American Day

Kemmel

100 years ago American soldiers had their first combat experiences in Flanders, here in Kemmel. Shortly afterwards the liberation
offensive started. We recall this with an event – anno 1918. The market square – Dries – is decorated with the ‘Stars and Stripes’.

Lots of free activities on the program!
continuous from 12:00 - 18:00
Food stands: American BBQ, cotton candy, popcorn, slushes, ice cream and pop-up Wild West Saloon.
Folk games, mechanical bull, ...

Guided bicycle tour 'In the traces of the American troups in Heuvelland'
Bring your own bike or borrow an electric bike on the location (max. 10 bikes at each time available).
Start: information point square Kemmel
Distance: 10 km - duration: 1:30
Start bike tour: 10:00, 11:20, 12:40
Start fietstocht: 10u, 11u20, 12u40 en 13u30.

Concert of Shape International Band
13u30, 15u15, 17u

Line Dance Club: initiation and dance along
Free participation
14:00, 15:45, 17:30

Performance of American Can Can
14:15, 16;05, 17:45

Guided visit to Bayernwald and the Command Bunker Kemmel
Free visit on Sunday 26th August from 10:00 - 17:00.
There are guides available on both sites from 14:00 - 17:00.

Guided visit banners American story & Visitor's Centre 'Het Heuvelland'
14:00 - 17:00

Fly-over oldtimer plane with poppy-drop
15:15

Soft Ball game & cheerleaders
The 'Flemish Lions' from Heuvelland take it on against their American opponent.
De 'Flemish Lions' uit Heuvelland nemen het op tegen hun Amerikaanse tegenstanders.
16:30 - 17:30

More information: www.toerismeheuvelland.bewww.americanday2018.weebly.com
www.facebook.com/americanday2018

Theme: 
World War

Contact information

Address: 
Dorpsplein Dries Kemmel
Dries
8956 Kemmel
Phone/Fax:
+32 57 45 04 55

Opening Information

When:
  • 26/08/2018 at 12:00
    Add to Calendar 26/08/2018 12:00 26/08/2018 12:00 Europe/Brussels American Day

    100 years ago American soldiers had their first combat experiences in Flanders, here in Kemmel. Shortly afterwards the liberation
    offensive started. We recall this with an event – anno 1918. The market square – Dries – is decorated with the ‘Stars and Stripes’.

    Lots of free activities on the program!
    continuous from 12:00 - 18:00
    Food stands: American BBQ, cotton candy, popcorn, slushes, ice cream and pop-up Wild West Saloon.
    Folk games, mechanical bull, ...

    Dries, 8956 Kemmel DD/MM/YYYY

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Price:
Free

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