Belgian National Day 2022: how and where to celebrate in Australia

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Belgian National Day 2022 is coming up this week and with COVID restrictions lifted, celebrations are back! Read on to find out how and where you can celebrate across and around Australia.

Belgian National Day 2022

Click on your city below to find out how to celebrate there!











Beer Cartel has a huge range of Belgian beers that you can purchase online to celebrate Belgian National Day 2022 at home. You can view all the Belgian beers here:

They have a mixed pack of 12 beers for $99.99Belgian National Day 2022 - Beer Cartel

They also stock the official glasses for some of the beers, including Westmalle, Chimay, Duvel among lots of others.


Belgian Beers Australia

Receive a free beer with any order of a 4 pack or more when you enter the code MM2022 in the special instructions section when placing your order.



Belgian Beer Café Oostende is celebrating Belgian National Day 2022 on the day proper, Thursday 21 July.

la fête nationale belge 2022 à Adelaide

Belgian beer and food is available all day as always but special competition events happen in the evening:

7pm: their mussel eating competition is back!

8pm: Think you got what it takes to beat the Belgians? They challenge to you to pour the perfect pints of Stella, honouring the traditional ‘nine step Stella Artois pour!’

Check out the Facebook event page.



Saccharomyces Beer Café is not content with just one day of celebrations, they are celebrating all week long, culminating in an all day party this weekend.


Belgian Beer Week

From July 18 to 24 they are packing out their taps with a week full of great beers for the inaugural Belgian Beer Week! They have over 20 kegs direct from Belgium and a host of very special bottled brews. You’ll get to taste them all as they throw exclusive free and ticketed events throughout the week.


First up, they will ease you in with the oldest continually brewed style of beer, Lambic. Join them on Monday July 18 for the Australian debut public screening of Lambic: About Time and Passion – a movie that explores this unique style of beer that has been brewed unchanged in Belgium for hundreds of years. The free screening will be accompanied by 13 different Lambic being poured over the bar. Find details here:


On Tuesday, they will bring host a tasting of St Bernardus ABT 12 from 2012, 2018 and 2021. They will be be opening magnums of this epic aged beer and taste them side by side. To accompany this boozy flavour explosion, they have put together a tasty array of cheese, lavosh and dried fruit. Saint Bernardus will be smiling upon you! Find details here:


On Belgian National Day (July 21), they have the Lindemans’ coming over! Lindemans Brewery was established in 1822 and nine generations later Lindemans is still family owned, operated, and brewing uniquely Belgian beers. The Sacch kitchen is pairing up five brews with a three course Belgian feast. Find details here:


To round out the inaugural Belgian Beer Week, on Saturday July 23, they are throwing an epic Belgian Block Party! The doors are being flung open wide and they are going full Belge with three separate bars, a Belgian Bier Garden and heap of Belgian beery treats. Find details and buy a Belgian Beer Week t-shirt here:


 Belgian Block Party – Saturday 23 July

There will be three bars running: the usual, plus a dedicated Lambic Bar and Tinnie Tent in their Bier Garden!

The main bar will be pouring 12 taps of brews directly from the motherland, including very limited and special releases from Dupont, Steenbruuge, Chimay, Rodenbach, De Halve Maant, Verhaeghe.

They’ve curated two special sessions at the Lambic Bar, with brews from Tilquin, Lindemans and Boon pouring across both sessions. Topping that off there’ll be bottle pours including a collaboration between Mikkeller/Lindemans, two 3 Fonteinen brews and the MegaLambic HORAL.

When you need a bit of fresh air and palate freshen up you can bask in the sweet sunshine of the beer garden. They have ex-pat Belgian Coasties, Madocke Bier Brewing Company slinging out their freshest tinnies.

And just when you think you’re all full up and the hunger strikes, indulge in either their regular menu or change it up with some Belgian inspired treats only available for this day.

This event is FREE!!! No tickets or bookings available.


  • Saison Dupont
  • Steenbrugge Blonde
  • Steenbrugge Wit
  • De Halve Maant Brugse Zot Blond
  • De Halve Maant Blanche de Bruges
  • Chimay White
  • Abbaye du Val-Dieu Tripel
  • Abbaye du Val-Dieu Grand Cru
  • Verhaeghe Ducchesse Flanders
  • Rodenbach/De Molen Keieken Weiken Barley Wine
  • Rodenbach Red Sour Tripel
  • Rodenbach Fruitage
  • Lindemans Kriek


12 to 5pm (or until sold out)

  • Boon Gueze Kriek
  • Tilquin Geuze
  • Lindemans Pecherese
  • Lindemans Apple

5pm to 10pm (or until sold out)

  • Tilquin Quetsch
  • Tilquin Mure
  • Lindemans Framboise
  • Lindemans Cassis


  • Madocke Session Ale
  • Madocke Belgian Lager
  • Madocke Witbier
  • Madocke White IPA




Madocke Beer Brewing Company – BELGFEST 21-24 July

Belgian National Day 2022/ la fête nationale belge 2022Four days of Belgian food, music, fun and of course… Bier from Here. Their BELGFEST limited release beer will also be hitting the taproom just in time to get the party started.


