Events

The procession commemorates the marriage of Charles the Bold, Count of Flanders, to the English princess Margaret of York in 146

01 July 2017 - 03 July 2017

On 1, 2 and 3 July, the city of Namur will host the first edition of the "W Food Festival". The three-day long festival will be dedicated to showcasing Walloon gastronomy.

30 June 2017 - 03 September 2017

Those keen on diving into the life and work of René Magritte, should certainly come to the Belgian coast this summer. The 'Magritte Experience' runs in Knokke-Heist until 3 September 2017.

30 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

The multicultural festival Couleur Café will take place from 30 June until 2 July inclusive in Brussels.

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.

01 June 2017 - 03 September 2017

From 1 June until 3 September 2017, the Belgian Comic Strip Center will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to the comic "Asterix in Belgium".

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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.