Events

After the Flemish opening weekend, featuring the Circuit Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, the world's best cyclists wi

21 January 2017 - 29 January 2017

The Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA) is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs. 132 galleries from 16 different countries are represented and show 10,000 to 15,000 objects at the fair.

14 January 2017 - 19 March 2017

Between 14 January and 19 March Antwerp's Shopping Stadsfeestzaal will be dedicated to the art of Banksy.

14 January 2017 - 22 January 2017

The 95th Light Commercial Vehicles, Leisure Vehicles and Motorbike Show will be held from 14 to 22 January 2017 at the Brussels Expo.

12 January 2017 - 29 January 2017

In January, Brussels breathes jazz. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the music genre, three festivals are taking place in Belgium’s capital in the second half of the month.

22 December 2016 - 30 December 2016

During the last days of the year, Brussels focuses on Belgian film at the BE Film Festival.

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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.