• Folklore and Tradition

One of the newer dates on the Belgian festival calendar (just 40 years old!), La Roche-en-Ardenne Carnival is nevertheless already one of the most popular.

The ancient southern fortress town hosts a weekend-long festival every March, starting on the Friday night with an enormous bonfire and pork feast in the courtyard of its Medieval castle. On the Saturday, a Carnival Prince is named and crowned under the battlements before the traditional evening ball gets underway. The following day sees the main parade, with floats, dancing and live music, before the festivities close with another big feast . This time it’s under a marquee - for those survivors still upright after three days of revelry.  

Program

Friday

  • Fancy dress ball

Saturday

  • Crowning of the Carnival prince in the evening
  • Fancy dress ball

Sunday

  • Large, international procession
  • Traditional dances and music
  • Large dancing ball
You may have heard Belgium has recently faced torrential rain, causing dramatic floods. Many regions have been touched by this natural catastrophe. We are doing our best to help all travellers coming to Wallonia. Some sites are, as you can understand, not accessible for the time being. Please contact them or check their website/social media platforms before getting on the road. Be assured we are all trying to get things back to order as soon as possible. Travel advice
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 March 2022 (1)


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

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