Events

Robert Doisneau is a famous French photographer who was born in southern Paris in 1912.

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.

11 August 2017 - 15 August 2017

Inhabitants and visitors find an oasis of peace and relaxation in the many parks and gardens of Brussels.

04 August 2017 - 06 August 2017

The 16th edition of Esperanzah! takes place on 4, 5 and 6 August 2017. Once more, the unique setting for this world music festival is Floreffe Abbey, near Namur.

28 July 2017 - 31 July 2017

The Libramont agricultural, forestry and agri-food fair is a huge open-air exhibition that welcomes more than 220,000 visitors, every year from all over Belgium, and abroad.

24 July 2017 - 31 August 2017

For the sixth summer edition in the Egmont Palace, flower art is put under the spotlight.

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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.