What to do in the Basque Country - Agenda October 2019

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

Our selection of best art, sport & cultural events in the Basque Country (in Spain and France) during October 2019.

The most important agricultural fair in Gernika. October 28th.

Best Basques traditions and festivities:

  • In Gernika-Lumo. Pyrenean beef championship of the Basque Country. Exhibition of livestock material, cider stands, txakoli and cheese, livestock competition, auction, demonstrations related to the rural world... and performance of the bertsolaris. From October 2nd and 3rd.
  • In Pamplona. Casserole and wine week. Pork appetizers served in clay casseroles, with the ajoarriero, the lamb or the piglet as protagonists. From October 4th until 13th.
  • In Eibar. Sagardo Eguna. Cider Fair. Cider tasting. October 5th.
  • In Gernika-Lumo. Sukalki Eguna. Cod Day. Tasting of cod & wines. Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. October 5th.
  • In Karrantza. Cattle, agricultural and artisan fair. Carranza sheep competition with blonde and black face. Exhibition of local producers: sausages, cheeses, crafts... etc. and producers from other locations: crafts, honey, soaps, pâté... etc. October 5th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. BioneAraba. Fair of ecological production. Exhibition of producers and sale of organic food of the Basque Country and its surroundings. Alavesa Association of Ecological Agriculture. October 5th.
  • In Zierbena. Fishing fair. Kantauri Fest. Fair dedicated to the sea. Seafood (canning), agricultural products, and nautical crafts. October 5th and 6th.
  • In Bilbao. Deusto agricultural fair. XXXI edition. Exhibition and sale of agricultural products. October 6th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Basque dances with Dantza Begi. Downtown. October 6th.
  • In Igartubeiti / Ezkio-Itsaso. Cider Week. Igartubeiti Hamlet Museum. Lagar farmhouse of the 16th century. Demonstrations of apple and kirikoketa pressing, a contest of recipes made with cider or apple, an apple exhibition or a photography contest. From October 6th until 13th.
  • In Basauri. Festival Saint Faust. The emblematic zurrakapote acquires prominence in these holidays. From October 6th until 14th.
  • In Agurain / Salvatierra. Cattle Fair and Horse of the mountain of the Basque Country Competition. Provincial Pastoral Cheese Contest. Exhibition of cattle, sheep, machinery, handicrafts, gastronomy and Basque products. October 8th.
  • In Bilbo. Feast of the Virgin of Begoña. Song of the ‘Hail of the txikiteros’ in front of the niche of the Amatxu, located in the building of La Bolsa, in the Old Town, and offering of flowers dedicated to the virgin. At noon simultaneous concerts will be offered at Plaza Unamuno and Plaza Nueva or Iturribide and Barrenkale streets. And at 20:00, the Salve song will take place. October 11th.
  • In Durango. Festival Saint Faust. Performances of Bertsolaris, Trikitilaris, Dantzaris, Dulzaineros and Txistularis; and competitions of various kinds, popular foods, mycological exhibitions, pilgrimages or Basque sports activities (herri-kirolak, basketball, archery ...). From October 11th until 20th.
  • In Idiazabal. Food Fair. Basque Country Shepherd Cheese Contest. Sale of cheese and products of hamlet, workshops and exhibition of local cattle. October 13th.
  • In Pobes. Fair of the paste bean and vegetables of Alava. Tasting, exhibition and sale of various craft products. Cattle fair and machinery exhibition. Irrintz contest. October 13th.
  • In Leintz-Gatzaga. Salt Day. IV Ecological Fair. Guided visits to the Salt Museum and the mountain. Workshops for children and workshops to make salt soap. October 13th.
  • In Espejo (Mirror). Valdegovía Potato Fair. XXVIII edition. Exhibition and sale of native potato varieties. Gastronomic tasting based on potatoes. Crafts Fair. Regional market of producers of Añana. Basque rural sport. Sheepdog job sign. October 20th.
  • In Okondo. Agricultural and livestock fair. Udazken Azoka: Poultry, farm products and Trikitixa championship. October 20st.
  • In Arretxabaleta. Gastronomic and folkloric fair. Tasting and sale of food. Homemade Patxaran contest. October 20th.
  • In Balmaseda. Food Fair. International Putxeras Competition during the San Severino festivities. Popular contest based on beans, bacon, chorizo, rib and blood sausage. October 23rd.
  • In Tolosa. Goxua. Candy Fair. Sale of pastry products. October 26th.
  • In Hernani. Cod Day. Tasting and cod-pil-pil contest. October 27st.
  • In Gernika-Lumo. The most important agricultural fair in Gernika. Close to 900 positions. Contest and exhibition of fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, txakoli and honey. Preparation of Basque craft products and the exhibition of agricultural machinery. Bertsolaris and parades. Sports activities: tip basket, shovel, ski lift and hand and Basque sports demonstrations. October 28th.

