Carnival Oostende 2018Eerste 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.
Carnival parade Oostende
Sunday at ±14:00 hrs @ Leopold II-laan and Marie-Joséplein.
There is also the annual, known beyond the country's borders, 'Bal du Rat Mort'. Ostend locals, but also foreign eccentrics dress up for the annual highlight of the Ostend Carnival.