Events

What can be expected? Three big competitions, a “Night of the short film”, open-air shows, workshops, school performances …

02 April 2017 - 15 November 2017

Fort d'Émines, between the villages of Émines and Saint-Marc, was one of 9 forts built around Namur between 1888 and 1892 in order to defend the country's neutrality.

31 March 2017 - 27 August 2017

From 31 March to 27 August 2017, MoMu, the Antwerp Fashion Museum, is exhibiting work from Martin Margiela's Hermès years.

25 March 2017 - 28 March 2017

Collectors of military vehicles from the Second World War will no doubt be drooling when they see the Jeep Willys, transport trucks, the anti-aircraft Half-track, and other items which will be display

22 March 2017 - 05 April 2017

Every year in late March and early April Belgium goes mad with the classic Flemish cycle races.

17 March 2017 - 11 June 2017

The Boverie museum in Liege will host an exhibition devoted to the magazines "Métal Hurlant" and "À suivre".

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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.