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Events not to be missed in Bilbao and Bizkaia

Urdufolk 2023

Urdufolk 2023

A music festival that brings cultures together in Orduña

Bilbao in black

Bilbao in black

The gay leather and fetish event is held in Bilbao this spring in mid-May.

Zinegoak 2023

Zinegoak 2023

The Bilbao International LGBITQA+ Film and Performing Arts Festival

Easter in Biscay 2023

Easter in Biscay 2023

The Catholic Holy Week in the streets of Bilbao dates back to the middle of the 16th century.

Café Iruña Bilbao
Café Iruña Bilbao 2023

CAFÉ IRUÑA

1903 – 2023

Founded in 1903 by Severo Unzue from Navarre, the Iruña Bilbao café, located in the heart of the city, has remained a meeting place for locals and visitors alike throughout its 120 years of existence.

It is of great cultural and artistic value, with the originality of the horseshoe-shaped bar, the arabesques decorating the walls and ceilings and the frescoes on the walls.

Witness to the most important events in the city and the most illustrious visits, it combines an active cultural and social life around its gastronomy, which covers a wide range of breakfasts, aperitifs, menus, drinks and snacks, without renouncing its originality and heritage value.

Jardines de Albia. Bilbao

Welcome to the events and activities section of our website, where we invite you to discover the exciting experiences that Bilbao and Bizkaia have in store for you. This region, located in the north of Spain, is a tourist destination that seamlessly combines cultural richness, natural beauty, and a diverse calendar of events that will make you live unforgettable moments.

Bilbao, the jewel of Bizkaia, is a city that captivates with its blend of tradition and modernity. Here, cutting-edge architecture stands alongside historic buildings that tell the story of the region. Stroll through its streets, and you’ll discover a welcoming community passionate about its culture.

But Bilbao is just the beginning. Bizkaia, the province that encompasses this city, extends to astonishing landscapes, from the coast bathed by the Cantabrian Sea to the green hills of the interior. The geographic diversity is a gift for nature enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, surfing, and much more.

Are you passionate about gastronomy? In Bilbao and Bizkaia, food is a fundamental part of the experience. From the famous pintxos in local bars to high-end restaurants, here you can enjoy an explosion of flavors that awaken the senses.

But what truly makes this region special are the events and festivals that liven up the calendar throughout the year. From internationally renowned cultural festivals to local celebrations that highlight Basque tradition, there is something for every taste.

In summer, the city comes alive with music and color during Bilbao’s Great Week, a celebration that includes parades, concerts, and spectacular fireworks. Sunny days turn into magical nights on local beaches during the Fiesta de San Juan, where bonfires and sea baths mark the beginning of summer.

The world of cinema comes to life in the fantastic film festivals FANT or the international short film festival ZINEBI or in music festivals such as BIME or the famous BBK Live.

But not all events are festivals. Basque traditions also have their place on the agenda, such as the Santo Tomás Fair, a Christmas market that combines local products, craftsmanship, and delicious food.

The region also celebrates the Feast of Saint Ignatius in honor of Bilbao’s patron saint with processions, concerts, and sporting events that fill the streets with energy and enthusiasm.

Are you a gastronomy enthusiast? You can’t miss the Pintxo Week, where bars and restaurants compete to create the most delicious pintxos. Additionally, the iconic Ribera Market offers a wide range of fresh produce, fish, meat, cheeses, and other local delicacies that will delight your palate.

Bilbao and Bizkaia are unique tourist destinations that offer you an experience that encompasses the cultural, the natural, and the culinary. This section is designed to help you explore and plan your adventures in this exceptional region. Enjoy your journey and immerse yourself in the beauty and fun that Bilbao and Bizkaia have to offer!