The festival week starts with a big party at the weekend. On Friday there is, according to annual tradition, the party market in the Kasteeldreef. But there is also a lot to experience in the park. There are various Food Trucks with a snack for everyone’s taste. And in the Petit Bazar there are all kinds of stalls with homemade things. The little ones can enjoy a few fairground attractions.
In the Festihal the groups show a teaser of their culture, dance and music during the official opening of the festival. This opening is free, and is followed by a dance evening with Papa Mojito.
Saturday young and old can enjoy during Hello! World. Children can enjoy themselves in the children’s village with a bouncy castle, rodeo bull, make-up, crazy hairstyles, photo booth, workshops, fairground attractions, … On the grass in front of the festival, the groups learn their traditions through dance and music. And, just like every year, there are a lot of nice stalls at the Peti-Bazar and Food Trucks present at the festival site. In the evening we have the first show with all participating countries,
A lot is also planned on Sunday. In the morning at 10am there is a celebration in the Sint-Cordula church with music and singing from the groups, and in the afternoon at 2pm the party procession through the center of Schoten. After arriving at the park, you will be able, as before, to enjoy an afternoon show with all groups.
And no worries, even on Sundays the Food trucks and fairground attractions continue to provide the ambiance in the park. From this year on, you can visit our Bric-a-Brac (flea market) between 2pm and 6pm or participate in it.