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

Please click the link below for details on the Basque Studies Symposium:

CSUB Basque Studies – Symposium Flyer v2

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

2:00 p.m. – Pelota/Handball Games – Featuring Players from California. 

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! 


The KCBC will host four handball players coming from Euskadi to play in handball games on Saturday, May 27th,and Sunday, May 28th.  We are excited that 2 of them currently play for ASPE Pelota: Andoni Gaskue and Iñigo Bikuña Izagirre; Iker Arreche and Francisco Javier Oscoz from the Basque Country will also be competing with them. Ander Errandonea, son of Inaxio Errandonea, will be the visiting coach. We would like to thank Joxe Rekondo and Inaxio Errandonea from ASPE Pelota for helping us organize the pelota players for our Basque Festival. 

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!



Double Tree Hotel 

3100 Camino Del Rio Ct 

Bakersfield CA 93308


Please use code KCB when booking rooms. 

Double Queen: $99+tax

Single King: $99+tax 


Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301

Please click link below to book your rooms. 

Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

Double Queen: $139+tax

Single King: $139+tax