Frequently Asked Questions

When is Jaialdi?

July 28-August 2, 2020.

How often is Jaialdi held?

It’s held every five years in Boise, Idaho.

When should I get my hotel?
Now! Check the lodging tab for more information.
How many people come to Jaialdi?

It’s tough to accurately estimate because some events, such as those on the Basque Block, do not require tickets. Our best guess is in the neighborhood of 35,000.

Why is Jaialdi held in Boise?

The first Jaialdi was intended as a one-off cultural festival, but then-Gov. Cecil Andrus asked the Boise Basque community to hold another in 1990 to celebrate the state’s 100th anniversary. After the success of the 1990 event, it was decided that the festival should be held every five years.

Who runs Jaialdi?

Jaialdi is entirely run and staffed by unpaid volunteers. It is a labor of love.

How do I become a vendor at Jaialdi?
Submit your application via the vendor form by Feb. 1, 2020.
I’d like more frequent updates. Where should I go?

Visit our Facebook page for more information.

Do kids need tickets to the events?

Yes, children do need tickets to Festara, Dantzaldi, and Sports Night. This is due both to the fire policies at some of the venues and because we have limited seating. Children younger than 10 may attend Expo Idaho events for free. 

I want to place an ad in the program book. how do i do that?

Just fill out the form here and upload your artwork and payment information. Deadline is March 15, 2020.