Has lived three wars, the two world wars on French soil, and the civil war of Spain whose repercussions were strong in the Basque Country of France. Basque Museum. From December 18th, 2018 until May 26th, 2019.
  • 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 San Sebastian. 19th International Conference on Integral Care: "Evaluate and implement models of integrated services focused on people". Kursaal Conference Center. From April 1st until 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. WindEurope Conference & Exhibition. Wind is now the fastest growing energy source in the world and is a hotbed of innovation and ambition. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From April 2nd until 4th.
  • In Bilbao. Gutun Zuria Festival 2019. International Festival of Letters of Bilbao, a meeting point for international, national and local writers and writers with the public, thanks to a format of talks that is close and open to conversation. Azkuna Center. From April 2nd until 7th.
  • In Bilbao. Zarzuela show: Honeymoon in Cairo. Arriaga Theater April 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th.
  • In Biarritz. Veronic Dicaire - New show. From Edith Piaf to Madonna to Celine Dion, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga and Vanessa Paradis, she plays the greatest personalities, restoring their voices to perfection ... Gare du Midi Theater. April 4th.
  • In Bayonne. Vitaa concert. After selling more than a million albums in 10 years of career, VITAA presents us on stage his greatest hits, as well as the titles of his latest opus "J4M" which is already platinum disc with more 100,000 copies sold. Lauga Room. April 5th.
  • In San Sebastian. 17th Cinema and Human Rights Film Festival. Victoria Eugenia Theater. From April 5th until 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Cadiz Carnival shows with the 2 most awarded groups of Chirigotas in recent years. Euskalduna Palace. April 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. Chamber orchestra of the legendary Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It offers an original program that ranges from the classicism of a Mozart concert to Webern. Kursaal Auditorium. April 7th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Italian Soqquadro: STABAT MATER Vivaldi Project. Music show with contemporary dance. Main Theater. April 7th.
  • In Bilbao. Basque music cycle: Guridi and Sorozabal. Soprano Marta Ubieta and pianist Rubén Fernández. Arriaga Theater. April 8th.
  • In Bilbao. Chamber Concerts. Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Euskalduna Palace April 8th and 15th.
  • In Bilbao. Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse in "Ombra mai fu". Baroque and ancient music. Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky is currently considered one of the world's great vocal talents. Arriaga Theater. April 9th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. The Basque Country before photography: the golden age of engravings. Yves Carlier, General Curator at the Palace of Versailles. Conference of the University of Free Time. Villa Duconténia. April 10th.
  • In Bilbao. Concerts. Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Euskalduna Palace April 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th.
  • In Bilbao. Company Sasha Waltz & Guests: Kreatur. Powerful dance to draw a society that threatens to get rid of. Arriaga Theater April 12th and 13th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Theatrical tour with the corsairs. Come and meet the famous corsairs of Saint Jean de Luz, a real nest of vipers... In front of the municipal police. April 12th and 25th.
  • In San Sebastian. José Mercé and Tomatito in concert "De verdad". The objective is clear: to claim flamenco as music, as a culture, and elevate it to the category it deserves. April 13th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Sweet California. Trio of female pop voices. Main Theater Antzokia. April 13th.
  • In Bayonne. Lyric Choir/ Federation of choirs of Navarra. Program composed of the most beautiful pages of Russian opera and Basque opera. Theater. April 14th.
  • In Bilbao. Concert by Estrella Morente: Copla Estrella. From the subtle simplicity of the festive cantes of his childhood to the depths of longed-for love, this great artist goes through feelings, and the entire range of sensations and colors. Arriaga Theater. April 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Book Fair and Vinyl Record. Harbor grill. From April 19th until 22nd.
  • In Biarritz. Festival the Beautiful days of the Music: Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic, Trio Wanderer, The Amazing Keystone Big Band, Company The Storm and Salif Keita. Municipal Casino and Gare du midi Theater. From April 19th until 26th.
  • In Bilbao. Concert by Euskadiko Ikasleen Orkestra with The Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra. Both integrated by young talents. Arriaga Theater. April 20th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. The April Kitchen Workshop. Halls. April 20th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Egg hunt. Botanical Garden. For children under 7 years old. April 21st.
  • In Biarritz. Itsasoa choir concert. Mixed Basque choir of Biarritz. Sainte Eugenie Church. April 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. International Day of the book. Calle Berastegi. April 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Bob Dylan: Never ending Tour. It will tour its extensive discography without forgetting some of its great successes, already considered hymns and patrimony of the historical musical culture. Bilbao Exhibitions Center. April 26th.
  • In Biarritz. Lou Doillon Concert. 3rd album of an author / composer who likes nothing so much as to shake up her habits, flee the comfort, put back into play her trophies dearly acquired. Atabal. April 26th.
  • In San Sebastian. FSO TOUR 2018/19: Special John Williams. Film Symphony Orchestra. Symphony orchestra leader in film music. You can listen to the music of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Memories of a Geisha, JFK, The Patriot, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Schindler's List and many more. Kursaal Auditorium April 26th.
  • In Bilbao. ASCRI Congress: "Private capital with entrepreneurs and solutions". Spanish association of capital, growth and investment. Euskalduna Palace April 26th.
  • In Irun. The 8th edition of the EXPOGROW Fair. The Great Cannabis Festival. FICOBA April 26th until 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Concert "Life is not LA LALA". Café Quijano Group. Euskalduna Palace. April 27th.
  • In Biarritz. Mass Hysteria Concert. With 25 years of career on the counter, cult albums, two gold certifications and dozens of concerts engraved in the memories, the boss of the Metal in France, Mass Hysteria returns with the album the most extreme of the career of the group. Atabal. April 27th.
  • In San Sebastian. XXIII Gala of the International Dance Day displays a wide range of dance styles, thanks to the altruistic collaboration of dancers and companies, with a special accent on the performers and home formations. Victoria Eugenia Theater. April 28th.
  • In San Sebastian. Day of the book. A good opportunity to buy the latest books published or the classics of literature. Plaza de Gipuzkoa. April 30th.
  • In Biarritz. Oldarra - Men's choir from the Basque Country. Oldarra (meaning moose in Basque) is composed of forty amateur singers. Direction of Iñaki Urtizberea. He interprets, a capella, both religious and secular polyphonic works. Sainte Eugenie Church. April 30th.
  • In Bilbao. Ketama Tour: We're not crazy. Euskalduna Palace. April 30th.