San Sebastian Gastronomika.
Kursaal Palace. From October 6th until 9th.


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. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From March 1st, 2019 to January 20th, 2020.
  • 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 Portugalete. Exhibition of the Bilbao painter José Abel Sánchez, entitled Blade Runner. José Abel uses fire as a technique, to darken the urban environments. Rialia Museum of Industry. Canilla walk. From July 16th until November 24th.
  • In Bilbao. BilboArgazki. International Photography Festival. Ten exhibitions with national and foreign authors, ten conferences and five other photographic workshops, one of them for children. Organized by the Federation of Photographic Groups of the Basque Country. From September 3rd until October 31st.
  • In Bilbao Dantzaldia festival. 20th edition of the Dance Festival. La Fundición Room, Azkuna Zentroa, Rekalde Room… From September 26th until December 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Humor Festival. Ja! Bilbao is a festival that highlights the importance of humors in the arts, particularly in literature. Sala BBK, Alhóndiga Bilbao, Mercado de la Ribera, Campos Elíseos Theatre. From September 29th until October 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Kursaal Auditorium. September 30th and October 1st.
  • In Biarritz. Latinamerican cinema & Culture Festival of Biarritz. From September 30th until October 6th.
  • In Bilbao. Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Euskalduna Auditorium. October 2nd.
  • In San Sebastian. IWORDD 2019 International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia. BCBL Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language. Scientific and Technological Park of Gipuzkoa. From October 2nd until 4th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 44th International Theater Festival. They have room for all genres, from classical theater to the most avant-garde. Main Theater. From October 3rd until December 1st.
  • In Bilbao. El amor brujo - Seven popular Spanish songs by Manuel de Falla. Poetic cantata. Arriaga Theater. October 4th and 5th.
  • In Bilbao. Forever - The best show about the King of Pop. Atlantic Music Entertainment. Euskalduna Palace. 2 functions. October 5th.
  • In Bilbao. Anime Festival. Selection of mythical animation titles, mainly Japanese. Auditorium Guggenheim museum. October 5th and 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. San Sebastian Gastronomika - Euskadi Basque Country. World congress of high gastronomy (bringing together the best chefs on the planet), off (parallel congress dedicated to the world of the room and wine), Popular (aimed at citizens) and Market (a spectacular fair). A day dedicated to the world of wine. Kursaal Palace. From October 6th until 9th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. International Film Festival. Cinema Le Select. From October 7th until 13th.
  • In Bilbao. “Gorpuztu” is a contemporary dance show with live music that talks about the search for balance. Eva Guerrero Company. Arriaga Theater. October 9th.
  • In Bayonne. Basque singing, Maialen sings with a charisma and a desire that she transmits unconditionally to a public each time more enthusiastic. The Luna Negra. October 10th.
  • In Biarritz. The Camping-Car fair. Halle d'Iraty. From October 10th until 13th.
  • In Bayonne. Haizebegi Festival. 5th edition: a festival of cultures and world music. From October 10th until 20th.
  • In Bayonne. Points of View is a cultural event dedicated to Street Art in the Basque Country. For a week: residencies of artists from all over the world, exhibitions, introductory workshops, guided tours by bike and tuktuk, concerts, film screenings. Spacejunk art center in Bayonne. From October 16th until 20th.
  • In Biarritz. Salon Solutions House. Iraty Hall. The essential event of the Basque Country and the Landes to find solutions in the Universe Eco Habitat, Habitat, House, Decoration, Real Estate, House Wood and Landscaping. From October 17th until 20th.
  • In Biarritz. 4th edition of the Festival Invitation to travel. Readings, theater, meetings, conferences, movies. Municipal casino. From October 17th until 20th.
