San Inazio Festival

Dated: 07/27/2017

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 27th, 2017

The Basque culture is an essential part of the City of Trees, and there’s no better place to celebrate than a the San Inazio Festival.

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From Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th, the San Inazio Festival will honor St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Basques.

Friday, July 28th

The festival kicks off Friday with “Friends and Family” night. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pintxo (appetizer) to share with others. Strolling Basque musicians will be performing throughout the night from 5pm to 9pm.

You’ll be able to watch pala games (similar to racquetball) throughout the weekend. The games will take place at the Fronton (619 Grove Street), but you can also watch the games on televisions in the Basque Center if you want to stay cool.

Saturday, July 29th

Start Saturday out at 11am by being entertained by local Basque musicians. At 12pm, Boiseko Gazteak takes the stage. This is the youngest Basque dancers you can find in Boise, ranging from ages 3 to 14 years old.

Txantxangorriak, a basque music ensemble, performs at 2pm. And the famous Oinkari Basque Dancers will take center stage at 7pm. This group has been an essential part of the Idaho Basque community since 1960 and has toured all over the world.

You’ll still be able to enjoy the pala games throughout the day! At 7pm, mass and liturgical dances by Onati Dantza Taldea will take place at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown.

Hit the streets for some live music and dancing with Amuma Says No from 9pm to 1am.

Sunday, July 30th

Can’t get enough dancing? The festival wraps up on Sunday, with Txantxangorriak performing at 7:3pm and Amuma Says No entertaining again from 8pm to 11pm.

Learn more about the San Inazio Festival here.

Janet Jameyson

Janet received her Computer Engineering degree in her home state of Michigan. She misses fireflies and thunderstorms but since 1996 has called Boise her real home. She is a foodie who likes scary movi....

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