Ascension Festivities

Each year, Saint-Ghislain invites youngsters and adults alike to the many events organised on the occasion of Ascension.

Thursday is given over to fun events :

The arts and craft market
Artisans from all over Wallonia come to the Grand-Place in Saint-Ghislain to sell their wares : ceramics, jewellery, silk paintings, farm products, etc.

The flea market
The rue d’Ath and the Place des Combattants host second-hand dealers, both, professional and amateur, with a fascinating range of goods : books, small furniture, old post cards, coins, ...

For the entire week, over 60 fairground attractions are present on the place in front of the railway station.
Releasing the balloon
The high point of these festivities is when the famous Ascension balloon takes off in front of the railway station. Aboard the balloon, Town officials sail in the wind till sunset.

For additional information : Tourist Office - +32(0)65 78 41 41

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