What to do in the Basque Country Events - Agenda October 2021


A list of best events for the traveler in October 2021 in the Basque Country in Spain & France, Rioja & Cantabria selected by Aitor Delgado Tours. Cities: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Biarritz, Rioja, Bayonne, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Guernica…

Please note that some of the events below may change due to regulations to control Covid-19.


Regarding arts, congress and exhibits in Basque Country:

  • In Bilbao. ABC: The alphabet of the Bilbao Museum. Exhibition for its 110 years of inauguration. Museum of Fine Arts. From October 6th, 2018 until December 30th, 2021.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Expo: Basque artistic and cultural practices from 1977 to 2002. Artium Center. From February 8th to December.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Expo: Bigarren bidea (Second way). Basque women's artists from 1977 to date. Artium Center. From March 5th to December.
  • In Bilbao. Exhibition of movable industrial material considered Cultural Heritage. 2,000 pieces: old motorcycles, fire trucks, linotypes and printing material, remains of the mining industry and its auxiliary sector, anchors, a port crane, motors, hydraulic presses, models…. Konsoni Factory - Konsoni Lantegia. From March 5th until January 7th, 2022.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Playing cards women producers: A living memory. The work carried out by these women stands out. Museo Fournier de Naipes de Álava. From March 24th until January 31st, 2022.
  • In Azpeitia. Travel on the steam train. The Basque Railway Museum presents one of the best railway collections in Europe, with locomotives of all kinds, wagons, clocks as well as perfectly restored and in-use historical electrical installations. From March 31st until November 1st.
  • In Getaria. Exhibition “Alaïa & Balenciaga. Sculptors of the form”. More than 100 works by both creators - Azzedine Alaïa (1935-2017) and Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972) - belonging to the collections of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation in Paris. Tenth anniversary of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. From April 30th until October 31st.
  • In Bilbao. Exhibition "Ibarrola in the estuary, water, iron, fire and air". Exhibition by the Basque Agustín Ibarrola (Basauri, 1930) with 17 large-format oil paintings and 20 drawings on maritime and industrial themes of the Bilbao Estuary. From May 11th until January 31st, 2022.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. An exhibition without architecture, by Xabier Salaberria. Photography, drawing and installation are the media used by the artist. Artium Museum. From May 21st to October 3rd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. The relics of Martioda. A restored treasure. Museum of Fine Arts of Álava. From May 28th until January 16th, 2022.
  • In Hernani. Tàpies in Zabalaga. Exhibition focused on the large-format sculptures of the Catalan artist. Chillida Leku Museum. Free guided tour from June 12th to September 30th. From June 10th, 2021 to January 10th, 2022.
  • In Bilbao. The line of wit. Selection of works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's Own Collection whose common features are humor, wit and experimentation. From June 11th until January 16th.
  • In San Sebastian. 24 hours: a day in Victoria. Details of life aboard the nao Victoria, in the first round the world. Basque Maritime Museum. From June 25th until January 9th.
Exhibition: "The longest trip. The first round the world"
San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian.
  • In San Sebastian. Exhibition: "The longest trip. The first round the world". In commemoration of the first circumnavigation of the earth by Magellan and Elcano. San Telmo Museum. From June 26th to October 24th.
  • In Biarritz. Exhibition "Gauargi - The Lantern of the night". Gauargi invites the public to explore Basque rites and traditions: the Compagnie Maritzuli thus offers an original route made up of around thirty costumes accompanied by accessories and numerous iconographic documents. Historical Museum. From July 3rd to October 23rd.
  • In Anglet. 8th Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Anglet Biennale of Contemporary Art has found its place nationwide in France with the presence of major artists who share their artistic creations with the public. Chambre d'Amour beach. From August 7th until October 31st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Exposition Bleu, la Galerie: "Ports de la Baie" by Eric Bourdon. "It is a stroll that the artist offers the viewer, a physical stroll around the three ports that surround the bay but also a stroll through time...". Bleu, la Galerie. From September 4th until October 20th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Azkena Rock Festival - Special Edition 2021. It presents the different currents of rock'n'roll, from rock, punk or rockabilly, both with established names and younger voices. Mendizabala, next to the Mendizorroza Sports Center. From September 22nd until October 3rd.
  • In San Sebastian. Altza Apain. Urban art meeting 2021. Meetings of artists specializing in murals that take part each year in a neighborhood of the city. Casares-Tomasene Cultural Center. From September 27th to October 3rd.
  • In San Sebastian. XIV International Ontology Congress. Natural determinism and free will. Under the Patronage of UNESCO. UPV / EHU Faculty of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology, and Chillida-Leku Museum. From September 28th to October 2nd.
  • In San Sebastian. 31st AEMI Conference. Relations between diasporas and their home contries: Historical context, return movements and new migrations. Miramar Palace. From September 29th to October 3rd.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Brahms Fest - Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Principal Theater. September 30th and October 5th.
