For the 62nd year the Brussels and Belgian communities are put on display with “Belgian Days” at the Brussels Town Park every July.
The charity fundraiser brings together thousands of people across the three day festival to experience Belgian traditions, a youth baseball tournament, and much more including live local bands on all three nights. Not only is it the Brussels community and surrounding towns that come out to celebrate the Belgian Days festival, many out-of-town people with Belgian heritage make their way to the Brussels Town Park to celebrate, especially for the homemade Belgian Waffles Saturday morning. Brussels Wisconsin Lions Club Secretary Penny Wautier talks about the festival and what makes it special every year.
Proceeds from the event go to the Brussels Lions Club, who every year give back in many ways to the community, including large scholarships to Southern Door graduating seniors, free vision screenings, and much more. What brings people back every year however is the parade and the Brussels-Union EMRs Belgian Days Run-Walk, which occurs every Saturday morning.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday night, and will open at 7:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Picture Courtesy of Brussels Lions Club Facebook