Belgian Beer Weekend

Belgium is a paradise for beer lovers. There are almost 450 different types of beer in the country. For those who want to taste as many beers as possible in a short period of time, the Belgian Beer Weekend is the perfect occasion. It is held every September at the Grand Place, in the centre of Brussels, where a large number of breweries gather together to offer visitors the authentic taste of Belgian Beer.

For more than 15 years, Brussels has been welcoming beer lovers for a whole weekend. The Belgian Beer Weekend is held at Grand’ Place at the beginning of September. It brings together a large mix of breweries to present their finest selection of liquid golds and demonstrate their own beer-making processes and different flavours.

This is the perfect place to get in touch with Belgian beers as visitors can discover more than 400 different beers on site. The festival demonstrates that Belgium is home to the largest range of distinctively different beers and labels in the world. From Friday to Sunday, a large number of activities take place such as the celebration of Saint-Arnould, the Patron Saint of brewers; a procession with historical brewery carts and beer wagons; the Brewers’ parade on the Grand’Place and the parade of bands and brewers confraternities through the streets of Brussels.

During the day, glasses of the finest beers can be enjoyed in a fun atmosphere in one of the most beautiful market places in the world.

Event October 2019

South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival

Since 2003 the South Tyrolean Bread and Strudel Festival has been offering a vast variety of freshly baked bread and original South Tyrolean apple strudel. 20 bakeries and pastry shops offer local specialties from all areas of the region. The visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the baking tradition of South Tyrol and to enjoy numerous delicacies made from local products in one of South Tyrol’s most beautiful squares, the cathedral square of Bressanone/Brixen.

Event August 2019

Madeira Wine Festival

This ancient Madeira wine making tradition, annually promoted in the local village of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, combines various cultural activities with wine making rituals, such as the picking of the grapes, the carrying of grapes to the press and other traditions related to a typical Madeira feast, which are fully enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. At the same time, there are a variety of activities and entertainment taking place in downtown Funchal and connected with folklore and the traditional wine-making process.