6. The Basque Festival
August 12 to the 18 in Saint-Pierre
This 100% Basque sporting and cultural event takes place every year in August, for a week.
Throughout the week, there will be traditional ball games (pelotta, pelone gum pleone, jokogarbi) which take place by a different team every evening. An occasion for the local seniors to compete with the pelotaris invited from France and Canada and for the young generation to show off their know-how.
The highlight of the event is Sunday, where locals and visitors celebrate the music and gastronomy of the Basque country, participate in Basque games of force and they also offer demonstrations of Basque dance. The day closes with a popular ball in the square of Zazpiak Bat. Discover our identity through our Basque roots!
For more information:
Pelote Basque SPM