Jaialdi 2015

7/28/2015 - 8/2/2015: Jaialdi 2015

Join us for Jaialdi 2015! Every five years, attendees from around the world come to Boise to celebrate the best of Basque culture. Meet up with new and old friends, see dancers and entertainers from around the West and Europe, experience traditional farm sports, and — of course — eat and drink.

Jaialdi is scheduled for July 28-August 2, 2015. Check www.jaialdi.com for ticket information and links to purchase tickets; tickets available beginning January 2015. You can also find information about lodging, tickets, performers, and more at www.jaialdi.com

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29
Welcome to Boise
Basque Block, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Join us on the Basque Block for food and drink and listen to strolling musicians.

Thursday, July 30
Sports Night
CenturyLink Arena, 7:00 PM
$15 (includes ticketing fees)
Weight lifters from the Basque Country will test their strength by lifting cylinders weighing 250-400 pounds and stone balls weighing 350 pounds. Woodchoppers will test their skills against each other, and traditional farm sports competitors will throw hay bales, lift wagons, and see who can carry milk cans the farthest.

Friday, July 31
Basque-ing on the Block
Basque Block, 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Grab some food, get a drink, and enjoy Basque music with old and new friends.

Morrison Center, 7:00 PM
$35 (includes ticketing fees)
Festa’ra is a celebration of the traditional music and dance of the Basque Country, including performers from Euskadi and Boise’s famous Oinkari Dancers. Get your tickets — this event fills up fast!

Saturday, August 1
Basque-ing at Expo Idaho
Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds),
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
$5 for people 10 and older; free for children younger than 10 (ticketing fees may apply)
Dozens of dance groups from around the West will perform on two indoor stages. Basque vendors will be available in the Expo Idaho building with Basque novelties, souvenirs, and clothing for sale. Food, drink, a sports arena, and displays of sheepwagons will also be on hand.

San Inazio Mass
St. Mark’s, 7960 Northview Street, 7:00 PM
The annual San Inazio Mass will be celebrated in Basque and English. The Oñati Dancers will perform a sacred liturgical dance on the altar at St. Mark’s, with assistance from the Oinkari Basque Dancers.

Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds),
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
$10 (ticketing fees may apply)
Join Basque and Basque-American bands in this celebration of music and dancing; open to all ages.

Sunday, August 2
Basque-ing at Expo Idaho
Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds),
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
$5 for people 10 and older; free for children younger than 10 (ticketing fees may apply)

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