2011 Event Calendar San Sebastián

Summer 2011 is just around the corner and we are very excited about all the events taking place in our city of Donostia - San Sebastián this year. It would be ideal to combine one of the many film festivals, sport events, Basque traditional celebrations or concerts and music festivals with a weekend break in San Sebastián. 


As there are so many things to do, we decided to create a Calendar with all major events of 2011.

3-4 y 8-12 June Amstel Surfilmfestibal 9

Are you into surfing? And movies? Than we have found you a perfect match! The Amstel Surfilmfestibal is a film festival entirely about Surfing! 


3-9 July Soccer: Donosti Cup

The Donosti Cup is a yearly international soccer tournament for boys and girls born after 1992. It brings the 200 best youth soccer teams from all over the world together to play exciting matches on 15 soccer fields.. more info


16-17 July Xll Regata de Vela San Sebastián

This international two round Regatta starts its first round in Hendaye and ends in San Sebastián. The second round takes fully place in the La Concha Bay of San Sebastián. more info


21-25 July Jazzaldia – The San Sebastián Jazz Festival

Plaza de la Trinidad, Centro Kursaal and The Zurriola beach is where it all takes place: The San Sebastián Jazz Festival. Big Jazz performers will gather in the city during this summer days to give major concerts and light up the streets with small bands and lots of outdoor entertainment. more info


 26 July Jamiroquai in Bayonne (FR)

For their European Tour Jamiroquai will be performing in Bayonne (FR). This French city is around 45 minutes away by car, which makes San Sebastián the perfect location to spend your short break when visiting this amazing concert. more info



 29 July Bon Jovi in Concert

Bon Jovi; One of the biggest Rock formations from the United States chose the Capital Donostia as a part of their Circle Tour featuring their latest work The Circle which originates from 2009. Off course we all know them from records such as “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Always”. Don’t miss this great concert! more info


30 July La Clásica de San Sebastián

A classic in the world of cycling, right here in our beautiful city of San Sebastián. more info



13-20 August Semana Grande

This tradition in the Basque Country fills the city of San Sebastián with parties, great concerts, children’s activities and a spectrum of different activities planned throughout the week. One of the greatest events of Donostia. more info


13-20 August International Fireworks Competition

The International Fireworks Competition or ‘Concurso Internacional de Fuegos Artificales’ is one of the main activities during the Semana Grande. Each night, firework specialist from all over the world will compete to give the best show. more info


13–21 August 87th San Sebastian International Tennis Competition 2011

32 of the best Tennis players in the world will challenge each other in this Veteran Tournament in Donostia – San Sebastián. more info


 3–11 September Euskal Jaiak - Fiestas Vascas

Music, sports and the best Basque Cuisine are the main attractions of this tradition of the Basque Country. It will be kicked off in Style with a: Cider Day! more info


4-11 September Regatas de traineras (Bandera de la Concha)

Prestigious rowing boat competition which takes place the first two Sundays of September in San Sebastian Bay. more info


 16-24 September Zinemaldia – 59 International Film Festival

For nine days straight, San Sebastián will become the capital of glamour. Quality films and exhibitions will share the spotlight with the movie stars that will visit the city. more info




 29-04 October-November 22nd Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

This week of Fantasy and Horror Films includes Cinema Marathons and much more activities in this particular genre. more info




12-20 November VI Spanish Poker Championship: EuroSuperPoker

Searching for the Poker champion of Spain, San Sebastián is one of the stops on their way there. With an enrollment fee of €660 and a maximum of 200 players, Donosti is the perfect city to host this exclusive event. more info



13 November Running: Behobia – San Sebastian race

The amazing route between Behobia and San Sebastián will become a great "Fiesta" for the Guipuzcoa Athletics. The challenge exists out of 20 kilometres and exceeded the barrier of 20.000 participants last year. more info


20-23 November Congreso de gastronomía: Gastronomika

Hundreds of chefs and cooking experts around the world gather at the San Sebastián Gastronomika Congres. For three days Donosti becomes the center of European Gastronomy. Visitors will have a chance to taste exquisite products in more than 200 stands set up for this unique occasion. more info


21 December The Saint Thomas Fair

The smell of Txistorra(a typical Basque spicy sausage), will take over the streets of San Sebastián during the 21st of December. The traditional fair of Saint Thomas brings together thousands of citizens to enjoy the Txistorra Cheese, Honey, Vegetables and many other local products. more info


Enjoy your holiday in San Sebastián at the beach of La Concha bay!

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