Jaialdi postponed again to 2022

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 09:27:27-05

BOISE, Idaho — Boise's week-long Basque festival Jaialdi has been postponed again to July 26-31, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival attracts around 30,000 people and organizers say they want to keep the event as safe, welcoming and celebratory as possible.

Jaialdi revels in Basque music, dance, culture and togetherness.

“It is so hard to make the decision to postpone again because Jaialdi is such a vital and joyful time to reconnect with friends and family from across the globe,” said Jaialdi board member Amy Wray. “But this is a festival that even in normal times happens just once every five years — and we want to make sure we can hug our friends and family from around the world, crowd the Basque Block and our favorite events, and dance the jota together.”

Organizers will now have a chance to build an amazing festival experience. Basques and lover of Basque culture from around the world will also have the chance to plan a safe trip to Boise.

Jaialdi typically takes place every five years and people travel to Boise to dance, eat, sing, play music, meet new people and celebrate the Basque culture. The festival started in 1987 and began the every- five-year schedule in 1990.

Organizers say the postponements will not affect the timing of Jaialdi 2025. For more information about Jaialdi 2022, including ticket information, click here.