The Basque Club of Utah was formed in the mid-1970s to cultivate and preserve the Basque culture in Utah. Some public events that anyone can attend include:

Annual Dinner and Dance Fundraiser

A night of Basque dance and music performances by the Utah'ko Triskalariak, a silent auction, drinks, and a multi-course dinner created by chefs within our club.  This event is held to Help our club raise funds so we may continue to preserve our culture and traditions through the years to come. 

The SLC Living Traditions Festival

Every year, for 35 years, our club members get together to sell churros, chorizo sandwiches, and other items to raise money for our club. This is an annual free festival located in downtown Salt Lake City.

Annual Carmelite Fair

The Basque Club of Utah attends the Carmelite fair every year, our dancers perform, and we sell food to donate money to the Carmelite Monastery. The fair is usually on a Sunday in September on the monastery grounds, 5714 S. Holladay Blvd. The Carmelite Nuns depend on the annual fair as their main source of income. There are dancers from around the world, a live auction, drinks, games, rides and giveaways.

Utah'ko Triskalariak Performances

Our Basque dance group was founded in 1975 . They perform tradition Basque dances at various events in Utah as well as other states. If you would like more information, head to our dancer's page and make sure to follow them on social media.

The Basque Club of Utah also holds private events for members which include:

Odolki Jana

(Blood Sausage Dinner)

Prior to the dinner, club members will gather and make the blood sausage from scratch. Members then come together, the week after, to enjoy the sausage, and other dishes, at a communal dinner usually ending with entertainment.

Korrika Marathon

In the Basque Country, it is a fundraiser for Basque Language Schools to promote and spread the use of the language. We decided to celebrate this within our club, this is a marathon that we put on every bi-yearly in April. All funds raised are put towards our Euskara program. 

Basque Club Picnic

Every year our club members get together and host a summer picnic. This includes an outdoor mass at 11 am, followed by a Steak or Chorizo lunch, games, a horsehoe competition, and just good fun.

Basque Diaspora Day

Every year we celebrate Basque Diaspora Day together as a club. On this day, we celebrate Basque people and Basque culture around the world.  

Mus Games

Members gather at each other's homes to play the fun and strategic game of Mus. To learn more about this card game, visit the Mus page.

Halloween Party

Every year we host a Halloween party full of games, prizes, good food, and fun.

Holiday Party

Our annual Christmas party is a very fun event, Santa comes to visit, and the Utah'ko Triskalariak always put on a great performance.