Food & Drink in Galicia

Festa do Pulpo de O Carballiño

Most Galicians agree that the best pulpo á feira (Galicia's signature octopus dish) is cooked far from the sea in the inland town of O Carballiño, 30km northwest of Ourense. Tens of thousands of people pile into O C…
Cultural in Santiago de Compostela

Fiestas del Apóstol Santiago

Two weeks of music, parades and other festivities surround the Día de Santiago (Feast of St James; 25 July), which is simultaneously Galicia's 'national' day. Celebrations peak in a truly spectacular lasers-and-fire…
Religious in Viveiro

Semana Santa

Viveiro stages the most elaborate Semana Santa celebrations in northern Spain. The tradition goes back to the 13th century, and today the town fills with processions and decorations throughout Holy Week, with over 1…
Fiesta in Lugo

Arde Lucus

Around half a million people pack into Lugo over three days in June (sometimes running into the first days of July), as the city returns to its Roman roots with this festival featuring chariot races, gladiator fight…
Wine in Cambados

Festa do Albariño

Concerts, fireworks, exhibitions and the awarding of prizes for the year's best wines accompany the consumption of huge quantities of wine and tapas during the Festa do Albariño, on the first Sunday of August and th…
Fiesta in Betanzos

Fiestas de San Roque

Betanzos parties in honour of its patron saint in August. As midnight approaches on 16 August around 50,000 people cram into the central square to witness the release of an enormous paper hot-air balloon 25m high.
Surfing in Cedeira & Around

Pantín Classic

Over a week in late August or early September Praia de Pantín hosts the Pantín Classic, a qualifying event in the World Surf League for pro surfers.
Food & Drink in O Grove

Festa do Marisco

In early or mid-October O Grove stages the 10-day Festa do Marisco seafood festival, with regattas, concerts and other diversions, as well as the consumption of a huge amount of shellfish and albariño wine.
Music in Galicia

Festival Intercéltico do Morrazo

Leading Galician and international musicians and groups feature at this festival of Galician, Spanish and Celtic folk music, held over a weekend in July or August at Moaña on the Ría de Vigo.
Fiesta in Pontevedra

Festas da Peregrina

The week-long Festas da Peregrina, starting the day before the second Sunday in August, feature a big funfair in the Alameda park, street parades and nightly free concerts in the Old Town.