Traditional celebrations


In Flanders, celebrations are true popular gatherings. We never miss the chance to get together and share wonderful moments.

Our celebrations are alive with ‘Flemish cheer’, in company and in excess. You will be delighted by the warm atmosphere, the period costumes, the amusing performances and the discovery of tools and other objects of yesteryear.

In february and in march

It is carnival season. More information here

In April


Foire des Rameaux in Bergues – On Sunday, one week before Easter

Concours international de Pot’je Vleesch in Bailleul – the last weekend in April

Festival Musique au Musée en Pays de Flandre – in April and May

In may

Bloemen Feest in Wormhout – in May

Kolhof Feest in Bollezeele – the first Sunday in May

Fête Mélusine in Bailleul – the first weekend in May

In june

Festival de Cornemuses in Cassel – the first weekend in June

Rallye bleu in Hondschoote – mid June

Feu de la Saint-Jean in Bergues – the last Saturday in June

In july


Nuit des Livres in Esquelbecq – the first Saturday in July

Fête à Raoul in Godewaersvelde – mid July

In august

Festival du Carillon ‘A toute volée’ in Hondschoote – mid August

Fête du Blé in Boeschepe – mid August

Fête de l’Attelage in Berthen – mid August

Patate Feest in Esquelbecq – last Sunday in August

Fête du Houblon et de la Lupulline in Méteren – last weekend in August

In september

Karyole Feest in Hondschoote – first weekend in September

Fête de l’Hommelpap in Bailleul – first Sunday in September in even years

Ville Ouverte in Hazebrouck – third Sunday in September

Festival de la Bière artisanale in Sainte Marie Cappel – fourth weekend in September

Fête des Vergers in Volckerinckhove – last Sunday in September

In october

Fête des Haricots in Zegerscappel – first Sunday in October every two years

Salon Made in Flandre in October 2014 – every two years in even years

Fête de la Saint-Hubert in Saint-Jans-Cappel – third Sunday in October

Fête des vendanges in Hondschoote – third Sunday in October

Fête de la Saint-Hubert in Merckeghem – last Sunday in October

In November and December

Many Christmas markets every weekend beginning at the end of November

Prepare and book your stay with our Tourist Offices
Tourist Office "Destination coeur de Flandre"
Bailleul - Cassel - Steenvoorde - Steenwerck
Tourist Office "Haut de Flandre"
Bergues - Esquelbecq - Hondschoote - Volckerinckhove - Watten