The largest event of its kind in the world, Disney Sand Magic features more than 40 professional sand sculptors who create around 150 sculptures up to 6m high in a 10,000-sq-metre section of Ostend Beach.
Hosted annually by the Cultuur Centrum, this travelling exhibition showcases the work of photojournalists from around the world.
Held over four nights, visiting pyros from around the world wow with this spectacle of fireworks set to music. On the fifth night, Belgium concludes the show.
Usually held on the first weekend of the summer, autumn and Easter holidays, Knokke's upscale galleries co-curate a grand exhibition held in various locations around the city.
Every summer, the works of cartoonists from around the world are exhibited in the beachfront pop-up Cartoon Pavilion, attracting an estimated 90,000 visitors.
Beer-lovers from far and wide flock to Ostend every August for this three-day celebration of Belgian beer and food topped off with lashings of live music.
Showcases the best and latest in Flemish film as well as new international releases over a week in September. It's held in various locations around town.
Folks come from far and wide in the last week of June to celebrate the humble shrimp in this tasty festival that has both a culinary and cultural bent.
Historical motor cars tear around Knokke's Grand Prix circuit for an entire weekend. Also hosts a market day.
Two days of music and partying on the beach in July.