Estivales at Pairi Daiza

The Summer Evenings, or Estivales, are back at Pairi Daiza! From Friday, July 12th, and Saturday, July 13th, the Garden will once again welcome dozens of troupes and hundreds of artists from all corners to offer you unforgettable evenings of relaxation and discovery in a festive and family-friendly atmosphere. The Summer Evenings will take place every Friday and Saturday, as well as on Sunday, July 21st, and August 18th.

This is a unique event in Belgium with a significantly revised program this year. We are confident that we will enchant all audiences, both young and old.

So, will you come celebrate summer with us alongside the dancers, clowns, acrobats, magicians, musicians, singers, and mentalists we have invited? The program can be found here!

Discover the program

6 weekends, 14 evenings

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The rich and varied program offers evenings full of wonder with artists from various disciplines. And to create different programs for you… every weekend anew!

The Estivales, that’s 14 evenings between July 12th and August 18th, every Friday and Saturday, and also on Sunday, July 21st and August 18th. The Park naturally opens daily at 10 AM. Activities related to these summer evenings begin around 6 PM and conclude around 10:30 PM. The Park then closes its doors at 11 PM.

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16 stages, 53 companies, and a diverse program

A total of… 53 different companies have been invited by our teams to entertain and move you during the Estivales of 2024. Each weekend (approximately fifteen of them will perform in the Garden. Spread across just as many different locations throughout the Park: the Land of the Cold, the Amphitheater, the Oasis, the Buddhist temple, the African village, Cambron-Plage, and more. New discoveries await you as you wander the paths of Pairi Daiza…

Of course, all companies will perform multiple times during the evening, so everyone can enjoy the offered animations and discover as many artists as possible. The full program (artists and schedules of performances) can be downloaded below.

The artists for this weekend are...

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Dixie Band

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Discover Dixie Band, a group passionate about Dixieland, also known as hot jazz or New Orleans style. This early form of jazz music, which originated in New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century, later spread to Chicago and New York. Let yourself be carried away by the captivating rhythms and light melodies that will make you relive the golden age of jazz. Guaranteed atmosphere and unforgettable moments with Dixie Band, at the Foundation Square, near L’Oeuf des Mondes.

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L’Artiste c’est toi ! with Matteo Gangi

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A magical moment awaits you at the Peacock Tree! A beautiful piano is at your disposal, offering all music fans the unique opportunity to showcase their talent and fulfill their dream: playing the piano in the Best Zoo in Europe. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience, with pianist Matteo Gangi as your host to guide you. Our thanks to Piano’s Maene for providing the piano.

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L’île Flottante by Mariska Theater

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Discover this puppet show in the Oasis. The Mariska Theater presents the story “The île Flottante,” where children learn a lot about imagination and endangered animals. The story? From his treehouse, Little Jan dreams of becoming a great explorer! Room for imagination, Little Jan’s dream begins, the treehouse suddenly finds itself in the middle of the water, our little hero has attached a sail to his raft and embarks on an adventure… in the middle of the ocean.

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Cabaret orchestra & The Lindy Hop dancers

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The Cabaret Orchestra is a lively quartet that plays acoustic and semi-mobile swing jazz. This dynamic group takes you back in time with songs from the repertoire of the 1920s and 1930s, reminiscent of American street bands with their well-known tunes and danceable classics. Accompanied by Lindy Hop dancers, they add an extra dimension to the atmosphere. Come meet them at the kiosk on Cambron-Plage.

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Voyage Sons-sensitifs by Marie Franquet

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Marie Franquet is a professional flutist and practitioner of healing sounds. Marie invites the audience to experience a musical moment during which they are encouraged to let the sounds and mantras resonate within them, connect with the sensations they evoke, and feel the vibrations they can produce with their own voice. Her performances offer a sense of tranquility and peace. You can find her at the Buddhist Temple.

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Mag Niko

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Passionate about the stage and live performances, Mag Niko is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Liège. His musical influences are rich and varied, infused with the rhythms and melodies of his native Senegal. During concerts, he displays a charisma that brings him into perfect symbiosis with his audience, creating a chemistry that lies at the heart of his artistic motivation. Discover Mag Niko in the African village of Pairi Daiza.

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Complètement Débulles

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This artist will delight in giving you a poetic bubble bath. He wanders around, creating huge soap bubbles with skill and pleasure. With a bit of luck, he may even give you the chance to become the artist yourself. Meet him at the Grandstands of Ganesha.

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Jaltarang

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“Jaltarang” (literally “water waves” in Hindi) offers themes based on traditional, semi-classical, and classical music from North India, performed on the Jaltarang, an Indian instrument consisting of porcelain bowls tuned with varying amounts of water. This repertoire, ranging from meditative to highly energetic, is accompanied by tablas. Discover “Jaltarang” at the Lac Sacré.

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Aki

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Aki Sato, a talented Japanese artist, is a virtuoso on the koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument. Her musical repertoire is as broad as it is varied, ranging from classical Japanese music to contemporary J-pop melodies. Aki Sato earned her koto diploma from the Traditional Instruments Department at the Osaka Conservatory. With her exceptional mastery of the koto, Aki invites her audience to discover and appreciate the richness of Japanese musical culture through performances that harmoniously blend tradition and modernity. You can find her on the Islands of the Rising Sun.

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Claire Lagasse

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Claire Lagasse, a violinist passionate about musical challenges, stands out on stage with her virtuosity and captivating artistic expression. She is a well-known figure at major concerts and regularly performs with various classical ensembles. Let yourself be enchanted by Claire Lagasse in the cave of bears and walruses.

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Newton Lawrence & The Mini Piano

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Newton Lawrence is much more than a pianist: he is a passionate composer and performer, ready to take you on a unique musical journey. His piano performances on his mini-piano offer an immersive and dynamic experience. Newton doesn’t just play; he actively invites the audience to participate in the spectacle by suggesting songs for interpretation or encouraging them to sing themselves. Come by the Bar du Lac.

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Nice & Gentle

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Nice & Gente, a passionate duo, invites you to rediscover contemporary music in a simple and acoustic setting. Their eclectic repertoire, performed with unique sensitivity, creates intimate and authentic moments. Come to the Bar du Lac.

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Hits – Heaven in the Sky

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Hits – Heaven in the Sky is a dynamic pop-rock cover band led by an enchanting female vocalist. Their eclectic repertoire includes both English and French hits, ranging from Michael Jackson and Mathieu Chedid to Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gala, Queen, Axelle Red, Julien Doré, and many more. Experience a cozy and festive atmosphere with warm audience interaction and an electrifying ambiance. You’ll find them at the Moulin.

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Palmarius, new show by Pyronix

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The amphitheater will be the stage for the group Pyronix. Their new project “Palmarius” is a reinterpretation of the greatest themes from classical music, presented with fiery tableaus and fire scenes. With a modern twist on pieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Chopin… In this fire opera, you will be immersed in an evocative and powerful show with rhythms and symphonies known to all.

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Pairi Daiza Academy with Matizi Circus

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Matizi Circus, a circus school active for 15 years, is located just a few kilometers from the park. It’s a place where acrobats and stilt walkers gather, where every performance invites wonder. You can find them at the bottom of the monumental staircase and near the fountain of the elephants.

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