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January - February - March - April - May - June July - August - September - October - Décember

 

January

spectacle.jpgLiège Festival

Theatre – dance - music (every other year – uneven years).
Festival inextricably linked to current times. Offers trenchant perspectives from artists on contemporary key issues through the medium of innovative presentations.
internet www.festivaldeliege.be

 

February

International biennal of photography and visual arts (every other year – even years).
internet www.mamac.be
 

 

March

International biennal of contemporary engraving (every other year – uneven years).
internet www.cabinetdesestampes.be

 

April

International Festival of Detective Films

Since 2007, Liège has been hosting this international police film festival with numerous activities linked to this genre. This festival enjoys the presence of international stars and focuses each year on a specific country.
www.festivaliege.be
 

 

May

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Liège Jazz Festival
An impressive range of artists and groups with an international reputation.
internet www.jazzaliege.be


 

 

Liège on foot, on horseback, by bike ...
A Sunday without cars, where pedestrians, cyclists, skaters.. meet on the boulevard d’Avroy. Games, music, barbecue and La Ferme en ville (The farm in the city) – mid-May.

www.liege.be

 

June

Gardens and secret corners
Guided discovery of architectural, historical and natural treasures of the slopes of the Citadel and in the Mont Saint-Martin district, with the opening up of some remarkable private gardens.

www.liege.be

 

 

July

ardentes.jpgLes Ardentes - Electro-Rock Music Festival
This electro-rock festival each year attracts some 50,000 young and not so young people to the Astrid park. Second week-end of July.
internet www.lesardentes.be

 
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The Gallic Village
Around a number of pétanque pitches, forty or so chalets offer craft products and foods. Characteristically local and friendly ambiance. First two weeks of July.
internet www.amitiesfrancaises.be

 

Festival of the 14th July
Due to cultural ties, Liège also celebrates the French national day. Popular dances, Gallic market and fireworks enliven the streets of the former Principality.
internet www.amitiesfrancaises.be

 

August

15aout.jpgOutremeuse Festival - August 15
Jazz and canticles, the smell of powder and incense, carnival fair and Holy Virgen procession, pèkèt and holy water, bouquettes and petits pains de Notre-Dame, the August 15 festival in the Outremeuse district is the marriage of love and reason and of the sacred and the profane.
13 -16 August.
internet www.tchantches.be

 

Walking Festival
Guided walks, free itineraries and special events. Second fortnight in August.
www.liege.be

 

September

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Retrouvailles
“Retrouvailles”, which means “get together” in French, is an after-summer event where over 300 associations present their activities to the locals who choose what sport or leisure activity they will practice over the coming year. Podiums of events and shows.

www.liege.be

 
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Heritage Days
Many buildings that normally are not open to the public, offer guided tours and free events. Second weekend in September.
internet www.journeesdupatrimoine.be

 
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Wallonia Festival
Folklore processions, gatherings of gastronomic associations, street shows, the “Walloon village” combining local produce and crafts, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts.. make the city come alive.
Third weekend in September.
internet www.provincedeliege.be

 
  

October

coteaux.jpgNocturn of the Citadel Slopes
On the slopes of the Citadel, bathed in magical, warm illuminations, including those of Montagne de Bueren, the public can walk an entire circuit marked out by numerous musical and theatrical events through impasses, courtyards, steps, paths and public and private gardens.
First Saturday in October.
internet www.lanocturnedescoteaux.eu

 

 
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Liège Funfair
The October funfair, with its special ambiance, its perfumes, its sparkling lights, its picturesque characters, is a part of everyone’s subconscious in Liège. It is organised in the Parc d’Avroy, in the city centre. From the first week-end in October to 11 November.

www.liege.be

 
 

Liège Organ Festival
The Liège Organ Festival was initiated in 1998 in order to showcase the finest organs in the Liège region. Each year in Autumn, leading organists are invited to perform an essentially Baroque repertoire.
From October to December.
internet www.msj.be

 

Liège Design Biennal
(every other year – even years)
The Liège Design exhibition offers exhibitions and events (colloquia, thematic days, store visits, etc.) in various locations: museums, galleries or alternative locations.
internet www.provincedeliege.be/designliege

 


Décember

noel.jpgChristmas Village
Liège more lit up and convivial than ever. A variety of events to please young and old alike: the biggest Christmas village in Belgium, a Christmas skating rink, the European Circus Festival, the Marionettes festival, etc.
internet www.villagedenoel.be

 


 

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