Rock out and experience Basque culture in Idaho


If you’re looking for unique activities to delight a variety of ages and interests, consider these Idaho events restarting in 2021 and 2022.

Treefort Music Fest: Boise

The Treefort Music Fest makes its return with two festivals within six months. This popular event brings artists representing nearly every genre of music and highlights film, food, beer, yoga, art and more. Spring 2022 will be Treefort’s 10th anniversary — a celebration you won’t want to miss. Find festival COVID-19 protocols here. September 22-26, 2021, and March 23-27, 2022

Trailing of the Sheep: Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey

Experience the history of sheepherding in Idaho at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. This festival honors the autumn migration of sheep from their mountain ranges to lower-elevation pastures for winter and showcases Basque food, music, dancing and art. October 6-10, 2021, and October 5-9, 2022

Jaialdi: Boise

Idaho is home to the largest concentration of Basques per capita in the U.S.; and when it comes to celebrating their culture, the Basques know how to throw a party. Jaialdi is a six-day festival held every five years, and attendees are treated to authentic Basque food, music, games, performances and so much more. July 26-31, 2022

Idaho is home to the largest concentration of Basques per capita in the U.S., and their six-day Jaialdi festival is not to be missed! Photo courtesy Aaron Ridriguez

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