I share with you the selection of Basque culture events, its traditions or our rural and current sports, that I will love to enjoy in the company of my family and friends in the month of May 2023.

The clients of Aitor Delgado Tours also receive this information in a personalized way in their tours. I suggest only the Basque culture activities for the month of May 2023 that I am sure would fit into your travel plan and interests.


Basque culture events in San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa

  • Zero gravity. An exhibition of works with which Eduardo Chillida explored the phenomenon of gravity and the fight against it. Chilllida-Leku Museum. From November 24th, 2022 to May 1st, 2023.
  • Exhibition “The golden age of fashion. From haute couture to pret a porter. 1930-1970″. Pieces from the Usabiaga collection. Jantziaren Zentroa / Costume Center. Rentería.  From January 22nd to May 28th.
  • “Balenciaga. Character”. Second exhibition of the curatorial series focused on what makes “a Balenciaga” recognizable. Cristobal Balenciaga Museum. March 17th to January 14th, 2024.
  • Passion. Basque Region Orchestra. Postludium and Ice by the Latvian A. Dzenitis; Cello Concerto by E.W. Korngold; and the ballet Romeo and Juliet by the Ukrainian S. Prokofiev. Kursaal Palace. May 4th and 5th.
  • Basque Cheese Fair in Idiazabal. Local shepherds show their personal way of making their cheeses, curd or smoked, and you can see a shepherd leading a flock of sheep. Cheese tasting and selection of the most popular. May 7th.
  • Love fear loss, Three preludes, Concerto DSCH and Seventh symphony. National Ballet of Cuba – Combined program. Kursaal Palace. May 12th.
  • Madam Butterfly. Puccini’s opera in staged version. Auditorium of the Kursaal Conference Center. May 14th.
  • Zegama-Aizkorri Alpine Marathon. Scoring test for Golden Trail World Series. Just over 42 kilometers. It includes four of the highest peaks in the Basque Region. May 14th.
  • Noah. Malandain Ballet Biarritz. The myth of the flood and Noah’s Ark inspires this dance. Victoria Eugenia Theater. May 18th and 20th.
  • Haragi: international gastronomic meeting of meat and grill. Disseminate knowledge and new techniques. Showcooking. Chop Festival. Toulouse. From May 18th to 21st.


Basque cultural activities in Bilbao and Biscay in May 2023

  • Joan Miró. The absolute realityParis, 1920–1945. In the search to recover the ordinary spiritual sense of him. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From February 10th to May 28th, 2023.
  • Oskar Kokoschka. A rebel from Vienna. Great retrospective of the Austrian artist. In collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From March 17th to September 3rd.
  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Exhibition of the work of the London writer and artist, who is recognized for her portraits of timeless characters captured in everyday moments of happiness, camaraderie and solitude. Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. From March 31st to September 10th.
  • Concert by Luz Casal. Arriaga Theater. April 30th and May 1st.
  • Maureen Choi Quortet. It is revolutionizing the improvised music scene. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of the Spanish diaspora, classical music and jazz, she describes her music as “Spanish chamber jazz”. Arriaga Theater. May 2th.
  • Expovacaciones 2023 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center (BEC). International exhibition of the best tourist destinations. Sweepstakes, exhibitions, tastings and activities related to the promotion of the tourism sector. From May 5th to 7th.
  • Singing under the rain. A musical comedy full of movie winks, humor and sensitivity, accompanied by spectacular dance numbers. Directors Àngel Llàcer and Manu Guix. Arriaga Theater. From May 11th to 21st.
  • Balmaseda Medieval Market. Reference of the cultural offer of the Basque Country. The town and its inhabitants dress as in the Middle Ages. Parades, juggling, mountebanks and tightrope walkers, falconers, snake charmers, artisans and glass blowing workshops, stonework, blacksmithing, weavers, spinners… May 13th and 14th.
  • National Ballet of Cuba – Combined program. Cuban Cultural Heritage. Founded 75th anniversary tour. Euskalduna Palace. May 21st.
  • Lieder by Clara and Robert Schumann. Mezzo-soprano Anna Alàs i Jové and the pianist Aurelio Viribay. Precious cycles of songs from the romantic period, based on poems with a strong emotional content. Arriaga Theater. May 23rd.


Enjoy Basque culture in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Alava in May 2023

  • Rafael Lafuente: Compositions. Exhibition of the work of this painter born in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Paintings, drawings, processes and projects… from his life. Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque Country – Artium Museoa. From January 20th to May 14th.
  • Festivities of San Prudencio and Our Lady of Estíbaliz. Retreat, tamborrada, pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Armentia and festivals in the fields, potato omelette contest, Basque rural sports, and the aurresku and loose dance championships. From April 27th to May 1st.
  • Komedialdia. III Vitoria-Gasteiz Humor Festival: “What you see… and what it is”. Event that seeks synergies between the various initiatives that already exist in the province of Álava around humor. From May 2th to 7th.
  • Concert of the Ondas de Jazz cycle: Big Band’s. Guridi Big Band, Guridi Txiki and the Big Band. Jesus Guridi Conservatory. May 9th.
  • VI Wine Flag. Bateles, rowing clubs from the Basque Country on the Ebro River. Stands of local wineries. Lunches and music throughout the day. La Puebla de Labarca. May 13th.
  • Cuban National Ballet. Combined program. 75th anniversary tour. Principal Theater. May 13th.
  • Houdini, the magician of the club. lñaki Ruiz de Galarreta, National Magic Award winner and better known as Mago Sun. Principal Theater. May 14th.
  • Total Energies Vitoria-Gasteiz Marathon Martín Fiz. Marathon: 42 Km. Half Marathon: 21 Km. Short distance – popular race: 10 Km. Txiki Marathon: 1 Km. May 14th.
  • Casals Quartet. Series of concerts of the complete Art of the Fugue by Johan Sebastian Bach. Commemoration of its XXV anniversary. Principal Theater. May 19th.
  • Concert by the Municipal Music Band ‘Migratory Sounds’. Principal Theater. May 24th.
  • Sole Gimenez. Poets in May. Celebration Tour for the forty years of his career. Different styles ranging from pop to bossa nova or bolero. Principal Theater. May 26th.

You can also ask us about Basque culture activities if you have booked or are enjoying one of our personalized and private tours in May 2023.

If you want to expand your knowledge about our luxury private tours, you can contact us.

April 13, 2023