It is impossible to talk about Mindelo without mentioning the festival at Baía das Gatas, a true institution in the Cape Verdean cultural landscape awaited annually on the first weekend of the full moon week of August for the entire population of the island and for thousands of tourists. On the stage of the most famous beach on the island of São Vicente groups from Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and obviously of Cape Verde are expected to perform.