The driest period in the autonomous community runs from mid-April to mid-October. These months offer beaches full of sunshine, outdoor activities galore, and several famous events like Fiestas de La Blanca & Celedon. Summer also means unbearable heat, skyrocketing prices, and swarms of tourists. However, the best time to visit Basque Country is June and September which still falls in that season. Early summer and early fall are relatively less crowded, and the prices are also a bit lower. Winter is usually wet but relatively mild. This is when persistent, annoying rain called sirimiri often occurs. But don't let it ruin your plans to witness Tamborrada of San Sebastian in January. The spring arrives in Basque Country accompanied by numerous breathtaking parades and religious events.