“Carnival Magic in Knokke-Heist: A Guide to the Festive Heart of Heist”

At the heart of Knokke-Heist lies the vibrant epicentre of carnival – Heist. This lively district comes alive during the carnival period, where countless events and cosy spots guarantee an unforgettable masquerade party.


The Colourful Parades:

Be enchanted by the grandiose parade on Sunday and the mesmerising illuminated evening parade on Tuesday. This is where the unbridled creativity of carnivalists comes to life. Admiring groups working voluntarily for months on self-designed costumes and floats is a breathtaking sight. The processions are not only the largest in the province, but also attract participants from far beyond the borders, including many associations from Belgium and the Netherlands.

Celebrating until the Sun Rises:

After the parades, it is time to continue the festivities. Dive into the lively atmosphere of Heist’s cosy streets, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the many cafes and party spots. Carnival in Heist means partying until the early hours, where every corner can be a new discovery.

Diversity of Events:

Carnival in Heist offers more than just impressive parades. From the traditional Fairytale Day to the hilarious masked football match, the children’s carnival ball, the colourful Class Parade and the exciting appointment of Prince(s) Carnival – there is always something going on during the 4-day festivities.

In Heist, carnival really comes alive, with a mix of traditional flair and contemporary joy. Come and immerse yourself in the festive magic of Knokke-Heist, where every street and event adds a new dimension to this enchanting celebration.


Discover the festive carnival heart of Heist


Grand Sunday Parade
Sunday 11 February 2024
14h00 Centre Heist
Parade route Sunday

Illuminated Evening Parade
Tuesday 13 February 2024
19h00 Centre Heist
Parade route Tuesday

Parking plan Knokke-Heist

Private Parking hotel St Pol:
Out of season: 12.50 euro / night stay.
Season: 12.50 euro / night stay.

Green zone
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2,30 per hour, € 12.50 / day
Free outside weekends and school holidays!

Orange zone:
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2.50/hour max. 4 hours.

To be paid all days.

Red zone:
From 11h to 19h max. 1 hour parking € 2,50/hour second hour is € 3,50/ hour. Max. 2 hours.
To be payed all days.

Do you park longer than the allowed time? Then you pay the retainer fee of €80 per day.

Underground parking :
Dumortierlaan Underneath the IJzerpark

Under the Verweeplein

Under the minigolf

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8300 Knokke-Heist


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