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famillesFolklore And Tradition : Festivities And Folkloric Traditions

Belgian National Day

Belgian National Day
© WBT - Anibal Trejo
  • Opening periods
    • Tuesday 21 July 2015
    • Address:
      Around Brussels: contact the organiser for further details.

    Don't miss the troops parading in front of the Nation. It's also a chance for Belgians to reassert their national identity on 21 July!

    In Brussels there'll be a varied programme of festivities, from the Place du Jeu de Balle to Brussels Park, taking in the various districts of Brussels.

    On the evening before, there's the traditional National Ball which gets the celebrations started with concerts by Belgian artists, majorettes and zinneke hosts enlivening the Marolles area.

    On 21 July, from Brussels Park to the Place Poelaert, you can enjoy concerts, demonstrations, tastings and sporting events all set up in the form of trails and villages...

    And as for the other areas of Brussels, well they won't be outdone either!

    In fact, international music concerts and cultural activities  will also be taking place throughout...and to close the day's festivities is the much anticipated firework display at the place des Palais.

    On the menu for this year:

    Brussels Park

    • 101st Airborne Division military camp and the Prince Laurent Foundation,
    • Royal Warrant Holder and entertainment for the children
    • Entertainment centred around Morocco, bandstand concerts and graffiti,

    Place Royale

    • Brussels Info Place (BIP): Experience Brussels exhibition (10am-3pm and 5pm-8pm) and wooden games (10am-11pm),
    • European Village (the European Commission provides information and entertainment centred around the theme of Europe),
    • Saint Jacques sur Coudenberg Church (10am-3pm),
    • Camouflage, mine sweeping, F-16 cockpit, flying simulator and a Marines stand,

    Place des Palais

    • Military and civil procession from 5-6pm and a firework display at 11pm!


    • tel. : +32 (0) 2 509 24 34
    • website :

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    The Discovery Trails of La Fonderie.

    We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.