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Annual calendar of events

Music villages in Gouvy

Music villages in Gouvy

from March to June

This label is an umbrella for organisers of musical events and the associations which have a relationship with music in the municipality of Gouvy.  Since 2013, a special weekend devoted to music has been organised, when activities and concerts are staged free of charge in no fewer than 8 villages by over 9 associations.  For more information, consult the site which lists concerts throughout the year and musical events organised in the municipality.

 

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Wine and food fair of Suze-La-Rousse

Wine and food fair of Suze-La-Rousse

in March

Wine fair organised as part of the twinning arrangements between Gouvy and Suze-la-Rousse.  Presence of wine producers, sampling of food and drink.

 

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Witches’ Sabbath

Witches’ Sabbath

20 July

The evening starts in the local park in Vielsalm. Everything starts with a concert of hunting horns. Then the Macralles (the witches) arrive, and steal the keys of the town from the Mayor.  Next, everyone goes the place known as "Tiennemesse" where the "Sabbath" takes place.  The Macralles, in the form of a son et lumière show, perform funny anecdotes about what happened to certain of the people of Vielsalm during the last year, all in the Walloon dialect. Finally, the Grand Council of the Macralles inducts VIPs from the region and the Belgian audiovisual scene.

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Blueberry festival

Blueberry festival

21 July

The origins of this festival date back to the 1960s when a group of local people decided to honor this seasonal fruit. Since then, the people of Vielsalm have kept the tradition alive. In the morning, a market of traditional produce (sampling of blueberry tart and other regional produce) is set up in the town center. In the afternoon, the Macralles and various folklore groups make their way through the streets, culminating in a parade in the local park.  In the evening, concerts and fireworks are also on the program. 21 July is the Belgian national holiday.

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Saint-Jacques fair

Saint-Jacques fair

25 July

A flea market starting at 07.00 in the village of Saint-Jacques.  Also on the programme: mass, barbecue, crafts, musical entertainment and a dance party in the evening.

 

Second-hand markets

Second-hand markets

In July and August

Throughout the summer, many second-hand goods sales take place in our two municipalities.  You will find the detailed list in the diary section of our Internet site.  You should definitely not miss the annual second-hand markets in Salmchâteau (on 15 August) and Ville-du-Bois (3rd Sunday of August).

Beer Festival

Beer Festival

First weekend of August

In Hébronval.

Spend a weekend celebrating the divine beverage! A 'foodie walk' with sampling of beers by reservation.

 

Jazz & Blues Festival

Jazz & Blues Festival

First weekend in August

Ferme de la Madelonne (Sterpigny 4 - 6673 GOUVY) +32 80 51 77 69

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Belgium and the only one that can boast such an illustrious visitors' book.  Many of the big names in the history of jazz have given an international dimension to this unusual festival.  Friday and Saturday are devoted to jazz, and Sunday to blues.  Concerts also take place during the year.

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Artiz'en Lienne

Artiz'en Lienne

August

Marché artisanal dans le petit village de Hierlot, au programme: + de 25 exposants, produits du terroir, artistes locaux, animations pour enfants, restauration, …

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La Journée du Lac à Vielsalm

La Journée du Lac à Vielsalm

mid-August

All day long, various activities focused on the Lac des Doyards in Vielsalm, admission free.  Organised by the Vielsalm Tourist Office.

 

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Wine route in Regné

Wine route in Regné

Mid-August

In Regné

A foodie walk in the village of Regné with sampling of wines, by reservation.

 

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"Fête de la Saint-François" in Wanne

1st Sunday of October

From 10.00 onward: gathering of horse-riders.  At 10.45: solemn mass in Wanne Church, following by a blessing of the horses, their riders and domestic pets.  Barbecue by reservation at Wanne Museum:

+32 80 39 87 37.

 

Farnipommes

Farnipommes

in November

A day devoted to the theme of applies in the splendid surroundings of Farnières Chateau.  On the programme: apple juice pressing, mediaeval atmosphere, traditional products made with apples, various entertainments for young and old.

 

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Foire Saint-andré

Foire Saint-andré

01/12

The unmissable event in the village of Lierneux, and one of the oldest fairs in the region.  A market in the streets of the village centre starting at 07.00, a hundred stands of all kinds, sampling of Pékèt (gin) and vôte al rapeye (potato pancakes), visit by Saint-Nicolas, musical entertainment.

 

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Wine fair

Wine fair

2nd weekend of December

Tasting and sale of wines from France and other regions of the world.  Presence of wine producers.  At the Institut du Sacré Coeur in Vielsalm. 

 

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Noël sur Salm

Noël sur Salm

During the Christmas holidays

Christmas market on Place de la Salm in Vielsalm during the Christmas holidays: exhibitors, food, entertainment for the children, concerts, artificial skating rink, ...

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Trois-Ponts Carnival

Trois-Ponts Carnival

in March

Bonfire and costume ball on Saturday, Carnival parade, brass bands and procession of the Trois-Ponts Giants on Sunday. 

 

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Basse-Bodeux Carnival

Basse-Bodeux Carnival

in March

Carnival parade, costume ball, bonfire and brass bands.

 

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