Festivals on the Camino in September posted: 2015-09-04 06:00:00
Here are some of the best festivals on the Camino de Santiago tours in September.
San Sebastian Film festival
From the 18th to 26th September, an international film festival is held in San Sebastian. The San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual FIAPF A category film festival. This is one of the major competitive film festivals in Europe alongside Berlin and Cannes. It was also where the international premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo took place. San Sebastian is the starting point of the Camino del Norte route going towards Bilbao. During the festival, the atmosphere in San Sebastian is glamorous and cosmopolitan with various high-profile actors and directors descending on the city.
Rioja Grape Harvest Festival
From the 1st of August to the 30th of September, Logrono celebrates the Rioja Grape Harvest Festival which is traditionally known as the festivities of San Mateo. During this festival, there are a number of activities for those walking the Camino to enjoy. Among the most popular are bullfighting, parades with floats, music and fireworks. Tastings and demonstrations of grapes for wine being crushed underfoot are other activities to see. The festival is in honour of the Virgen de Valvanera, La Rioja Patrón. Logrono is on the Camino Frances route.
Fiesta de la Virgen de la Vega
On the 8th of September, we celebrate the feast of the Virgen de Valvanera. During the festival, street shows, concerts, and pop-up parties can be enjoyed by all. This year the celebration includes the Etnohelmántica Festival, Street Arts Festival, Medieval Market, Fair Day, and bullfighting. Pontevedra is on the Portuguese Way.
Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Barca
The Finisterre Way or Muxia Way is part of the Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Barca. This festival is held in the idyllic village of the Costa da Morte. The first Sunday after the 8th of September is the celebration of the Virgen de la Barca Shrine and its mythical rocks. They celebrate by tasting the caldereta (fish stew) and dancing with the Abalar stone.
Día de América
On the 19th of September, the Asturias America Day parade takes place in Oviedo. As there are many Asturian emigrants to America who usually come back from America for the summer. They started a tribute to these people with a parade with colourful floats, music etc. Oviedo is the finishing point of the Camino del Norte and the Starting point of the Camino Primitivo.
Red Bull Cliff Diving World Competition
On the 26th September 2015, the last event in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World competition will be held in Bilbao. There will be 14 of the world's best divers will dive off the Salve Bridge in front of the famous Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao is part of the Camino del Norte.
If you would like to take part in any of the Camino festivals along the Camino de Santiago routes, contact our Camino experts.
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