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Festivals and Events


  • Winter Festivities
  • In December, Ghent city centre is turned into a winter wonderland, with an ice-skating rink, a Christmas market and a giant Ferris wheel in front of the cathedral.
  • Address:
    • Korenmarkt, Sint-Baafsplein,
    • City Pavilion
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • OdeGand
  • Every September, OdeGrand arrives, letting you enjoy great music & impressive acts, along the canals of Ghent. You can even go from one concert to the next by boat.
  • Address:
    • City Center
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Jazz Festival
  • The Gent Jazz Festival is an 8-day long festival, which takes place every July at the Bijlokesite, attracting 40,000 swinging cats & jazz-cognoscenti.
  • Address:
    • Bijlokesite
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Film Festival Ghent
  • October is movie-time in Ghent, with this festival showing more than 100 feature-films & 30 short-films from around the globe - attracting an audience of over 130,000.
  • Address:
    • Leeuwstraat 40b
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 221 90 74
  • Licht Festival
  • The Light Festival is a dazzling light show in the city centre, in which historical buildings are transformed into palaces of light. Usually held the last weekend in January.
  • Address:
    • City Center
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Gentse Feesten
  • This is a 10-day celebration that takes over the entire of Ghent. Often compared to Munich's Oktoberfest & Valencia's Las Fallas as 1 of the largest in Europe.
  • Address:
    • City center
    • 9000
    • Gent
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  • Polé Polé Festivals
  • This festival takes place during the Ghent Festival's '10-Days Off' in July. World music, vibrant performances and a whole lot of dance thrown are into the mix.
  • Address:
    • Lammerstraat 19
    • 9000
    • Gent
  •   Telephone+32 (0) 9 356 67 10

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