  • In Bilbao. International Invisible Film Festival aims to open a window to social realities that are usually excluded from the conventional screen: inequality between genres, infringements of Human Rights, social injustice, inter-culturally, solidarity, cooperation, the environment, ... Azkuna Center. From October 17th until 24th.
  • In Bilbao. The BAD Festival of Theater and Contemporary Dance, focuses its attention on new trends in the performing arts, with special attention on the works of living authors and the dialogue between the arts and other mediums such as music, video and performance. From October 17th until 27th.
  • In Getxo. XVIII Hall of the Comic and Manga. Parallel activities: feature film projects related to comics, workshops, role-playing games, contests, editorial presentations, round tables, conferences. Squares Station of Las Arenas and Santa Eugenia. From October 18th to 20th.
  • In Bilbao. Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. Euskalduna Palace. October 19th, 21st, 25th, 26th and 28th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. World Press Photo. The most important international photojournalism contest. Every year, the great and the good of journalism and the best international agencies compete. Montehermoso Cultural Center. From October 19th until November 19th.
  • In San Sebastian. International Discussion Meeting on Polymer Crystallization 2019. Miramar Palace. From October 20th until 23rd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. IPBES Values Assessment 2nd Authors ’Meeting. Meeting that will discuss the "methodological evaluation of various values of nature", in biological diversity and ecosystem services. Palace of Congresses Europe. From October 21st until 27th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Land Series. International Festival of Digital Series of the Basque Country. Meeting between creators of independent content. From October 24th until 27th.
  • In Bayonne. KORUAK. 2nd International Festival of Choirs. Gathering of Basque choirs in various places of the city. October 25th and 27th. November 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Concert of the Basque choirs of Arin. Saint John the Baptist Church. October 25th and 31st.
  • In San Sebastian. Fantastic and Terror Film Week. With parallel activities: exhibitions, cycles, children's activities… October 26th until November 1st.
  • In Bilbao. Drawing the Guggenheim: New York, Venice and Bilbao. International meeting of drawing. People of all ages, with or without knowledge of drawing, can participate in this meeting, held simultaneously in the three cities where the headquarters of the Guggenheim Museums are located. Guggenheim museum. October 27th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Zakatumba: death culture festival in a dialogue between different artistic expressions: music, dance, illustration, theater, literature. From October 28th until November 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. Swan Lake. Russian National Ballet of S. Radchenko. Euskalduna Palace. October 30th.
  • In Biarritz. Halloween wave sweeps over the city!. Enchanted pumpkins, devilish decorations, bewitching animations will captivate young and old ... Public Garden. From October 30th and 31st.
  • In Bilbao. BIME Live 2019. Bizkaia International Music Experience is an international gathering of professionals from sectors that work around music. Concerts, talks, round tables, debates, conventions, presentations, fair and training are the ingredients that make up this international event for the unedited music industry in Spain. BEC Centre. From October 30th until November 2nd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. The city of fear: Halloween in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Downtown. October 31st.
  • In Tolosa. 51st International Choral Contest. One of the most important choral competitions at international level, in three categories: Chamber Choirs, Children's Choirs, and Vocal Groups. From October 31st to November 3rd.

I Eco RallyeCompetition of electric and hybrid vehicles.
From October 11th until 13th.

