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Gay Bilbao

PRISCILLA es la Fiesta de las Fiestas
Priscilla Reina del Desierto | Priscilla Queen of the Desert

August 16 - September 10, 2017 at Teatro Arriaga Antzokia, Plaza Arriaga, 1. The Spanish interpretation of the Australian musical/movie. "El musical más espectacular, emocionante y divertido, con las canciones más variadas de la historia." With original London staging including 40 artists, exuberant Oscar-winning costumes, the famous bus and original soundtrack.
Musika, Antzerkia, Txikigunea, Folklorea, Su Artifizialak
Aste Nagusia | Semana Grande

August 19-27, 2017. The city's major annual fiesta time, lots of noise, music, strongman games, bullfights, street theater and cultural events, with bullfights, boxing matches, traditional dance performances and fireworks displays after dark from Plaza del Gas & Parque Etxebarria, plus the unusual Concurso de Feos, or "Ugly Competition."
Held in Bilbao since 1959
ZINEBI 59 | International Festival of Documentary & Short Film

November 10-17, 2017, eight days of screenings at Arriaga Theatre and other venues. Past year included 71 films from 33 countries: documentaries, fiction and animation, including Spain, France, Germany and the United States, along with a number of Basque films. See their website for details.
Carnival 2018

February 8-13, 2017.  Carnival (Aratusteak, in Basque) season begins with the trial of Farolín and Zarambolas, and ends with the burning of the sardine. Parades, costume competitions, concerts, games, workshops, processions and dances take place during these six days
Department for Social Action of Bizkaia Provincial Council
Zine Goak

February - March, 2018. Two-week international film and performing arts festival at over 10 venues, all films with a G/L and/or transgender theme, shot on video or 35mm recently and never released theatrically within the Basque Country may compete in Zinegoak. Feature-length fiction, feature-length documentary films, and short films (fiction or documentary films (45 minutes or less).
Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival
FANT 2018

Early May, 2018, at Casa de Cultura de Barrainkua, calle Barrainkua 5. Eight day annual festival of fantasy features and short films films from the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Jury Awards.
Bilbao Pride

June 21-24, 2018. Sunday June 24th Parade. Friday through Sunday fiesta - see full schedule: