Carnival of Binche
Hainaut / Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in February/March (dates vary each year)
UNESCO-listed event featuring traditional Gilles characters.
Brussels Jazz Weekend
Brussels / One weekend in late March
A musical extravaganza featuring renowned jazz artists.
International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF)
Brussels / April
A film festival dedicated to horror, fantasy, and science fiction movies.
Leuven Beer Weekend
Leuven / May
A beer lover’s paradise with tastings and brewery tours.
Bruges Beer Festival
Bruges / One weekend in mid June
Showcasing a wide variety of Belgian beers from different breweries.
Brussels / June, July (specific dates vary each year)
Historical reenactment event at the Grand-Place commemorating Emperor Charles V.
Brussels / Late June, early July (specific dates vary each year)
Celebrating world music, food, and culture in a lively atmosphere.
Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF)
Brussels – Late June/early July (specific dates vary each year)
Showcasing international and Belgian films.
Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten)
Ghent – 10 days in July
A 10-day extravaganza with music, theater, street performances, and culinary delights.
Boom, Antwerp – Late two weekends in July
One of the world’s largest electronic dance music festivals.
Brussels Flower Carpet
Brussels – August (every two years)
A stunning biennial event with a carpet made of begonias at the Grand-Place.
Antwerp – Mid August
A celebration of LGBTQ+ culture with a colorful parade and cultural activities.
Antwerp – Mid August
An acclaimed jazz festival set in the beautiful Park Den Brandt.
Fêtes de Wallonie
Namur, Wallonia – Third Sunday of September
Celebrating the culture and heritage of the Wallonia region with traditional events.
Knokke-Heist Zoute Grand Prix
Knokke-Heist – October
A prestigious classic car event with vintage car rallies and exhibitions.
Winter Markets (Christmas Market)
Various cities – December (Throughout the month)
Charming markets offering gifts, food, and a festive atmosphere.
Annual Events Carnival of Binche Hainaut / Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in February/March (dates vary each year) UNESCO-listed event featuring traditional Gilles.....