This calendar suggests a whole series of curious and original events to plunge you into an unexpected side of Wallonia.
Weird and Wonderful Wallonia just gets curiouser and curiouser.The culture has a quirky surreal side to it that is enthralling and at times completely unexpected. Come and mingle with the local people during their memorable celebrations, festivals of sculpture in chocolate or stone, bizarre contests such as the one to discover the biggest consumer of local products, , the one where you race down the river in a fancy bathtub or the one where you throw oranges around in the air. ...
All year round Wallonia puts on events unlike anywhere else in the world.
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- © FT Province de NamurThe first Sunday of the month (February to June)TreignesVisit
The Ecole d'Autrefois: the school of yesteryear in TreignesHear this? That's the school bell... Quick, get in line, 2 by 2! Your experience at the Ecole d' Autrefois is about to begin. Listen carefully, respect and discipline matter here. No chatting or ou may find yourself in a corner with a dunce cap... Not to wory, though: there will be plenty of fun to be had.
- © Coralie CardonApril 2021BeloeilExhibition
Amaryllis exhibition in BeloeilThose in search of beauty will enjoy an unforgettable fairytale moment at the castle of Beloeil.
- © WBT - J.P. RemyApril 2021StavelotTrade fair
Festoyons wallon in Stavelot | A medieval terroir fairThe Stavelot Abbey will recreate the knights’ era in its wonderful historical setting. The event will take place on April 28-29th, 2018.
- © Maison du Tourisme Condroz-FamenneApril 2021CineyVisit
Be our guests: a fantastic day to explore the Vallée des SaveursMany touristic locations (museums, attractions, quirky lodgings, producers, farms...) of the Condroz-Famenne region will welcome you for this cheerful event.
- © Saris & den EngelsmanMay 2021CharleroiExhibition
A children's festival at the BPS22Families are invited to a special weekend at the BPS22 (Charleroi): there will be exhibitions, visits, creative and philosophical workshops for both children and adults to enjoy.
- © Fondation Folon 2018May 2021La HulpeDemonstration
Prenez l'Air (Get some fresh air) | A festive day at the Folon FoundationThe Folon Foundation invites you to join the 7th edition of Prenez l'air (Get some fresh air), which will take place in the Solvay Park (La Hulpe), May 10th, 2018.
- © WBT - J.P. RemyMay 2021Annevoie-rouillonFolklore and Tradition
Venetian costumes in the Annevoie gardensThe sumptuous gardens will feature a superb selection of Venetian costumes.
- © WBT - J.P. RemyJune 2021Around WalloniaVisit
The Parks and Gardens weekend | Throughout WalloniaDiscover Wallonia's many green spaces during this exceptional weekend.
- © PBVWJune 2021Around WalloniaDemonstration
Nuit Romantique | A romantic event in the prettiest villages of WalloniaJoin this romantic event - the best way to visit the prettiest villages in Wallonia. This will take place the Saturday following the Summer Solstice in June
- © WBT - Bruno D'AlimonteJuly 2021Strépy-bracquegniesCruise
A weekend along the water | Canal du Centre, La LouvièreThe Canal du Centre invites you to enjoy a weekend along the water with new, surprising cruises. This enchanting event, in the Unesco listed site of La Louvière, is perfect to celebrate summertime!
- © Jen RegnierJuly 2021BamboisVisit
Picnic walks in the province of NamurThe province of Namur invites you its picnic walks this summer: a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscapes the region has to offer, learn about its history and savour terroir products.
- © Bernard CarbonneauxJuly 2021MariembourgVisit
A steam train adventure all the way to TreignesAll on board! Jump on a vintage steam train and journey through the Viroins valley and through time... This adventure starts in Marienbourg and takes you to Treignes and its many museums.
- © B PhotographyAugust 2021BeloeilShow
The Féeries at the Château de BeloeilThe Beloeil castle will be shining bright during these festivities, taking place right under the stars. The next event will take place in 2021.
- © PixabayOctober 2021TreignesDemonstration
Halloween in Treignes | Visit the haunted villageDid you hear that sound? Was it a ghost? Treignes, aa village known for its many museums, invites children and adults to join scary adventures this season.
- © WBT - J.L. FlémalOctober 2021NeuvillersFolklore and Tradition
Celebrate Halloween the Celtic way in LibramontThe Musée des Celtes invites you to celebrate Samonios (the Celtic version of Halloween) at the very heart of the forest of Bonance. Along this guided tour, weaving storytelling in, you will learn of the mysterious goddesses living nearby...
