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Posted on 07.02.2018

Festivals, Fairs and Annual Events

There is something for everyone.

Carnival of the world
The Carnival of the World returns on February 7: atmosphere and procession in the streets of the Malibran district. Meeting at 2:15 pm on Place Flagey. It will close at 15:30 with entertainment and snack.

Carnaval au Musée BELvue! :
From 10 to 18 February
Activities adapted to each age and family.

Carnaval d'Oruro/Ouro Carnival :
Saturday 10 February
16h. Carnival parade (Place Sainte-Catherine - Manneken-Pis)
20h. Feast of the Masquerade (rue Melsens 38 - 1000 Brussels, entry: 8 euros)

Carnaval à Océade/Oceade Carnival :
From Monday 12 February 
Huge bubbles will fill the water park.

La Parade du Nord à Bruxelles/North of Brussels Parade :
Thursday 15  February
From 13h to 18h, organised by the farm of Maximilian Park. Parade via Heliport Avenue.

Venise dans les Marolles/Venice in the Marolles :
The afternoon of Saturday 17 February
Do not forget to register by sms at 0497.22.38.60 or on

Carnaval de Saint-Gilles/Saint-Gilles Carnival :
Saturday 17 February
The colorful and disguised procession circulates from Van Meenen Square to Morichar Square, from the Chaussée de Waterloo to the Parvis, from the Porte de Hal to the Bethlehem Square.

Carnaval de Crainhem/Crainhem Carnival :
Saturday 17 February
14h33: departure from Avenue Huart
3:11 pm: Carnavalesque fair avenue des Sorbiers (Saturday and Sunday Cammeland Hall)

Scharnaval :
Saturday 17 March
The procession starts from Avenue Rogier, near Place Meiser, and ends in the Helmet district, following different routes which might vary from year to year year.

Carnaval Sauvage/Wild Carnival :
Sunday 18 March
Place du Jeu de Balle – 1000 Bruxelles
The route pierces the heart of the city like an arrow, with musicians, then it ends somewhere around a fire.


Carnival of Binche
11-12-13 February, the most popular Belgian Carnival

The Carnival of Binche is a living and exceptional heritage, a popular, human and social event. It has been recognized as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2003.