Top Choice Art in Ostend

Disney Sand Magic

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.
Top Choice Art in Knokke-Heist

World Press Photo Exhibition

Hosted annually by the Cultuur Centrum, this travelling exhibition showcases the work of photojournalists from around the world.
Top Choice Fireworks in Knokke-Heist

International Fireworks Festival

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.
Art in Knokke-Heist

Art Knokke Heist

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.
Art in Knokke-Heist


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.
Food & Drink in Ostend

North Sea Beer Festival

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.
Film in Ostend

Film Festival Ostend

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.
Cultural in Oostduinkerke


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.
Sports in Knokke-Heist

Zoute Grand Prix

Historical motor cars tear around Knokke's Grand Prix circuit for an entire weekend. Also hosts a market day.
Music in Ostend

Ostend Beach Festival

Two days of music and partying on the beach in July.