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Villages festivals

 

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Every year, the youth associations in our commune organise village kermesses, or festivals. Family, sporting and cultural activities are organised over several days.

All the entertainment gives the villagers an opportunity to meet up and strengthen their bonds of friendship. Below, you will find a brief description of these festivals.

Elsaute

Date: The kermesse starts on the weekend before 15 August.
A procession and a large holy mass take place.
The organising committee: la Royale Jeunesse d'Elsaute.
Website : www.rje.be
Dances, fun-fair, concerts, theatre, entertainment for the elderly, barbecue, dinner and fun games.

Froidthier

Date: The kermesse takes place on the last weekend in August.
A procession to Saint Gilles is held.
The organising committee: la société Royale Saint Gilles (Youth committee).
Local kermesse, fun-fair, theatre in Walloon, family dances, fun games for children, beach volley competition, village meals, friendly games, barbecue ending with a giant paella.

La Minerie

Date: The kermesse starts on the weekend before 15 August.
A procession and a large holy mass take place.
The organising committee: ASBL Jeunesse La Minerie
Musical dawn serenade, large family dance, children's dance, table football competitions, cross-country motorcycling, cocktails evenings, theatre, fun games, dance evenings and fireworks, inter-neighbourhood games, barbecue, concluding lantern ball, fun-fair.

Thimister

Date: The closest weekend to St. Matthew's day.
The organising committee: Royale La Jeunesse de Thimister
Unique fun-fair, musical dawn serenade, evening variety show, fun games, various entertainment with live music, entertainment for the elderly, regional games for everyone, musical festival.

Clermont- sur- Berwinne

Date: The weekend after St. Jacques le Majeur's day.
The organising committee: La Jeunesse Clermontoise
Great artisan fair, antiquaries and old professions, fun-fair, children's dance, family dance, fun games, village barbecue, various entertainments.