  • In Bilbao. X Fair of Used Vehicles. The most varied offer of pre-owned cars, management vehicles, from fleets and rental vehicles, and kilometer zero. Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC!). From September 30th to October 3rd.
46th International Theater Festival.
Vitoria-Gasteiz. Until November 2021
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. 46th International Theater Festival. From classical to the most avant-garde theater. From September 30th until November 28th.
  • In Bayonne. Peter Harper "Space Party". Songwriter and performer. La Luna Negra. October 1st and 2nd.
  • In San Sebastián. Ekodrive, the Sustainable Vehicle fair. From properly electric cars to vehicles powered by new energies; plug-in hybrids, LPG, CNG, etc. Ficoba. From October 1st to 3rd.
  • In Getxo. 19th Comic Hall. Activities: talks, round tables, exhibition...Las Arenas Station Square and Romo Kultur Etxea. From October 1st until 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. Expovacations. Trends and experiences. Giveaways, exhibitions, tastings and other activities. Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC). From October 1st to 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. XI 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 October 1st until 10th.
  • In Bilbao. European Heritage Days in Bizkaia. Music, dance, games, sports and pilgrimages. Squares, theaters, frontons, bullrings and carts, music kiosks and church porches. From October 1st to 31st.
  • In Bilbao. XIII Japan Weekend Bilbao. For fans of manga, anime and Japanese culture. Bilbao Exhibition Center. October 2nd.
  • In Bilbao. Brahms Fest - Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Euskalduna Palace. From October 2nd to 6th.
  • In Getxo. XXXIX Conference of Performing Arts. Sample of quality Basque theater productions. Muxikebarri Art and Culture Center. From October 4th until 28th.
  • In Bilbao. Sinaval-Eurofishing. Meeting of professionals from the port, fishing, shipbuilding and marine energy sectors. Bilbao Exhibition Center. October 5th, 6th and 7th.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. 8th International Film Festival. Cinema Le Sélect. From October 4th until 10th.
Donosskino: Donostia Short Film Festival.
San Sebastian
  • In San Sebastian. Donosskino: Donostia Short Film Festival. 300 jobs of various nationalities. Awards. Principal Theater. From October 5th to 9th.
  • In Bilbao. SUMBilbao 2021. International conference on solutions for sustainable mobility from a local perspective. Euskalduna Palace. October 6th and 7th.
  • In Bayonne. Eolya. Originally from Occitanie. With him, you will travel from the Scandinavian countries to the Celtic countries, passing through the Aboriginal and Eastern lands. Share his Love for Nature, Humanity and Life, touch the hearts of people, plant seeds in consciousness, with his very particular and unusual style. La Luna Negra. October 7th.
  • In Bilbao. Theater: With how good we were. Company Nine of Nine. A duel between what we want and what we must do. Each choice has its price. Arriaga Theater. October 7th.
  • In Bilbao. Zacharias and Shuman - Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Euskalduna Palace. October 7th and 8th.
  • In Bilbao. Antton Valverde: ‘Gaua, absent in itzala’ (Night, shadow of absence). One of the great references of Basque music in a concert full of poetry. Arriaga Theater. October 8th.
  • In San Sebastian. Maestrissimo. Adventures and misadventures of a string quartet in an indeterminate period between the 17th and 18th centuries (Baroque and Neoclassicism). Victoria Eugenia Theater. October 8th and 9th.
  • In San Sebastian. Brahms Fest - Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Kursaal Auditorium. October 8th and 13th.
Meal + concert. Radisson Hotel. Biarritz
  • In Biarritz. Jazz & Swing Biarritz invites Rix & Wonder Land. Meal + concert. Radisson Hotel. October 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Wishbone Ash "Coat of Arms". 50 years in rock. BBK Room. October 9th.
  • In Bilbao. The house of the spirits, by Isabel Allende. Arriaga Theater. October 9th and 10th.
  • In Biarritz. Canto general. The Choir of the Principality of Laàs. Admirable fusion between the poetry of Pablo Neruda and the music of Mikis Theodorakis. Gare du Midi Theatre. October 10th.
  • In Bilbao. Band Music - Bilbao municipal band of txistularis. October 18th, November 8th, December 29th, January 17th and 31st, 2022; and February 9th, 2022.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. A love story, by Alexis Michalik (French theater prodigy). Contemporary Theater Productions Main Theater. October 10th.
  • In Biarritz. The Invitation to Travel, li (v) re on stage. The city in the colors of literature. "The ocean": such is the theme chosen for this 6th edition. Municipal casino. From October 11th to 17th.
  • 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 14th until 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. Vigor Mortis. Surrealist show, where poetry, movement and narrative fit. OtraDanza Company. Victoria Eugenia Theater. October 15th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. II International Congress of Lymphology 2021. 'Latest scientific advances in lymphedema and lipedema'. Europe Conference Center. From October 15th to 17th.
  • 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 15th until November 14th.
  • In Bilbao. The magic Flute. Your first opera. Opera Divertimento. Mozart shares his last opera with the whole family. A show from 2 years. Campos Eliseos Theater. October 16th.
  • In Barakaldo / Bilbao / Getxo. Open House. Festival of open doors of Bilbao in more than 25 buildings to better understand the city through its architecture and urbanism. Free guided tours. From October 16th and 17th.
Miniature Pintxos Congress 2021.
Europa Conference Center, Vitoria-Gasteiz 
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Miniature Pintxos Congress 2021: Haute cuisine in miniature. Almost 400 congressmen and 30 speakers. Program of professional activities and for the general public, with experiential dinners, pintxos routes, technical demonstrations, workshops... Europa Conference Center. From October 16th to 27th.
