With a focus on the luxury culinary offerings available throughout the town and from stands lined up at the port, O Grove puts on a festival with numerous attractions. There are concerts by famous performers from throughout the country and folk groups, the now classic Habaneras Competition, traditional performances, street entertainers and a <em>dorna</em> (fishing boat) race.
The fame of the Seafood Festival extends beyond Galicia's borders. The number of visitors increases each year, enticed by the quality and variety of the star culinary attraction of the Rías Bajas region. Displays at the fairground allow visitors to learn about and sample the products, prepared according to the most traditional recipes or in innovative ways. From morning to night, thousands of portions are served up at a frenetic pace: seafood rice dishes, grilled razor clams, clams marinière, langoustines, oysters, baked scallops and more. Their accompaniment, the music of Galician bagpipes and traditional dances, is a constant presence throughout the festival.
The event also includes the award ceremony for the Centollos de Oro, four distinctions presented by the O Grove Town Council to people and institutions that have made notable contributions to O Grove.
Highlight: Sampling a wide variety of seafood dishes from stands at the fairground.