On July 16, a festival is celebrated in honor of the Virgin of Carmel, patroness of the town. The fishing port receives many people who come to eat and drink. There are typical roasted sardines that are made in the fish market for all the people who attend. In mid afternoon the procession of the Virgin takes place, which is carried by the town's porters and ends at the port itself, where a seafaring procession begins by boat. When the Virgin returns to the mainland, a mass is celebrated in the fish market to end the event, although the party continues until the small hours of the morning.