  • In San Sebastian. CARMEN.maquia. Recognized as Best Dance Show in the 2019 Valencian Performing Arts Awards. Titoyaya Dansa. Victoria Eugenia Theater. October 17th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XVI Basque Country-Navarra Pintxos Championship. Euskal Herria Championship of Pintxos. They will make the pintxos live. Various prizes are awarded. Europe Conference Center. From October 18th to 20th.
  • In Bilbao. "Guernica" by Agustín Ibarrola. This new acquisition is an emblematic work of Basque art and of the painter's production, and it was also one of the most significant episodes in the museum's recent history. Museum of Fine Arts of BIlbao. From October 18th until March 27th, 2022.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Seriesland. International Festival of Digital Series of the Basque Country. Meeting between creators of independent content. From October 18th until 23rd.
  • In Bilbao. Jerry Bergonzi Quartet. A reference saxophonist in the modernity of Jazz at an international level. Bilbao Jazz Club. Arriaga Theater. October 19th.
  • In Bilbao. Joanna Connor Band. Blues-rock singer and guitarist. BBK Room. October 19th.
  • In Bilbao. Steel Tech Congress & Expo. A new event on the steel sector. Siderex. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From October 19th to 21st.
  • In Bilbao. Iberquimia - congress of the chemical industry. Bilbao Exhibition Center. October 20th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. KlasikAT. Euskadiko Orkestra and Kalakan. Folklore and classical world merge to vindicate and enhance traditional Basque music. Principal Theater. October 21st.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Su ta Gar in Concert. They gave their first concert in Ondarroa 31 years ago and are recognized for being one of the pioneers in creating Heavy Metal music in Basque. Urban Rock Concept. October 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. KlasikAT. Euskadiko Orkestra and Kalakan. Folklore and classical world merge to vindicate and enhance traditional Basque music. Arriaga Theater. October 22nd.
  • In Bilbao. Kiko Venom. National Prize for Fine Arts and the National Prize for Modern Music. BBK room. October 22nd.
  • In San Sebastian. Love of Lesbian. Musical references of Spanish pop. Kursaal Auditorium. October 22nd and 21st.
  • In Bilbao. Tricicle presents Carles Sans: Finally alone! Occurring and funny professional and personal anecdotes lived. Campos Eliseos Theater. From October 22nd until 24th.
  • In Bilbao. Basque DokFestival. Documentary photography festival. Exhibitions, workshops and conferences. Bizkaia Aretoa. From October 22nd until 25th. Pending date.
  • In Bilbao. Women of abstraction. Contribution of women artists to abstraction. Exhibition that comes from the Center Pompidou in Paris. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From October 22nd to February 27th, 2022.
  • In Bilbao. Diva (María Callas), by Albert Boadella. Opera drama. Arriaga Theater. October 23rd.
XLIV Unpacking Fair.
Bilbao Exhibition Center
  • In Barakaldo. XLIV Unpacking Fair. The traditional date with vintage decor and antiques. BEC - Bilbao Exhibition Center. October 23rd and 24th.
  • In Bilbao. Opera season: Les Contes D'Hoffmann. Euskalduna Palace. October 23rd, 26th and 29th; and November 1st.
  • In Biarritz. David Hallyday - Eternal Tour. Two years after having made a triumph at the Trianon in Paris, David Hallyday sets off a new series of concerts. Municipal Casino. October 24th.
  • In San Sebastian. NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester of Hamburg. Scottish Fantasy for Violin by Max Bruch, inspired by Pablo Sarasate. Kursaal Auditorium. October 25th.
  • In Bilbao. Pumps & Valves 2021. International Conference on Industrial Fluid & Process Technologies. International fair for pump systems, valves and equipment for industrial processes. Bilbao Exhibition Center. From October 26th to 28th.
  • In Biarritz. Biarritz Accueil celebrates its 50th anniversary - Dinner and show. Jazzy aperitif. Biarritz Casino. Municipal Casino. October 27th.
  • In Bilbao. BIME Live and Pro 2021. 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. Euskalduna Palace and Bilbao Arena. From October 27th until 30th.
  • In Bilbao. Diego Cigala: sing to Mexico. The most international artist of Spanish Flamenco. Eusladuna Palace. October 28th.
  • In San Sebastian. P. Gaigne and P.I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country. Kursaal Auditorium. October 28th and 29th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Irudika 2022 - International Professional Enlightenment Meeting. Artium Center. From October 28th until 30th.
  • In Tolosa. 52nd Choral Competition. It brings together the best choral groups in the world and makes the Basque musical and cultural tradition known. From October 29th to November 1st.
  • In Saint Jean de Luz. Secondhand Book and Vinyl Record Fair. Grill in the port of Saint Jean de Luz. From October 29th until November 1st.
  • In San Sebastian. 32nd Fantastic and Terror Film Week. With parallel activities: exhibitions, cycles, children's activities… October 29th until November 5th.
Film music under the candles.
Bilbao Exhibition Center
  • In Bilbao. Candlelight by Campari Tonic: Film music under the candles. Musical show with the most recognized and emblematic soundtracks of all time. Bilbao Exhibition Center. October 30th.
  • In Bilbao. Swan Lake. The company The Russian National Ballet. Euskalduna Palace. October 31st.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XXVIII Stock Exchange-Exhibition of Minerals, Gems and Fossils. Stands with minerals, gems and fossils. It is aimed at the general public, professionals and collectors. Organized by: Basque Gemological and Mineralogical Association. Europa Conference Center (Date not determined).
  • In San Sebastian. “Arima Hotel Conference - REIH® Plan - Passivhaus. Topics: Tourism, Construction and Sustainable Mobility, Passive House Certification. First largest hotel in the world pre-certified International Passivhaus”. ARIMA Hotel. November 26th.


