Basque Country Arts Agenda September 2015

Regarding traditions and festivities:

  • In Lekeitio. "Antzar Eguna" or goose day, a 300 years old tradition to be seen in the local festivities of St Antoline. On September 6th.
  • In Hondarribia, 10 miles from San Sebastian and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, just in the border between France & Spain. Guadalupe Virgin Day. With a traditional parade "Alarde" upto the sanctuary of Guadalupe. On September, 8th.
  • In Alegria - Dulantzi, in Alava. The Battle of Alegria. A dramatization of a battle happened in 1834 during Carlist wars made by the locals dressed up like 19th Century soldiers. On September 11th.
  • In Haro, the "Train Station Wine Experience". Open doors in all major wineries of Haro and events in this historical location. On September 18th & 19th.
  • In Zarautz, the Txakoli Day. "Txakoli eguna" (Día del Txakoli). A party to enjoy the local white slightly sparkling wine called Txakoli with wine stomping to get the first grape juice of the year. On September 19th.
  • In Elciego, festival of the Rioja Alavesa wine harvest. On September 20th.
  • In Logrono, the capital of La Rioja region, 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 20th to 25th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Medieval Market inside the old city center of the city (for many the best preserved old city center in the Basque Country). From September 25th to 27th
Regarding arts and exhibits:
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, FesTVal 2015. Biggest event of Spanish Television in Spain. From September 1st to 6th
  • In Bilbao, “Tuppersex" a funny comedy. Palacio Euskalduna. Until September 13th.
  • In Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, a water puppets exhibit in The Puppet Museum 
  • In Bilbao, “The Hole 2" a variety show. Palacio Euskalduna. Until September 14th.
  • In Bilbao, Exhibit “Tucker: Mass & Figure”. Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Until September 14th. 
  • In Vitoria, 27th Festival of Magic. "Magialdia 2015" From September, 14th to 20th 
  • In the French Basque Country, European Days of Heritage. On September 19th & 20th.
  • In San Sebastian, International Film Festival "Zinemaldia" From September 18th to 26th.
  • In Bilbao, Exhibit “Jeff Koons Retrospective". Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. Until September 27th. 
  • In Bilbao, "Parallax" Video Art by Shahzia Sikander. Until November 22nd.
  • In San Sebastian, cod fish Basque fishermen history exhibit, in the Navy Museum, until November, 29th
  • In Biarritz,  Latinamerican cinema & Culture Festival of Biarritz. From September 28th until October 4th.   

Regarding music:

  • In Getxo, in Greater Bilbao area, Folk Music Festival "Getxo Folk BBK 2015". From September 3rd to 6th.
  • In Pamplona, Contemporary Music Festival of Navarra. From September 9th to 12th.
  • In Bilbao, the Spanish Pop Artist, Alejandro Sanz presents "La música no se toca", on September, 19th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Basque Symphony Orchestra "Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi". On September 24th.
  • In Bilbao, the Spanish Pop Artist, David Bustamante presents "Vivir en concierto", on September, 25th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Spanish Pop Artist, Melendi, on September, 26th.
  • In Pamplona, ‘Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen’ show by the Rock Band & the One World Symphonic Orchestra. On September 27th 
Regarding sport:

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, running (5 & 10 km) "Ponle Freno" On September 6th.
  • 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. On September 7th and 14th. 
  • In Pamplona, 58th International circuit of speed roller skating. On September 12th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz, MTB BTT Euskadi Xtrem'15. The biggest Mountain Bike Event in the Basque Country, on September 19th.
  • In Biarritz, Marbella Tag Team Surf Competition. On September 19th & 20th.
  • In Bilbao, The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series from the Puente La Salve, with incredible views of the Guggenheim for the divers. On September 26th.
  • In Biarritz, Jai Alai & Grand Chistera competition (Open of Biarritz). During all September.
Picture credit: cc Jean Francoise