An obstacle race or Sanicole Airshow: these are our weekend tips (Family)

The culinary ring

The Culinary Ring is a wonderful way to enjoy aromas, colors and tastes Hasselt. You can taste all kinds of delicacies on Sunday 11 September at four locations on Grøne Boulevard: from cocktails and tapas to delicious flammkuchen, pasta and salads. It promises a real feast for both the gourmet and the gourmet.

On 11/9 from 12 to 20 along Grøne Boulevard in Hasselt. Info:

© Joris Vann.

Spectacle in the air

Spectacle in the air, for on September 10 and 11 the 43rd International Sanicole Airshow will take place in Hechtel Place. The public will be able to get acquainted for the first time with the capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II, which will replace the Belgian Air Force’s F-16 in the coming years. There is also a shopping boulevard with all kinds of aviation souvenirs, a children’s zone and an impressive collection of aircraft on the ground: from fighters to old-timers, helicopters and more… This is complemented by experience terraces where you can fully enjoy the shows in the air .

On 10/9 from 15 and on 11/9 from 19 at the airport Sanicole, Kamperbaan 165 in Hechtel. Info:

© F-35A Public Affairs Demo Team

Spectacular obstacle course

Do you like a sporty challenge? Spartacus Thor takes place on Sunday, September 11, a spectacular obstacle course on and around the old mining site Waterschei i Genk. The longest course is 12 kilometers long and has around 25 obstacles. You’ll find a mix of classics as well as exciting brand new obstacles. There is also a 7 kilometer with about 15 obstacles and a Family run of 3 kilometers with 8 obstacles.

On 11/9 from 8.30 in Thor Park 8000 – 8320 in Genk. A ticket for the 12 km costs 49 or 54 euros, for the 7 km you pay 38 or 43 euros. The family drive (3 km) costs 25 euros. Info and registration:

© Golazo Sports NV

35th Scottish weekend

From pipe band competitions for Highland Games and Highland Dancing: the Scottish weekend in Alden Biesen in The car is celebrating its 35th birthday. Throughout the weekend there are plenty of competitions along with lots of fringe entertainment such as folk acts, from Snakes in Exile to Among The Saints and Ricky Snake, a Scottish market and children’s entertainment.

On 10 and 11/9 from 8.15 in Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6 in Bilzen. Info:

© Scottish Weekend

Day of the Cosmogolem

labiomista i Genk celebrates the power of children and young people with the fifth edition of the international children’s rights festival ‘Day of the Cosmogolem’. The work of art is Cosmogolem, with which artist Koen Vanmechelen puts children’s rights worldwide in the spotlight. On that day, there is philosophizing with children, there are debates, but there is also a lot of fun and food and drink in Nomadland.

On 11/9 from 10 in Labiomista, Marcel Habetslaan 58 in Genk. Info and tickets:

© Boumediene Belbachir

Colorful celebrations at the mine site

Moroccan, Turkish, Greek and more. Let yourself be seduced by the delicious scents and tastes from the mining region. IN the ring a multicultural mining event is being organized at the historic be-Mine mine site. You can experience the old mine and visit the Mining Museum, but there is also a lot of music, side entertainment and you can taste all kinds of delicacies at the food market.

On 11/9 from 1.30 pm in be-Mine, Koolmijnlaan in Beringen. Info:

© Tourism Beringen

Garden and plant days Hex

Slot Hex in Mister is a real meeting place for lovers of gardens, horticulture and nature. The annual garden days and plant fair traditionally attract many visitors. You can visit the historic gardens, but also discover special plants and ask growers and specialists for advice. Various exhibitions are set up, just as a number of books are presented.

On 10 and 11/9 from 10 a.m. in Hex, Hoogstraat 1 in Mister. Info and tickets:

© F.Smits/Hex

Open Monument Day

Throughout Flanders, more than five hundred monuments open their doors during Open Monument Day. Also in Limburg there is a lot to experience. For example, the residents of Heers come together in Heers Castle for a benefit, the new baking oven is opened in Kaulille, you can visit the Yunus Emre mosque in Genk and walk with sheep in Lommel.

On 11/9 at various locations in Limburg. All places and times can be found at:

© Nick Claeskens


herd is a very special theater performance. It is an interactive nature walk, where actor Hans Dagelet, together with the audience and a flock of sheep, explores the nature of De Groote Heide. Hamont-Achel pulls in. He tells the story of Zenon, a brave man who decides to leave the herd. It is a performance about the fascination of herd behavior, the attraction of the herd and why it is so difficult to break free.

