February 4-9, 2016, LOS CARNAVALES LLENARÁN DE FIESTA BILBAO at Plaza Nueva, carnival festivities, parade, costumes.
February 22-29, 2016. 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).
May 8-15, 2016, at Casa de Cultura de Barrainkua, calle Barrainkua 5. Fantasy features and short films films from the America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Jury Awards.
August 20-28, 2016. 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 18-25, 2016 at Arriaga Theatre and other venues. Over 3,000 documentary, fiction and animation films. Spain, France, Germany and the United States, in this order, are the countries that have registered the most films, while the number of Basque films has increased compared to last year. See their website for details.