- © L. DeprelleFebruary 2021DaverdisseDemonstration
A memorable Valentine's day meal on a fondue carriage in BelgiumLooking for a Valentine's day meal with a twist? Join Ardenne Trait Gourmande for a memorable experience: a themed evening on its fondue carriage...
- © PBWMarch 2021GenappeDemonstration
Napoleon sweets hunt at Napoleon's last headquarters (Genappe)Join this original egg hunt at Napoleon's last headquarters: instead of chocolate eggs, you will be looking for the famous Napoleon sweets. Children aged 2 to 10 are invited to join and have fun in the orchard. Family-friendly, festive atmosphere guaranteed.
- © FTLB - P. WillemsApril 2021WépionDemonstration
Wépion's Sex toy huntLeave chocolate hunting to children this Easter: a unique hunt awaits in Wépion on April 14th, 2019... A sex toy one!
- © HansLinde / PixabayApril 2021La BruyèreFestival
Rhisnes Edible Plants FairThe Gardens of Arthey invite you to learn more about local edible plants. The perfect opportunity to explore this exceptional estate and enjoy a festive atmosphere.
- © WBT - Denis ErroyauxMay 2021ChevetogneTrade fair
Passion Robinson: a festival dedicated to huts and trailersThe Domaine Provincial de Chevetogne presents the 9th edition of the Passion Robinson festival, an international fair dedicated to nature-inspired lodgings such as huts, trailers and immersive habitats.
- © WBT - Denis ErroyauxMay 2021Around WalloniaDemonstration
Les Tables Secrètes | 13 dinners set in 13 unexpected locations in WalloniaThere are 13 surprise dinners to discover in the Namur and Luxembourg regions. These will take place between May and September 2018 in secret, quirky locations where no one would have expected a feast for 100 guests...
- © Johann WalterMay 2021LiègeShow
Métamorphoses | A symphony of artistic emotions in LiègeEnjoy 5 days of free shows for Métamorphoses, a festival taking place every year in Liège. These rather magical performances will take place in some of the most iconic locations of the fiery city in May 2020
- © Collectif ISO 1.4 - Christophe HennuyMay 2021NamurFestival
Namur in May | Fairground Arts FestivalExperience the magic of the Namur shows in May, an original festival taking place in the streets of the centre of Namur.
- © AinurMay 2021Han-sur-lesseDemonstration
Han-vol: a gathering of hot air balloons in Han-sur-LesseCome and see dozens of hot air balloons take off, like rainbow bubbles floating in the sky... The event will take place May 10-13th, 2018 in Han-sur-Lesse.
- © FTPL - P. FagnoulJune 2021LiègeDemonstration
Bueren in bloom - a floral event in LiègeThe Bueren mountain will be fully in bloom for a few days: a magical way to discover the very heart of the fiery city. The next event will take place in Liège on June 13th, 2018.
- © Benoit CoenenJune 2021ChaudfontaineExhibition
Le Festival des cinq saisons: an introduction to art in natureA harmonious union between culture and nature, this cheerful festival invites artists, landscapers and botanists to turn the Parc de Hauster into an experimental creative space.
- © Christian PIEMANJune 2021EllezellesFolklore and Tradition
The Witches' Sabbath | A folkloric journey in EllezellesCome and join the 408-year commemorations & 46th anniversary of the Sabbath. A wonderful opportunity to discover Ellezelles, a place of witchcraft, folklore
- © WBT - Olivier LegardienJuly 2021CharleroiFestival
The Panorama festival and its summer picnic | MarcinelleEvery year, to mark the arrival of summer, the Panorama Festival organises an uplifting picnic - both musical and family-friendly - on the Terriel des Hiercheuses, a former mining heap reclaimed by nature in Marcinelle.
- © WBT - J.P.RemyJuly 2021Around WalloniaVisit
The RAVeL des barbecues: bike rides in the province of Namur with fantastic BBQ stopThe province of Namur has organised 5 days to delight bike lovers: think rides in the countryside with gourmet stops to try terroir products... cooked on BBQs. The perfect RAVel! Join the fun - in July 2019.
- © Yves Henri FeltzJuly 2021NivellesConcert
Bell concerts at the Sainte-Gertrude colegiate church in NivellesLet the delicate music of the Sainte-Gertrude collegiate church's bells enchant you. Discover how magical this unexpected music instrument in Nivelles every Sunday in July and August.