Regarding Basque sports:
  • In Biarritz. Basque ball - Cesta punta. Euskal Jaï Aguilera Fronton. October 3th, 10th, 17th, 24th, 27th and 31st.
  • In Bilbao. Triathlon. A great triathlon celebration with over 1,300 participants. Olympic and half. October 5th.
  • In Gorbeia, Anboto and Aizkorri. XXII Great Fund Test "Hiru Haundiak 2019". Popular and multitudinous mountain race that crosses three emblematic summits. Distance of one hundred kilometers with an ascent gradient plus descent of ten thousand two hundred meters in a maximum of 24 hours. October 5th.
  • In Bilbao. I Eco Rallye. Competition of electric and hybrid vehicles. The participation is expected to exceed 50 vehicles. From October 11th until 13th.
  • In San Sebastian. Cross the three beaches. A 10-kilometer journey through the three beaches of San Sebastián with about 3,000 athletes. Ondarreta Real Tennis Club (start and finish). October 13th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Night Marathon. Three different tests: the marathon (42 kilometers), the half marathon (21 kilometers) and the popular race (10 kilometers) through the heart of the city. Departure: San Mamés. Arrival: Guggenheim Museum. October 19th.
  • In San Sebastian. Classic popular pedestrian. For the center of the city the participants will complete a distance of 15 kilometers. October 20th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Final Series Pro Tour Cesta Punta. October 22nd, 25th and 29th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Half Marathon Donibane Hondarribi. October 27th.
  • In Labastida. Wine Run Rioja Alavesa. Two sporting challenges around wine: a test of 20 km, and another of 12 km. You can also participate with a popular march between vineyards and wineries. October 27th.

And remember, if you are thinking to come to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Biarritz, Bayonne, Pamplona or anywhere else in the Basque Country, you can get a better understanding 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 - Arts Agenda September 2019

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 September 2019.

In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Medieval Market. A city of the Middle Ages.
From September 27th to 29th


Best Basques traditions & festivities:

  • In Bayonne. Bullfights of Bayonne. First bullfighting place in France. August 14th, 30th and 31st. And September 1st.
  • 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 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.
  • In Elorrio. Agricultural fair and livestock. Handicrafts. Concursom of vegetables, cheeses and txakolí. On September 1st.
  • In Legazpi. Artzain Eguna. Shepherd Day. Sheep Cheese Contest of Gipuzkoa. Shepherd Dog Contest. September 1st and 2nd.
  • In Ordizia. "Euskal Jaiak" (Basque parties). Concerts, Basque rural sport, cooking workshops and gastronomic competitions. Contest of cheeses, cattle, fruits and vegetables, Basque hen and exhibition of perretxikos. Latxa sheep cheese contest. From September 1st until 9th.
  • In Zarautz. Basque parties. Popular food, music in the streets, trikitixa contest, dance performances or recitals of improvisers. From September 1st until 9th. In Mungia. Fair of cattle, wool, horses and goats. September 1st and 15th. Residents and visitors who come to Zarautz take to the streets dressed in traditional Basque costumes on September 9th.
  • In Lekeitio. "Antzar Eguna" or Goose day, a 300 years old tradition to be seen in the local festivities of St Antoline (from September 1st until 8th.). September 5th.
  • In Gernika-Lumo. Day of the rabbit and the cider of Bizkaia. Horticultural fair. September 7th.
  • In Hondarribia. Guadalupe Virgin Day. With a traditional parade "Alarde" upto the sanctuary of Guadalupe. September, 8th.
  • In Portugalete. Agricultural Fair. Exhibition and sale of agricultural products. Competition and distribution of prizes for the best Basque cake, cheese and stall decoration. Walk of the Canilla. September 8th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Ecological market. Transparent agricultural market. The producers of the province offer their products to the locals. September 14th.
  • In Artziniega. Medieval market. Posts of ciders, bakers, carpenters, potters, morcilleros and artisans, dressed in the clothes of those times. On September 14th.
  • In Ibarra. Agricultural, artisan and livestock fair. XX Agricultural, livestock and piparra fair. XV Gastronomic Championship of the Basque Country of Piparra. X Meeting of the Piparra of the Basque Country. XXII Tolosaldea honey contest. From September 15th.
  • In Baños de Ebro / Mañueta. Harvest Festival of Rioja Alavesa. September 15th.
  • In Muskiz. Agricultural and livestock fair. XXXVII Exhibition and sale of farm products. Exhibition of local cattle. Sample of agricultural machinery. Grand Prix of Txakoli. Regional competition of equine cattle and horse riding. September 15th.
  • In Logroño. The Feast of San Mateo is flooded with zurracapote and the start of the vintage came. The festivities of the city include bull fighting, popular lamb chops made with vine wood, and wine stomping of the first grapes of each Rioja wine production village. From September 15th to 22nd.
  • In Bermeo. Holy Eufemia Day. Tasting of talo, sale of farm products. VII Poultry Exhibition. IV Bizkaia Poultry Championship. Exhibition of Bermeo cattle, yokes and agricultural machinery. September 16th.
  • In Zumaia. Octopus day. Activities of: tasting, exhibition and gastronomic competition. Eusebio Gurrutxaga Square. September 21st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Pintxo Eguna. Day of the pintxo. City center. From September 21st until 23rd.
  • In Amurrio. "Artzain Eguna" or Shepherd day. Contests sheep, cheese, sheepdogs,.. September 22nd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Basque dance show from the 7 provinces. Place Louis XIV. From September 22nd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Medieval Market. More than 200 craft, gastronomy and hospitality stalls will set the streets to become a city of the Middle Ages. From September 27th to 29th.
  • In Bilbao. Agricultural fair. Exhibition of traditional Basque sports. Ferial of Zorrotza. Festivities of Zorrotza. September 28th.
  • In San Sebastian. Mycological fair. XXI Gastronomic Mycological Conference. Perretxiko Jaia (Feast of Perretxiko). September 29th.
  • In Astigarraga. Sagar Uzta. Cider party. Apple party. Preparation of the first must of the 2019 harvest. Cider dance, kirikoketa, txalaparta and tasting of the must prepared. Apple exhibition, cider and must tasting, demonstrations, sale of local products. From September 29th.
In San Sebastian. International Film Festival "Zinemaldia".
The Donostia Prize, this year, goes to actress 
Penelope Cruz.
From September 20th to 28th