 Best Basques traditions and festivities in Basque Country:

  • In Antzuola / Aretxabaleta / Arrasate / Mondragón / Azkoitia / Azpeitia / Bergara / Eskoriatza / Ezkio-Itsaso / Ezkio-Itsaso / Legazpi / Leintz Gatzaga / Urretxu / Zumarraga. IX edition "The hidden treasures of the Ignatian Land". Cultural activities and visits to the heritage of the regions where Saint Ignacius Loyola lived. From June 12th to December 31st.
  • In Sare. Pigeon hunting with nets. Feast of the Dove. This ancient custom begins every year on September 29th, Saint Michael's Day, and ends on November 11th, Saint Martin's Day.
  • In Mondragón / Arrasate. Maritxu Kajoi, Patroness of the “txikiteros”. The most elegant and desired party in town. October 1st.
  • In Urrugne. Olhette celebrations. Pedestrian races, balls, concerts, country meals and various activities are on the weekend program. Olhette district, Trabenia. From October 1st to 3rd.
  • 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 2nd.
  • In Abanto-Zierbena. XXIII Gallarta Cider Day. Demonstration of apple cider extraction. Kirikoketa. Craft exhibition. Agri-food products. October 2nd.
  • In Karrantza. Cattle, agricultural and artisan fair. Latxa and carranzana sheep contest. Exhibition of local producers: sausages, cheeses, crafts... etc. and producers from other locations: crafts, honey, soaps, pâté... etc. October 2nd.
  • In Eibar. Sagardo Eguna. Cider Fair. Cider tasting. October 2nd.
  • In Zierbena. Fishing fair. Kantauri Fest. Festival of traditional boats. Fair dedicated to the sea. Seafood (canneries) and nautical crafts. October 2nd and 3rd.
Basque cake festival.
Cambo-les-Bains, French Basque Country

