Summer Festivals

Mechelen is abuzz with activity this summer! A summer of fun, adventure and relaxation! Dance into the early hours or while away a balmy evening in the park. Mechelen has everything you need for an unforgettable summer. We look forward to welcoming you and to enjoying sun-drenched days and star-studded evenings together!  

Discover the full program on (in Dutch only).


The last weekend in August, the city centre makes way for Belgium’s largest free city festival. Spread across six different locations in Mechelen, it gives everyone the chance to take to the dance floor, no matter what their age or the vibe they are looking for. You will find the complete line-up here (in Dutch only).

When?: 22 - 25 August
Where?: Mechelen city centre
Admission? Free
More information: (in Dutch only).


The Botanical Garden in Mechelen is hosting a whole summer of free concerts. Every Thursday evening from 27 June to 15 August, a variety of artists will go the extra mile. 

When?: Every Thursday evening 27 June - 15 August from 19.00hrs
Where?: Botanical Garden Mechelen
Admission?: Free
More information: (in Dutch only).

De Koer

Come and join in the dancing at the third De Koer festival on 21 and 22 June 2024! De Koer started out as a showcase for electronic music at Maanrock, but has since become an early- summer festival in its own right. Like last year, the Cultuurplein in the shadow of St Rumbold’s Tower will be transformed into a dance temple.

When?: 21 and 22 June
Where?: Cultuurplein Mechelen (Minderbroedersgang 5)
More information: (in Dutch only).


If you are looking for more information about the accessibility of the events, please contact the organizer: