Jaialdi @ The Basque Block
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 28

Kepa Junkera: Live from Bilbao
Basque Center and, 7 p.m.
Basque musician Kepa Junkera will live stream his concert from Bilbao to participants at Jaialdi 2015. Come to the Basque Center to watch on the big screen or log in to to view. And be sure to follow along on Twitter!

Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29

Welcome to Boise
Basque Block, 5-11 p.m.

Join us on the Basque Block for food and drink and listen to strolling musicians.

Thursday, July 30

Sports Night
CenturyLink Arena, 7 p.m.
$15 (includes ticketing fees)

Weight lifters from the Basque Country will test their strength by lifting cylinders weighing 250-400 pounds and stone balls weighing 350 pounds. Woodchoppers will test their skills against each other, and traditional farm sports competitors will throw hay bales, lift wagons, and see who can carry milk cans the farthest.

Street Dance
Basque Block, approximately 8:45 p.m.

Join us for dancing with music by Luhartz and The Crazy Wheels.

Basque Block Open
Basque Block, noon-midnight
Grab some food, get a drink, and enjoy Basque music with old and new friends.

Friday, July 31

Basque-ing on the Block
Basque Block, noon-midnight

Grab some food, get a drink, and enjoy Basque music with old and new friends.

Morrison Center, 7 p.m.

Festa’ra is a celebration of the traditional music and dance of the Basque Country, including performers from Euskadi and Boise’s famous Oinkari Dancers. Get your tickets — this event fills up fast!

Saturday, August 1

Basque-ing at Expo Idaho
Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.

Dozens of dance groups from around the West will perform on two indoor stages. Basque vendors will be available in the Expo Idaho building with Basque novelties, souvenirs, and clothing for sale. Food, drink, a sports arena, and displays of sheepwagons will also be on hand.

San Inazio Mass

St. Mark’s, 7960 Northview Street, 7 p.m.

The annual San Inazio Mass will be celebrated in Basque and English. The Oñati Dancers will perform a sacred liturgical dance on the altar at St. Mark’s, with assistance from the Oinkari Basque Dancers.


Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
$11.50 online or $12 at the gate

Join Amuma Says No and The Crazy Wheels in this celebration of music and dancing; open to all ages.

Sunday, August 2

Basque-ing at Expo Idaho
Expo Idaho (formerly known as the fairgrounds), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages 10 and older: $6.50 online, $7 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10.

Join us for more of the same fun as Saturday’s events continue.

Street Dance
Basque Block, approximately 8 p.m.

Join us for dancing with music by Luhartz and Amuma Says No.

Taste of McCall @ River Ranch
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MDEF’s Signature Event

Taste of McCall is the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation’s annual signature event. Started in 2009, our goal for Taste of McCall is to not only showcase our local restaurants, breweries and Idaho wines, but to also raise awareness and money for educational opportunities for children in ourIMG_7959 community.

Each year our local restaurants serve their finest tastes and our breweries serve their best crafted beer. For the wine enthusiast we have samplings of wines chosen by our expert staff. Everyone enjoys the setting while imbibing and visiting with friends, old and new.

You will also enjoy shopping at our silent auction and this year we promise to highlight McCall “experiences” as well as beautiful baskets of wonderful gifts. All will be continually updated on the Silent Auction Page.

The event is held on the beautiful grounds of River Ranch on August 1st, from noon to 3:00 pm.  Tickets are available for sale for $40/food only or $50/food and drink and may be purchased online or at Krahn’s Home Furnishings, McCall Brewing Co., Rupert’s/Hotel McCall, Dandy Lion Consignment Shop, Shore Lodge Gift Shop and Mountain Monkey Business or here on our webpage.

All proceeds benefit the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.



Our vision is an engaged community committed to helping children reach their highest potential through innovative educational experience.  Consistently well-funded schools prepare generations of graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities of our global society.


Our Mission is to accomplish our vision, that McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation serves as an advocate and catalyst for education excellence.  We secure and provide funding, and engage and mobilize our existing community assets to enhance learning opportunities for children.


MDEF, a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation, was established in 2007 by a committed and concerned group of citizens, who cared about our children, to address the increasing shortfall in public funds available to maintain the margin of excellence essential for our students to succeed and excel in our global society. Since its inception in we have donated more than $290,000 to the McCall-Donnelly School District. As a result of our fundraising efforts, the school district and educational organizations in our area have been able to fund critical programs and materials in our local schools.

Visit for more information.


Edible Idaho Summer BBQ Party @ B.U.G.S. Comba Park
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

summer barbecue party (4)

Taste 208 @ Linen Building
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taste208 was born as an event to celebrate Idaho, and the wonderful West Coast region.

Today, we work with wineries, breweries, and distilleries from Idaho and the West Coast, with a focus on brands who are emerging, boutique, and family-owned.  We support businesses and brands who support Boise and the Idaho food and beverage community.

Over the course of 4 years (and heading into our 5 year anniversary in 2016), we have managed to create a gathering of likeminded brands and individuals, and a safe and happy place for the citizens of Boise to taste the BEST of what’s available in Boise from Idaho and the West.

Growing in 2015, the Taste208 movement is adding an Autumn Speakeasy event on August 27, open to only 300 patrons and only 25 vendors, sponsors, and partners.  Together with Idaho Whiskey, Full Circle Exchange, 13th Street Pub & Grill, Adrian + Sabine, and The Linen Building, the Taste208 team is proud to present a growing opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy each other’s company, and great product.