International Folklore Festival Westerlo

About our festival “Die Spelewei” Shortly after the foundation back in 1956, folk art group Die Spelewei vzw organized the first local harvest festival. This event was soon getting bigger and it became the Internationaal Folklorefestival of Westerlo. As such, it is one of the oldest folk dance festivals of Belgium. In front of the late-19th […]

Festival Mondial de Folklore de Jambes – Belgium

Yes, our application form can be found online on our website www.festifolkjambes.be Section : Applications ‐ Group applications (in three versions : French, English, Spanish). We only take into consideration the group which submits its request via this proposal. Number of National groups: 2 Number of International groups: 6 Minimum ages participants: 18 Maximum number […]

Bonheidansfestival – Bonheiden, Belgium

The Bonheidansfestival is a traditional arts festival hosted by De Krekels in Bonheiden, Belgium. We celebrate every summer the richness of traditional dance and music with groups from all over the globe. During the performances, you can experience the traditions embedded into dance and music, and afterwards, you will have the chance to participate in […]

Internationaal Folklore Festival Hoogstraten

Number of National groups: 2 Number of International groups: 5 Minimum ages participants: 16 Maximum number of participants in a group: 25 Recorded music allowed: No Accomodation: Host-Families Traditional Folk Art: Yes Traditional Folk Music: Yes Traditional Folk Singing: Yes Present-day Dancing: No Workshops dance/music: Yes Traditional food preparing: No

Pikkeling International Folkloric Harvest Festival – Belgium

Harvest and Folklore Festival: Every year during the last weekend in the month of July, the Faluintjesstreek – alternately in the Aalstern boroughs of Baardegem, Herdersem, Meldert and Moorsel – hosts a harvest festival called ‘de Pikkeling’. This year we would like to welcome you from Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July 2023 in […]

Wereldfestival Izegem

During the biennial festival, artists from all corners of the world gather in Izegem for six days to share their dance, music and traditions. Enjoy cultural encounters, crazy rhythms and shimmering colours around and during the first weekend of July. Besides the unique performances in which international artists passionately perform their dance and music, there […]

Paasfeesten Leuven (Easterfest)- Belgium

Number of National groups: 4 Number of International groups: 4 Minimum ages participants: 16 Recorded music allowed: No Accomodation: Host-Families Traditional Folk Art: Yes Traditional Folk Music: Yes Traditional Folk Singing: Yes Present-day Dancing: No Workshops dance/music: Yes Traditional food preparing: No Click here for the application form.

Internationaal volkskunstfestival Drieskes Kerremes

Our group was founded in june 1967 by a few enthusiasts in a little Flemish town called Sint-Gillis-Waas (Belgium). Now, more than 50 years later, we still practice on a weekly basis. Our mission is to preserve the Flemish heritage of dances, flagwaving and folkmusic. On top of that we pass traditions, skills and knowledge […]

Les Echasseurs Namurois – Namur, Belgium

600 YEARS OF JOUSTING ON STILTS IN NAMUR (BELGIUM) For 6 centuries, two companies of stilts (a regional term for a wader who jousts on stilts) have regularly clashed to the delight of spectators. On one side, the Melans representing the old town with their yellow and black stilts. On the other, the Avresses, representing […]