On 10 and 11/9 at 19.15 at Achelse Kluis, De Kluis 1 in Hamont-Achel. There are still a few tickets for sale at

© De Groote Heide

Flora Hesbania

After a two-year hiatus, Haspengouw Flower Day Flora Hesbania is back. In the shadow of the castle De Donnea in Guigoven-shorts you can enjoy flower happenings on Sundays, guided nature and village walks, ancient handicrafts and herbal information. Be sure to visit the art and handmade market or climb the pedals during bicycle photos in and around Kortessem.(rape)

On 11/9 from 10 to 18, Kasteel De Donnea, Tongersesteenweg 196 in Guigoven (Kortessem). There is free entry. Info:

© Flora Hesbania

Fun for the whole family

Tourism Tessenderlo organizes a family event in the play paradise Juffertje in ‘t Groen. During the family event, the children can enjoy themselves in the petting zoo and playground. There are several attractions with folk games, a bouncy castle, clown, magician and much more. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy a drink on the terrace.

On 11/9 from 13-18 in Juffertje in ‘t Groen, Groenstraat 1 in Tessenderlo. Info:

© Raymond Lemmens


Saturday, September 10

Bilzen de Boer on

A market for those who love local, sustainable and organic products, where exhibitors offer different foods from their own region.

Market in Bilzen.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Basic price: free

Saturday, September 10

Negenoord ran

Dilsen-Stokkem Tourist Office organizes in collaboration with Maaslande Atletikklub Dilsen Negenoord Run with distances of 1, 5 and 10 km with passage through the beautiful Negenoord hiking area.

Walking area Negenoord, Negenoordlaan 2 in Dilsen-Stokkem.

13’O clock

Basic price: 2 euros

Saturday, September 10

Vollebak Vennestraat

Last section of Vollebak Vennestraat this year, where you can enjoy all kinds of goodies and enjoy music.

Vennestraat in Genk.


Basic price: free

Saturday, September 10


Festival for and by young people of the same age with als headlines Children with buns and straight idiots.

BICC ‘t Poorthuis, Zuidervest 2 in Peer.


Basic price: free

Saturday, September 10

Bikkebik Food Truck Festival

Around 10 food trucks create a large outdoor restaurant where everyone can find something delicious. BBQ, pizza, wraps, VexMex (100% vegan), waffles, pancakes,… you name it.

Kolmen Park in Tessenderlo.

From 11 o’clock

Basic price: free

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September

Liberation parties Borlo

The story of September 1944 is remembered in Borlo. On Saturday there is a tour with military vehicles and in the afternoon one match by the holding pool followed by a folk dance. On Sunday there is another one match.

Thewitstraat 8 in Gingelom.

Sunday, September 11

Peter’s Church Lauw tour

The stately, Neo-Gothic St. Peter’s Church in Lauw with its striking tower is opened especially during two guided tours.

Peter’s Church, Donkelstraat in Tongeren.

At 11:30 a.m. and at 3 p.m

Basic price: free


Saturday, September 10

Bats and nocturnal animals leave.

During this walk, you will specifically look for bats with a guide, but attention is also paid to other nocturnal animals.

Slagmolenweg 76 in Genk.

at 11 p.m

Basic price: free

Saturday, September 10


The walking club De Bokkenrijders organizes a walk at different distances.

Day center Vliegden Øst, Boemerangstraat 20 in Pelt.

From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Basic price: 3 euros

Saturday, September 10

calendar trip

Hilly ride with Hertenrodeberg, Zwarte Beeks valley, Willekensberg and Venusberg as its main assets, with a unique view over the entire valley.

Room Kalendries, Meldertsebaan 2 in Lummen.

From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m

Basic price: 3 euros

Sunday, September 11

The Vossemer run

Walk or hike for the charity Akindo. For this third edition, there is a Kidsrun (500 m) and 5 km and 10 km recreational runs.

De Vossemeren, Elzen 145 in Lommel.

From 10 o’clock

Basic price: 5 euros

Sunday, September 11

Go in Wiken

Nature walk in Wik led by a nature guide. Good hiking shoes are recommended, and binoculars are an added value.

Craenvenne in Genk.

11 o’clock

Basic price: 2 euros

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