 
39th Engineers-Deusto Regatta.
Bilbao river. March 12th.

Regarding Basque sports: 

  • In Saint Jean de Luz. The 21st Korrika (relay race) which travels the Basque Country from April 4th to 14th, will pass in St Jean de Luz, Ciboure and Urrugne on April 7th between 22:10 and 23:29.
  • In Zarautz. Surf World Championship "Pro Surf”. In the programm you can also include: films, several concerts, exhibitions, volleyball, footbal and skate exhibits. From April 4th until 8th.
  • In San Sebastian. Half marathon of San Sebastian: 21,097 km. April 7th.
  • Cycling Tour of the Basque Country. The contest in northern Spain is a feast for climbers and puncheurs, as the Basque Country is teeming with sharp hills and mountains. From April 8th to 13th.
  • In Bilbao. 39th Engineers-Deusto Regatta. Each year this Olympic rowing competition pits the Engineer School and University of Deusto crews against each other, two prestigious university centres with over a century of history in teaching and sports. Bilbao river. March 12th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Golf Tournament: Monthly Medal. Chantaco Golf. April 12th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XXXIV Popular Run Vitoria-Gasteiz - Estibaliz: 15,075 km. April 13th.
  • In San Sebastian. 42nd edition of the "San Sebastian City International Chess Open”. This is a very well-known event among chess lovers, and players will come to compete from across the globe. Karmelo Balda pelota court. From March 13th until 20th.
  • In Bilbao. Downhill International Cup. UCI Class 1. From April 12th to 14th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Menditrail. 24 km of mountains, 24 km around Bilbao, 24 km of exertion and incredible views. The Bilbao MendiTrail is a mountain race and walk that is ideal both for the most demanding and for the whole family. April 14th.
  • In Biarritz. 35th edition of Biarritz Quiksilver Maïder Arostéguy. It is the oldest surf competition in Europe. This meeting of the Easter weekend in Biarritz brought together 250 surfers from all over France (Brittany, the Mediterranean, the Landes, the Royal countries, the Basque country) but also Spanish Basques, Italians and other European nationalities. From April 19th until 22th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XXIV Little Bell Race - For a Society for All. Organized by the National Organization of the Spanish Blind. April 21st.


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!