What to do in the Basque Country - Agenda November 2019


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

Bayonne celebrates his chocolate.
Bayonne: the Academy of chocolate.
From November 1st until 3rd.

Best Basques traditions and festivities:

  • In Trucio. Cheese Fair. XXIV Edition. Cheese, pastry, pork-butchery, woodwork, glass... Awards for the best cheese and best bread. November 1st.
  • In Usurbil. Craft fair. Fair of crafts and products of the Basque Country. Exhibition and sale. November 1st.
  • In Itziar, Deba. Cattle market. Itziarko Peria. Contest and exhibition of pairs of oxen. Sale of farm products. November 1st.
  • In Bayonne. Bayonne celebrates his chocolate. The manufacture of chocolate is a very old tradition Bayonne. The city still has seven reference chocolatiers. Grouped into an association working for the notoriety of chocolate Bayonne: the Academy of chocolate. From November 1st until 3rd.
  • In Gernika. Beans Day. Agricultural products: fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread... popular tasting. Exhibition of Basque rural sports and activities for children. On November 2nd.
  • In Zamudio. Agricultural, livestock and food fair. Day 2: VII Chocolat, Sweets and Crafts Fair. Day 3: XXXIV Agricultural and Livestock Fair. XXVII Biscay Limousin Championship. November 2nd and 3rd.
  • In Mirandaola / Legazpi. The visit to the Olentzero. He is a character in Basque Christmas tradition. Excursion that begins in the Museum of the Basque Iron, then by the park of Mirandaola, in search of Olentzero and ends in the ironworks of Mirandaola. From November 2nd until December 23rd.
  • In Amurrio. Day of the Micoturismo. Exhibition and sale of homemade products. Mushroom exhibition. Pinchos contest. November 3th.
  • In Berástegi. Agricultural fair. Exhibition and sale of local products. Championship of cheese makers of the town. Delivery of photo rally, orchard and rice with milk prizes. November 3rd.
  • In Biarritz. Week of restaurants allows you to enjoy delicious menus for a fixed and attractive price. They offer a lunch at 20 € and a dinner at 30 €, including an appetizer, a dish and a dessert, excluding drinks. Reservation directly to the restaurant you have chosen. From November 4th until 10th.
  • In Biarritz. Lurrama - Basque Farm - public lounge at Iraty Hall. Lurrama is the showcase of agriculture in the Basque Country and the steps that drive it to excellence: the tent of animals, the farmer's market and lots of entertainment. From November 8th until 10th.
  • In Bilbao. Agricultural Fair. Sale and exhibition of products of the farmhouse in Berastegi Street. Houses of talo (typical product Basque) and chorizo. November 9th.
  • In Soraluce (Plascencia de las Armas). Agricultural, livestock and artisan fair. XXIV Edition. Exhibition of cattle and birds. Exhibition and sale of products of the farmers of the town and crafts. November 9th.
  • In Campezo. St. Martin Festival. Farmers and craftsmen fair. On November 10th.
  • 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 16th & 17th.
  • In Sondika. XXIII Euskal Azoka. Exhibition and sale of agri-food products, children's workshops, txoznas, agricultural machinery and activities such as txalaparta exhibition and workshop, strip rope championship, Euskal dantza, dantza pot.... November 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Agricultural fair. Exhibition and sale of farm products. Tasting roast pork. Errekalde. November 17th.
  • In Bayonne. In the Feast of St. Catherine, the Bayonne and its surroundings come with their friends making the craziest hats at the Artsenal! November 23rd.
  • In Bayonne. Baionan Kantuz: Basques traditionals songs. It is an animation where all audiences are invited to sing Basque folk songs. Place Lacarre from 11h to 11h35 and pillory fountain from 11h35 to 12h15. November 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Saint Andrew Agricultural Fair. Sale and exhibition of products of the cavity. Plaza Ametzola. November 24th.
  • In Usurbil. Erle Eguna. Honey day. XX Edition. Exhibition, sale and tasting of honey. XVIII Honey contest. November 24th.
  • In Azkoitia. St. Andrew Festival: Exhibition and sale of agricultural products and artisans; and parades, improvisers, trikitilaris and txistularis (Basque Music). November 30th.
  • In Eibar. Agricultural and livestock fair. Contest, exhibition and sale of farm products: vegetables, fruits, honey with Eusko Label, sheep cheese and artisanal bread. Exhibition of cattle from Bajo Deba. Exhibition and sale of flowers and txakoli. November 30th.
  • In Estella. St. Andrew Fair. Cattle exhibition. Jaca Navarra contest. Handicraft and food market. Children's events, parades or performances of various kinds. End of November.