- © Yves TigrouniJuly 2021La Roche-en-ardenneFolklore and Tradition
The Phantom of La Roche Castle's Summer ShowEvery evening, the ghost of Berthe - daughter of a 10th-century Count of La Roche - wanders the walls of La Roche-en-Ardenne castle. July and August, 2018
- © Statues en MarcheFrom 17 to 18 July 2021Marche-en-famenneShow
Statues en Marche: a gathering of living statues in Marche-en-FamenneMarche-en-Famenne host every year the most fascinating event: the largest gathering of living statues in Europe.
- © Jan D'HondtFrom 31 July to 01 August 2021EllezellesFolklore and Tradition
The Harvest festival in La HamaideThe Écomusée du Pays des Collines welcomes thousands of visitors for its harvest festival, a tradition which started 40 years ago. Come and discover how life was in the 50s!
- © G.Van den EndeAugust 2021Mussy-la-villeDemonstration
Cabu Festival (Mussy-la-Ville)The tradition, linked to market-gardens, dates back to the 19th century and celebrates... the local white cabbage or "cabu". The 57th edition will take place in Mussuy-la-Ville on the first weekend of August.
- © La Corne du Bois des PendusAugust 2021EblyDemonstration
Les Corneries d'Ebly and its waiters' raceDiscover the Corneries, a festive event for lovers of the Corne du bois des pendus beer and other brews. In Ebly, Province of Hainaut.
- © olleaugust / PixabayAugust 2021PiétrebaisDemonstration
Join the Scarecrow Festival in PiétrebaisA surprising an unexpected tradition: scarecrows will appear here and there in Piétrebais and nearby villages.
- © Festival International des Arts de la Rue de ChassepierreAugust 2021ChassepierreFestival
Chassepierre international street arts festivalThis event, featuring circus and street artists, is an iconic summer festival.
- © WBT - Maxime WeemansEvery year on the 15th of AugustDinantFolklore and Tradition
The international Bathtub Regatta, DinantA traditional sporting event: this regatta consists, indeed, of a fleet of floating bathtubs decorated in unusual and original ways.
- © RSI MalmédyEvery year on the 15th of August. The next event will take place in 2021.MalmedyDemonstration
August 15th giant omelette in MalmedyBreaking eggs is quite a tradition in Malmedy for August 15th - for a giant omelette! The day is filled with activities, concerts and you are invited.
- © Domaine des Grottes de HanAugust 2021Han-sur-lesseConcert
A musical visit of the cave of HanVisit the cave of Han to the delightful sound of a transverse flute.
- © Axelle MarneffeAugust 2021CineyVisit
La Savoureuse, Ciney's vintage bike rideLa Savoureuse offers a choice of 3 gourmet trails in Ciney: a wonderful way to explore Wallonia! Everyonés welcome: sports lovers, foodies, vintage fashion fans, vintage bike enthusiasts, families...
- © Archéosite d'AubechiesAugust 2021AubechiesDemonstration
A weekend devoted to experimental archeology in AubechiesSee craft demonstrations, try experimental archaeology, enjoy the many animations and concerts taking place in Aubechies, August 25-26th, 2018.
- © Office du Tourisme d'ArlonAugust 2021ArlonDemonstration
Veni Vidi Orolaunum | A Gallo Roman feast in ArlonReady to travel back in time? Then join this fantastic festival in Arlon to learn more about the Gallo Roman era.
- © Liège Beerlovers' CityAugust 2021LiègeFolklore and Tradition
Liège Beer lovers MarathonThe Beer Lovers Marathon (BLM) is dedicated to all beer and sport lovers: a 42 km race with hoppy stops.
- © FTLB - P. WillemsSeptember 2021Saint-hubertFolklore and Tradition
Hunting and Nature International Days in Saint-HubertThis tradition, featuring a historical procession dedicated to the local saint, is over 40 years old. Come and join this heart-warming folkloric event in Saint-Hubert in September 2019.
- © Jean LeclercqSeptember 2021Le RoeulxExhibition
Roeulx' international rose competitionThe Saint-Jacques gardens, which include a beautiful collection of rose bushes, will open to the public for a weekend. These beautiful blooms are sur to enchant you.
- © fête du chouxSeptember 2021Roux-miroirFolklore and Tradition
Fiesse au Roux: a festival dedicated to cabbage in IncourtWallonia is famous for its quirky festivals... like the Fiesse au Roux, which takes place in Incourt. The theme? Cabbage. Red, white or green, they are the star of the day!
- © MichaelGaida / PixabaySeptember 2021LustinDemonstration
La Vieille Boucle lustinoise | A vintage bike race near NamurLa Vieille Boucle Lustinoise event, created in 2014, will take you back to the 1930s. The profits of the race will go to the Emile Salamon and Mont-Godinne foundations.
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