HERE’S THE GOOGLE MAP TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO ALL THE EVENTS MENTIONED IN THIS POST …
All weekend on the kaaien you can enjoy Vakantie op ‘t Zuid which continues on into next week, to take in the 1st May holiday. This is a fun kiddie- friendly event with lots of great local products for sale and a wide variety of food and drink. It starts this Friday at 1pm and remains open until 10pm. On all other days it’s open from 10am -9pm. We really enjoyed this event last year and went more than once. The food (especially the Asian food) was very reasonably priced.
Summer bar Bar Paniek re-opens for the season!
On the last Friday of the month it’s always Critical Mass: as usual assemble at 6pm on Theaterplein for an hour’s riding en masse through the city. This month with a bike to work theme.
It’s the Mercado Food Market closing weekend. The Food Hall will be closing temporarily. There will be music and food on both Friday (from 8.30pm) and Saturday (from 9)night
PARK Festival is a festival of music, food and art which focuses on young artists in the community. It takes place on Baron Joostensstraat from midday until 11pm. This is followed by an afterparty at Ampere. The day festival is free, but the afterparty is ticketed (see link).
It is the monthly ABC (Antiques, Books, Curiosa) Markt at den Beulebak from 11am -5pm.
There’s a Rommelmarkt at Bar Venetie on Turnhoutsebaan.
Shops in Grand Bazar are open today from 12 -18h due to the re-opening of the Mango store.
Temperatures this weekend are expected to be pleasant (16-17 degrees) but not as hot as last weekend. Sunday may bring some showers or a summer storm.
I’m pleased to share this blog post: Three Great Spots For When The Sun Is Shining which was published this week on the Stad Antwerpen website and optimistically describes three places in the city you might want to check out if the weather holds out …
From 27th April- 6th May its Amateur Arts Week (Week Van De Amateurkunsten). Search the link for events in your area.
Tuesday 1st May is a public holiday (Labour Day). There are “feestmarkten” on Theaterplein and at Park Spoor Noord (Goegekregen) as well as the annual May Day parade from Leopold de Waalplaats, through the old town) concluding at Grote Markt, where there will be food, music and kids entertainment.
Open- air pool De Molen is now open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from midday until 6pm.
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