Time, the unchanging witness of our lives, advances relentlessly. In its hands, we weave stories, learning, and hopes.
Events not to be missed in Bilbao and Bizkaia
Gastronomy, sport, landscape, nature: the perfect combination for autumn in Orduña!
Music and a good atmosphere always accompany these events.
Bilbao is transformed into a great festival every 21st December.
Music, competitions of all kinds and spectacular games of cesta punta in the Jaia-Alai.
Ura Bere Bidean, Retro Clásica Bilbao and the Christmas Children’s Fair
Between October and February, the Jai-Alai fills the fronton courts of Durango and Gernika.
11 November, 14th edition of Pasarela Bilbao at the Euskalduna Palace.
A music festival that brings cultures together in Orduña
In addition to the gastronomy, the climate is marvellous in Bilbao.
Localities on the coast and inland Biscay celebrate their patronal holiday during the summer period.
The BEC Bilbao takes a short break after a frenetic first half of the year.
The hundred-year-old artxanda funicular railway is committed to sustainability
Two unique ways to enjoy the summer in Bilbao.
A solidarity purpose in favour of the Fundación Síndrome de Down País Vasco.
Spring is in full bloom at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre.
The gay leather and fetish event is held in Bilbao this spring in mid-May.
The Bilbao International LGBITQA+ Film and Performing Arts Festival
Bilbao is one of the fashion reference points in the north of the peninsula.
The Catholic Holy Week in the streets of Bilbao dates back to the middle of the 16th century.
Find out why it is worth coming to the BEC!
Carnival fills the streets with children and adults wearing make-up and costumes.
They provide a perfect excuse to get to know zero-kilometre products, landscapes, places and traditions.
On 4 February you will see people in the streets carrying thick walking sticks. There’s nothing to worry about.
Mondays in October in Gernika and Santo Tomás in mid-December in Bilbao.
FIRST OYSTER BAR IN BILBAO
García Rivero & Ledesma – Bilbao.
VICTOR – 1940
The one of all life, in the Plaza Nueva in Bilbao.
Family treatment with our usual specialties. Warehouse with more than 1,200 references. Homemade desserts.
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!