Events

Various choreographers and dancers from all over the world will be coming to join in at Brussels Dance!

16 August 2017 - 19 August 2017

Those thinking of Belgian summer festivals, think of Pukkelpop. The Pukkelpop meadow in Kiewit, near Hasselt, will again be welcoming plenty of musical talent this year.

21 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

This year Tomorrowland will be held from 21 to 23 July and from 28 to 30 July. The festival will once again take place in De Schorre in Boom.

12 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

Dour Festival is the biggest music and tourist event in French-speaking Belgium. Those organising Dour are already promising an incredible event in 2017. The 29th edition is to be better than ever.

06 July 2017 - 10 July 2017

This year Les Ardentes will again be held in Parc Astrid de Coronmeuse in Liege. From 6 to 10 July you will be able to boogie on down at the eleventh edition of Liege festival.

29 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

From 29 June until 2 July 2017 you will once again be able to witness a wide range of national and international artists at work at Rock Werchter.

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There's always something going on in Belgium!

Often portrayed as sociable party-goers and very welcoming, Belgians like to come together and share festive and recreational experiences. Festivals, carnivals, exhibitions... in Belgium there is always something to see or do!

Since the beginning of the year, many folk groups have been preparing for the carnival season which is a true institution in some cities and particularly Binche, where it is even recognised as UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

History lovers will delight in the historical or religious processions such as the Saint-Sang Procession in Bruges, the Ommegang in Brussels or the Napoleonic Marches of Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse.

Summer heralds the start of the music festival season, frequented by young people from all over Europe. It has to be said that with a rock festival like Werchter, five-time winner of the "World's Best Festival" award or the quirky originality of the electronic music festival, Tomorrowland, lovers of good sounds will be more than satisfied!

With the falling leaves comes the season of major museum exhibitions, trade fairs and shows. Dance, opera, theatre, the dynamic and innovative Belgian scene frequently produces internationally-renowned artists.

But alongside this hectic cultural life, daily life in Belgium also encompasses the village fête with its open-air café or marquee, its bars, skittles and card contests, its traditional dances, carnivals, craft markets, sporting games... so many opportunities for Belgians to enjoy.