February 2020


Twentse lichtparade

Illuminated floats with characters, dancers and dancers but also groups of children large and small, music and much more go through the center of Hengelo and provide a sparkling light parade. Over the years, the Twente Light Parade has grown into a regional event that is unprecedented.

The Family Carnival parade

The 43rd edition of the family carnival parade

The various running groups and floats participating in the Family Carnival parade process various (current) themes in their creations. The floats do get lengths of 15 meters and up to 8 meters high. Of course there will also be a lot of music available, including mop orchestras, fan bands, drum bands and much more.

March 2020


Open Podium Twente

Schouwburg Hengelo is preparing for the 17th edition of the Open Podium Twente. A talent hunt where both up-and-coming talented talent gets the chance to make it happen on a professional stage and to take home the top prize of no less than € 2,500.

April 2020


Kings night

King's night is a night with plenty of activity for everyone.  A night with a mix of different music styles in the heart of our beautiful Hengelo.

Oranje kermis

The 74th Oranjekermis in Hengelo will be held from Thursday 26 April to Saturday 5 May at the Burgemeester Jansenplein. That means a lot of entertainment for young and old. On behalf of the organization, Harald Kulpe tells that famous attractions such as the Swing Bob, the candy and cotton candy stalls, the car scooters and the grab cranes are all there again.


King's Day 2020

On 27 April, Hengelo will turn completely orange again. Today is the big party because we celebrate the birthday of our King Willem Alexander. That means a day full of music, dance, sport and of course not forgetting the orange fair.

May 2020


BAM festival

Come to the Prins Bernhardplantsoen on the 25th of May! Be surprised by entertainment for all ages. Theater, Art, Music, Sport, Food & Drink. A fun day for everyone. And access is completely FREE!

June 2020


FBK games

The FBK Games will belong to Continental Tour Gold as the largest athletics event in the Netherlands. Hengelo hereby joins in a beautiful row of competitions surrounded by athletic superpowers such as: Tokyo, Nanjing, Ostrava, Turku, Kingston, Budapest, Chorzow and Zagreb. The World Athletics Continental Tour Gold is the highest level, just below the Diamond League.


NK Masters Hengelo

The NK Masters is the annual highlight for every athlete who has passed the 35-year mark. We are very happy that we will soon be able to show Hengelo that performance is definitely not just for the young ones. At the same time it is a great opportunity to introduce the hundreds of participants and their fans to everything that Hengelo has to offer. During the NK Masters, around 500 participants will figure out who is the best in his or her age category in their own part. So it could just be that a 90-year-old participates in the sprint or a 76-year-old who goes pole vaulting. All athletics components are covered and the best masters in the Netherlands will compete for the prizes.


Choirs festival

The nicest choirs festival in the Netherlands. Over 100 choirs of all genres each provide 2 performances on 20 indoor and outdoor stages in the center of Hengelo. The performances are from 11 am to 5 pm. Then: after party at the Schouwburgplein

July 2020

10 MIN

In het Volkspark 2020

Something special is about to happen on Saturday 11 July. A brand new pop festival is rustling among the leaves and blades of grass: 𝗜𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝘁 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗸𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸. A collaboration between the organizer of Freshtival and that of Concert at SEA. That will be a great day with the biggest bands & DJs - spread over 3 areas - in the oldest folk park in the Netherlands! 

Chef-𝘂𝗽: Chef'Special • BLØF • Tap Daddy • Miss Montreal • Tino Martin • Mental Theo (90s Set) • The Dirty Daddies • Henk Dissel • Beatcrooks • and others .........

September 2020

30 MIN


Enjoy the music at "het Rutbeek"