Events – Basque Calendar

The calendar is updated continually as information becomes available. To have your event listed, e-mail Euskal Kazeta at You can also send your newsletter or information to Euskal Kazeta, 1812 Linden Ave., Venice, CA 90291.

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Thursday, July 24
San Inazio for Beginners
Boise, Idaho

5:30 p.m. Join the Basque Museum & Cultural Center and the Basque Market for “San Inazio for Beginners.”
For $10, you will have an opportunity to learn about the history and culture behind the annual Basque festival hosted by the Basque Center. This festival has been a very visual part of the Boise Basque community for many years.
Participants will visit the Basque Market for some traditional Basque pintxos
(appetizers) and a sagardoa (Basque hard cider) tasting. We will also
be joined by local Basque musicians to hear some traditional Basque music as well as learn a dance or two to ease you into the festival. This is a great opportunity to learn about and better enjoy San Inazio, one of Boise’s greatest cultural festivals.
Signups are required – call (208) 577.2250 or email by July 23rd!
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
611 Grove St.

Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27
San Inazio Festival
Boise, Idaho

All events, unless listed are on the Basque Block (600 Grove St.)
6 p.m. Friends and Family Night at the Basque Center, 601 Grove St.
Everyone is encouraged to bring pintxos (snacks) to share
Handball and pala games at the Anduiza Fronton (619 Grove St.) televised in the Basque Center for spectators that prefer to stay cool
Handball, pala games all day at the fronton, starting at 10 a.m.;
dance and music performances on the street
7 p.m. Mass at St. John’s Cathedral, including sacred dances by Oñati Dantza Taldea
9 p.m. Street dance with local rock band Amuma Says No
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Picnic and kids games at east end of Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St.
7:30 p.m. Street dance on the Basque Block

Saturday, August 2 – updated!
Mountain Home Basque Festival
Mountain Home, Idaho

1 p.m. – Mass at the Fronton
5 p.m. – Kids games
6:30 p.m. – Adult games
8 p.m. – Oinkari dancers
9 p.m. -12 p.m. Street Dance – “Amuma Says No”
Held at the Basque Block, next to the landmark Bengoechea Hotel

Saturday, August 2
2nd Annual Basque Heritage Day
Shoshone, Idaho

Food, vendors, sheep camps and family history displays
12 noon – Lecture on Basques and the Spanish Civil War: David Lachiondo
2 p.m. Brent Barras of Canyon Studios will show the documentary “Basques in the West”
The Shoshone Cemetery will be decorated with Basque flags.
For vendor information, to be part of the sheep camp or to put up a family history display,
contact Kathy Oneida, (208) 886-2648 or Rachel Oneida (208) 490-1567.
Lincoln Fairgrounds
201 S. Beverly

Saturday, Aug. 9
Gardnerville Mendiko Euskaldun Picnic
Gardnerville, Nev.

11 a.m. Meza (Mass) celebrated by Fr. Lasteri & Klikas
1 p.m. BBQ lunch: lamb, chicken, lamb stew, beans, salad, cheese, ice cream & wine
$25 per adult & $10 per child under 12
3 p.m. Dance Performances by Mendiko Euskaldun & Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque clubs
4:30 p.m. Haurren Jokaldi (Children’s games)
6 pm Txorizo sandwiches
8 p.m. Dancing, with music by Jean Pierre & Manuela Etchechury
11:30 pm Baratxuri Salda (Garlic Soup)Esmeralda and 6th Street in nearby Minden
1602 Esmeralda Ave. Minden

Saturday, Aug. 9
Seattle Summer Picnic
Lake Sammamish, Wash.

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Lamb and chorizos provided; families are welcome to bring potluck dishes
Games, dancing, music, food and mus
Members: $10 adults, $15 families; non-members: $15 adults, $20 families Lake Sammamish State Park
2000 SW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah
See link for map and directions

Sunday, Aug. 10
Colorado Summer Picnic
Golden, Colo.

12 – 4:30 p.m. Raffles, games, dancers and food
Salt Lake City dancers will perform
Lion’s Park, 1300 10th St.
For information: Mayi (303) 868-0906

Friday, August 15
17th Annual Winefest
Boise, Idaho

5:30 – 9:30 Basque Block in downtown Boise
This annual event is the Basque Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year.
Participants receive a commemorative wine glass to sample the unique selection of over 100 domestic and imported wines that local producers and area distributors pour through the evening.
Pintxos will be served by participating restaurants.
The event also includes a silent auction and performances by the Oinkari Basque Dancers.
Tickets: Before day of event $30; Day of event $35.
Advance tickets are available at a reduced price of 4 for $100 until August 8.
More information, call (208)343-2671

Saturday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 24
BCC Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia
South San Francisco, Calif.

Annual festival
3 p.m. Presentation by Pulitzer Prize winner Warren Lerude
on his book, Robert Laxalt, the Story of a Storyteller
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Girls wrap the maypole at the 2010 Southern California picnic

Sunday, Aug. 31
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Chino Fairgrounds
Central and Edison Avenues

Friday, Sept. 5
Mus lessons
South San Francisco, Calif.
On Fridays in September (Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26), the cultural center will offer mus lessons.
Participants will learn rules, vocabulary, the flow of the game and strategy in time to
participate in fall tournaments.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.
South San Francisco

Sunday, Sept. 7
Marin-Sonoma Basque Festival
Penngrove, Calif.

Penngrove Community Park
11800 Main St.
Lunch will include barbecue chicken, garbanzo beans, salad, bread and cheese.
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch
Reservations are greatly appreciated. Call (707) 792-9258.

Sunday, Sept. 14
Mus lessons
Denver, Colo.

3:30 – 5:30 Lessons on the Basque card game
1441 W. 46th Ave. Unit 13
Contact information: Mayi at (303) 868-0906

Sunday, Sept. 28
Fundraising Mus Tournament
South San Francisco, Calif.

A mus tournament to raise money for
the Basque Educational Organization
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Txirrindulari Bike Ride
San Francisco Bay Area

Txirrindulari Bike Ride gains popularity

October 18
Fermin Muguruza & Tania De Sousa
San Francisco, Calif.

July 28 – August 2, 2015
Boise, Idaho