Summer in the Land of the Basques

Anytime is a good time to visit The Land of the Basques, but the sunny warm weather, longer days, together with the biggest outdoors festival season, make summer the perfect time to explore and enjoy the destination.

You can enjoy traditional festivals in every corner, every week of the Summer, with special mention to the capital cities main festivals.

Iruñea – Pamplona opens the festive season, July 6-14, with San Fermin Festival and its famous Running of the Bulls! Here you can check a video of the last Running Day of this year.

Vitoria-Gasteiz – on August 4, continues the capital festivities with the descent of Celedon (popular symbol of the Festivals), in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca.

San Sebastian takes over on August 12, with the gunshot from the City Hall. This beautiful city dresses up with the best galas during its Great Week. Every night, from Mount Igeldo to Urgull, fireworks illuminate the bay of La Concha.

And finally the fiesta arrives to Bilbao to celebrate its Big Week (Aste Nagusia) on August 19. Discover the street atmosphere in the txosnas (booths) located on the banks of the river and get lost in the bustle of the Seven Streets (Old Quarters)

Check out the Basqvium summer letter: Summer in the Basque Country August

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