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Summer is here and as every year Mechelen is hosting a wide range of events to make this summer interesting and memorable.  We’ll be posting these activities regularly, so you know what is happening

All of this for free, so you just need to bring your good temper and the sun!

Mechelen Muurt   (until  02/08)

Invited by city artists Gijs Vanhee, 8 local and international street artists gave public walls a complete make over, you can take a stroll to check them out, and in the Cultural Centre of Mechelen, you can find an expo ‘Mechelen Muurt’   with loads of works from the participating artists.

Urbanism (26/06 – 31/08)

For another surprising walk around the city you can do the ‘Urbanism’ tour. This takes you along parking spots in the city where international and local street artists, designers, … made a special installation. Stops include a Happy Room, Urban Gardening and a Bike-In Movie.

Parkpop (02/07 – 27/08)

Annual tradition to host concerts in the park every Thursday of the Summer holidays. Expect fun and ambiance, music going from Blues to Dance and every genre in between. Kick off those shoes and start dancing in the grass.

Make a Fish II (01/07 – 26/08)

Every Wednesday you can go out to the Fish Market where they are hosting the second edition of Make a Fish. Live bands, animation, … A small, but worthwhile initiative.

Mechelen Zingt (11/07)

In between all the shows, expos and concerts there’s Mechelen Zingt. Lead by a professional everyone will be singing along on the big square from Mechelen. There will be a World Record attempt for the longest ‘Polonaise’ and the night ends with spectacular fireworks.

Bal Populaire (21/07)

Mechelen celebrates the National Holiday with a Bal Populaire hosted by Radio Modern. Retro music and outfits everywhere and some swinging music to keep you on your feet. Don’t worry, a dance initiation is one of the activities, as well as a Beauty Boudoir for the ladies. No National Holiday without fireworks of course!

Vispop (08/08)

Not just another night of music and bands on the Fish Market, but a benefit night. Vispop isn’t the biggest festival in Mechelen, but surely does some great things since they use the profits to support (mostly local) initiatives.

Mechelen Kinderstrand (11 -15/08)

Mechelens Market Square becomes a tropical beach full of fun and games for the children to build sand castles, play beach games, …

Maanrock (28-30/08)

The biggest festival Mechelen has to offer takes over the entire city center to showcase some of the better   local and international acts around. Apart from al the music there will be a bunch of side activities to enjoy.

+ De Zomer is van Rommy (29-30/08)

During Maanrock there will be an entire square filled with activities for children. A disco jumping castle, mega trampoline, classical music composing,… just to name a few.

Contour (28/08)

A moving image Biennale in Mechelen. CONTOUR 7 showcases video, film, installation and performance at special venues across Mechelen, definitely worth a visit.