The Ascension Festival is, along with the 'Apóstol' one, the most popular with Compostela's residents. The city is full of recreational and cultural activities, macro-concerts, street entertainment, 'cabezudos' (big heads), theatre, fair in Alameda Park, big wheel, octopus in the Santa Susana 'Carballeira' (oak grove), during a celebration that livens up the city, especially due to the participation of thousands of students before their final exams.
The Ascension Festival also features a traditional horse show with equestrian exhibitions in the Amio showground.
Festival featuring the promotion and tasting of ham, which is held on August 14 in the parish of Bermés (Lalín) and will reach its 16th year in 2014. Cured and roast ham is served, along with bread and wine.