Summer in Padrón

Verán cultural

Cultural Summer

Cultural event

June-July-August

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Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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During the summer months, Padrón Town Council’s Culture Department organises different musical and theatre performances, puppets, circus… for families.

+ INFO: cultura@padron.gal

Escolas deportivas

Closing exhibition (municipal sports schools)

Sports event

Last Thursday before the school holidays

From 17:00h. onwards

School Pavilion

GPS: 42.736165, -8.662481

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Each municipal sports school presents a short exhibition, featuring what they have learned during the year. At the end of the event, all participants receive a commemorative medal.

+ INFO: Sports Department tlf. 664076974 deportes@padron.gal, deportespadron@yahoo.es

Campamento deportivo

Summer Sports Campus

Sports event

From the first Monday of the school holidays until July 31

From 11:00 to 13:30 h., Monday to Friday

A Escravitude swimming pool and School Pavilion

GPS: School Pavilion 42.736165, -8.662481
A Escravitude swimming 42.794323, -8.643874

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All children ages 6 to 13 can participate in the summer sports campus, which mainly consists of outdoor activities: trekking, cycling routes, traditional games, water activities, nature activities, etc.

+ INFO: Sports Activities tlf. 664076974 deportes@padron.gal, deportespadron@yahoo.es

Día da bici

Bicycle Day

Sports event

During the month of June

Hora do evento

Campo do Souto

GPS: 42.736253, -8.660834

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A non-competitive cycling route around Padrón and surrounding parishes, for all the family. It features awards and prize lotteries.

+ INFO: Sports Department tlf. 664076974 deportes@padron.gal, deportespadron@yahoo.es

Feira Medieval

Padrón Medieval Market

Traditional festival

Second fortnight in July

All day

Padrón

GPS: 42.738347, -8.660527

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A medieval festival held in Padrón’s old town. Apart from the market, featuring numerous stands with a range of foods and crafts, the publicenjoysdifferent exhibitions, activities and children’s workshops. There is also street entertainment featuring musicians, jesters, jugglers, artisans, falconry, etc.

+ INFO: turismo@padron.gal

Abride a fiestra

“Abride a fiestra” Festival

Festival

July

All day

House-Museum of Rosalía de Castro. A Matanza, Iria Flavia (Santa María), Padrón

GPS: 42.738459, -8.65203

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A festival in honour of Rosalía de Castro. The programme features a range of cultural activities for all ages: conferences, poetry recitals, concerts, theatre, presentations, performances, etc.

+ INFO: Casa-Museo Rosalía de Castro

Asnot

Asnot

Festival

July 24

All day

Padrón

GPS: 42.738172, -8.6672066908103

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A parody of English horse races, turning Padrón into a place of laughter and glamour. Its participants are growing in number and colourfulness year after year. For this special occasion, people dress in traditional British style, featuring sun hats and exaggerated, decorated parasols. This original event also includes music, workshops and other activities for all ages.

Santiaguiño

“Santiaguiño do Monte” Pilgrimage

Religious festivity

July 24 and 25

All day

Padrón

GPS: 42.738172, -8.6672066908103

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A traditional pilgrimage that is held on July 24 and 25, being closely linked to the Way of St. James tradition and the Apostle James. It is held in the surroundings of a chapel of the same name and on some crags, which, according to tradition, was where the Apostle James preached to the local inhabitants. It is a unique setting to spend a few days as a family, enjoying the bagpipe players, “big heads” and grilled sardines accompanied by sausage buns and cornbread. It is worth mentioning thevery popular Asnal Derby that is held on the afternoon of July 24. There is also Pilgrim Day ,which pays tribute to the tireless walkers that have left their mark on Padrón over the centuries.

+ INFO: turismo@padron.gal

Peregrino

Pilgrim Day

Commemorative event

July 24

All day

Padrón

GPS: 42.738172, -8.6672066908103

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Held in connection with the “Santiaguiño del Monte” festival , it pays tribute to the tireless walkers thathave left their mark on Padrón over the centuries, featuring the awarding of the “Pilgrim of Honour – Padrón, Cradle of the Way of St. James” prize.

+ INFO: turismo@padron.gal

Festa do pemento

Herbón Pepper Festival

Gastronomy festival

First Saturday in August

All day

“Carballeira” (oak grove) at the Convent of Santo Antonio de Herbón. Herbón (Santa María), Padrón

GPS: 42.732637, -8.631039

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A festival, declared to be of Galician Tourist Interest, that promotes the Herbón pepper. It has been held since 1978. The festive day features a full programme of activities: outdoor mass, opening and blessing of the festival, agricultural parade as far as Padrón, reception of the authorities and flower offering to the statue of the “Pementeira” (pepper grower), reading of the opening speech, awarding of the Silver Peppers and the New Pepper Grower and Wise Pepper Grower prizes, awarding of prizes for the best-decorated tractors, free sampling of Herbón peppers, music and open-air dance.

+ INFO: Herbón Pepper Festival

Inchadiña

“Inchadiña branca vela”

Commemorative event

Month of August, varies according to the tide

Varies according to the tide

Sar River: Vilarello (Valga) – Brañas de Laíño and Lestrobe (Rois) – Paseo do Espolón (Padrón)

GPS: 42.738745, -8.661649

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A marine tribute to the poetess Rosalía de Castro. Traditional Galician boats go up the Sar River as far as the O Espolón walkway. There, near Santiago Bridge, the sails are raised to the sound of bagpipes playing the “Ancient Kingdom of Galicia March.” The event ends with a flower offering to the statue of Rosalía.

+ INFO: Casa-Museo Rosalía de Castro