What's On in Bilbao - May 2018

What's On in Bilbao - May 2018

The month of May brings Bilbao alive with festivals and events, celebrating the coming of spring. Find out what Bilbao has to offer both visitors and locals alike, this upcoming month.

Music & Culture

Berlin Philharmonic - Live concert streaming: 12th May
Bilbao Philharmonic Society in collaboration with Berlin Philarmonic Digital Concert Hall are broadcasting a series of live concerts, the following one being live on the 12th of May. Beethoven and Mussorgsky compositions will delight the audience at the Auditorium.
For more info, click here

Fito & Fitipaldis tour - "20 years, 20 cities": 5th May
Part of the celebration tour "20 years, 20 cities", the event taking place at Bizkaia Arena Bilbao, will have as special guests: Alex Sardui and Haimar Arejita from Gatibu and Iñaki "Uoho"
For more information visit Bizkaia Arena page.

MAZ Basauri music festival: 4th&5th May
The second part and last one of the MAZ Basauri festival will take place on the 4th and 5th of May.
For artists line-up and ticket information, visit MAS Basauri festival page.

Goya and the Court of Enlightenment Exibition: 1-28th May
The first Francisco de Goya exhibition in Bilbao, showcasing at Bilbao Mueum, will end on the 28th of May.
For more information visit Bilbao Museum page.

Jorge Oteiza exhibition: 24th May – 27th July
The art exhibition, displaying Jorge Oteiza sculptures - published and unpublished so far - will open its doors on the 24th of May at the Michel Mejuto Gallery.
For further information visit Galeria Michel Mejuto.

Events & Workshops

Umore Azoka Leioa Street Art Festival: 17-20th May
National and international street performances will surprize passengers and audience on a 3 days long art celebration.
Further details to be found on the Umore Azoka page.

Dantza Plazetan: throughout May
Aiming to promote Basque folklore, the street performances continue throughout May (1st, 12th, 26th and 27th).
For schedule and more details, click here

A couple of children workshops will keep your kids busy during the weekends; an educational and creative experience at the same time:
Books Alive - The Colours of Emotions: 5/6 May and 12/13 May
For more info, click here
Children's workshop – A Creative Experience: 5/6 May and 12/13 May
For more info, click here
Books Alive – Scritch Scratch: 19/20 Mya and 26/27 May
For more info, click here
Baby Art: Sundays 6-27 May
For more info, click here

International Museum Day: 18th May
"Hyper-connected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics" is this year's theme for the International Museum Day, celebrated and hosted by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
For more information visit the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

Outdoors & Tours

Bilbao Triathlon: 26th May
Challenge yourself at the internationally renowned Bilbao triathlon on the 26th of may, organized by Innevento. Half and full marathon available, with tours centred around Ria and over 1000 national and international participants expected this year. For more information visit Bilbao Triathlon page.


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