The best movie music in concert!
Film Symphony Orchestra.
In San Sebastian. November 8th.

Regarding arts and exhibits in Basque Country:

  • In Guetaria. 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. J. S. Elkano. Behind the footprint. He delves into the biography of Juan Sebastián Elkano (1487 / 88-1526), and allows him to follow his vital mark, before, during and after the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Maritime Museum. From June 26th, 2019 until June 26th, 2020.
  • 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 Dantzaldia festival. 20th edition of the Dance Festival. La Fundición Room, Azkuna Zentroa, Rekalde Room… From September 26th until December 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Thomas Struth exhibition. Extensive sample of the German photographer. Guggenheim museum. From October 2nd until January 19th, 2020.
  • 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 Billbao. Soto: The fourth dimension. Retrospective of the work of the Venezuelan painter Jesus Rafael Soto. Guggenheim Museum. From October 18th, 2019 - February 9th, 2020.
  • 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 Bilbao. Cities and care. URBANBATfest is a festival that is a laboratory. Or a laboratory that mutates in Festival. A research process on urban transformations. An environment of learning, experimentation and collective creation to promote urban innovation processes. Architecture, urban planning and social innovation. From October 24th until November 22nd.
  • 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 Guetaria. The show “Fabiola from Belgium. A royal wedding”proposes to explore the history and concrete context of this iconic piece, the wedding dress of Fabiola de Mora y Aragón. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From October 25th until December 15th.
  • In Bilbao. Kunsthalle Bremen masterpieces: from Delacroix to Beckmann. Collection of sculptures, engravings and drawings, focused on art in Germany and France from the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century. Guggenheim museum. From October 25th, 2019 until February 16th, 2020.
  • In San Sebastian. Fantastic and Terror Film Week. With parallel activities: exhibitions, cycles, children's activities… October 26th until November 1st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Exhibition: "Basque coasts" by Édouard Fourcade. Blue, the gallery. From October 26th until November 30th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Bernaola Festival is an important cultural event whose objective is to spread the diversity of the music of the 21st century. Different places in the city: Artium, Jesús Guridi Conservatory of Music ... From October 27th to December 3rd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Festival of the culture of death, Zakatumba. Activities of varied artistic expressions: music, illustration, theater, literature ... From October 28th to November 3rd.
  • 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 Bilbao. Bilbao Symphony Orchestra Concert. Euskalduna Palace. October 31st. and November 1st.
  • 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.
  • In Bilbao. Dance show: "Grand Finale". Hofesh Shechter Company. Arriaga Theater. November 1st and 2nd.
  • In Biarritz. Halloween. Enchanted pumpkins, devilish decorations, bewitching animations will captivate young and old ... Public Garden. November 1st and 2nd.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Maker Faire is the largest International Festival in Creative Technologies that is celebrated globally across the globe. Fans of technology, artisans, scientists or garage inventors. Open space in the Old Biscuit Factory of Bilbao. November 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • In San Sebastian. IV Donosti Belle Swing Festival. Kursaal-Congress Palace / Auditorium. November 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • In Guetaria. Workshop: Approach to modeling techniques for the creation of garments. Students or graduates in Fashion Design and Patterns and Clothing, fashion professionals and anyone interested in learning or deepening knowledge with modeling techniques. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. From November 1st to 3rd.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. 14 ° Book Fair and Vinyl Record. Harbor grill. From November 1st until 4th.
  • In Bilbao. Old and Used Book Fair. Arenal Place. From November 1st until 17th.
  • In Bilbao. BIOK Concert (You and Me). The Basque singer-songwriter Gontzal Mendibil presents his new album full of poetic sensibility. Arriaga Theater. November 3rd.
  • In San Sebastian. Concert "Seven Days Walking" by Ludovico Einaudi. Kursaal. November 4th.
