April 19th 2018
Welcome to Ghent, bold travellers! Let's celebrate your arrival with a scintillating GHX19 Opening Night. Enjoy hours of swinging music and excellent entertainment, and experience firsthand the local swing addiction.
April 20th 2018
City Boat Tour
Eager to explore the heart of Ghent? Well, jump on board! Discover all the sights and sounds of this vibrant place during a 1-hour boat tour. (registration required)
A great day in Ghent
In a nod to the iconic photograph 'A great day in Harlem', we'll have our picture taken. The perfect souvenir to show your family and friends back home.
If you want to compete during the Gentse Hoppers Ball, you'll have to qualify. Show us your dazzling dance moves in the prelims. No registration required, just show up.
Try out the local watering holes. Three popular (jazz)bars will feature live music. Hop from one bar to another, or stay at just one, the choice is yours.
Gentse Hoppers Ball
Three amazing bands will be playing live music all night long, just like in the old ballroom days! And be prepared for some impressive dancing, when the best of the best compete in the finals of our GHX19 Competition.
April 21th 2018
Come and fill your empty stomach with an amazing brunch by the Swinging Chef and his helping hands. (registration required)
Dust off your Sunday suit and shine those tap-tap-tappin' shoes! The GHX crew invites you to a cosy tea dance with a beloved local big band.
Rejoice, brave travellers! You came, you saw and you conquered this crazy swinging city. Now let's say a last goodbye before you return home. Join us for a hipshaking Blues night, and squeeze the last drops of dancing out of those weary feet. (registration required)