Every first Saturday in June in the center of Heerlen!

The idea of this Samba Festival was created by some members of samba band Diversão! from Heerlen. In 2016 the first successful edition was held. For the first edition we have opted for a local character with a very limited budget, with many groups from South Limburg and a clear focus on the region. In the coming years we will take on the bigger picture: Samba Festival Heerlen transforms into a summer festival with music, food, drinks and a tropical market. Samba Festival Heerlen provides the musical interpretation of the day, with music groups from all over the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We focus on a Euregional audience of all ages. You join us also this year?


  • Over 25 bands playing in the center of Heerlen!
  • Various workshops!
  • A cozy atmosphere and ambiance!
  • A spectacular parade through the center with all participating bands!
  • A big finale on the Pancratiusplein!
  • Afterparty


More information:

Do you want to join your group during the fourth edition of the Samba Festival Heerlen in 2019? It’s possible! From now on you can register your group online at our website. We are always looking for enthusiastic samba bands, but also brass bands, dance groups and capoeira groups are welcome! Does your group not belong to one of the last 3 categories? Mention this as a comment.

What can you expect as a group? Several short performances on Saturday the first of June in the center of Heerlen. There is a rotating schedule, so you also have time to see other bands play. All bands walk a short parade through the center, followed by a big Finale with all bands together. At least we’re going to make it a party here in Heerlen! We provide all participants in our backstage with a snack and a drink. For each group, a lasting memory is distributed during the parade!


From now on it is possible to register your group for Samba Festival Heerlen 2019 (edition 4). If you have any questions, please contact



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