Great Benelux summer events: Ghent Festivities

Ghent Festivities. Every year the long-established, ten-day cultural event takes over the historic city center of medieval Ghent in Belgium. There is free music on all the central squares and hundreds of vibrant activities, including three international festivals. The Ghent Festivities treat visitors to 10 days of continuous free feasts on several squares in the historic centre of the city. Each year about 1.5 million visitors attend one of the greatest cultural and popular festivals in Europe.

The Ghent Festivities are no less than 4 festivals all running simultaneously. The Blue Note Festival, the International Street Theatre Festival, the International Puppet Festival and the 10th anniversary edition of the dance festival 10 Days Off.

Loads of free music awaits attendees! Enjoy pop music, folk-rock, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, jazz, R’n’B and lots more. And all events are free indeed! At the Ghent Festivities the fun never ends! Theatre, comedy, sightseeing, exhibitions, and boat trips on the river Lys are all part of the ten days celebration. And don’t forget to enjoy a delicious meal or a drink at the numerous restaurants and bars in town.