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. Cristobal 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 Bilbao. West Side Story. Musical. Arriaga Theater. From August 14th to September 8th.
  • In Bilbao. Ghost the musical. Auditorium of the Esukalduna Palace. From August 21st until September 7th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Ravel Festival. Mauricio Ravel Auditorium / San Juan de Luz Church. From August 26th until September 15th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. FesTVal. Biggest event of Spanish Television in Spain. From September 2nd to 8th.
  • In Biarritz. Oldarra - Men's choir from the Basque Country. Sainte Eugenie Church. September 2nd and 11th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Ravel Festival. Mauricio Ravel Auditorium / San Juan de Luz Church. From September 2nd until 15th.
  • In Getxo. Gextophoto. Festival of photography that bets on the use of formats, supports and unconventional spaces to show the images. From September 4th until 29th.
  • In Bayonne. 10th Meeting Ferrari. Vehicle exposures. Place des Basques. From September 6th until 8th.
  • In Biarritz. Time to Love Dance - Formulas 2, 4, 6 and 10 ballets. Several ballets Formulas of Time to Love Dance to choose from. Midnight station. From September 6th until 15th.
  • In San Sebastian. Royal Garage World Tour. Ara Malikian is a well-known violinist who from a young age demonstrated a great talent for playing the violin. Kursaal Auditorium. September 7th and 8th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. European Congress on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism (EESAP 10) and International Congress on Advanced Construction (CICA 3). Europe Congresses Place. September 11th and 12th.
  • In Bilbao. 38th Annual ESRA Congress - State of the Art Safety Standards in Regional Anaesthesia. Euskalduna Palace. From September 11th until 14th.
  • In San Sebastian. Digital Health Congress: Challenges to move forward. Miramar Palace. From September 12th and 13th.
  • In San Sebastian. Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala. Hippodrome of San Sebastian. Big party around independent music. On September 13th and 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Festivals of the Rue de la République.Parade for the center of the city. September 13th, 14th and 15th.
  • In Bilbao. Concerts of the Municipal Band. Atrium of Cultures. Low level. Azkuna Center. September 13th and 27th.
  • In Vitoria. International Festival of Magic. "Magialdia 2019". From September 16th until 22rd.
  • In Sopelana. Sopela Kosta Fest. Festival meeting between surfing, nature and music. From September 19th to 22nd.
  • In Biarritz. Braderie de Biarritz. Nearly 150 shops in Biarritz offer the biggest brands at discounted prices. Ready-to-wear, lingerie, shoes, fashion accessories, luggage, perfumes and beauty products, home decoration, table and house linen ... .Centre town. From September 20th until 22nd.
  • In Irún. EKODRIVE, Sustainable Vehicle Fair. Offer of electric and hybrid cars, bicycles and electric scooters. FICOBA. From September 20th until 22nd.
  • In San Sebastian. International Film Festival "Zinemaldia". The Donostia Prize, this year, goes to actress Penelope Cruz. From September 20th to 28th.
  • In San Sebastian. Sebastiane (LGBTQ) Awards: Sebastiane Award of the San Sebastian International Festival and the Sebastiane Latino Award. From From September 20th to 28th.
  • In Biarritz. Chilly Gonzales. Canadian pianist and entertainer, well known for his intimate approach to the piano and his showmanship. Midnight station. September 21st and 22nd.
  • In Getaria. Warp and weft. Workshops for families. Families with children between 6 and 12 years old. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From September 22nd.
  • In Getaria. Approach to the techniques of Haute Couture tailoring. Master class. Instructor: Javier Martín. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From September 27th until 29th.
  • In Anglet. Patrouille de France. Aerial meeting. September 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Open House Bilbao. Festival of open doors of Bilbao in more than 45 buildings to better understand the city through its architecture and urbanism. Free guided tours. This year also in Barakaldo and Gexto. From September 28th until 29th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. 45th Chapter of the Basque corsairs. Parade for the center of the city. Saint John the Baptist Church. September 29th.
  • In Bilbao. Humor Festival. Ja! Bilbao is a festival that highlights the importance of humors in the arts, particularly in literature. Sala BBK, Alhóndiga Bilbao, Mercado de la Ribera, Campos Elíseos Theatre. From September 29th until October 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Kursaal Auditorium. September 30th and October 1st.
  • In Biarritz. Latinamerican cinema & Culture Festival of Biarritz. From September 30th until October 6th.


