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Events in De Haan

In the summer there is almost daily something organized in (the region of) De Haan. Under which the various markets, folklore, music performances and various sporting events where you can look at or to which you can join.

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Weekly Market

Whole year

Every day of the week a market is organized somewhere on the Belgian coast. Below you'll find an overview where these markets take place and where they're at. At the market you can find the greatest deals, fresh seasonal products and unique specialties. The market is the place to ...

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Belle Epoque festivities

A large part of De Haan still shows the Belle Epoque: the tram station, the town hall, many villas from the 'concession'. With 'images taken from life', Trammelant focuses on the daily life of the bourgeoisie and the villager from the Belle Epoque (Beautiful Era), all topped ...

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Prawn festival

The flyer includes demonstrations of shrimp trawling, with trawls for the big ones and a little net for the little ones. Afterwards, all the delicacies from the sea are prepared. Furthermore, there is also a flea market, Line Dancing and an incredible fireworks show.

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Rafting Day

Per team van 4 personen, in een raft, zo snel mogelijk opdrachten uitvoeren op zee.

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Ancient motorbikes parade

Start and finish of a tour of 75 km in the West Flemish polders with motorcycles built before 1921. With participants from Belgium, France, Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. With several British Triumph H relay drivers, and other relay motorcycles from the First World War.

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Zomerende in Klemskerke

Feest in het dorp! Dat wordt gevierd met ondermeer een barbecue, brocante markt, kinderanimatie, jazz muziek,…

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Blessing of the horses

After the high mass, Vlissegem has an annual horse blessing: dozens of horses, carts and small pets ensure the hustle and bustle in the white polder village.

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Christmas FUN Run

End of December

Course amusante autour du marché de Noël.

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Grilles sprats

Boxing Day

The "Tarpoenvissers" fishing club will hold their Sprat Festival on the day after Christmas again, according to an old tradition. The live sprats fresh out of the sea are transformed into deliciously grilled delicacies.

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Christmas Tree Burn

18.00 uur: Markt Fakkeltocht 19.00 uur: Kerstboomverbranding Vuurwerk

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Week van de Zee

Late April to mid-May

The Week of the Sea is for everyone! From late April to mid-May there are activities in the various seaside towns that will put nature and the coastal environment in the spotlight. The sea and beach are a huge attractions: the vastness, the healthy air, ...

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Molenfeesten

Eind juni

Folk festival around Hubert Mill. Focus on old crafts related to the mill business; visit the restored working Hubert Mill, book market and folk sports.

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Tourist's day

Early July

We welcome all tourists in De Haan and Wenduine during the new season!

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Giant Festival

Half juli

A two-day folklore festival with a wink to the fishery. On Saturday evening, a giant procession with the participation of bands and more than fifty giants from home and abroad.

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Kok@Zee

Culinair event

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Vosseslag Festivals

End of July

A two-day festival in the downtown streets of the Vosseslag and at the Kennedy square. On Saturday it's all about the legend of Mong de Vos. In the late afternoon there is a procession dedicated to the life of Mong de Vos, and at night is the burning of Mong de Vos on the beach. Sunday there is all ...

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Belle Epoque festivities

End of July

A two-day international festival of street entertainment, with numerous groups from around the world, every time it ends again with a brilliant fireworks show. De Haan has a street theater tradition for over thirty years. Each summer, 'Boulevard' offers a high level international street ...

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