Basque Country Arts Agenda for July 2015

Regarding traditions and festivities:
  • In Pamplona, Running of the Bulls San Fermin Festivals. The festival that Hemingway loved. From July, 6th to 14th.
  • In Isaba, in the Basque Country Pyrenees, 3 Cow Tribute Festival, this milenary tribute is observed amongst two villages of the French & Spanish Basque Country. The oldest agreement in force in Europe. On July, 13th.
  • In Orio, Sea Bream festival "made on the Orio style", in the Gipuzkoa village from July, 16th to 19th.
  • 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, 29th to August, 2nd.
  • In Azpeitia, Biscay & Gipuzkoa. St Ignatius Loiola. In Azpeitia local music, food, drink and festivals.
Regarding arts and exhibits:
  • In Biarritz, Fireworks of Basta on France National Day (pyrotechnical show that is internationally renowned) on July, 14st 
  • In Getaria, "The art of Balenciaga" exhibit til August, 31st 
  • In Bilbao, Exhibit “The 50's. Fashion in France 1947-1957”. Museo de Bellas Artes. Pieces of Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Jean Desses, Madeleine Vramant & Lola Prusac. Until August 31st.
  • In Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, a water puppets exhibit in The Puppet Museum 
  • In Lekeitio, International Street Theater Festival. From July 10th to 12th.
  • In San Sebastian, cod fish Basque fishermen history exhibit, in the Navy Museum, until November, 29th 
Regarding music:
  • Jazz Festivals:
    • In Getxo, International Jazz Festival, from July 1st to 5th.
    • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Jazz Festival from July 13th to 18th.
    • In San Sebastian, Heineken Jazzaldia from July, 22nd to 26th.
  • In Bilbao. BBK Live Festival. International music groups. From July, 9th to 11th.
  • In Hondarribia. Blue Festival, International and Basque music groups. Also conferences, exhibits... From July 9th to 12th.
  • In Elciego, Rioja wine production area. Week of wine & music, with tastings, concerts, vineyard tours and live music in local bars. From July 13th to 19th.

Regarding sport:
  • In San Sebastian, International Football Tournament Donosti Cup. 5.000 football players from all over the world. From July 5th to 11th.
  • Biarritz Cup. The biggest Amateur Golf Tournament in France. From July 6th to 13th in the Golf Le Phare.
  • In Biarritz, Roxy Jam Festival. The best women surfers of the world fighting the rising waves in the company of live music in the beautiful surroundings. From July, 10th to 14th
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