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Events in Oostende

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) Oostende. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

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Weekly Market

Whole year

Every day of the week a market is organized somewhere on the Belgian coast. Below you'll find an overview where these markets take place and where they're at. At the market you can find the greatest deals, fresh seasonal products and unique specialties. The market is the place to ...

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IJsbaan Wapenplein

Friday 2 December 2016 — Sunday 8 January 2017

The Wapenplein in Oostende is covered, and forms the backdrop of a magical wintry landscape. Come inside, and be amazed by the beautiful scenery, enchanted lights and the fantastic decor of Winter Ice. The ice rink of ±1,000 m² will provide skating fun for people of all ages. In ...

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New Year's Eve Fireworks

Saturday 31 December 2016

The Fireworks will start on the ‘Groot Strand’ (beach next to the Kursaal) at midnight. The audience will be spoiled by a 20 minutes’ lasting incredible firework.

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New Year's Day plunge

Sunday 1 January 2017

The New Year's Dive in Ostend was organized in 1987 for the first time. A polar bear club from Deinze asked the Ostend municipality to make an exception to the prohibition to swim in the North Sea during winter period. Nowadays more than 6,000 polar bears brave the cold water, this event has by ...

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Weekly Market

Whole year

Every day of the week a market is organized somewhere on the Belgian coast. Below you'll find an overview where these markets take place and where they're at. At the market you can find the greatest deals, fresh seasonal products and unique specialties. The market is the place to ...

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Carnival

Eerste weekend van maart

Ten carnival clubs in the city put their best foot forward every year. There is the Cimateirestoet, (public procession through the city center) and the 'Kloeffeworp' (clog throwing), after a parade through the city center thousands of 'kloefjes' (clogs) are thrown from the Beiaard Tower, including a golden one. There is ...

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Week van de Zee

Late April to mid-May

The Week of the Sea is for everyone! From late April to mid-May there are activities in the various seaside towns that will put nature and the coastal environment in the spotlight. The sea and beach are a huge attractions: the vastness, the healthy air, ...

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Ostend at Anchor

Eind mei

Big maritime event with more than 150 classic sailing vessels participating, and numerous performances and entertainment. Year after year, this festival attracts hundreds of sailors of classic ships. With barely twenty ships in the first edition it is now a big puzzle to find a spot for the more than 150 ships in an ...

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Fish weekend

Half juni

Don’t miss the fi sh weekend in the heart of Westende-Bad. In this friendly atmosphere everybody can enjoy old crafts, enjoyable entertainment and most of all lots of fish! Centre of Westende-Bad & several restaurants Middelkerke-Westende.

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Beer Weekend

Meestal het derde weekend van juni

The terraces on the sea front are all about the Belgian Beer weekend. You won’t forget it. Everywhere you’ll look, there will be beer. A weekend with a friendly atmosphere and a full programme. It’s a weekend you shouldn’t miss. Zeedijk Middelkerke & ...

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Sand Sculpture Festival

Artists from around the world create a world in sand, full of emotions and adventure. Discover this exceptional exhibition during the Sand Sculpture Festival in Ostend.

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Ostend Beach Dance Festival

Ostend Beach Dance Festival is an outdoor music festival on the beautiful Klein Strand (beach) of Ostend, centrally located within the downtown area and within walking distance of the train station. Besides the unique outdoor main stage, many ...

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Belgian Fireworks Championship

The Belgian Fireworks Championship. Monday July 11, 2016 - 23:00 hrs Monday July 18, 2016 - 23:00 hrs Thursday July 21, 2016 - 23:00 hrs Monday July 25, 2016 - 23:00 hrs Monday August 1, 2016 - 22:30 hrs Monday August 8, 2016 - 22:30 hrs Monday August 15, 2016 - 22:30 hrs

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Theater by the Sea

Begin augustus

Theater by the Sea is a ten-day theater and music festival in the Belgian seaside town of Ostend. This festival takes place every year The festival presents ten days of performing arts (theater, dance, performance) in a quirky combination of music, literature, ...

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Paulusfeesten

Begin augustus

The 'Paulusfeesten' is Ostend's most famous city festival, which has been held annually since 1972 near the St. Peter and St. Paul church. Each year, the Paulusfeesten create a particular theme that stirs up the city and its inhabitants. ...

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Film Festival Ostend

Half september

Every September, Ostend becomes the place to be for every film enthusiast. The festival ensures the presentation of the latest previews of national and international public films, and will show a lot of independent cinema as well. Additionally, FFO has also ample attention to homegrown talent by means of premieres and talk ...

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Oktoberfoor / Funfair in Oostende

October

Who didn’t like it as a child to be swirled around in a carousel or to get sticky from some cotton candy. In Oostende it is still possible every year, early October.

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Champagne Weekend

Mid-November

This noble drink is very amply represented in the Casino. You can spend an entire weekend getting to know the French champagne growers. This weekend comes with a champagne package and a champagne menu. Casino Middelkerke & hotels, letting offi ces & ...

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IJsbaan Wapenplein

The Wapenplein in Oostende is covered, and forms the backdrop of a magical wintry landscape. Come inside, and be amazed by the beautiful scenery, enchanted lights and the fantastic decor of Winter Ice. The ice rink of ±1,000 m² will provide skating fun for people of all ages. In ...

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