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Namur - Annual events

Here are some extra events which you could make part of your trip:

Torch-lit visit of the Citadel - March: Hot wine welcome drink at the ancient “Terra Nova” barracks. Torch-lit visit of the fortified domain. Sampling of a local produce after the visit with a local brotherhood.

Folknam: first weekend of April. Namur folklore and traditions in the streets and squares of the town centre: presentation of folklore groups, gastronomic brotherhoods and crafts. Street entertainment.

Country Festival of Jambes (outskirts of Namur) - May. An American country festival including line dancing and an exhibition of American cars. Refreshments available on the same theme. Activities start at 11 am.

Namur in May Mid May - The festival of travelling arts. The streets of Namur become a great fairground with over 300 artists, acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns and carousels.

Les Musicales” July - Music festival hosting concerts of classical music from the Middle Ages , the Renaissance and the Baroque periods. Performed in Saint-Loup church, Royal Theatre,...

Foire de Namur”:65 circus professions, from traditional to modern, will animate the Place des Cadets and the Quartier des Casernes (Barracks quarter). 4pm to midnight on week days and from 2pm to 2am on weekends. 

20 & 21 July : Celebration of National Day with fireworks, concerts,...

52nd International folk dance & music festival - 15-18 August 2014 - Jambes (otherside of river) - 300 people showing their typical dance traditions from all over the world.

Annual bric-a-brac sale in Temploux (20 miles from Namur): 23-24 August 2014 - With more than 1,500 stalls along four miles of streets, this event attracts some 200.000 visitors annually.

Valériane : 5,6,7 September 2014  - Trade fair of biological products organised by “Nature and Progress” at the Namur Exhibition Hall. 10am to 7pm daily.

Fêtes de Wallonie (Walloon Festival) 1: 18-22 September 2014 - 4 days of street celebrations (150 concerts) when Namur's streets come to life with 250 000 people. Roam the pedestrian streets in the late evenings and soak in the festive ambience of the street terraces.

Creativa : 2-5 October 2014 - consumer show ideal for DIY people interested in creating jewelliers,..

Educational and Youth Book Trade Fair in the Namur Exhibition Hall - October 2014

Antica Namur: 8-16 November 2014 - Well known antique fair, rich in tradition with 160 well known Belgian and International antique dealers. Namur Exhibition Hall.

Book fair : December 2014 - Namur Exhibition Hall.

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