  • In Cambo-les-Bains. Basque cake festival. Competition for the best amateur Basque cake, a parade of the brotherhoods, a pastry workshop, a sweet walk, concerts and sale of Basque cakes. First Sunday in October. October 3rd.
  • In Elorrio. Flaunt of the Errebombillos. Pilgrimages and lamb tasting. The origin of this celebration dates from the 16th century. October 3rd.
  • In Gernika-Lumo. Sukalki Eguna. Cod Day. Tasting of cod & wines. Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. October 3rd. Cancelled.
  • In Iurreta. XXII Food and craft fair. Tasting of vegetables, Basque cake, pâté, guilds, cheese and Eusko Label beef skewers. October 3rd.
  • In Bilbao. XXXII Deusto agricultural fair. edition. Exhibition and sale of agricultural products. October 3rd.
  • In Zalla. LXXVII Cattle and food fair. Gangas Day: competition of products of the Basque agro; bread, honey, cheese… highlighting the precious purple onion of Zalla. Exhibition of ecological agriculture. XXIII Exhibition of local cattle. Roast and beef tasting. October 4th.
  • 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 4th and 5th. Cancelled
  • In Hernani. Cod week. Monday to Friday contest of cod skewers between bars. Last Sunday tasting and cod-pilpil contest. From October 4th to 17th.
  • In Agurain / Salvatierra. DCXXVI Livestock Fair. XIII Horse Competition of the mountain of the Basque Country. XXXVI Provincial Shepherd Cheese Contest. Exhibition of cattle, sheep, machinery, sale of crafts, gastronomy and products from the Basque Country. October 5th.
Ham Fair. Bayonne

  • In Bayonne. Ham Fair. Sixty local exhibitors. The competition for the best farm ham, the best omelet... with ham. Esplanade Roland-Barthes, the quays of the Nive and the carreau des Halles. From October 7th to 10th.
  • In Markina-Xemein. XXXVII Livestock and agricultural fair. Lea-Artibai October General Fair. Blond-Aquitaine cattle competition and local cattle exhibition. Exhibition and sale of products of the hamlet. Exhibition of agricultural tools and purebred animals from the Basque Country. October 9th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. Great Week of Pintxo de Álava. Competition between the pintxos (Basque tapas) that are presented in the competition. Tasting phase: from next October 9th to 18th. Final phase: October 22nd.
  • In Pobes. XXVI Fair of the painted bean of Álava. Tasting, exhibition and sale of various artisan products. Cattle fair and machinery sample. Irrintzi contest. October 10th.
  • In Sondika. Oenology Day. XII Oenology Contest. Txozna and Idiazabal cheese skewers. Exhibition, tasting and sale of the different broths of the sample. October 10th.
  • In Basauri. Festival Saint Faust. XXXIII Agricultural Show of San Fausto. Exhibition and sale of local products and tastings. XLII Fair of crafts of San Fausto. Craftsmen show their work and techniques. October 16th and 17th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. "History of Basque pelota. An extraordinary journey". Salburua Civic Center. From October 16th until 31st.
  • In Durango. Festival Saint Faust. Exhibition and sale of agri-food products. Tasting of txakoli and talo. October 17th.
  • In Apilaiz / Apellániz. Chestnut festival. Promotion of chestnut cultivation as an alternative for the future. Visit to the chestnut plantation of Apellániz. Chestnut tasting. Sale of horticultural and artisan products of the region such as honey, bread, cheese, legumes. October 17th.
  • In Villabuena de Valdegovía. Valdegovía Potato Fair. XXIX 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 17th.
  • In Balmaseda. VII Harvest Festival. Oenologist fair. Tasting and sale of txakoli from the DO Bizkaiko Txakolina. October 17th.
  • In Aretxabaleta. XXIV Gastronomic and flock fair. Tasting and sale of food. XXVI Homemade Patxaran Contest. October 17th.
XXXVIII Basque Country Shepherd's Cheese Contest.

