Basque Festival

2023 Picnic Schedule

Please join us Celebrate Basque at our 49th Annual Bakersfield Basque Festival.  As events are confirmed, we will update our schedule of events.  Please check back for more exciting updates!

Friday, May 26, 2023

Times TBD – Basque Symposium at the Basque Institute at Cal State University Bakersfield

Saturday, May 27, 2023

8:00 a.m. – Mus Tournament ($40 per player-includes lunch)

1st Place Team – $500

2nd Place Team – $250 

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch – Adults $25; Children $20

4:00 p.m.- Pelota/Handball Game – Pelotaris from Euskadi

Sunday, May 28, 2023

8:00 a.m. – Park opens

10:00 a.m. – Catholic Mass concelebrated by Aita Antton Egiguren OFM and Father Theo, along with Deacon Fred Ansolabehere, the KCBC Klika, Choir, and Dancers

12:00-2:00 p.m. – Lunch:  BBQ Lamb

2:30-4:30 p.m. – KCBC Dancers & Klika perform

5:00 p.m. – Lukainka & Ham/ Cheese sandwiches – $12

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

7:30 p.m. – Dance – Music by Luhartz from Euskadi

8:30 p.m. – Drawing – $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20 – please buy your tickets to support the KCBC!

Monday, May 29, 2023

Basque Breakfast at Wool Growers Restaurant


We hope to see you here!

Musicians:  We are excited to host Luhartz from the Basque Country as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary.  We welcome back band members Rafa Iriondo, Aintzane Uria, Etor Akordagoitia, and Kepa Calvo to Bakersfield.  They will be joined by Ekain Alzola.  Get ready to dance and have fun! 

Pelotaris from Euskadi:  We will announce the pelotaris as soon as they are confirmed.  Please stay tuned!

Our Basque Festival could not be a success without the support of our members and friends who donate their time, energy, and financial contributions.  Thank you…Eskerrik asko!



Please check back for details on room rates at our local hotels.