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Basque Events Calendar

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 euskalkazeta@gmail.com.

Saturday August 13
Gardnerville Basque Festival and Kantari Eguna
Minden, Nevada

Minden City Park
Esmeralda and 6th Street

Basque Museum's Winefest

Basque Museum’s Winefest

Friday, August 19
19th Annual Basque Museum Winefest
Boise, Idaho

5:30 – 9 p.m. 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 $35; Day of event $40.
Advance tickets are available at a reduced price of 4 for $120.
More information, call (208)343-2671
Basque Block
600 block of Grove Street

Saturday, August 20
Big Horn Basque Club Festival
Buffalo, Wyoming

5 p.m. Mass with Aita Egiguren
Dinner after mass
Dancing to music from the Jean Flesher Band
Members are asked to bring a side-dish
$20 for non-members
All are welcome
Folded Hills Ranch
28759 Old Highway 87

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28
Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia
South San Francisco, Calif.

Anniversary weekend celebration will include the NABO Pilota Finals
Saturday
9 a.m. Children’s handball
Afternoon – Championships Mens’ Class A Doubles, Eskuz and Paleta
6 p.m. Menditarrak music group from Baxe Nafarroa
7 p.m. Barbecue Steak Dinner (prepaid RSVP required)
Evening – Dancing with Benat Chaubadindeguy and Jean Louis Bergara
Sunday
10 a.m. Mass with Father Lastiri
Noon – Music from Menditarrak
12:30 Barbecue Rack of Lamb Lunch (prepaid RSVP required)
After lunch – More music with Menditarrak
For information and RSVPs: (650) 583-7018 or RSVP@SFBCC.US
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Menditarrak group from Baxe Nafarroa will play in San Francisco and Chino, Calif.

Menditarrak group from Baxe Nafarroa will play in South San Francisco and Chino, Calif.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 & 4
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Saturday
6 p.m. Dinner and dance with music from Menditarrak
Chino Basque Club
15181 Sierra Bonita Lane
Sunday
10 a.m. Mass with Father Iraola from Boise
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Barbecue lunch
3:30 Folk dancing performances
6 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Dancing with Xoriak, Basque Country musicians
Chino Fairgrounds
5410 Edison Ave.

Monday, Sept. 5
Basque Breakfast
Chino, Calif.

Centro Basco
13432 Central Ave.

Friday, Sept. 9
Basque Film Series: Ten Years
South San Francisco, Calif.
7:30 p.m.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Marin-Sonoma Basque Festival
Penngrove, Calif.

Penngrove Community Park
11800 Main St.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Annual La Puente Handball Club Picnic
La Puente, Calif.

12:30 – 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue beans and watermelon will be served. Beer, soda and ice cream will be sold at the bar.
Reservations are required for food tickets, although the food is free for members. Non-members are $5.
Guests who bring their own picnic food are welcome without reservations.
The event will include a bounce house, water slide, bocce and horseshoe games and other games and races.
To reserve, send a note with the number of members attending to La Puente Handball Club, P.O. Box 3024, City of Industry, CA 91744
by Sept. 5.
La Puente Handball Club
15858 Amar Rd.

Saturday, Sept.17
September Dinner
Boise, Idaho
The Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Txirrindulari Bike Ride
Albany, Calif.

The bi-annual ride takes place this fall in the East Bay, starting in Albany and winding along Wildcat Canyon Hills.
For more information, contact Leon Sorhondo at (415) 284-0748 or Irisarrtara@yahoo.com.

Friday, Oct. 7
Basque Film Series: AMAMA
South San Francisco, Calif.
7 p.m. “AMAMA” will be presented by the film’s director Asier Altuna
In Euskara with English subtitles
Admission is free
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Iparreko Ibarra – Rocklin Besta
Lincoln, Calif.

Sunday Oct. 9
Las Vegas Basque Club Picnic
Blue Mountain, Nevada

Saturday, Oct. 15
October Dinner
Boise, Idaho
The Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, Nov. 5
Mortzillak Dinner, Bazaar and Bingo
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Saturday, Nov. 19
St. Martin’s Dinner
Reno, Nev.
American Legion Hall
877 Ralston Way

Sunday, Dec. 10
Eguberri Besta – Christmas Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Sheepherders Ball
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

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

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 & 12, 2017
Anniversary Weekend Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
70th annual Ontario Basque Dinner Dance
Ontario, Oregon

Read our story on the history of the event
6 p.m. Traditional Basque dinner
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Kantari Afaria
Boise, Idaho

Annual fund-raiser for the Biotzetik Basque Choir.
Dinner by Chef Jesus Alcelay and a special performance by the choir.
Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday Mass and Lunch
San Francisco and South San Francisco, Calif.

9:00 a.m. Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires Church, with the Elgarrekin Choir and Klika, followed by hot chocolate and croissants at Notre Dame Church hall
566 Bush St. in San Francisco
Pilota, Lunch and Easter activities to follow at the Cultural Center
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Los Banos Picnic
Los Banos, Calif.

Los Banos Fairgrounds
4th and F Streets

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Txitxiburduntzi Celebration
Suffield, Conn.

Noon – New England Basque Club members and friends are invited to participate in the club’s Txitxiburduntzi Celebration
It will include exhibitions of Basque rural sports, including aizkolaris (wood-chopping), sokatira (tug of war), txingaruten (weight carrying), txokor batzen (corn cob pick-up) and harrijasoketa (weight lifting).
The meal will consist of: roasted pig, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and side dishes, and desserts
Riki Lasa’s farm, 426 South Grand St.

Saturday May 27, 2017
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Sunday May 28, 2017
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

Kern County Basque Club
2301 S. Union Ave.

Monday May 29, 2017
Basque breakfast
Bakersfield, Calif.

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

Sunday, June 4, 2017
San Francisco Basque Picnic
Petaluma, Calif.

Petaluma Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Dr.

Saturday July 15, 2017
Reno Basque Festival
Reno, Nevada

10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Wingfield Park
300 W 1st St.

July 28-30, 2017
San Inazio Festival
Boise, Idaho
The San Inazio Festival is an annual event to honor St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques. It began more than 25 years ago and now thousands come to the Basque Block at the end of every July to see local musician and dancers as well as Basque sporting events.
Basque Block
601 W Grove St.

Saturday August 5, 2-17
Mountain Home’s 57th annual Basque Picnic
Mountain Home, Idaho

Basque Park, next to Bengoechea Hotel

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