  • In Idiazabal. Baserritarra Day and XXXVIII Basque Country Shepherd's Cheese Contest. Sale of cheese and homemade products, workshops and exhibition of local cattle. IX Exhibition of cattle and products of the town. Different activities. Popular food. October 17th.
  • In Leintz-Gatzaga. Organic salt day. V Ecological fair in collaboration with BIOLUR. Guided tours of the museum. October 17th.
  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. XVI Championship of Pintxos of Euskadi and Navarra. Competition between the pintxos (Basque tapas) that the catering establishments present in competition. Europe Conference Center. From October 18th to 20th.
  • In Biarritz. Autumn sale. Nearly 150 stores in Biarritz offer the biggest brands at discounted prices. Downtown. From October 22nd to 24th.
  • In Balmaseda. Food Fair. L International Putxeras Competition during the San Severino festivities. Popular festival since 1971. Popular contest based on beans, bacon, chorizo, rib and blood sausage. October 23rd.
  • In Espelette. Pepper Festival. Local events, Concert, Parade Procession Parade, Fair or show. From October 23rd to 24th.
  • In Laudio / Llodio. Monographic fair on the apple. Manual and mechanical apple chopping, pressing, juice extraction and tasting. Other activities related to the apple. Exhibition and sale of products. October 24th.
VIII National Gastronomy Contest.

  • In Vitoria-Gasteiz. VIII National Gastronomy Contest. Contest of kitchen and pastry professionals from Spain, who will participate in teams, representing the different autonomous communities. Europe Conference Center. From October 24th to 26th.
  • 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 26th. Cancelled.
  • In Gorliz. IV Craft Beer Fair. XIX Mycological Fair. Exhibition and tasting of mushrooms throughout the morning. From October 29th to 31st.
  • In Tolosa. XXVII Sweet Fair. Sale of pastry products. October 30th.
  • In Bayonne. Halloween special. "All Hallow's Even": the "Eve of All Saints", which mixes with the feast of Samain of Gaelic origin. La Luna Negra. October 31st.
  • In Zaldibia. Ardiki Eguna. Sheep dayPopular festival since 1994. Mondejus Championship (a kind of local white blood sausage) and the Aralar Shepherd Cheese Contest. A multitude of animals (pottokas, sheep, rams...) and products such as sheep meat, cheese and land. October 31st.
World congress of high gastronomy. San Sebastian

  • In San Sebastian. XXIII 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). Rediscover the French culinary reality and poses a new dialogue between French and Spanish cuisines. Digital and live. Kursaal Palace. From November 14th until 17th.
  • In Ordizia. Agricultural Fair. Farm products fair. Every Wednesday.
  • In Hondarribia. Agricultural Fair. Sale of local products. Wednesdays at Damarri Plaza and Saturdays at the Port.
  • In Mungia. Peasant Market. Exhibition and sale of farm products. Every Friday.
  • In Bilbao. Gure Lurreko Merkatuak. Market of products of the hamlets of Bizkaia, made in a traditional way by their farmers, with Basque varieties and native breeds. Slow food, natural and local foods. Tinglados del Arenal. Every Saturday.
  • In Tolosa. Agricultural Fair. Farm products fair. Every Saturday.
  • In Irun. Agricultural Fair. Vegetable Fair. Every Saturday.
  • In Bilbao. Flower and plant market. Flowers and plants grown and collected directly by local producers. A melting pot of colors and smells. Tinglados del Arenal. Every Sunday.


Regarding Basques and others sport:

  • In Getxo. Punta Galea Challenge. Surf Party. It is one of the 7 tests that are part of the prestigious Big Wave Surfing World Circuit, Big Wave Tour, this being the only one of them that is organized on European territory. Waiting period from October to February.
  • In San Sebastian. Half marathon. 20th anniversary. 21 kilometers through emblematic places of the city. Another option is the 10 kilometers. October 3rd.
XXII Great Fund Test "Hiru Haundiak 2021"
Gorbeia, Anboto and Aizkorri
  • In Gorbeia, Anboto and Aizkorri. XXII Great Fund Test "Hiru Haundiak 2021". 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 9th.
  • In Bilbao. Bilbao Menditrail. Sports event that takes place in the surroundings of Bilbao, its green ring and its most emblematic peaks. October 12th.
  • In San Sebastian. La Clásica Salto 15k Donostia - popular pedestrian. 4 different modalities: Roller, HandBike, Wheelchairs or pedreste race. For the center of the city the participants will complete a distance of 15 kilometers. October 17th.
  • In Bilbao. EDP 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: Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. October 23rd.

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 understanding on our culture and traditions with a local guide.

contact Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tour Guide

You can also contact us or expand information through the new Aitor Delgado Basque Private Tours website that we launched in December 2019

Enjoy the Basque Country!