• Folklore and Tradition

Pat'Carnaval, a folkloric celebration marking the end of winter and the arrival of spring in Bastogne, is one of the most looked forward traditions in the region.


It all started in 1977: the idea was to ask the local children to dress up in original costumes and join a fun cavalcade. The event becoming more successful each year, more activities were added: a fantastic bonfire, musical entertainment, a family supper, shows for children, dancing... Thus was reborn the carnival tradition, lost for a long time in Bastogne.

The Pat'Carnaval

  • 3 days of fun
  • 30 carnival floats and groups
  • 1,000 participants 
  • 15,000 spectators
  • over 300 volunteers.



  • 18:30: café crawl with Chouffleux d'Buse.
  • 22:00 – 24:00: concert 
  • 24:00 – 02:30: big Fiesta.


  • 13:30: Children's carnival. Opening of the doors, crowning of the Prince and Princess
  • 21:30: Gediwi 2020.


  • 14:00: Entertainment in the Grand-Rue.
  • 13:30: start of the procession
  • 17:00: Folkloric dances – Place Patton.
  • 22:00: festive evening.


COVID-19 : Recreational/tourist travel to and from Belgium is prohibited until 18 April 2021. In accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
This information is given for indication purposes only, best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website.

Event planned for the month of February 2022 (1)

(1) Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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