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Events in Bruges

5th of May 2016

Procession of the Holy Blood

This impressive religious event celebrates the most sacred relic in Bruges. It has been taking place since 1150, when the Count of Flanders appeared with a stained cloth, allegedly used to wipe Christ's wounds.

Once a year, the holy relic is paraded around the town with great ceremony in a very impressive procession re-enacting religious and historical moments. The return of the Count of Flanders is performed to commemorate the importance of the Holy Blood in Bruges' heritage. The procession is on the Unesco World Heritage list.

8th until the 10th of July 2016

Cactus Festival

The Cactus Festival takes place in the Minnewaterpark. This festival hosts rock, reggae, dance and world music. This electric outdoor concert is a multicultural treat for all senses: Hear, see and feel the world.

5th of Agust untill 14th of August 2016

MA Festival

Already since 1964, the Flanders Festival Bruges, also called “MA festival”, wants to be a guiding, critical and contemporary festival, specialized in early music. It constantly searches for new developments and launches new developments through creation, presentation. Held at venues throughout the city, watch out for the many free concerts which pepper the festival's programme.

13th of August 2016

Benenwerk - Bruges Ballroom

Every year the festival Klinkers is being closed off in style by “Benenwerk – Ballroom Brugeoise.” It transforms Bruges into one giant ballroom with 10 stages for Foxtrot, Tango, Zumba, Bollywood, Hip Hop, … This free dance festival is the biggest dance event in Flanders.

18th until the 27th of November 2016

Magical Winter Moments Christmas Happening

Formerly known as “The Grand Christmas Happening Bruges”, this is a stylish and festive event, which features all the newest trends in home and floral decoration. Located in the heart of the city, be inspired by “Magical Winter Moments” with flowers at the Oud Sint Jan. Under the influence of the flower arranging enthusiasts' publication 'Fleur créatif', master florists and decorators will be displaying brilliant Christmas floral arrangements. There will be plenty of opportunity to buy souvenirs at this first class Christmas event, which is guaranteed to provide fresh ideas and inspiration for the floral enthusiast.

28th of November 2016 until the second of January 2017

Bruges Christmas Market

Take yourself off for a unique shopping experience to the Bruges’ Christmas market. There can't be many settings more beautiful at Christmas than this medieval town, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and horses and carts plodding by. Colourful lights illuminate festive stalls crammed with Christmas goodies.

18th of November 2016 until the 2nd of January 2017

Ice Sculpture Festival

Every year, Bruges proudly presents the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival hosted at the railway station. It is a must-see and very unique winter experience in Europe. Three hundred thousand kilos of ice and 400 tons of snow are shipped in and professional ice sculptors work hard to carve the most beautiful glacial creations. After your adventure through the ice you can enjoy a heart-warming glass “in the rocks” at the ice bar or warm up in the nostalgic tent of mirrors

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