They will be serving traditional Belgian foods during the week – Frikandellen and Bitterballen.


MAIN EVENT: Saturday 23rd July – Top-notch Belgian brews, live band, shuffleboard comp, old-school raffle!



They will kick off BELGFEST with a nod to two legendary Belgian beer styles… Tripel and Lambic.

The complex interaction between the Tripel and Lambic makes this brew truely unique. The spontaneously fermented Lambic delivers a subtle yet complex sour kick followed by fruity and soft tones courtesy of the Tripel. The best of both worlds!


BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY 2022 IN LATROBE, TASMANIAla fête nationale belge 2022


Anvers Chocolate

While no special events are planned, you can celebrate Belgian National Day 2022 with Belgian Waffles or chocolate pralines at Anvers Chocolate on the day or any day!


Reserve your table by calling the Café on 0364262958



Belgian Beer Café Melbourne is celebrating Belgian National Day 2022, the first celebration in 3 years with a 4 day celebration from Thursday 21 July to Sunday 24 July.


Specials include: $10 pints of Stella Artois and $5 mini-Stoofvles (fries topped w/ flemish beef stew and a dollop of mayonnaise).


They will have 11 magnificent Belgian Beers on tap, including: Steen Brugge, La Trappe Dubbel and La Trappe Tripel, Rodenbach Fruitage, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Delirium, Chimay Blanche, Zot Blonde, and a few other super-secret one-off brews.


Vive La Difference will be playing French jazz on Sunday afternoon from 3pm.


Belgian Club of Victoria @ The Castle Hotel – Sunday 24 July

A family friendly event for the Belgian community in Melbourne.

Belgian National Day 2022


Hopheads   – all 3 locations – from 15 July

A Belgian Tap Takeover started on 15th of July and will run until stocks last so they may run out before Belgian National Day itself. Join them to celebrate Belgium and the delicious beers brewed there, featuring beers from Rodenbach, La Trappe, Brouwerij Palm and Boon!


The Castle Hotel  – Monday 18 – Sunday 24 July

Apart from the event with the Belgian Club of Victoria mentioned above, The Castle Hotel is celebrating with Belgian National Day 2022 with its usual annual Belgian festivities.


It’s free entry all weekend and Belgian music will be playing. On Sunday, there is trivia, as well as kids entertainment and movies so adults can relax.


All week long, The Castle Hotel will have specials such as 2 Duvels for $20 and you get a free glass, $10 Chalice pints, and a free raffle to enter with a chance to win a Weber BBQ.


The Castle Hotel has lots of classic authentic Belgian beers on tap as well as in bottles. Belgian beer tasting paddles featuring steenbrugge wit, delirium, Piraat and Gulden draak . Sweet and sour fans will enjoy Kriek boon on tap as well and many more.


There will also be lots of traditional Belgian foods available including: Mussels pots / Moules frites, Frikandel, waffles and the Castle Gulden draak pecan pie. These food specials will be available all week long as fête nationale belge 2022


The Quarry Hotel has a range of Belgian beers including Delirium with its pink elephant just in time to celebrate Belgian National Day 2022. They also have Guldendraak and Piraat. It’s all about the Belgian beers in July at The Quarry Hotel.



Belgian Beer Café – Belgian National Day: A Bottomless Mussels Long Table Affair – 6pm Thursday 21 July

A ticketed event which gives you 2 hours of bottomless mussels and free-flowing Stella!

There will also be a Belgian bottled beer lucky dip and live music

Tickets available for $52.02 here.


The Belgian Club of Western Australia celebrated Belgian National Day early, on Saturday night following an event with the Belgian Ambassador Michel Goffin who was visiting Perth.

We were unable to find any events celebrating in Canberra, Darwin, or Sydney to celebrate Belgian National Day 2022. If you’re aware of any, please let us know by email at matildamarseillaise (at) Merci!


How will you celebrate Belgian National Day 2022?


For other events happening this month, check out our What’s on in July 2022? Events with French links in Australia in July article.



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