What to do in San Sebastian during the summer


As a general rule, in the vast majority of cities Summer is synonymous with parties, activities, celebrations. Y San Sebastian could not be less. During the summer dates there are many things to enjoy in Donosti that last during the month of September and then we will show you.

The San Sebastian Jazz Festival

La Concha Beach in San Sebastián

The activities that predominate in the city are mostly musical. At the end of July, the San Sebastian Jazz Festival always takes place, an unmissable event for every lover not only of Jazz but of music in general.

Every year great artists and musicians come to the city to give concerts both paid and free, such as those held in Zurriola beach gathering hundreds of people every night. This year will take place between July 24 and 28.

The Musical Fortnight

To continue with the music, since the end of July and throughout the month of August the so-called Musical Fortnight takes place, where lovers of classical music can enjoy great performances and concerts in the Kursaal auditorium and other stages of San Sebastián.

Donostiarra Big Week

In the second week of August (between August 10 and 17) the traditional one is celebrated Donostiarra Grande Week.

It will be a week full of activities, concerts and party in general, highlighting above all the international competition of Fireworks that takes place every night in the bay of La Concha. This activity, which lasts about 20 minutes, gathers thousands of people every night on the beach to watch the pyrotechnic show. It is without a doubt the strong point of this festival week.

Donostia Festibala

In September, Donostia Festibala arrives, specifically on September 13 and 14, an alternative music festival will be held for the ninth consecutive year and this time it will return to the Donostia Racecourse.

An opportunity to have fun listening to music while having fun riding in one of the park's attractions. Among the most recognized artists are Mala Rodríguez, La Pe Sticker, Natos and Waor, Beret, Melenas among others.

It is one of the activities that has attracted the most attention in recent years bringing together many people during the two days of the festival.

The San Sebastian Film Festival

Finally, to end the summer season as he says, from September 20 to 28, one of the most important and most prestigious annual events for the city takes place in San Sebastián, the film Festival.


Make the most of your time in San Sebastián with one of the following guided tours in Spanish and with very good recommendations from its users:

  1. Visit to Biarritz and the French coast from San Sebastián
  2. Kayak tour around La Concha Bay
  3. San Sebastian tourist bus
  4. Hiking on the Northern Way
  5. Guided tour of San Sebastián
  6. Skewers tour of San Sebastián
  7. Tour of the coastal towns of Guipúzcoa
  8. Other spectacular excursions in San Sebastián

This year, the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival is celebrated and will feature great stars from both national and international cinema as usual.

Of course, if you are a movie lover and you can approach San Sebastián during this week, you will enjoy the city at its best, with its best clothes to celebrate the most important festival of all those celebrated in the city throughout of the year.

If you are interested in knowing more about these and other activities to do in San Sebastián I recommend you visit the website where you will find a lot of useful information for your trip.