  • In Bilbao. Khantoria musical trio concert. New program on the work of Joaquín Ojinaga, one of the most important composers from Bilbao in the 18th century, and also works by Scarlatti and Bach. Arriaga Theater. November 4th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Festi-tales "Of feather and wind", Céline Latasa. Sagardian Social Center. November 6th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Festi-tales: "Butter hat and glass shoe" Cécile Bergamo. Youth Audience Show. Sagardian. November 6th.
  • In San Sebastian. Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country: Planets. Kursaal. November 6th and 7th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Festi-tales. Médiathèque. From November 6th until 16th.
  • In Biarritz. Dance Season - Nederlands Dans Theater. Gare du Midi Theater. November 7th and 8th.
  • In San Sebastian. FSO Tour 19 | 20. The best movie music in concert! Film Symphony Orchestra. Kursaal. November 8th.
  • In Bilbao. Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country: Planets. Euskalduna Palace. November 8th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Gasteiz Calling Festival 2019. Iradier Arena. Punk, rock and hardcore music. November 8th and 9th.
  • In Bilbao. XVII Fair Stock Euskadi. The most important outlet shopping experience in the Basque Country. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From November 8th until 10th.
  • In Bilbao. ZINEBI: International Festival of Documentary and Short Film. Various scenarios. From November 8th until 15th.
  • In Vitoria. BTI (Biotechnology Institute) Day Vitoria 2019. Scientific conference aimed at dentistry and implantology professionals. Palace of Congresses Europe. November 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Discovering Barricade. Group: Black sheep. Family rock, for the little ones. Champs Elysees Theater. November 10th.
  • In Bilbao. Pilgrimage. Basque folk dances. Dance groups of the Villa de Bilbao. San Pedro Square, Deusto neighborhood. November 10th. 1:00 p.m.
  • In San Sebastian. Literaktum. The literature festival. Literature in dialogue with other disciplines and in connection with the debates of its time. Colloquiums, presentations, readings, exhibitions ... November 11th until 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. NDR ElbPhilHarmonie Orchestra - Hamburg. Kursaal November 12th.
  • In Bilbao. Coque Malla concert. New album: "Revolution?" Arriaga Theater. November 13th.
  • In Busturia, Bizkaia. First International Congress: Building bridges between Science and Management in Biosphere Reserves. Ekoetxea Urdaibai, headquarters of the Biosphere Reserve Service of Urdaibai. From November 13th until 15th.
  • In San Sebastian. Underwater Film Series offers a free film series that showcases life in the depths of the sea. Principal Theatre. From November 14th until 16th.
  • In Bilbao. FIG: International Engraving Festival. Festival of Contemporary Engraving. A European reference for engraving and paper art. Architecture, interior design, collecting: conferences, talks, master classes, wine tastings and many other activities come together in this international festival about the world of printing and paper art. Euskalduna Palace. From November 14th until 17th.
  • In Irun. VII FICOAUTO. Fair of Used Vehicles. Ficoba. From November 15th until 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Retro Classical. Reference lounge for all fans of classic, vintage and collection vehicles from the north of Spain and south of France. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. From November 15th until November 17th.
  • In San Sebastian. The best of the 3 tenors. Classical orchestra Santa Cecilia. Kursaal. November 16th.
  • In Bilbao. XL Unpacking Bilbao (antiques, vintage, retro). Bilbao Exhibition Center. November 16th and 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Opera: Jérusalem (Giuseppe Verdi). Auditorium Euskalduna Palace. November 16th, 19th, 22nd and 25th.
  • In Bilbao. Concert "Paris, Lisbon". Includes songs in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French. Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral. Arriaga Theater. November 17th.
  • In Irun. FICAB. XVIII International Bidasoa Archaeological Film Festival. The festival brings archeology to society through audiovisual works. Three prizes: Grand Prix, Special Audience Prize and Arkeolan Prize for scientific dissemination. Roman Museum Oiasso de Irun. From November 18th until 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Zinetxiki Festival. IV International Children and Youth Film Festival. Association for the promotion of independent cinema and auteur cinema. Any audiovisual work (fiction, animation, documentary or experimental), produced for the cinema, television and any other screening platform. From November 19th until 30th.
  • In Bilbao. Pilgrimage. Basque folk dances. Dance groups of the Villa de Bilbao. Santiago Square, Ibaiondo neighborhood. November 20th. 20:00 hours.
