The sound of baseballs hitting mitts and the sweet smell of the grills cooking up burgers and all authentic Belgian food set the mood as you walked into Brussels Town Park for the 62nd Annual Belgian Days Festival.
It all started bright and early on Saturday with the Run/Walk, baseball tournament, and something new recently added in the past few years, homemade Belgian waffles. Something that was seen through the day was the sense of community at the town park, and how the southern Door County and Belgian communities were put on display. Brussels Lions Club Member Jared Spude called it the “biggest event south of Sturgeon Bay” as he talked about the day and events happening at the festival.
When you think of festivals in Door County, you may think of many different vendors selling their stores or businesses items. But at Belgian Days, the proceeds from the event stay local in the Brussels Lions Club, who use the money from their biggest fundraiser of the year to do good in the local community. From the cornhole tournament to the Cooyah tournament, the sense of togetherness at the park is what keeps the festival alive and going at such a strong rate.
Sunday includes the end of the baseball tournament with the championship games, a parade in the morning, and the raffle drawings.