Events

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

26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017

The names of over 450 musicians have been announced for the Brussels Jazz Weekend on 26, 27 and 28 May.

20 May 2017 - 27 August 2017

On May 20th, 'Dino World' will open at Brussels Expo in the Heysel Exhibition Park. More than 60 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs will be exhibited in Hall 2.

11 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

The International Jazz Festival in Liège called "Mithra Jazz à Liège" will take place from 11 to 13 May 2017. Once again this year, Mithra Jazz returns to Liège city centre for 3 days.

08 May 2017 - 03 June 2017

Classical music lovers are bound to be delighted over the coming days, with the start of the Queen Elisabeth competition on 8 May.

07 May 2017

On 7 May 2017 the Wings for Life World Run will take place once again. Tens of thousands of people will be running simultaneously at different locations across the world.

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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.