Free open-air festivals coming to Donostia ... the choice is yours!

During the summer Donostia becomes a location for free open-air festivals. Do you prefer to take off your shoes and dance on the sand on the beach, or would you rather listen to music in the shade of a tree? The choice is yours!


From 23 to 28 July, Zurriola beach is the venue for many free concerts, such as Izaro, El Columpio Asesino or Les Amazones d'Afrique. This year the 59th festival has both Basque groups and groups from other countries, and it is a classic attraction for locals and also anyone who wishes to visit us.

jazzaldia festival jazzPhoto: Donostiako Jazzaldia

Glad is the day

In August (4th) we move from the beach to the shade of the trees for the free Glad is the day festival in the Cristina Enea Park in the city centre. The festival was created in 2016 on the criteria of the European Capitals of Culture, and features a craft and fashion market in addition to the free concerts.

GITD10Photo: CC BY-SA Donostia Kultura - Glad is the day 5# 2019

Did you know that the name of the festival, “Glad is the day”, is a play on words, by way of a tribute to Donostia environmentalist Gladys del Estal?

Musika Parkean

Musika Parkean is back on 24 and 25 August. The perfect combination of an open-air picnic and music too!, in the Miramar Gardens and Cristina Enea Garden. The watchword of this free festival, "please walk on the grass!", invites both Donostia locals and visitors to experience and enjoy nature in Donostia, its gastronomy, and live music as well.

musika parkean miramarPhoto: Musika Parkean


Boga Boga Festibala

From 6 to 15 September 2024, Donostia will host the second edition of this independent music festival with local DNA in emblematic and unique venues in the city and its surroundings, such as the open-air Chillida Leku museumAiete Park and the Kursaal terrace.

boga boga aietePhoto: Aiete Park

And finally, we mustn’t forget the city’s “big week” or summer fiesta, “Semana Grande/Aste Nagusia”!

Aste Nagusia

Aste Nagusia will be staged from 10 to 17 August this year, with countless activities for all ages and types of people: an attack on La Concha beach by pirates, for example, plus firework competitions and free concerts all over the city.

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