What to do in the Basque Country - Arts Agenda November 2017

Things to do in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Guernica, Tolosa, Biarritz, ... Basque Region, north of Spain and south of France.

Our selection of best cultural, sport & festivities events in the Basque Country during November 2017.

St. Andrew Festival in Eibar and Azkoitia

Regarding traditions and festivities:

  • In Gernika. Beans Day. Agricultural products: fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread ... popular tasting. Exhibition of Basque rural sports and activities for children. On November 4th.
  • In Bilbao. Agricultural Fair. Sale and exhibition of products of the farmhouse in Berastegi street. Houses of talo (typical product Basque) and chorizo. November 11st. 
  • In San Sebastian. Pig Fair. Exhibition, sale and tasting of pork. Loyola Street. November 11st. 
  • In Campezo. St. Martin Festival. Farmers and craftmen fair. On November 12nd.
  • In Tolosa. Feast of the Bean. Contest of bean producers in the Plaza del Triángulo and the Bean gastronomic contest in the Tinglado market. Euskal Jaiak with bertsolaris, giants and heads ... November 18th & 19th.
  • In Getxo. Crafts Fair. From November 24th to November 26th.
  • In Eibar & Azkoitia. St. Andrew Festival: Exhibition and sale of agricultural products and artisans; and parades, improvisers, trikitilaris and txistularis (Basque Music). November 30th.  

Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. Until January 25th, 2018

 Regarding arts and exhibits:

  • In San Sebastián. Fantasy and Terror Film week. Victoria Eugenia Theater. From October 28th Until November 3th.
  • In Bilbao. Exhibit “Bill Viola: Retropection". Pioneer in the use of the video and in the exploration of the moving image. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. Until November 9th.
  • In San Sebastian. ECOPLAYAS. XIX International Congress and Exhibition of Beaches. Kursaal Palace. From November 8th until 10th. 
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. "World Press Photo" Exhibit. Centro Cultural Montehermoso Center. Until November 10th. 
  • In Bilbao. ZINEBI: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film. Various scenarios. November 10th to 17th. 
  • In Bilbao. “"David Hockney. Pictures"”. This exhibition presents portraits of realized with a renewed creative vigor in the last two years. Guggenheim Museum. From November 10th until Febrary 25th.
  • In Bilbao. Zinetxiki Festival. International film festival aimed at young. From October 28th until November 12nd.
  • In Bilbao. International print and art works on paper art festival. Euskalduna Palace. From 16th to 19th November.
  • In Barakaldo, at Bilbao Exhibition Center. Shakira: El Dorado World Tour. November 17th.
  • In Getaria. "How to create a fashion brand". Balenciaga Museum. The course will be taught by consultant and entrepreneur Toby Meadows. November 17th and 19th. 
  • In Bilbao. Retro Classical. Reference lounge for all fans of classic, vintage and collection vehicles from the north of Spain. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. From November 17th until November 19th. 
  • In Bilbao. The Opera ABAO OLBE presents “Don Pasquale” of Gaetano Donizeti in Euskalduna Palace. 18th, 21st, 24th, and 27th November. 
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 42nd International Theater Festival. From October 6th until November 26th.
  • In Bilbao. International Congress of Cyberjournalism: Innovation and entrepreneurship at the service of audiences. Bizkaia Aretoa. November 27th and 28th. 
  • In Bilbao. Anni Albers: Touch the view. Known especially for its pioneering role in textile art or fiber art, for its innovations in the treatment of the wefts and its permanent search for motifs and fabric functions. Guggenheim Museum. October 6th until January 14th.
  • In Getaria. Rachel L. Mellon Collection. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. Until January 25th, 2018.

Traditional Marathon which runs in the Basque Country coast

Regarding sport:

  • In San Sebastian. Feria Sportjam, and Forum of water sports, urban and snow. Surfing, water sports, mountain, adventure, outdoor, action, surfing, skateboarding, scooter, bmx, diving, longboard, freestyle motocross. Kursaal Palace. From November 3rd until November 5th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. International rhythmic gymnastics exhibit EuskalGym. Enjoy the choreographies of best 10 gymnasts in the world according to the International Gymnastics Federation rank. Pabellón Fernando Buesa Arena. November 18th and 19th. 
  • In Bilbao. Basque Sports. November 11st in  Berastegi Street. 13:30 h. & November 26th in Ametzola Plaza. 13:30 h
  • In Guipuzkoa. The popular run from Behobia (France border) to San Sebastian. On November 12nd (20 km)  
  • In San Sebastian. Traditional Marathon which runs in the streets of one of the most beautiful cities of the Basque Country coast. International Association of Athletics Federations has ranked this Marathon as B, being the most important in Spain. November 26th.

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!