Traditions, arts, music, sports, events & exhibitions agenda in San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa in October 2020.

We select for you the best cultural, traditional, festive, sports, professional and exhibition activities that occur in San Sebastian (Spain) or Gipuzkoa in October 2020.

Please note that some of the events below may change due to regulations to control Covid-19.

Best Basques traditions and festivities:

  • Wednesdays at Damarri Plaza and Saturdays at the Port. Agricultural Fair. Sale of local products. In Hondarribia.
  • Every Saturday. Agricultural Fair. Farm products fair. In Tolosa.
  • Every Saturday. Agricultural Fair. Vegetable Fair. In Irun.
  • October 3rd. Sukalki Eguna. Cod Day. Tasting of cod & wines. Horticultural fair. Exhibition and sale of Basque crafts. In Gernika-Lumo.
  • October 3th. Sagardo Eguna. Cider Fair. Cider tasting. In Eibar.
  • From October 4th and 5th. Pyrenean beef championship of the Basque Country. Exhibition of livestock material, cider stands, txakoli and cheese, livestock competition, auction, demonstrations related to the rural world… and performance of the bertsolaris. In Gernika-Lumo.
  • October 18th. Food Fair. Basque Country Shepherd Cheese Contest. Sale of cheese and products of hamlet, workshops and exhibition of local cattle. In Idiazabal.
  • October 18th. Salt Day. IV Ecological Fair. Guided visits to the Salt Museum and the mountain. Workshops for children and workshops to make salt soap. In Leintz-Gatzaga.
  • October 18th. Gastronomic and folkloric fair. Tasting and sale of food. Homemade Patxaran contest. In Arretxabaleta
  • October 25th. Ardiki Eguna. Sheep day. Popular festival since 1994. Mondejus Championship (a kind of local white blood sausage) and the Aralar Shepherd Cheese Contest. A multitude of animals (pottokas, sheep, rams…) and products such as sheep meat, cheese and land. In Zaldibia.
Gernika Guernica Gipuzkoa fair october 2020

Gernika fair, Gipuzkoa

  • October 26th. The most important agricultural fair in Gernika. Close to 900 positions. Contest and exhibition of fruits, vegetables, flowers, cheeses, txakoli and honey. Preparation of Basque craft products and the exhibition of agricultural machinery. Bertsolaris and parades. Sports activities: tip basket, shovel, ski lift and hand and Basque sports demonstrations. In Gernika-Lumo.
  • October 31st. Goxua. Candy Fair. Sale of pastry products. In Tolosa.

Arts, congress and exhibits in San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa:

  • From November 27th, 2019 to December 2020. Exhibition: “Elkano. The first travel around the world”. The expo claims that the first circumnavigation was possible thanks to Elcano’s initiative and his nautical knowledge. Basque Maritime Museum.
  • From December 6th, 2019 until January 30th 2021. Eduardo Chillida: Seeking the light expo. From a trip that the sculptor made in 1963 through Greece, Italy and French Provence in which he discovers new concepts around light and architecture. Squeak Leku. In Hernani.
  • From February 29th to January 10th, 2021. Fashion and Heritage: Cristóbal. It puts the focus on Cristóbal Balenciaga himself and the imprint he has left behind as a person through various objects that belonged to him and that have been collected in the Museum’s collections. Part of the annual program for the 125th anniversary of his birth. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. In Getaria.
  • From June 19th until October 25th. Margaret Watkins: Black Light. Exhibition with the work of a reference photographer from the 20th century. International Center for Contemporary Culture Tabakalera.
  • From July 30th to November 1st. Exhibition “Postigo: Chronicle of a time”. Sample of the social, cultural, sports and political chronicle from the 70s to the 90s of the photojournalist Fernando Postigo. San Telmo Museum.
  • October 1st and 2nd. 1st International Congress on Cristóbal Balenciaga. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. 125th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant dressmaker. In Getaria.
  • From October 1st until 4th. 4th Caravantur Fair. Exhibition, sale and rental of caravans, motorhomes, camper, vans and caravan accessories. Ficoba. In Irun.
  • October 1st and 2nd. 1st International Congress on Cristóbal Balenciaga. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. 125th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant dressmaker. In Getaria.
  • From October 1st until 4th. Dance Festival. From classical proposals to contemporary dance. In Pasaia.
Logo Gastronomika San Sebastian Gipuzkoa October 2020

Logo San Sebastian Gipuzkoa Gastronomika

  • From October 5th until 9th. XXII San Sebastian Gastronomika – Euskadi Basque Country. World congress of high gastronomy (bringing together the best chefs on the planet), off (parallel congress dedicated to the world of the room and wine), Popular (aimed at citizens) and Market (a spectacular fair). A day dedicated to the world of wine. Digital and live. Kursaal Palace.
  • October 8th, 9th and 10th. Club de Creativos 2020. Professional event on brands and creativity. Presentations, workshops, exhibitions, and delivery of the National Creativity Awards. Kursaal Palace.
  • October 9th. “ARIMA Hotel Conference – REIH® Plan – Passivhaus. First largest hotel in the world pre-certified International Passivhaus”. ARIMA Hotel.
  • From October 9th until 12th. Bioterra. Euskadi Fair for ecological products, bio-construction, renewable energy and responsible consumption. Ficoba. In Irun.
  • Next opening in January 2021. Ignacio Zuloaga cultural space. Studio of famous Basque pintos of recognized international prestige. Santiago House. Open from April to September. Private visits all year. In Zumaia.

Basque sports in San Sebastian and Gipuzkoa in October 2020:

  • October 20th. Classic popular pedestrian. For the center of the city the participants will complete a distance of 15 kilometers. Cancelled.
  • October 20th. La Vuelta 2020. Cycling Tour of Spain. From Irun to Arrate.

In our excursions you can also ask us and receive information about the best activities that are available during your stay in San Sebastian or surrounding cities, towns, coast, places,… in all Gipuzkoa province.

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September 24, 2020