  • In Bilbao. IV Basque Industry 4.0 - The Meeting Point and Basque Cibersecurity. Bilbao Exhibition Center. November 20th and 21st.
  • In Bilbao. CIS global forum on admission and international orientation. Euskalduna Palace. November 20th and 21st.
  • In Hernani. III Sagardo Forum. Days on the apple, the cider and the tourism. Orona Ideo. From November 21st to 25th.
  • In Bilbao. A legend called Los Panchos. 75 years of boleros. With the voice of Rafael Basurto. Champs Elysees Theater. November 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. Dance: "Juana" ... From Arco, La Loca, La Beltraneja, La Papisa ..., a woman's name with a trace in history. Dance and Theater coexist in this proposal of the company Losdadae. MAX Award for Best Dance Show 2016. Arriaga Theater. From November 22nd until 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. Kremerata Baltica and Martha Argerich. Bach-Busoni-Kremer, Weinberg, Chopin. Kursaal. November 23rd.
  • In San Sebastian. II International Cider Contest. Prestigious tasters from all over the world (sommeliers, winemakers, chefs, journalists, gastronomic bloggers, etc.). Kursaal-Congress Palace / Auditorium. November 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Blas Cantó. Tour: Complicated. Champs Elysees Theater. November 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. The Color Jump Tour. Amaral concert. CUBEC Room. Bilbao Exhibition Center. November 23rd.
  • In Biarritz. Wedding Salon. This Salon is the biggest event "Marriage" South Aquitaine. Casino Municipal. November 23rd and 24th.
  • In Bilbao. The magic Flute. Your first opera. Opera fun. Winner of the prize for the best family production of the season. Champs Elysees Theater. November 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. International Cider Fair. You can taste different types of cider in each of the stands of the exhibitors of the fair. Kursaal-Congress Palace. November 24th and 25th.
  • In Bilbao. TX Festival 2019. 38th International Puppet Festival. Champs Elysees Theater. From November 24th to December 1st.
  • In Bilbao. The 12th edition of the Yacht Racing Forum. The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing. Euskalduna Palace. November 25th and 26th.
  • In Biarritz. The Voice of Johnny Hallyday with Jean-Baptiste Guégan - The Tribute Concert. The Gare du Midi Theater. November 26th.
  • In Biarritz. Grand Corps Malade - The Tour du Plan B. Twelve years of an impressive course. Twelve years already, and one can thus speculate indefinitely on the value of the years and the symbolism of the figures. The Gare du Midi Theater. November 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Symphony Orchestra Concert: Trip to Scotland. Auditorium. Euskalduna Palace. November 28th and 29th.
  • In Bilbao. QUEENB. Beyonce Live Performance. A visual show that will surprise you. Champs Elysees Theater. November 29th.
  • In San Sebastian. Show "Dances of the Peoples of the World". Ballet of Igor Moiseyev. Kursaal. November 30th.
  • In Bilbao and Biscay. Fair Saturday. Global Cultural Movement with Social Impact. Opening event on November 29 at the Bilbao Arena Miribilla. More than 1,000 artists will perform great themes in the history of music in an unforgettable audiovisual show. November 30th.

XIV International Gymnastics Ceremony.
Championship of rhythmic gymnastics and masculine acrobatic gymnastics.
Bilbao Exhibition Center. November 16th.

Regarding Basque sports:

  • In Guipuzkoa. Popular race Behobia-San Sebastián. The popular run from Behobia (France border) to San Sebastian. November 10th.
  • In Bilbao. XIV International Gymnastics Ceremony. International rhythmic gymnastics exhibit Euskalgym. Championship of rhythmic gymnastics and masculine acrobatic gymnastics. Bilbao Exhibition Center, BEC. November 16th.
  • In Bilbao. Motor Show Retro Classical. Reference lounge for all fans of classic, vintage and collection vehicles from the north of Spain and south of France. Bilbao Exhibition Centre. November 16th and 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Herri Krosa popular career. The route, of little difficulty, consists of 10 kilometers, and begins and ends in the same place: the Gran Vía Bilbao. November 17th.
  • In Bilbao. Popular race "From Santurce to Bilbao". The route consists of 16 kilometers, and runs through the Biscayan towns of Santurtzi, Portugalete, Sestao, Barakaldo and Bilbao. November 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. 42th 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 24th.

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 understading on our culture and traditions with a local guide.
 contact Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tour Guide
Enjoy the Basque Country!