Agenda: music, maritime, museums and exhibitions, kids and food and drinks in Ostend

Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Fri 9 Jul 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Sat 10 Jul 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Ostend Beach Festival

Where:
Klein Strand
When:
Sun 11 Jul 2021

Ostend Beach Festival is a mini Tomorrowland on the Belgian coast. Electronic music makes for a spectacular party on the beach, with international and local acts guaranteeing a great summer atmosphere. It started small, but this music festival is growing every year and after 8 editions it brings nearly 80 acts to the coast. Four stages with every day a variety of national and international dance acts and DJs. Get ready to party with your feet in the sand!

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Melissa Etheridge

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sun 11 Jul 2021

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her iconic album Yes I Am, Melissa Etheridge has announced a European headline tour, stopping also at Kursaal Oostende.

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Welcome home! Ensor art from the KBC collection

Where:
The James Ensor House
When:
29/04/21 to 29/08/21

The third temporary exhibition at the James Ensor house since its official reopening in July 2020 will put the KBC Bank's Ensor collection in the spotlight. KBC Bank owns a rich art collection in which the oeuvre of James Ensor occupies a prominent place. It comprises an almost complete collection of prints including etchings, drypoints and lithographs, as well as oil paintings and drawings such as an interesting self-portrait from 1883, based on a photograph. The paintings in the collection are very diverse and cover different periods in the artist's career. There is a self-portrait from 1878, a still life from 1880, a view of the Ostend market from 1882, a typical Ensorian work from 1905, called Pierrot and Skeletons, and finally, a painting from 1912 with the poetic title Faded Perfume, Withered flowers. For this work Ensor found inspiration in a print by the French artist Jean-François Janinet (1752-1814) after a painting by the Swedish painter Niclas Lafrensen (1737-1807), entitled L'Aveu difficile (The difficult confession). The collection itself illustrates in a striking way the varied styles and different art techniques mastered by the Ostend artist. The exhibition will take place from April 21st to August 29th.

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TAZ#21 - Theater Aan Zee

Where:
Leopoldpark
When:
23/07/21 to 08/08/21

Theater Aan Zee (TAZ) is a ten-day theatre and music festival. The festival presents performing arts (theatre, dance, performance) in a unique combination with music, literature, photography and other art disciplines. TAZ explicitly opts to place the starting artist at the centre, to give emerging young talents of complete diversity optimum opportunities on stage, and to support them as thoroughly as possible.

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Paulusfeesten - city festival

Where:
Sint-Petrus- en -Paulusplein
When:
09/08/21 to 15/08/21

Paulusfeesten is a city festival for young and old. The programme is varied and offers a wide range of music, street animation, workshops, art and children's entertainment. The organization of the Paulusfeesten is only made possible by the cooperation of more than 300 volunteers.

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Ostend City Museum

The museum tells you Ostend’s fascinating life story and also casts light on its future. A host of objects, posters, documents and multimedia applications reveal the secrets behind the development of the city, its tourism, fishing industry and shipping. Discover the Ostend of former times and the most famous resident of the premises, Louise-Marie, the first Belgian queen. She shows a strong presence, and even has her say.

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The James Ensor House

This newly created experience centre contains James Ensor’s original house and five interactive adventure spaces. Bring Ensor’s paintings to life, admire his interior decorations and carnival masks, look through his letters and photographs and then take a peek at his authentic home and studio. At home with Ensor. Like to visit this attraction at a discount? Print your free Coast Pass now on www.kustpas.be/home/register.

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Hangtime

1,000 square metres of trampolines, a huge ball bath, and a challenging play area for the little ones, all connected by an inspiring coffee bar: that is the definition of Hangtime! ...

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