Basque Festivals Across the U.S.

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The onset of spring and summer means lively and colorful Basque festivals from San Francisco to Rhode Island.

Some of these celebrations, such as the Kern County Basque Club festival held during the Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, typically attract thousands of visitors who feast on hearty Basque dishes and enjoy great dancing performances and thrilling exhibitions of pilota, or Basque handball. Other events, such as the annual picnic sponsored by the Rhode Island Basque Club, are not as large. But each offers an opportunity for local Basque communities to celebrate their unique heritage and culture. Those who have attended know there is nothing quite like a Basque festival.

Dancers kick off the Fresno Basque festival May 1.
Dancers kick off the 2010 Fresno Basque festival. Photo: Euskal Kazeta.

The map above is a one-stop interactive guide to Basque festivals and picnics across the United States.

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Hundreds Enjoy Fresno Basque Festival
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