Semana Grande
Aug
11
to Aug 18

Semana Grande

  • 18 Kontxa Pasealekua Donostia Spain (map)
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emana Grande is a weeklong festivity, which is celebrated in San Sebastian annually during the week that includes August 15th – the Assumption Day.  The entertainment program is extensive - from Basque folklore in the city squares to large concerts at specially organized venues in the port and around Zurriola beach. Read more…

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Santo Tomás
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Santo Tomás

In the nineteenth century, farmers from Guipuzcoa province were coming to San Sebastian to sell farm produce and home products and to enjoy shopping in the city. Nowadays, city residents dress up in costumes and walk around town drinking cider with chistora – a favorite produce of local farmers. Read more…

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Magic Kings parade
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Magic Kings parade

  • 18 Kontxa Pasealekua Donostia Spain (map)
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Spanish winter holidays start on Christmas eve and end with fairy kings parade - an important Catholic ritual that symbolizes the journey of the Magi from all over the world to Jerusalem to present gifts for a newborn Jesus.  A ritual that nowadays is very similar to Santa Claus’s visit on Christmas eve.  Read more…

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Tamborrada
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Tamborrada

Tamborrada or San Sebastian Day is held on January 20th. The opening ceremony will take place at midnight on January 19th, when a president of gastronomic community Gaztelubide will raise the flag of the city at the Constitution Square.  City residents celebrate the day of the patron saint for more than 150 years with a 24 hour parade of drummers in costumes and brass bands. Read more…

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Carnival
Feb
28
to Mar 4

Carnival

  • 2 Boulevard Zumardia Donostia Spain (map)
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Festive processions dedicated to Carnival begin in San Sebastian 40 days before the Passover Week. Starting from Thursday, mummers walk through different quarters of the city, singing songs dedicated to the goddess Momo - the queen/patron of the carnival. Read more…

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Human Rights Film Festival
Apr
19
to Apr 26

Human Rights Film Festival

The film festival dedicated to social problems in society takes place in San Sebastian at the end of April. This festival features films about the difficulties of adoption, freedom of speech, bullying, migrants, struggle for women's rights, victims of dictatorships, sexual violence and torture, the fate of youth and other topics of concern of the contemporary authors. Read more…

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Easter processions
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Easter processions

  • 1 Kalea Uria Harresia Hondarribia, PV, 20280 Spain (map)
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he week before Easter in Spain is known as Semana Santa, or the Holy week. Starting from the Holy Thursday, Passover processions take place throughout Spain. This religious processions are dedicated to the events that occurred after Christ entered Jerusalem. In Guipúzcoa, this spectacular procession can be observed in Hondarribia and Irun. Read more…

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City Festival Olatu Talka
May
24
to May 26

City Festival Olatu Talka

  • 1 De Alderdi Eder Parkea Donostia, Spain (map)
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Olatu Talka festival was created in 2010 to promote San Sebastian in the competition for the title of 2016 European Cultural Capital.  The festival was a success and Basque city became a cultural center of Europe for the first a time. Locals loved the idea of modern urban festival and decided to make it an annual event. Read more…

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San Juan Day
Jun
23
to Jun 24

San Juan Day

  • 1 Del Padre Claret Plaza Donostia, PV, 20013 Spain (map)
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On the day of summer solstice Spaniards celebrate the day of St. John (San Juan in Spanish), the roots of which go back to paganism. It is believed that after this longest day of the year is over, Light begins to lose its strength and Darkness takes over. Read more…

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Keler Bokata Astea
Apr
13
to Apr 22

Keler Bokata Astea

The most gourmet bokatas can be tasted in San Sebastian during the week of Keler Bokata Astea, when over 30 establishments offer delicious and original bokatas accompanied by a Keler beer at a single price of 7 euros.  Bokata is a Spanish sub sandwich with various fillings.  It is, probably, one of the most popular snacks in Spain. During this special week, bars of San Sebastian add a gourmet touch to this simple but satisfying dish.  For example, "Spring" (a salmon bokata with arugula, cream cheese, avocado and Maldon salt) and "Japan Fusion" (a marinated turkey bokata with escarole, tomato, Gorgonzola cheese sauce, shiitake and wakame seaweed) are just few bokatas that stood out for us this year.

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Hitchcock. Beyond suspense
Jun
16
to Oct 1

Hitchcock. Beyond suspense

An exhibition that portrays Hitchcock as an artist, as an author, as a creator who controls every aspect of his films. The exhibition traces Hitchcock's life, his icons, his ability to work with great collaborators, his portrayal of the woman, his way of portraying his time and his scripts.

The exhibition presents a five-part series that illustrates the most significant features of the director's filmography, through enlarged frames and sequences of his films, storyboards, sketches, posters, photographs, magazines and dresses.

*Closed on Mondays.

Admission: 6 EUR

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Liñiou Faté: The Forgotten Ones
Apr
7
to Jul 2

Liñiou Faté: The Forgotten Ones

Bibendum (the original name of the Michelin Man) has crossed borders to reach all points of the planet, such as sub-Saharan Africa, where it is used, as in so many other places, to indicate the presence of workshops for the repair and replacement of punctured tyres. This exhibition shows the creativity around the icon of Bibendum, through photographs, videos and original objects.

From Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00-20:00

Free admission

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The sea of toys
Feb
16
to Sep 16

The sea of toys

Naval Museum is hosting an exhibition of antique Spanish toys related to the theme of the sea and seafaring.

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 19:00.
Sundays and holidays: 11: 00 - 14: 00.

3 EUR

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'The Brigde of Coexistence' show
Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

'The Brigde of Coexistence' show

Among the many events that have been scheduled to start off San Sebastian 2016, the main event, that will take place the 23rd January, has been created and directed by Hansel Cereza. The public is invited to congregate in the surroundings of the María Cristina Bridge to enjoy the performance and take part in the building of the bridge of co-existence, an ephemeral bridge of values, intentions and dreams to be developed throughout the year.

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