Basque Festival

Ongi Etorri to the Kern County Basque Club’s 47th annual Basque Festival.

Preparations are on the way and we will be needing volunteers to help us make this Festival a successful one. If you would like to volunteer, please contact one of the board members.

We do our ground work and attempt to get you the best prices for rooms in Bakersfield. Below are the hotels that are offering a block of rooms for our event.


Due to the Memorial Day holiday, hotel space will be limited. We have secured a block of rooms and special hotel rates at the following locations. Make your reservations now!

DoubleTree Bakersfield

Rate: $99.00

Group code: KBC

Reservation deadline: 4/22/19

3100 Camino Del Rio Court

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone: (661) 323-7111

Hotel Link:

Bakersfield Marriot at Convention Center

Rate: $101.00

Group code: Kern County Basque Club Festival

Reservation deadline: 4/23/19

801 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 565-9320

Hotel Link:

Airports in or around Bakersfield

Bakersfield – Meadow’s Field Airport (BFL)

Fresno – Fresno Air Terminal (FAT)*

Burbank – Bob Hope Airport (BUR) Los Angeles – LAX*

(*denotes international service)

Bakersfield Restaurants and Directions

While in Bakersfield, remember to visit our Basque restaurants. We are proud that they are some of the finest in the United States.

Benji’s French Basque Restaurant

4001 Rosedale Hwy. 93308 

Phone: (661) 328-0400 

Wool Growers Restaurant

620 E. 19th Street 93305

Phone: (661) 327-9584

Noriega Hotel

525 Sumner Street 93305

Phone: (661) 322-8419

Driving Directions to the KCBC – 2301 South Union Avenue 93307

Driving North on I-5 (N on CA – 99 go to step 2)

  1. Traveling on I-5 N toward Bakersfield
  2. Take CA-99 N towards Bakersfield
  3. Take the White Lane exit
  4. Turn right onto White Lane
  5. Continue past Hughes Lane and Chester Avenue
  6. Turn left onto Union Avenue
  7. Turn left at KCBC – 2301 South Union Avenue

Driving South on I-5 (S on CA – 99 go to step 4)

  1. Traveling on I-5 S toward Bakersfield
  2. Take Stockdale Hwy. exit towards Bakersfield
  3. Turn right on S. Chester Avenue
  4. Turn left onto CA-58 Hwy E
  5. Take Union Avenue S exit
  6. Turn right onto Union Avenue
  7. Turn right at KCBC – 2301 South Union Avenue

Picnic Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2019 Picnic. Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates.

Image result for laburuFriday, May 24th, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – NABO Convention Meeting

Image result for laburuSaturday, May 25th, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Mus Registration- $35 per player (Lunch included)

          *1st Place Team – $500

          *2nd Place Team – $250

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – NABO Pilota Finals

10:00 a.m – NABO Jr. Mus Tournament

Lunch: Barbeque Chicken Lunch – Adults: $20 Children: $15

3:00 p.m. – NABO Tripota/Lukainka/Chorizo Contest

4:00 p.m. – Pelotaris from Euskadi

5:00 p.m. – Mikel Markez, Julen Alonso, & Andrea Bidart (from NOKA)

6:00 p.m. – Tri-Tip Dinner – Adults: $25 Children: $20

7:00 p.m. – 2019 NABO Bizi Emankorra award presentations

7:30 p.m. – Dance Performances by visiting dance groups and KCBC Adult Dancers

9:00 p.m. – Dance – Music by Luhartz

Image result for laburuSunday, May 26th, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Park opens

10:00 a.m. – Mass by Monsignor Craig Harrison, along with KCBC Klika and Choir

11:30-1:30 p.m. – Mikel Markez, Julen Alonso, & Andrea Bidart (from NOKA)

11:30-2 p.m. – Lunch: BBQ Lamb; Adults – $30 and Honorary Members/Children 12 and under – $20

2:00 p.m. – KCBC Dancers; Klika perform

4:30 p.m. – Lukainka sandwiches and ham/cheese sandwiches – $8

5:00 p.m. – Pelota/Handball Game – Pilotariak from Euskadi

7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. – Dance – Music by Amerikanuak & Luhartz

8:30 p.m. – Drawing – $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20

*1 st Place Prize – $1000 cash

*2 nd Place Prize – $500 cash

*3 rd Place Prize – $250 cash

There will be four handball players from Euskadi that will be playing handball on Saturday and Sunday. 

We proudly host the following Pelotaris:

To be Determined…… stay tuned.


Image result for laburuMonday, May 27th, 2019

Don’t miss out on the delicious traditional Basque breakfast that is served at Woolgrowers from 8:30am-12:30pm. Following breakfast, help your digestion with some dancing and a few drinks.