Events

This is an unmissable event at the start of the year for all automobile enthusiasts in Belgium and in neighbouring countries.

10 February 2017 - 05 June 2017

Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle will propose a vast thematic exhibition devoted to René Magritte from 10 February to 5 June 2017, which will place emphasis on the philosophical significance of his work.

10 February 2017 - 12 February 2017

Good news for all chocolate lovers: from 10 to 12 February 2017 Tour & Taxis in Brussels will be dedicated entirely to Belgian chocolate.

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.

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.