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The New London Basque Festival
June 23 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
The New London Basque Festival is happening on Saturday, June 23rd. The New England Basque Club will be hosting its biggest event to date. A Basque Festival in New London, Connecticut, filled with activities to celebrate our culture and rich history. The program will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation with the participation of the different chapters of the NEBC, dance and music performances, a Mus Tournament, and much more.
Small snacks Basque-style (“pintxos”) and an assortment of paellas will be cooked and served by the NEBC. Tickets are available through our event page on Eventbrite.
11:00 am: Parade from city hall to the Nathen Hale School. Including trikitilaris, txistularis, dantzaris, athletes etc. institutional representatives led by the Mayor of New London, other local authorities, NEBC president, NABO representatives….The US and Basque flags will be raised to the singing of hymns. Aurresku.
12:00 pm: Herri-kirolak exhibitions, alternating music and dance performances. Parade with the trainera, musicians, and dantzaris to the Maritime Museum. Aurresku in honor of men and women of the sea, a 25km journey down the coast in the trainera. Dancing, music and other athletes will return to continue the program on land.
3:00 pm: Food
5:00 pm: Mus Tournament
5:00 pm: Basque Music
8:00 pm: Closing ceremonies
(** An Adult Ticket is $30 and includes three “pintxos”, salad, and a paella dish. A Child Ticket —under 14 years of age— is $15 and includes one pintxo, salad, and a small paella dish.)
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