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Running of the Bars 2023

July 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on the Basque Block July 8 for Running of the Bars 5-10pm!

A Pub Crawl, San Fermin-Style! Get out your whites, and grab that red scarf! We look forward to having a kalimotxo (or whatever your drink of choice) with you! This year, we are so excited to have members of Amerikanuak playing live for us on the Basque Block!

What is Running of the Bars?

ROTB is a pub crawl in downtown Boise that starts on the Basque Block, includes bars like the Basque Center, Leku Ona, Grainey’s, Cactus, Whiskey Bar, & Silly Birch. Participants can take part in a special activity at each bar (shearing sheep, roping a bull, carrying weights, trivia, etc.), have a beverage or two with your friends, and then join us back on the Basque Block for dancing, food and more drinks! OH! AND it’s a fundraiser for the Basque Museum & its educational programs!

How do I Sign Up?


  1. If you would like a shirt for this years’ event click on the link below!

Pretty easy, but call the Museum at 208-343-2671 or e-mail if you have any questions!

What is the Cost?

The cost via Bonfire is $40 per person and includes a shirt, cup, drink & chorizo; and the cost without the shirt (through the Museum link) is $25 and includes everything except the shirt.  Tickets available at the event will be $30.

What do I Get When I Sign Up?

Again, it depends on how you sign up, but everyone will get a cup, drink, chorizo and access to all the event fun like the bar games and drink specials. The only difference is if you want a shirt or not. Up to you. It is a fundraiser for the Museum so we make a little off the shirt sign ups as well as the non-shirt sign ups.

You can also purchase a Running of the Bars neck scarf (pañuelo) and other items at the event, only if you want.

What if I Don’t Want to Do the Pub Crawl?

That is okay! You can still sign up and hang on the Basque Block while others run to the bars. There will be some live music and other things happening on the Block to keep you busy! (cost is still the same)

Tell Me More!

This fun for all (21+ of course) event is a great opportunity to get downtown, enjoy some great food and music, and support the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, the only of its kind outside the Basque Country!

Tentative Schedule

5pm – Event Start – Check in, get your goodies (your shirt will be shipped to you, but the other goodies will be at check-in), and start heading to the bars!

Other info is still being confirmed like how much our band will be playing music, etc.

8:30pm – Raffle drawing (for those that participated & finished the pub crawl)






July 8, 2023
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm