What are summers without festivals? Any. Whether it's music, art or sports, the festivals are already part of our summer vacations and enjoying good music and group or family activities is always good and more if you can also visit the area . On this occasion I could enjoy a different festival; I could enjoy O Marisquiño Festival in Vigo.
Or Marisquiño is a festival that began in the skatepark of Castro with 200 visitors in its first edition back in 2001 and that 15 years later has become a national and European reference; a reference for urban culture and extreme sports. A festival that in its last years has exceeded 10 visitors, becoming the most important urban culture festival in northern Spain.
And although I have never demonstrated a passion beyond admiration and amazement to these athletes who perform real feats - we must admit that they are cracks - there I was, enjoying the Festival but I also took advantage of this meeting to visit the beautiful city of Vigo, a city that for different reasons - among them fulfilling the dream of visiting the Cíes Islands - had a long time pending and that did not disappoint me at all, on the contrary, it captivated me with its Velco Helmet, its beaches and its gastronomy.
Hand painted poster of the fast boats O Marisquiño
In the XVI edition of the Festival we have been able to find a wider space dedicated to the activities that take place during these three days (from August 12 to 14, 2016): more stands, more square meters and also, more adrenaline.
A new sport has been incorporated, the Naval Cervera Cup which is a competition and exhibition of fast boats that takes place in the Ría de Vigo; also an urban fashion fair, the BILD fair and one more world cup has been added, the World of Mini Ramp, in total there are already three world cups held in the O Marisquiño (World Skateboarding Cup Y FMB World Tour Silver Event Dirt Jump).
But apart from the news we still have the classics of the festival: the Skateboard, which is the sport with which this festival began and that has just become an Olympic discipline! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, in the 2020 Olympics we can see Skate competitions.
Free Skate Workouts
In addition, there are exhibitions and competitions of BMX with its acrobatics, the premiere of the circuit with a tunnel and the presence of greats like Daniel Dhers or Jonathan Camacho; from Motocross, a wildly exciting show that features a competition Face 2 Face and an exhibition of FMX. We also have the exhibition of Flatland that will leave you with your mouth open with those incredible dances that these people perform with their BMX and of course, we will see a competition of national and international Bboys that will compete in the 4 elements Street Battle in the discipline of Break dance.