Running of the Bars 2022

Join us on the Basque Block July 16 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 welcome High Pine Whiskey Yell on the Basque Block as our musical guests!

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 (sheering 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?

Click the ticket icon below and follow the instructions. Pretty easy. We are partnering with Bonfire this year to let our participants pick out a shirt. We will have new shirt designs each year!


What is the Cost?

Cost starts at $34.99, but varies depending on the type and size of shirt you choose. You get some pretty great things with your admission as well, and it’s a fundraiser, so we appreciate you participating more than you know!

What do I Get When I Sign Up?

Early signups (available until July 15 at 5pm), will receive a shirt, a scarf or a pin, tickets for a free drink and free chorizo on the Basque Block, access to all bars and activities, drink specials, and live music on the Basque Block! Those that participate in the pub crawl will also be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. Those that sign up the day of the event will get all the same goodies except the shirt.

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 music and other things happening on the Block to keep you busy!

What if I Don’t Want a Shirt?

That’s okay too. You can participate without purchasing a shirt by clicking here.

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 pick up), and start heading to the bars!

Drink Specials & Games at the Bars will go from 5-8 (more or less)

There will also be some Basque Music in between band sets!

7:30pm – Live music with High Pine Whiskey Yell

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

9pm – More Music with High Pine Whiskey Yell

Participating Bars

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