Corso & Cultuur Festival Valkenswaard
8/9/10 september 2023

English

Welcome at the Flower parade Valkenswaard

Every year, on the second weekend of September, the “Stichting Bloemencorso Valkenswaard” (Foundation Flower parade Valkenswaard) organizes the annual Flower Parade.

In 2022 the flower parade is new. Not just one day, buth a hole weekend! This year we organise Corso & Culture Festival. Together with the local Theater de Hofnar in Valkenswaard. On Saturday 10th September (12.00 - 18.00h) you can see 19 Flower objects in the center of Valkenswaard. Just walk around and see and smell the dahlia flowers objects. Of course there is a lot of live entertainment.

On Sunday 11th September is the big Flowe Parade! This parade consists of 13 wonderful wagons and 8 youth wagons covered with dahlias (flowers). These large wagons are 12 meters long, by 3,5 meters wide, by 5,5 meters high. Together with several music bands, the floats make up a feast for the eyes and ears within the streets of Valkenswaard, performed in front of more than 30.000 spectators. The yearly revised theme of the Flower parade is being acted out by the wagons and all the acts around them, in a combination of street show and music theater. The flower floats are being built by people of all ages in 13 neighbourhoods of Valkenswaard.

By the middle of June large flower parade tents arise in the village where the floats are being built, and where everyone can give support. Several hundred people are working on the wagons and on the cultivation of the dahlias. In the last 3 days before the parade the dahlias will be assembled into the wagons, in total 2,5 million flowers, which will be affixed to the wagons with nails. The 2nd Sunday of September early in the morning, the local homemade floats will leave the tents and proceed along the route in the center of Valkenswaard. The Flower Parade is the largest socio-cultural event of Valkenswaard.

All round the route activities are set-up for those young and old. These activities will start at 12.00, continuing during the parade and switching to the Dahlia After Party, arranged by the catering of “Statie” and “Markt”. At this party, several bands will perform. The activities offer the opportunity for everyone to enjoy a Saturdag of/and Sunday of Flower Parade in the dazzling and welcoming village of Valkenswaard. Each year you can enjoy new activities, however the kids will have some of their favourite ones, such as the climbing wall, carousel and other entertainment for children. In addition, all round the route you will see street shows and artists.

Corso Valkenswaard 2022

The Corso & Culture Festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. The entrance is free!

The flower parade of Corso Valkenswaard in a few words: 13 flower wagons (5,5 meters tall, 12 meters long), hundreds of artists, 1.500 volunteers, 30.000 visitors, 2.5 million flowers, live music and entertainment. Corso Valkenswaard, the coziest flower festival of the Netherlands!

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