The jam-packed calendar of the Namur and Dinant regions

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The 12 municipalities of Explore Meuse at the gateway to the Ardennes offers a year-round calendar of activities rich in cultural events and festivities. But we recommend that you also keep an eye on the seasonal events that take place in the Namur and Dinant regions throughout the year. 

The region’s cultural calendar is indeed well filled and has a lot to offer for everyone. Among the festivals, markets and flea markets, the temporary and permanent exhibitions, and guided tours, you will certainly find something that you like. 

Discover the calendar of upcoming events in Namur and Dinant, at the gateway to the Ardennes

Explore Meuse is a region that is constantly on the move, you will always find something on the activity calendar to entertain you! Whether you prefer sports or something more relaxing, check our activity calendar regularly to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming events in Namur, Dinant and its surrounding area, at the gateway to the Ardennes. 

Culture in Namur: music, exhibitions, and festivals

One of the pillars of the Namur cultural calendar is of course the Fêtes de Wallonie (Walloon Festivities). The festivities are spread over several days and combine music, folklore, and traditions. Come and see “le lever des couleurs” (the raising of the Walloon flag/colours), marvel at the Namur stilt walkers and drink a P’tit Peket, the only Walloon gin made from juniper berries, hop cones and local grains. 

There are also festivals, such as the festival “A travers Champs” (Festival in the countryside), where you can watch films about rural life. If you are a fan of animations, you can go to the cinema during the Anima Festival to enjoy their productions. If you like fairground activities, visit the Namur festival in May! Circus, theatre, and storytelling will delight young and old!

Finally, music is also in the spotlight in Dinant! Jazz concerts, the Jazz Festival in Dinant with saxophone music (of course!) on the programme. All you have to do is choose from the upcoming events! Get your diary out! Whatever your field of interest, the Explore Meuse region has a heart for parties and festivals and provides musical vibes all year round. 


Be inspired by past and present painters, designers, and photographers. If you are not really an art lover, Explore Meuse also offers science, history, and crafts exhibitions. 

Markets and flea markets

What better way to soak up the beauty and atmosphere of the Meuse countryside than strolling through the markets and flea markets? Be guided by the smell of the fresh fruits and vegetables, and other local specialties or grab a bargain. The perfect place to go bargain hunting for antiques and second-hand items! 

Guided tours

Are you a history buff or just curious to learn more? There is nothing like a guided tour. Get to know our cities and their culture better, discover unique and surprising places during a guided walk in the old quarters of Namur. Or take a guided nature walk to discover interesting facts about the local fauna and flora. An ideal activity for groups! 

A busy schedule

Would you like to immerse yourself in Mosan folklore? Then take a look at our cultural calendar regularly! Festivals, shows, concerts, traditional festivals and taverns await you. Are you a sporty type? Hiking tours are also organised regularly. So, those who love to walk will also get their money's worth.