Santa Rosa Festival

Santa RosaThe Santa Rosa Basque Club will host its annual Basque Festival this Saturday, September 7, 2019.  Festivities will begin with mass at 11am celebrated by Aita Antton Egiguren, followed by games, music, dancing, wood chopping, weightlifting, and great food and drink.  Admission is $5 for the day.  For more information visit them on Facebook.


Ziriko Besta in Utah

Ziriko BestaThe Basque Club of Utah is hosting a “Zikiro Besta” (lamb BBQ) on Sunday, September 8th beginning at noon at the Bywater Park Pavilion in Salt Lake City.  The festivities will begin at noon with lunch served around 1pm.  This is a BYOB event and there will also be txorizo available for those that do not like lamb.  Come join them to celebrate Basque Diaspora Day and enjoy a day with your Basque friends.  Please RSVP to  For more information visit their website.


Marin Sonoma Picnic

Marin SonomaPlease join the Marin Sonoma Basque Association this Sunday, for its annual Basque picnic and Mus tournament at the Penngrove Community Park.  Tournament registration will begin at 8am and cost to participate is $45 per person which includes lunch.  The lunch menu includes BBQ chicken, garbanzo beans, tomato salsa, salad, bread and cheese and Gateau Basque.  Remember no wine or alcohol will be served.  First and second place teams will each receive a prize, so please RSVP with your team names to  Cost of the lunch only is $25 for adults and $5.00 for kids.  Please RSVP for lunch to Linda Etcheverria. For more information, please visit them on Facebook, or see this flier.


Colorado Basque Picnic

Colorado Euskal EtxeaPlease join the Colorado Euskal Etxea next weekend on September 16th to celebrate its annual picnic at the Dove Valley Regional Park Shelter #3.  Events will begin at noon with games for the kids, followed by lunch (BBQ chicken and lamb), then group lessons in Basque dance, singing and mus.  Cost of the meal is $17 for members with a RSVP, $22 for members at the door, and non-members, and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Please RSVP on their website.


Boiseko Pilota Eskola

PilotaYouth in the Boise area will now have an opportunity to learn more about pilota thanks to Coach Todor Azurtza and the Boiseko Pilota Eskola.  Classes are aimed at youth between the ages of 9-13, and will be held on Mondays from 4:25-5:25pm at the Anduiza Fronton in downtown Boise.  The first session will be held on September 16th and will run through November 18th.  To enroll, or for more information, please email:


Basque Diaspora Day 2019

Diasporaren EgunaThis Sunday, September 8th, marks the second annual “Basque Diaspora Day.”  This day was established by the Basque Government in hopes of giving the Basque communities abroad more visibility.  September 8th was chosen since it is the date that Juan Sebastian Elkano successfully circumnavigated the globe in 1522. Many Basque clubs and entities are planning special events on this day, and the Basque Government will hold an official event in Ispaster, Bizkaia.  Ispaster was chosen as the  site this year since it represents the entire Diaspora with Ispastertarrak living in 11 different countries. As a testament to this, two houses on the town’s main plaza are named Nevada and Oregon.  Everyone is invited to join in the festivities, and if your community is planning an event, please send information about it to so that it can be included in the world program.




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