It might not be a Jaialdi year, but Boise's Basque population is ready for a party!

The San Inazio Festival honoring the patron saint of the Basques kicks off this Friday with a special Friends and family night.  They're inviting the community to bring their favorite appetizer (pintxo in the Basque culture,) relax with friends and try their hand at a Basque game called pala! It's similar to racquet ball and Friday's games will determine the rankings for Saturday's tournament.

Want to be a part of Boise tradition? Here's a look at the San Inazio Basque Festival Schedule of events!

Friday, July 29th

  • 5:30 p.m. - Friends & Family Night @ The Basque Center

Saturday, July 30th (on the Basque Block)

  • 11 a.m. - local Basque musicians
  • 12 p.m. - Boiseko Gazteak youth dancers
  • 1 p.m. - Soka Tira (tug of war) and Weightlighting
  • 1:15 p.m - Txantxangorriak musical ensemble
  • 2 p.m. - Oinkari Basque Dancers
  • 9 p.m. - Street Dance featuring Amuma Says No

Saturday, July 30th (@ St. John's Cathedral)

  • 6:30 p.m. - Onati Boise Dancers perform
  • 7 p.m. - Mass

Sunday, July 31st

  • 11 a.m. - Picnic at Municipal Park
  • 2 p.m. - Games at Municipal Park
  • 7 p.m. - Street Dance featuring Txantxangorriak and Amuma Says No on the Basque Block

For more on the Basque Festival click HERE.