The locals in Vigo take their traditions very seriously and put on some marvellous festivals throughout the city and throughout the year.
Festival Aéreo Vigo
Festival Aéreo Internacional de Vigo (or International Vigo Air Show) is organized every year around July to August. The beach show creates an amazing atmosphere and can be enjoyed from the beautiful beaches of Samil, facing the Cies Islands. Every year record-breaking spectators of more than 200,000 visit this Air Show.
Venue: Samil's Beach, City of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Tel.: +34 608 883 552
El Dia de la Reconquista
El Dia de la Reconquista commemorates the re-conquest of Vigo from Napoleon's troops, which occurred on March 28, 1809. On March 28 of every year, celebrations take place to honour those who dared to rise against the French Napoleonic Forces. People gather in Casco Vello dressed in period costumes and the battle is re-enacted.
Voices of Vigo
This is a festival promoting musical and vocal performances, which takes place on 24th July of every year in Vigo.
This is a Celtic festival, which is celebrated in Vigo and many other towns in the Galician region. It involves part of the town being temporarily “dressed” as it would have been in medieval times. Many stalls and markets, themed to the event, add up to its enjoyment. It takes place between 13th and19th of July.
This fiesta actually relates to the patron saint of the city, Saint Mary (15th August), but the event itself takes place on the first Sunday of August.
Vigo International Jazz Festival ( Visit Site )
The Vigo International Jazz Festival - Imaxina Sons - was originally organized in order to fill the demand that exists in Vigo for jazz music. It also aims to present new trends in jazz from the rest of Europe and to reflect the current situation of jazz in Galicia and the rest of Spain.
Venue: Theatre-Concert Hall, Centro Cultural Caixanova, Martín Codax Hall in the Conservatory, Town Hal, Verbum Jazz, Café Manteca Jazz Club, Praza da Estrela square Montero Ríos Pedestrian Street, Pub Quomo and the Museum of Contemporary Art Hall.
Festival de Música de Vigo ARE-MORE
The Are-More Classical Music Festival has gradually become an important event in classical music. Artists have included some of the best voices from the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. It is organized in late November.