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