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Basque Events

Top Basque events in the U.S.
The calendar is updated continually as information becomes available. To have your event listed, e-mail Euskal Kazeta at

We will try to update details about events closer to the date of each event.

Weekly Basque Mass online Every Sunday
Aita Antton Egiguren streams the mass live at 8 a.m. Sunday mornings on Facebook on the St. Patrick’s Parish page.
He is also posting masses and prayer sessions regularly on Facebook, via his Artzai Ona Basque Catholic Facebook page.

Basques in California Exhibit
Boise, Idaho

At the Basque Museum
611 Grove St.
Boise 83702

2021 Basque Writing Contest
Deadline: Sept. 30

Contest is open to all writing on the Basques or Basque culture that has not been published elsewhere.
Sponsored by the Center for Basque Studies, at the University of Nevada Reno.
For more details, visit the website.
6 p.m. PST. Manuscripts can be turned in electronically or via email.

Members Sunday lunch
South San Francisco, Calif.

Sunday lunch for members of the Basque Cultural Center have resumed.
RSVPs are required. Call (650) 583-8091 for a reservation.
The restaurant has also resumed dine-in services
Tuesday through Sunday Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco

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Sunday, August 1
San Inazio Picnic
Boise, Idaho

In light of state health restrictions, the club is taking precautions and sponsoring a modified celebration of a members-only picnic.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food and Games. Meet at the east end of the park.
Municipal Park
500 S. Walnut St.

Saturday, August 7
Mountain Home Basque Picnic
Mountain Home, Idaho

4 p.m. Park opens
Lamb, Rice, Beans, Chorizos
5:30 p.m. Kids Games, followed by Adult Games
8 p.m. Oinkari Basque Dancers
9 p.m. Live Music with Ripple Effect

Saturday, August 14
Bighorn Basque picnic
Buffalo, Wyoming

2 p.m. Games – Soka tira, sheep hooking, irrintzi contest, xahakoa contest
5 p.m. Dinner – Lamb and pork with side dishes and dessert
Tickets are $35 for one; $60 for a couple or family; includes camping spot
Evening dance with Jean Flesher’s band
Johnson County Youth Camp

Sunday, August 15
Colorado Euskal Etxea Basque Picnic
Englewood, Colo.

12 – 1 p.m. Welcome and games
1 – 2:30 p.m. Barbecue Lunch
2:30 p.m. Basque entertainment
4:30 p.m. NABO Mus Tournament
Tickets: $15 Members with RSVP, $20 Members at door, $22 Non-members at door, $5 Kids 5 – 12.
Deadline for reservations: August 1.
Call (303) 868-0906 or email:
Dove Valley Regional Park Shelter #3
7900 S. Potomac St.
Englewood, Colo.

Saturday and Sunday, August 28 & 29
Udako Besta – Summer Party
South San Francisco, Calif.

Two days of food, dance, handball and more

Saturday, August 28
Boise, Idaho

Tickets go on sale July 15
5 – 8 p.m. Wine Tasting with over 75 wines
Basque Museum
611 W. Grove St.

Sunday, Sept. 5
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Festivities start at 9:30 a.m.
Mass, Lunch and folk dancing in the afternoon, ending with an evening dance.
Chino Fairgrounds
5410 Edison Ave. at Central Avenue

Wednesday Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 10
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Hailey, Idaho

Saturday, Oct. 9
Rocklin Basque Club Annual Besta
Lincoln, Calif.

Sunday, Oct. 10
40th Anniversary Picnic
Las Vegas, Nev.

Saturday, October 26
Basque Cultural Day

1 – 6 p.m. Online speakers
Organized by the Basque Educational Organization

Saturday, Nov. 6
Mortzilla Dinner and Bazaar
Boise, Idaho

5:15 p.m. – first seating for mortzilla (blood sausage) dinner
6:30 p.m. – second seating
$15 for adults; $6 for children
Basque Center
601 W. Grove St.

Saturday, Dec. 18
Sheepherders Ball
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 W. Grove St.

Friday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Gala
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 & 13, 2022
38th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Handball games with players from the Basque Country
Saturday: barbecue steak dinner; Sunday lunch: rack of lamb lunch.
See weekend schedule here.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
72nd Annual Ontario Basque Dinner Dance
Ontario, Oregon

Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave.

Saturday, March 12, 2022
N.A.B.O. Bertsolari Special Tribute
South San Francisco, Calif.

Rescheduled from original date of March 14, 2020
Will include active U.S. bertsolaris and some from the Basque Country
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, May 1, 2022
Fresno Basque Festival
Madera, Calif.

Parade, folk dancing, klika, lamb barbecue, chorizo sandwiches.
9 a.m. Gates open; 11 a.m. mass; 1 – 3 p.m. barbecue
Rancho Vista del Rio
6440 N. Golden State Blvd., Madera 93722
Fresno Basque Club Facebook page
Followed on Sunday with Basque Breakfast
Santa Fe Restaurant
3110 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno

Sunday, May 16, 2022
Los Banos Picnic
Los Banos, Calif.

Los Banos Fairgrounds
4th and F Streets

Saturday May 29 & Sunday, May 30, 2022
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

For the full picnic schedule, click here.
Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Monday May 31, 2022
Basque breakfast
Bakersfield, Calif.

8 a.m. through the afternoon
Woolgrowers Restaurant
620 East 19th St.

Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, 2022
Winnemucca Basque Festival
Winnemucca, Nev.

July 2 – 4, 2022
National Basque Festival
Elko, Nev.

Sunday, July 3, 2022
76th Annual Southern California Basque Club Festival
Chino, Calif.

Saturday July 17, 2022
Reno Basque Festival
Reno, Nevada

Wingfield Park
300 W 1st St.

Sunday, July 18, 2022
37th Annual Gooding Basque Picnic
Gooding, Idaho

Gooding Basque Center

Tuesday, July 26 to Sunday, July 31, 2022
Boise, Idaho

Read our story to see when to book your hotel and when to buy your Jaialdi tickets.

Saturday, August 7, 2022
Gardnerville Basque Picnic
Gardnerville, Nev.

Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
21th Annual Basque Museum Winefest
Boise, Idaho

Basque Block
600 block of Grove Street

Sunday, August 14
Bighorn Basque Club Picnic
Buffulo, Wyoming

2 p.m. Games
6 p.m. Dinner
Evening Dance with Jean Flesher and Band
Johnson County Youth Camp

Saturday & Sunday, August 28-29, 2022
Etxeko Jaialdia
South San Francisco, Calif.

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2022
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2022
Marin-Sonoma Picnic
Penngrove, Calif.

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