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The international Bathtub Regatta, Dinant

  • Folklore and Tradition
Each year on the 15th of August

A traditional sporting event: this regatta consists, indeed, of a fleet of floating bathtubs decorated in unusual and original ways. The event takes place every year in Dinant, on August 15th.

The international regatta is one-kilometre long and runs along the river Meuse. It attracts more than 25,000 people every year, who watch it from the banks of the river and from the Charles de Gaulle Bridge.

The bathtubs must be propelled by human force only - think paddling, adding to the entertainment. The event is completely free, whether for spectators or for participants.

The latter are rewarded for the beauty and originality of their tub, the way they put the news and the town of Dinant forward.
 
The 2018 theme is: Imagine you're a movie star walking the croisette in Cannes.

 

 

 

 

Its aim is to feed your imagination...but any good ideas are welcomed!

Schedule

Each year on the 15th of August
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.