• 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.


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.

Event planned for the month of February 2021
Dates and programme may be subject to change.

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