5 fun events in Flanders this week


A Tibetan cultural festival, a coastal dog walk and a 8km night run: our pick of activities in Flanders and Brussels

Family fun

From Tibetan food specialities to after-dark runs, Flanders Today's weekly picks of activities has something for every member of the family.

Brussels Night Run
The first edition of this after-dark 8km run through the streets of Brussels starts and ends in front of the Palace. Participants each get a headlamp and can expect colourful light displays along the route. Register via the website. 23 September 20.00 (pick up start packet) & 22.00 (start of run), Paleizenplein, Brussels; €30

Comic-Con Antwerp
A gathering of pop-culture geeks with something for everyone: cosplay contest, gaming, fan groups, artists’ alley, merchandise and celebrities. Guests include stars from Game of Thrones and Star Wars. Show up in costume for a discount at the door. 23-24 September 10.00-18.00, Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, Antwerp; €10

Tibetan Cultural Festival
Discover the culture and traditions of Tibet during two days of music and dance performances, creative workshops, children’s activities, chanting, handicrafts and more, all in a beautiful outdoor setting under traditional tents used by nomads. Tibetan food specialities will be on sale  from 12.00 to 14.00. 23-24 September 12.00-17.00, Georges Henri Park, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (Brussels); free

Zwin Week
The Zwin is a unique geographical area with its own ecology, history and culture, between the coast and the Dutch border. Explore all it has to offer during a week of guided walks, nature talks, bike rides, creative workshops, local product tastings, children’s activities and more. 23 September to 1 October, Knokke; free

Coastal dog walk
Bring your four-legged friends for the 26th annual dog-friendly walk through the dunes and polders and along the beach, starting and ending in the picturesque resort of De Haan. Choose from well-marked routes of 7, 11 or 15km. 24 September 9.00-15.00, Sporthal Haneveld, Nieuwe Steenweg 74, De Haan; €2

Photo courtesy Brussels Night Run 2017