What to do in Galicia the week of August 19th to 25th

Dancing to the rhythm of great Galician and national artists, tasting the local gastronomic products, paying tribute to the most characteristic instrument of our music or remembering the old crafts of the rural world are only a small sample of the wide festive offer with which Galicia faces a new week of the summer.


Festas de San Roque

August 20-23. Vilagarcía de Arousa

The town of Vilagarcía de Arousa has already left the big day of its festivities behind, but the program prepared to honor San Roque still holds several events of great interest. The public can enjoy this week the music of Cristian Silva (Tuesday 20), Xoel López (Wednesday 21), Blas Cantó (Thursday 22) and Víctor Manuel (Friday 23). In addition, on Saturday 24, at midnight, after the concerts will take place the spectacular Pyrotechnic Naval Combat.

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Festa do Viño do Condado do Tea

August 23-25. Salvaterra de Miño

The town of Salvaterra boasts wine culture with a celebration in which there will be wine tastings of that sub-area of the D.O. Rías Baixas, tasting of typical products, conferences, crafts and music. This year artists and groups like Lys Pardo, La Supersonic, Budiño, Monoulious Dop, 2con2 and 21 gramos will pass through the town.
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Romería de O Naseiro

August 25th. Viveiro

This celebration is also known as “romaxe do bo xantar” (pilgrimage to eat well) and this name already offers a good hint of the gastronomic inclinations of this pilgrimage that lasts for five days around the fourth Sunday of August. The banks of the Landro River will once again be the scene of this centennial celebration declared of tourist interest.

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Festa do Gaiteiro de Soutelo de Montes

August 24th. Forcarei
Soutelo de Montes, in Forcarei, is the native parish of Avelino Cachafeiro (1899-1972), one of the most famous pipers in Galicia. At the beginning of the last century, Cachafeiro himself promoted together with his brothers a celebration in honor of all the pipers. The feast is still alive today and has even been declared of tourist interest. This Saturday, the bagpipes will sound again to honor all the musicians who expressed their art through this traditional instrument.

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Folión de Carros de Chantada

August 24th. Chantada

In the framework of the patron celebrations of Chantada, on Saturday 24 will take place a new edition of the Folión de Carros. It is a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages, when for one day the representatives of each guild abandoned their solitary activities to perform a joint staging of their work. Muiñeiros, zoqueiros and carpenters are some of the trades represented in this unique parade.

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Festa da Empanada de Bandeira

August 24th. Silleda

The Festa da Empanada de Bandeira changes dates this year (traditionally held on the third Saturday of August), but it keeps its essence intact. The star dish of Galician cuisine to which the party is dedicated will reign among the thousands of diners who will meet at Carballeira da Silva.


Festa da Malla de Meira

August 25th. Meira

The agrarian tradition, and more specifically the laborious work of separating the grain from the straw, is the axis of the Festa da Malla. The neighbors of Meira thus recall the times before the introduction of agricultural machinery in a festive atmosphere seasoned with a popular meal, music and craft stalls.

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Musical start for Ferrol parties

From August 23 onwards. Ferrol

The city of Ferrol will begin celebrating its festivities this weekend. Music will be the main protagonist of this festive start: on Friday 23rd, neighbors and visitors will dance to the rhythm of Fangoria, the duo formed by Alaska and Nacho Canut, and on Saturday it will be Dorian, from Barcelona, who will cheer the day.

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