Ongi Etorri!

The Basque Club of Utah was formed in the mid 1970s to cultivate and preserve the Basque culture in Utah. The primary activities of the Club include a Public Dinner Dance, Blood Sausage dinner for members, participation in a Living Traditions Festival fundraiser, Summer Picnic for members, participation in a Carmelite Fair donation, Halloween Party for members and Christmas Party for members.

Zer Berri:

~The Club will participate in the Living Traditions Festival, May 17th - 19th.

Tony Barrutia - 1989

Dancers - 1989

Our Booth - 1998

Dancers - 2011

Jean - 1998

~Condolences to Dom Echeverria and family for the passing of his mother!

~The Oldoki Jatea (Blood Sausage Dinner) was held March 2nd, at the St. Vincent's Benvegnu Center. Thanks to Jean Flesher and everyone who helped make the sausage, cook, serve, set up and clean up! This year we had visitors from Buffalo, Wyoming, providing entertainment after dinner. We were the first stop on their tour of Basque communities. They were very talented and engaged the group in song and dance!

The sausage making is shown below.

~The Dinner Dance was held February 9th. Thanks to Cirbie Sangroniz for chairing the event, cooks for their many hours of planning and preparation, dancers for their many hours of practice and performance, Bob Ithurralde and members who donated items for the raffle/auction, and many others who helped setup, serve, play music, clean-up, etc. Eskerrik asko!!