Cultural Diary with category "Padrón"

[Gastronomy]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Padrón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra
Start date
02/02/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
13:00
[Religious]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
04/04/2014
End date
19/04/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Exhibitions]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Convento del Carmen
Location
Calle Costanilla del Carmen , Padrón, 15900
Start date
05/04/2014
End date
06/04/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
05/04/2014
End date
05/04/2014
Start hour
17:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
14/04/2014
End date
27/04/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Exhibitions]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Casa-Museo Rosalía de Castro
Location
A Matanza, s/n, Padrón
Start date
16/04/2014
End date
27/04/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
19/04/2014
End date
19/04/2014
Start hour
10:45
[Fairs]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
20/04/2014
End date
20/04/2014
Start hour
09:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
25/04/2014
End date
25/04/2014
Start hour
23:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
01/05/2014
End date
01/05/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Congresses and meetings]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
03/05/2014
End date
03/05/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón

A gastronomy festival that began to be held in 1987, during the San Isidro de Carcacía festival. In recent years, it coincides with the Day of Galician Letters (May 17).

The festival, which is very popular and influential in the entire region, is centred on the making of a giant omelette, which was the largest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records in 1988. Last year, 1,200 kilogrammes of potatoes, 8,000 eggs, 50 kilos of chorizo, 380 litres of oil and 15 kilos of salt were used to make the omelette. This was all cooked in a giant frying pan that resulted in a 15 cm-thick omelette with a diameter of 3.5 metres.

The festival also features different events such as concerts with street bands, regional dances, active tourism activities, workshops and craftwork for children, traditional games and exhibitions.

Start date
17/05/2014
End date
17/05/2014
Start hour
10:00
[For children]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
06/06/2014
End date
06/06/2014
Start hour
22:00
[For children]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
13/06/2014
End date
13/06/2014
Start hour
22:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Convento de San Antonio de Herbón
Location
Aldea Rego da Manga , Padrón, 15915
Start date
04/07/2014
End date
04/07/2014
Start hour
20:00
[For children]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
04/07/2014
End date
04/07/2014
Start hour
22:00
[Others]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
05/07/2014
End date
05/07/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Fairs]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón

During an entire weekend, Padrón will hold its Medieval Fair for the 9th time. Visit medieval Padrón and you will find activities for both parents and children, fire and dance shows, falconry displays and lot of surprises!

Start date
11/07/2014
End date
13/07/2014
Start hour
11:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Convento de San Antonio de Herbón
Location
Aldea Rego da Manga , Padrón, 15915
Start date
18/07/2014
End date
18/07/2014
Start hour
20:30
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón

A popular festival held on July 24 and 25, being closely linked to the Jacobean tradition and the figure of the Apostle James. It is held around a chapel of the same name and several crags that, according to tradition, were the place chosen by the Apostle James to preach among the local inhabitants.

The festival is held in a unique setting, ideal for enjoying a few days together as a family, with bagpipe players, “big heads” and grilled sardines along with chorizo rolls and cornbread. Recreational activities for young and old have been included in recent years, including zip lines, geocaching or climbing area.

In the afternoon of the 24th, an important Ass Derby is held in Padrón’s old town. It is practically the only one of its kind in Galicia and is very popular among Padrón residents.

Start date
24/07/2014
End date
27/07/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
25/07/2014
End date
25/07/2014
Start hour
22:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
01/08/2014
End date
30/08/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón

The gastronomy festival par excellence in the municipality of Padrón, held on the first Saturday in August in the parish of Herbón. It started in 1978 and is now classified as a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest.

Thousands of people gather on this special occasion in Padrón’s festive calendar to enjoy, completely free of charge, this delicacy and run the “risk” of experiencing the truth of the old saying: “Os pementos de Herbón, uns pican e outros non” (Herbón peppers, some are hot and others are not). It was in this Padrón parish that the plant of the Herbón pepper was first cultivated, after being brought from America by one of the monks belonging to the order that has been here for more than 600 years.

The event features the following programme:
- 10.30 am. Open-air mass.
- 11.30 am. Blessing and start of the festival.
- 12.30 pm. Reception for authorities in the Town Hall and a motorized agricultural parade as far as Padrón.
- 1.30 pm. Reading of the opening speech by an outstanding personality and appointment of Knights and Ladies,... read more

Start date
02/08/2014
End date
02/08/2014
Start hour
10:30
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
04/10/2014
End date
04/10/2014
Start hour
10:00