Le Carnaval du Soleil - The Sun Carnival in Houffalize
Big dance in a marquee with the coronation of the Sun King and Carnival Princess and a parade in Houffalize.
Activities during the day and dancing in the evenings!
Why have a summer carnival?
Some say that carnival is the logical sequel to the "decathlon" that was once organised in this small town, and is therefore an excuse for the floats that are kept in barns since winter time, to come out into the open air.
Other suspect it's a mischievous way to have fun by forcing participants to wear their sweltering hot winter costumes during the month of August.
Or they just simply explain that the aim of the carnival is to have fun!
Tourist information on the town HOUFFALIZE