Get to know the city of San Sebastian - Agenda


  • The Three Kings' Parade
  • San Sebastián Day, drum parades for 24 hours.
  • San Sebastián International cross country race
  • Ulia Gymnastic Club cross country race
  • Beginning of the cider season


  • Six Hours of Euskadi (Cycling accompanied by rural sports and entertainment)
  • "Caldereros" (Tinkers) (people dressed up as gypsies parade round the Old Part singing typical songs)
  • "Artzaiak eta Iñudeak" (Nannies and shepherds' dance)
  • Carnival (the best known carnival is in Tolosa, 50km. from Donostia)


  • Beginning of the Horse Racing Season


  • Book Fair
  • International Underwater Film Festival


  • Maiatza Dantzan (Dance festival)
  • Advertising Film Festival
  • Regional Societies Day


  • Gastronomic week in Intxaurrondo (a suburb of San Sebastián)
  • San Juan
  • Intxaurrondo Beer Festival
  • Beginning of the University of the Basque Country Summer Courses


  • Fiestas of San Fermines (Pamplona is just one hour away from Donostia)
  • Donostia - San Sebastián Jazz Festival
  • Theatre Fair
  • International Show-jumping Competition
  • Horse races
  • Open Zone: surfing, beach volleyball and skateboarding competiton


  • Musical Fortnight, Classical music festival
  • Great Week, Summer fiestas
  • Traditional Donostia - San Sebastián cycling race
  • International Fireworks Competition
  • Horse races
  • Festival of the 31st of August, where they commemorate when the city was burnt down with candles lit in the street with the same name.


  • Rowing boat races on La Concha, the most important event in this sport, that thousands of fans come and watch
  • Euskal Jaiak (Week of Basque Country)
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival: an A Categoty Festival, a level that only other cities such as Cannes, Berlin or Venice achieved


  • Elektronikaldia (Electronic Music Festival)
  • Tolosa Choir Festival, one of the most prestigious in Europe
  • San Sebastián Horror Film Festival
  • Udazkenean Folk (Folk Music Festival)


  • Puppet Fesival in Tolosa
  • Baroque Music Festival in Ordizia
  • The Behobia-San Sebastian traditional race, in wich as many as 10,000 people take part


  • Santo Tomas Fair, locals and outsiders dress up in traditional village costumes and eat fried sausage
  • Olentzero, a mythological character similar to Santa Claus. Groups of people walk around the streets singing Xmas songs

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