In Bilbao. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Female and male categories. Bridge of La Salve. 
September 14th


Regarding Basque sport:

  • In Biarritz. Jai Alai Basque traditional sport competition. Several dates on July, August and September.
  • In San Sebastian. Several sporting events of the Euskal Jaiak - Basque festivities: proof of the traditional regattas of traineras; Swim across the Peine del Viento, the Gipuzkoa Aizkolaris Championship first, the San Sebastian de Pelota Championship by hand, the Cross of Urgull and the Swimming Crossing of La Concha Bay. From August 31st to September 9th.
  • In San Sebastian – Donostia. The biggest rowing event of the year in the North of Spain (dating back to 1879), the flag of La Concha will be hold by the winner of this event. From September 1st until 9th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Basque Ball with chistera. Municipal fronton. From September 4th and 11th.
  • In Bilbao. The Cycling Tour to Spain 2019. A beautiful tour of the most incredible places in Bizkaia. September 6th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. 22nd Rally of the sea of old vehicles. Parade for the center of the city. September 8th.
  • In Bilbao. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Female and male categories. Bridge of La Salve. September 14th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Triathlons. 5 Triathlons (Iron man, Half Iron Man, Olympic distance, sprint, young handi). Gymnase Urdazuri. From September 14th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. BLAN Walk Cycling tour. The oldest in Spain with a purely cyclotouristic character. On September 14th.
  • In Lekumberri-Andoain. Marathon Plazaola Greenways. On September 15th.
  • In Biarritz. Basque ball in different modalities. Throughout the month of September.
  • In San Sebastian. Horse races. San Sebastian Racecourse. From June to September.

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

 contact Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tour Guide

Enjoy the Basque Country!