Agenda of traditions, arts, music, sports, events and exhibitions. Vitoria-Gasteiz in February 2021 and in Alava province.
We have selected those leisure activities that take place in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Alava in February 2021, that a traveler, tourist, commercial visitor or foreigner can fully enjoy. Theater plays, cultural, sporting or social events focused on local audiences, among others, are not suggested.
Please note that some of the events below may change due to regulations to control Covid-19.
Regarding arts, congress & exhibitions:
- “Windows to the Basque art collection” between the years 1850-1950. Artists who introduced the new artistic languages -impressionism, symbolism or Fauvism- in the Basque Country, after passing through Paris and other European capitals. Fine Arts Museum of Alava. From January 17th, 2020 until March 28th, 2021.
- Exhibition of the Bilbao painter Fernando García Alegría (1895 – 1952). 2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of “Fernando”. Alava Fine Arts Museum. From July 21st, 2020 until March 21st, 2021.
- “Ignacio Figueroa, Marquis of Villamejor“. A portrait by Joaquín Bárbara y Balza: life and work of an artista recovered [1867–1931]. Fine Arts Museum of Álava. From September 25th, 2020 until March 21st, 2021.
- XVII International Cycle of Contemporary Music. Bernaola Festival is an important cultural event whose objective is to spread the diversity of the music of the 21st century. Different places in the city: Artium, Jesús Guridi Conservatory of Music. From October 3rd, 2020 to February 20th, 2021.
- Moyra Davey exhibition. First solo exhibition of the artist, whose work circulates between the fields of photography, cinema and writing. Artium Museum. From October 8th, 2020 until April 11th, 2021.
- June Crespo exhibition: Helmets. Sculptor from Navarra awarded several times. Room A1, of the Artium Contemporary Art Museum Center. From December 4th, 2020 to May 2nd, 2021.
Viphoto Fest’20: Pic of the midday. Exhibition of Cecilia de Val. Amárica Room. From December 16th, 2020 until February 7th.
- Exhibition: Juncal Ballestín, Life as exercise. A selection of works by the Vitorian artist Juncal Ballestín. Artium, Contemporary Art Museum Center. From January 29th to May 16th.
Constanze Quartet concert. Cord Musicians. Vital Fundazioa. February 2nd.
- Natalia Lacunza in concert. Singer, songwriter, and performer. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 5th.
- Bes-Te-Bat!: Kulto Kultibo in concert. Music. Sala Kubik. February 5th.
- Bes-Te-Bat!: Nogen in concert. Music. Sala Jimmy Jazz. February 5th.
- The Turing machine. Inspired by Hugh Whitemore’s play “Breaking the code”, and based in turn on Alan Turing: “the enigma deandrew hodges”. Interpreters: Daniel Grao and Carlos Serrano. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 6th.
- Obus in concert. Rock Music. Urban Rock Concept. February 6th.
- Banda Municipal de Musica in concert. Band Music. Teatro Principal Vitoria-Gasteiz. February 10th.
- Theater: Beginners. “What we talk about when we talk about love” is the theatrical adaptation of one of Raymond Carver’s best-known stories, which was originally published in 1981. Cast: Javier Gutiérrez, Mónica Regueiro, Daniel Pérez Prada, Vicky Luengo. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 12th.
- R.S. Basque Factor concert. Music. Vital Fundazioa Kulturgunea. February 16th.
- Carmen maquia. Best Dance Show at the 2019 Valencian Performing Arts Awards. Titoyaya Dansa. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 19th.
- Rossini’s small solemn mass with piano and harpsichord. Orfeón Donostiarra. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 20th.
- Theater: Maria’s room. Interpreter: Concha Velasco. Antzokia Principal Theater. February 25th.
About Basque traditions and festivities:
- Articulated Nativity Scene. Church of Santa María de los Reyes. One of the few baroque nativity scenes equipped with movement that are preserved today, and arouses great interest among visitors and residents of the area. Performances are offered until December 1st until February 7th. In Laguardia.
- Fair of San Blas. Monograph on the pig. Agricultural and crafts fair. Pork burning and scraping. Exhibition and sale of products. Preparation of blood sausages. Pork legs gastronomic contest. Dances Pilgrimage. February 1st. In Llodio.
- Fair of San Blas. Exhibition and sale of crafts and food products. February 2nd. In Alegría.
- Truffle Fair. V Fair of truffles and artisan products related to it. Live cooking and contests. February 2nd. In Rivabellosa.
- Carnival in the province of Álava. From January 30th to February 21st. In Agurain-Salvatierra, Campezo-Kanpezu, Lantarón, Laudio-Llodio, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Zalduondo.
- San Blas Festival. Exhibition and sale of agricultural and artisan products, rural sports, elaboration of blood sausages, dance and music shows, a tribute to the baserritarras of the area, tasting of chestnuts, burning and scraping the pig, … and Txarripatas Gastronomic Contest (pig hands). On Febuary 3rd. In Laudio/Llodio.
- Feast of Saint Agatha. Traditional rounds singing couplets in honor of the martyrdom and death of the saint in the neighborhoods, accompanied by the sounds produced by rods and canes that hit the ground to the rhythm of the couplet. February 4th and 5th. In Vitoria-Gasteiz.
- Uztaberri Eguna. Presentation of the new harvest. Guided visits to wineries. Exhibition and tasting of products related to wine. Work from before and now in the vineyard. February 8th. In Lapuebla de Labarca.
- Carnival Celebrations. From February 13th until 16th. In Vitoria-Gasteiz, Santa Cruz de Campezo, Zalduondo, Agurain, Salcedo and Laudio
- Carnivals. Some of the oldest in Álava, they are very popular. The quirky Markitos doll is paraded around the town on Carnival Sunday along with other carnival characters. From February 11th until 16th. In Zalduondo.
In our personalized tours you can also ask me for information about the best activities available during your visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz or the cities or towns of the province of Alava.
Of course, contact me if you need any information about a tour in Vitoria-Gasteiz or Alava.