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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

Linda Iriart
Chino Basque Club dancers at Chino Basque Festival 2016.

Monday, Sept. 4
Basque Breakfast
Chino, Calif.

Centro Basco
13432 Central Ave.

Friday, Sept. 8
Basque Film Series: Amaren Ideia
South San Francisco, Calif.

7:30 p.m. Free admission
Amaren Ideia – The Idea of my mother tells the story of three children who were evacuated to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War and their eventual return to the Basque Country.
Presentation by Aitor Inarra
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Friday, Sept. 8
Muma Scramble, plus Pintxos, Drinks and Dancing evening
Winnemucca, Nev.

9 a.m. Muma Scramble at Winnemucca Golf Course
For more info, call Jayme at (775) 304-1629.
8 p.m. Pintxos, drinks and dancing with Jean Flesher’s Band
Ormachea’s Dinner House
180 Melarkey St.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Santa Rosa Basque Festival
Paradise Valley, Nev.

10 a.m. Catholic Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
Noon: Dancing, sports, music, games, food & drink at Fireman’s Park
Dance performances by Winnemucca Dancers, Elko Arinak & Ruby Mountain Ardi Baltza.
Weight-lifting and wood chopping exhibitions as well as vendors!
$5 admission for the entire day
8 p.m. Dancing
Music by Ardi Baltza, Mercedes Mendive & Jean Flesher
Fireman’s Park
For more info, email or call (775) 304-3122

Sunday, Sept. 10
Marin-Sonoma Basque Festival
Penngrove, Calif.

Penngrove Community Park
11800 Main St.

Wednesday Oct. 4 – Sunday, Oct. 8
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Hailey, Idaho

This annual festival that honors the traditions of sheepherding always includes Basque dancing and music,
plus a celebration of other sheep traditions shared by Basque sheepherders in Idaho.

Friday, Oct. 6
Basque Film Series: Lejos del Mar
South San Francisco, Calif.

7:30 p.m. Free admission
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Iparreko Ibarra 13th Annual Besta
Lincoln, Calif.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Basque Cultural Day
South San Francisco, Calif.

The theme of this year’s event is Basque Mythology and Spirituality.
Speakers, dinner and evening concert with
Basque Country singing group Aire Ahizpak

Monday, Oct. 30
Basque Film Series: Elgarrekin – Together
South San Francisco, Calif.

7:30 p.m. Free admission
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

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

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Sheepherders Ball
Boise, Idaho

Basque Center
601 Grove St.

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

Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 & 18, 2018
36th Anniversary Weekend Celebration
South San Francisco, Calif.

Handball games, barbecue steak dinner, rack of lamb lunch.
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2018
70th Annual Ontario Basque Dinner Dance
Ontario, Oregon
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave.

Saturday, March 4, 2018
Kantari Afaria
Boise, Idaho

Annual fund-raiser for the Biotzetik Basque Choir.
Basque Center
601 Grove St.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
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.

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
32nd annual Living Traditions Festival
Salt Lake City, Utah

Washington Square and Library Square
450 South 200 East

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Los Banos Picnic
Los Banos, Calif.

Los Banos Fairgrounds
4th and F Streets

Saturday May 26 & Sunday, May 27, 2018
Kern County Basque Festival
Bakersfield, Calif.

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

Monday May 28, 2018
Basque breakfast
Bakersfield, Calif.

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

Sunday, June 3, 2018
San Francisco Basque Picnic
Petaluma, Calif.

Petaluma Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Dr.

Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 2018
Winnemucca Basque Festival
Winnemucca, Nev.

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sheepman’s Picnic
Bakersfield, Calif.

Kern County Basque Club
2301 South Union Avenue
Bakersfield, California

Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1, 2018
54th National Basque Festival
Elko, Nevada

Elko Basque Clubhouse
1601 Flagview Dr.

Saturday July 14, 2018
Reno Basque Festival
Reno, Nevada

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018
36th Annual Gooding Basque Picnic
Gooding, Idaho

Gooding Basque Center

July 27-29, 2018
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 musicians and dancers as well as Basque sporting events.
Basque Block
601 W Grove St.

Saturday August 4, 2018
Mountain Home’s 57th annual Basque Picnic
Mountain Home, Idaho

Basque Park, next to Bengoechea Hotel

Saturday August 11, 2018
Gardnerville Basque Festival
Minden, Nevada

Special Guest: Zaria Koru Eskola
Minden City Park
Esmeralda and 6th Street

Friday, August 17, 2018
20th Annual Basque Museum Winefest
Boise, Idaho

Basque Block
600 block of Grove Street

Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
Euskal Etxeko Jaialdia
South San Francisco, Calif.

Saturday evening – steak dinner. Reservations required= contact:
Dance follows the dinner.
10 a.m. mass
12:00 – Rack of lamb lunch
3:30 p.m. Pilota competition
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Ave.

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2018
Chino Basque Festival
Chino, Calif.

Chino Fairgrounds
5410 Edison Ave.

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