A brand new playground, summer beats on Tuesdays, children's entertainment on Wednesday afternoons, Sinnekloas dances with dance initiation on Wednesday evening, square concerts on Thursdays, after-work drinks on Fridays and family afternoon on Sundays. St. Nicholas Square embodies the summer! Will you summer with us? During the months of July and August.
The cafe terrace days give the starting shot for the Sint-Niklaas summer. It's the perfect time to do your summer shopping or work on your tan on one of the many sunny terraces. Every year on the last weekend in June.
At the end of June, the largest market in Belgium will be transformed into a real beach volleyball site. With 1,300 tons of sea sand, 6 areas will be created where professionals, amateurs, youth and recreational athletes can showcase their sport.
Every year on the last Friday of June, thousands of enthusiastic young people head to De Schakel for the annual outdoor party, or 'OLF' (openluchtfuif), as the event is known. This event is organised by De Schakel, the umbrella organisation for the four youth movements in Nieuwkerk. Every year in late June.
With attractions for young and old, there is something for everybody at the Summer Fair on the Grote Markt. At the end of the fair, there is a family day and the stallholders offer their attractions at reduced prices. Every year in the beginning of July.
During the summer months of July and August, you can enjoy live music in the city park almost every Tuesday evening. The Parkies has an interesting range of music from different genres, which guarantees a wonderful summer atmosphere. You can also go for a nice bite to eat and a drink before the concert starts.
The VIO-Na-Tourcriterium in Sint-Niklaas brings a number of cyclists from the Tour de France to Sint-Niklaas. For this reason, it is The summer meeting place for cycling enthusiasts from Waasland and the surroundings. Every year just after the Tour de France.
The Vredefeesten (Peace Festivities) are the top event in Sint-Niklaas. Every year in the first weekend of September, numerous colourful hot-air balloons in all manner of shapes and sizes rise into the air. This renowned balloon happening is the only one in the world with an ascent area in a city centre! You can also enjoy different styles of music on 6 stages during Villa Pace, sample cuisine from around the world on the world market, or be enchanted by the city centre as you walk around during the balloon happening.