In Bastogne, the events that mark the year are enjoyed by all the family, in a warm atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. The Pat Carnaval was originally created by a youth movement, and at the Indian Festival taking place on a bison farm, Bastogne displays its family spirit.
Pat’Carnaval — February
For almost a quarter of a century, this carnival has been marking the end of winter in Bastogne. Over three days the festivities are full of activities including a parade of floats, shows for children, the famous election of the carnival prince, Gédiwi – there’s something for all tastes.
Indian Festival — July
Immerse the family in the very distinctive atmosphere of the Far West by visiting the Ferme des Bisons. Indians, cowboys and Yankees will make young and old move to their traditional music and songs over a weekend.
Foire aux Noix — Mi-December
Folklore in Bastogne is sacred! This Nut Fair, an event born of an old custom of offering nuts to one’s beloved, commemorates the siege of the town during the Second World War and the famous “Nuts!” uttered by General McAuliffe.
- © WBT - JL FlemalDecember 2021BastogneDemonstration
WW2 commemoration at the Bastogne War MuseumThe #link[node|14914|Bastogne War Museum] is fully devoted to World War 2 in Belgium. In December, this cultural centre will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the region and saw #link[taxonomy_term|3808|the city besieged by German troops].
- © Claudy RaskinFrom 12 October 2019 to 18 April 2021BastogneExhibition
Jean-Claude Servais' universe | BastogneJean-Claude Servais, an iconic Walloon artist passionate about the Ardenne and Lorraine regions, signed a number of quite successful comic books in the 80ies. La Tchalette, Tendre Violette, Isabelle… weave a touch of magic into his stories. This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to dive into his universe.
- © PixabayMay 2021BastogneFestival
Bastogne International caricature and press illustrations festival60 comic book artists, press illustrators and caricaturists will delight th
- © BoenzFebruary 2022BastogneFolklore and Tradition
Bastogne Pat'CarnavalPat'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.