Carnival Heist 2019–
On Carnival Sunday, carnival in Heist kicks off with a fishing mass to commemorate drowned fishermen, subsequently there is a flower tribute at the 'Vissershuldeplein'. In the late afternoon the carnival parade goes out, with the participation of giants 'Pier' and 'Wanne', and dozens of floats and hundreds of masked revelers. In the evening the participants in the carnival parade compete for prizes for the cars and masked groups.
Carnival parade Heist
Sunday at ±14:00 hrs @ Kursaalstraat and Pannenstraat.
Monday is Sprat Day. Then free sprats will be offered in the popular bars of Heist. The day ends with the Mermaid Ball.
And on Tuesday the celebrations continue. In the Taeye stadium is the masked football match held between the 'Plakkers' and the 'Vissers', a tradition since 1928. The day ends with an evening procession, when illuminated floats pass through the center of Heist. There's the burning of Prince Carnival and you can catch balls and 'babelutten' (candy). The party goes on until the early hours.
Evening Carnival parade Heist
Tuesday at ±19:30 hrs @ Kursaalstraat and Pannenstraat.