• 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 : We do our best to inform you with the latest updates... Best, though, to check with the operator or lodging you have made a booking with before getting on the road. Please note that the Covid Safe Ticket (or health passport) is mandatory in Wallonia, starting November 1st, 2021.  Infos
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Event planned for the month of February 2022 (1)

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

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