Elko Basque Festival
July 3 - July 5
The National Elko Basque festival began with a celebration that brought sheepherders and cattle ranchers into town for a day of celebration. The festival became a two-day event in 1964, now known as the National Basque Festival. The weekend festivities were scheduled around the 4th of July weekend, to celebrate with this great Country and to thank them for accepting Basques and their heritage so freely. The festival this year will be held July 3rd through July 5th. Experience great food, music, dance, and of course people.