Fiesta del Marisco – Seafood Festival in O Grove, Spain
An exciting seafood festival in Spain.
Fiesta del Marisco – This cultural-gastronomic festival has been held annually in October since 1963.
It’s a cultural event aimed at promoting the two mainstays of the town’s economy: fishing and tourism.
Since early days, it’s had the nickname of “Seafood Paradise”.
People come from far and wide to enjoy this festival with over 200,000 festival visitors expected.
You can enjoy a lot of folkloric, cultural, and educational activities in addition to the dance and music programs.
There are activities specially designed for children, sporting events, as well as scientific-commercial seminars and conferences.
During the festival, shop at seafood and fish markets and make sure you sample the two stand-out specialties of the region: mussels and turbot
Every year contest of seasoned dishes with mussels.
Shrimp, crayfish, oyster, and scallops are just some of the other tantalizing delicacies on offer.
One of the many complementary activities is the renowned International Sculpture Symposium.
This prestigious event attracts sculptors from different countries.
All of this takes place along with some great music, so be sure to listen to the concerts going on during the festival!
Here is a video presenting some of the artists 2017.
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